Love triathlons, but hate the swim? Well, tri this race. We've taken everybody's least favorite part of the race, and added a new challenge: kayaking. Athletes now kayak out to the Route 123 bridge and back instead of swimming. If you want to compete with a friend, try using a canoe.
Don't want to use a kayak or canoe? We have a duathlon just for you! Replace that kayak/canoe with your legs!
So you want to race with a friend in a canoe? That's fine by us! Just sign up as "Two People - Tri It at the Occoquan (You have your Own Canoe - Not a Relay)" or if there's three of you "Three People - Tri It at the Occoquan (You have your Own Canoe - Not a Relay)."
Don't have a kayak or canoe? You can try renting one from our limited supply (only available for pre-registration).
Personal Floating Devices (PFDs) are required during the race. Athletes are suggested to have a whistle as well in case of an accident.
Race Start Times
Triathlon - 8am
Duathlon - 8:05am
The kayak/canoe section of the course is about 3/4 of a mile. The bike is 3 laps equally out to just under 9 miles; followed by a 5k run. Or if you're doing the duathlon, replace the kayak/canoe section with another 5k run.
Course Maps can be found at:
http://bishopsevents.com/occoquan-bike-course-map/ (3 laps)
Don't want to wait in a long line on race morning? Packet Pickup will be at Road Runner Sports on Saturday, April 12th from 12-2pm. Road Runner Sports is located at 1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046.
Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive about 45 minutes before their race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers. CASH OR CHECK ONLY (checks made out to Bishop's Events, LLC).
Directions to Parking
Parking is at the big gravel parking lot before the Start/Finish Line near the baseball fields in the very back of Occoquan Regional Park.
Chip Timing will be done by Race Packet.
Swim will be replaced by a kayak or a canoe. Athletes can kayak by themselves or canoe with a friend for this segment of the race on the Occoquan River.
Ages 10 through 100 can compete in this event. All athletes 17 & under must purchase a YOUTH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ($10) at www.usatriathlon.org (and then register for this race as USAT Annual Members).
*No Refunds after February 1, 2014
USAT Sanctioned Event
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. For more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport lifestyle, visit our website at http://www.usatriathlon.org.