Reston Sprint Triathlon Information

PARTICIPANT NOTES
SWIM
Participants will start the swim in the water, one at a time. Please do not overcrowd the start area until your group is called forward.
Passing within the swim lane is allowed. Please be cautious and courteous to other participants in the pool.

BIKE
The bike course consists of 3 loops.
Do NOT mount your bike until reaching the mounting zone at the end of the transition area.
Dismount in the dismount zone upon completion of the ride.
Helmets must be buckled at all times on the bike. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.

RUN
The run is completely on paved paths. Participants must remain on the path, not roadway, to avoid penalties or disqualification.
For the first and last miles of the run participants will be going in both directions. Stay to the RIGHT.
The paths are not limited to race participants. Please be cautious and courteous as you encounter others, particularly if they are walking dogs or pushing strollers.

RESTROOMS
are available in the pool house. Since the swim does not involve a mass start, the facility should be able to accommodate all participants. If you are a late starter in the race, please be considerate of those who will start ahead of you.

What: Individual Triathlon, NO RELAYS OR TEAMS
When:Sunday, June 2, 2019 NO RAIN DATE

PARKING: Park across Reston Parkway in the soccer field lot, or at North Point Shopping Center, away from the businesses. Please cross only at the marked crosswalks. There will be no parking on adjacent residential streets during this event.

Packet Pick up : Friday before the race at the race site 5pm - 8PM AND Saturday before the race at the race site 11:00AM - 4PM. You must pick up your packet yourself. No one else can pick up your packet for you. Photo ID, and a valid USAT annual or one-day license are required to pick up your packet. You will be required to sign a waiver.

POOL OPEN: The pool will be open on Sunday morning at 6am for warm-up swims. This will only be for those who have gotten their packets and finished body marking.

BODY MARKING: We will start at about 5:30am on Sunday, just look for the light.

START & SWIM: The Sprint will start at 7:00am. Everyone needs to be lined- up. There will be 5 second intervals between swimmers. There will be a break after each group of 50 to spread out the field.

LITTER: We do not want to leave a trail of litter following the Triathlon. Goo containers, water bottles and the rest constitute a participant's equipment and can't be left on the course. See Rule 3.4 H, Abandoned Equipment. The penalties can be 2 minutes added, DQ'ed, or even worse, a littering ticket. As a practical matter, you can tuck the empty packet in your shorts or waistband and later put it in a trash can.

BIKE: Beware of the turn at Reston Parkway and Wiehle Ave. It is downhill and more than 90 degrees. Also, watch for cars encroaching into the bike lanes at Baron Cameron and Reston Parkway. Drivers may not understand how to make a right turn, when we have closed the turn lane. Bicycle handlebar end caps are required as are serviceable helmets in good condition.

RUN: Stay on the black path, even where the roadway is flatter. Anyone caught short-cutting the course will be disqualified.

WATER: Water points will be at the pool transition area and at the pool at the bottom or North Village Road at Wiehle.

FINISH: After finishing, please cleanup and packup your gear, have a snack and join us for the awards presentation, which will start at 10:00. Only a participant showing matching numbers can remove bikes and gear from the transition area.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be at the Pool at 10am on Saturday before the race (packet pickup day) and shirts will be distributed at that time.

Eligibility: Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of December 31 of the Triathlon year.

Age groups, male and female: 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Age classification is based on your age as of December 31 of the Triathlon year.

Time limits: The race must be completed in 2 hours. Waiting List and Refunds: Unfortunately we are not able to offer a waiting list or refunds.

Cancellation: If the race or any portion of the race must be cancelled due to weather, unsafe conditions, or any other reason, there will be no refund of registration fees. Race packets and premiums will be distributed at packet pick up.

No substitutions or registration transfers are allowed. False entry under another person's name is an automatic lifetime ban from the Reston Sprint Triathlon and will be reported to USA Triathlon for appropriate USAT action.

Awards: Overall awards will be given to the top 5 men and women finishers and to the top 3 Master male, female, Clydesdale, (men 220+ lbs) and Athena (women 165+) divisons. Based on the number of athletes in any particular category, we will be awarding 1st and in most cases 2nd place finishers for both male and female for the following categories: 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Lodging: Many local options are available in Reston and are readily found by searching the internet. The local Marriott has a special rate of $69 for triathletes.

Contributions/Volunteers : We always need volunteers. It requires over 600 volunteers working before, during, and after the race to put on the Triathlon, If you aren't racing, consider volunteering. If you are racing we have other jobs available. Give something back to your sport and be a volunteer. Please contact us by e-mail or on the Volunteer Form.

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