Date(s) - 05/14/2017
Race Website: Kinetic Sprint
Coach Ed’s Comments for Team Z:
You don’t have to race to participate. Come on out and relay, hang out, race – just have fun! If you are new you can learn about the race environment/process – I will have shelter, food, drink, chairs, etc – a place for you to meet and hang out (like a tailgate).
You are also allowed to get in the water and practice swim. Bring a wetsuit if you have one – or rent one from Bonzai. You can swim in the shallow swimming area, or venture out to tackle the buoys and part of the actual swim course. Practice time would be Friday after 3 or so, or Saturday morning after the swim leg of the race has finished (into the afternoon). Team Z will be hanging out all day – so you will have a gang to hang out with and also rely on for support if needed.
This race is early! This race is early in the season so volume is not SUPER HIGH yet. We are not adjusted to the heat at this time of year and I just understand that it is an early race and you should NOT set your expectations for the fastest day of your life. Your performance at this race should be aligned with “long hard workout” and not “kick ass first 1/2 Ironman”
The expectation is that you are doing this race as a high quality brick workout in a fun race environment. If you do not race with us, there will be a group brick workout on your training schedule to do at home.
The Kinetic Sprint is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s best early season sprint triathlons. This event has a 9AM start so you can sleep in a little and maybe even bring the kids! Staged out of beautiful Lake Anna State Park this event is easy to get to and has sold out with 720+ athletes the past 9 years.
Swim Course: The 750 meter swim begins on the beach at Lake Anna State Park. The rectangular shaped course will have 2 right turns and sighting buoys will be located approximately every 75 meters. We expect the water at this time of year and at this section of the lake to be in the mid 60”²s. A temperature reading will be taken and posted the Thursday prior to the event. The water temperature at this location has averaged in the low to mid 60”²s.
Bike Course: The bike course is a lollipop style 15 mile course. With a left turn out of the park athletes have great pavement and a few hills as they ride the country roads of Spotsylvania County.
Run Course: The Sprint run course starts with a serious climb out of transition on the main park road. You will be tired coming out of T2 but it levels off for the middle section of the course as you run along the forested cabin and campground loops. There is a large down hill towards the finish line where athletes will finish by veering 15 degrees off the beach sidewalk into the finishing chute. This is a scenic and seriously fast run course once you get past the first 1/4 mile.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.
Stay at the park, there are multiple campsites and camp/cabin options available. Click HERE to grab a campsite while they are still available. With the perfect temperatures of early May this is a great time to camp out.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
Check out our videos from the Kinetic Triathlons HERE
The expected water temperature for this weekend is expected to be in the mid 60’s and we highly recommend wearing a wetsuit. If you do not have a wetsuit visit our friends at Bonzai Sports to rent one for the weekend.
- This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
- Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
- This event allows a one time deferral of your registration to the following years event. Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event.
- Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35.
- Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
- Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.