August 23, 2016

South Riding Pool Sprint Details

When: Sunday 7AM South Riding Pool Sprint Details ”“ (Please Vote Here)

Race Information (not much here – probably more in race packet provided at packet pickup):

Location: South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Drive, South Riding, VA

Team Z has been doing this race for many years. It is a great, local triathlon with strong community support. For you Westies, it is practically in your back yard. This is a small field and a smaller event – while we typically have less people do this race, we still stand out! Hard not too when you are as cool and green as we are!

Please Vote if you are coming to race or cheer at the South Riding Sprint Triathlon on Sunday morning:

Important Details:

Packet Pick-up: Thursday, August 25 5 pm-8 pm; Saturday, August 26 9 am-12 pm (If you are unable to make those times, you may pickup your packet on Sunday morning at 5:45 am.) No one can pick up your packet for you– you have to get your own. Part of packet pick-up includes a mandatory bike and helmet check.  Packet Pickup is located at the South Riding Center – 42420 Unicorn Drive.

The race course is contained within the community on sweet, wide, neibhorhood roads.  They are quiet in terms of cars but you’ll have plenty of people cheering in spots!  The bike course is 12 miles and the run is 3 miles

  • Bike Course Map:
  • Run Course Map:

Race Day Information

5:30 AM Transition Area Opens
6:30 AM Pool Area Opens
6:50 AM Transition Closes
7:00 AM Race Starts

Parking:  From Recollection it is all first come, first served street parking.  We will be there super early to find a place to put our tent without having to carry it!

Of note: The swim is a 400m “snake swim” in the pool. You will swim down the lane on the right side, and then back on the opposite side (just like we do at swim practice!). Once you return to the end of the lane, you duck under the lane line and continue in the next lane.

The Team Z tent will be on the corner of Ulysses and Pelican drive-– right outside transition, and on the start of the bike course. We will have breakfast (think bagels, not pancakes) available before the race. The post race food provided by South Riding is typically very good. We used to be able to set up in the parking lot with one of our smaller trailers and that is no longer allowed.

NOTE:  If we move (the team z tent) – it can’t be far. Look at the race course map.  Either we will be at Unicorn and Pelican or we will be somewhere on the block that surrounds the pool. It won’t be hard to find us, and we’ll be there at 5 am so come as early as you like to get good parking.

Expect that we’ll be there with a Team Z tent, some chairs/bells/etc – as well as light breakfast foods (no grill or cooking). Bagels, fruit, coffee, water/soda. After the race we will break down pretty fast in order to get to the All Hands Run which will end around 10:30. The barbecue starts at 10:15/10:30. I’m hoping you all bring your medals to the Barbecue and join in the celebration.

After you finish – keep an eye out for us as we will be cheering for others.  Grab a bell or just bring yourself from the finish line with your medal to help us cheer on the other finishers.