As we move into our 15th year of serving the community through multi-sport, the Reston Sprint Triathlon team is enthusiastically dedicated to preserving the legacy of RST while keeping multi-sport in our community thriving.
At the core of RST is giving back to our community. Throughout our rich history we have disbursed over $380,000 to Cornerstones while enhancing the lives of our RST family. Together with you, this year we have already donated $30,000 to Cornerstones. We could not achieve this positive impact in our community without the generous support from our partners, volunteers, sponsors and athletes like you.
Our sense of energy and support as a community differentiates RST and CORE Foundation races from other events because we are #StrongerTogether. As we transform the 2020 RST into a virtual event experience, we are committed to fostering that sense of community and camaraderie by offering creative opportunities for you to grow in the sport.
By now, you are probably familiar with the term "virtual race" as this has become our new normal while keeping the energy of multi-sport flowing. In a virtual environment, athletes participate in setting goals, racing, and engaging with our tremendous community of supporters while maintaining social distancing and staying safe. RST has taken the "best of the best" virtual race practices and incorporated them into a terrific virtual race package for our athletes!
Our Volunteer Captains will provide a virtual race experience that offers both challenge and motivation. Our Spirit Team is ready to energize you with give-aways, awards and contests to keep you motivated throughout race weekend! And, our Race Directors will launch a series of virtual meetups with resources and trainings packed with inspiration and featuring a wide range of guest speakers including our partners from BASE Salts and 2016 Olympic Team Triathlete, Joe Maloy.
Our athlete experience will include a virtual goody bag stocked with coupons from local businesses and sports industry leaders allowing athletes to engage with our partners and sponsors. Traditional swag and a special "WHY I TRI" Race bib will be picked in a socially distant fashion. And, as always, RST will hold it's annual silent auction, but with a virtual twist.
Race weekend will culminate with a Facebook Live Celebration on Sunday, August 2nd where we will announce Spirit Winners, thank our volunteers and sponsors, and share your experiences, photos and stories from the weekend. You'll want to tune in and have a virtual toast to celebrate your accomplishment!
Please review the Virtual RST FAQ's
. Find more race details on the Virtual RST landing page
. Register for our first Virtual Meetup
this Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Watch your inbox for our weekly updates on how to make the most out of the 2020 RST virtual race.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation in helping us keep racing alive across the extended RST community! We can't wait to see you in our Virtual Meetups, at the drive thru packet-pickup, and through your posts about your virtual athlete experience..
Yours in Service,
The Reston Sprint Triathlon Team