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September 8, 2018
Saturday
7:30 a.m.

Tuckahoe Recreation Club
1814 Great Falls Street
McLean, VA  22101

 

Triathlon:
Swim 250 meters - Bike 3.7 miles - Run 1.7 miles

Duathlon: 
Run 1.7 miles - Bike 3.7 miles - Run 1.7 miles

Aquabike:  
Swim 250 meters - Bike 3.7 miles

Tri Relay:  
2 or 3 person teams with each person completing 1 or 2 legs of the triathlon

all distances are approximate

 

Race Description Course Registration Instructions Volunteers

Swim:        snake style swim in a 25 meter pool, map 

The race begins in the indoor pool

There will be 10 lanes set up in the 25 meter pool, a total of 250 meters.  You will sit and slide into the pool and use steps to exit the pool.  Swimmers will begin one at a time at 5-second intervals.  Each will swim down the first lane, go under the lane line, swim back in the next lane, go under the next lane line, swim down the next lane, etc.  This is called a snake swim...and you should practice going under the lane lines at your own pool before the triathlon.

Our format for the swim includes:

  • swimming in each lane goes only one direction

  • passing is allowed

  • you MUST swim to the wall, touch it, go under the laneline, and push off from wall in next lane

  • flip turns will not be permitted. Use of flip turns will be cause for disqualification from the race.

  • NO diving or jumping into the pool (you'll be seated and then slide in from the side)

  • don't start until we signal YOU that it's your turn to start

 

Bike: route map                    4 miles on low traffic roads, basically flat    

REMEMBER:  A BIKE HELMET IS REQUIRED!!!
The helmet MUST be buckled before you begin to ride and not be unbuckled until you dismount the bike.  Failure to follow this rule results in an automatic DQ (USA Triathlon rule).               

At the start, REMEMBER: DON'T GET ON YOUR BIKE UNTIL YOU CROSS THE MOUNT LINE!

At the end of the bike ride,  GET OFF YOUR BIKE BEFORE YOU CROSS THE DISMOUNT LINE!

REMEMBER:  always ride on the far right-hand side of the street; pass only on the left

Start:  Tuckahoe Rec Center parking lot

  • Exit parking lot at designated exit driveway

  • Cross Great Falls St. to Poppy Drive

  • Right onto Dalmation Drive

  • Left on Lemon Road

  • Left on Rupert

  • Continue on Rupert to right on

  • Right on Innovation to turn-around (cul de sac)

  • Right on University Blvd.

  • Continue on University Blvd. to 2nd turn-around

  • Right on Freedom Center Blvd

  • Continue to turn-around

  • Right onto Edwin King Lane

  • Right onto George Mason Circle into parking lot

 

Run: route map                    1.7 miles on sidewalk

Start:  Tuckahoe parking lot

  • Exit transition area, staying on side nearest building,and heading toward the designated exit driveway

  • turn left upon exiting the parking lot (staying on the SAME side of Great Falls Street)

  • stay on sidewalk along Great Falls Street all the way to Baldwin

  • Left turn onto Baldwin (stay on sidewalk on the right side of the street...this will avoid interesection crossings)

  • Continue on Baldwin to left turn onto Susquehannock

  • Right turn on Great Falls Street

  • Right turn into the Tuckahoe driveway

  • Run through the finish line arch....and SMILE!

             

transition area:   4 bikes to a rack, unassigned  (first come first serve)          

                                              instructions on use of Tri It Now bike racks