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YMCA Triathlon - Swim, Bike, Run!

2016 Pohanka Automotive Group Colonial Beach Triathlon

July 9th and 10th


Register for Saturday's events and/or Sunday's events Here

Triathlon flag

Don't miss the annual YMCA Triathlon! It was held for the first time in July of 1985.

Kevin Curtis, former YMCA Executive Director and Youth/Sports Director Barney Reiley were looking for a site to hold a triathlon where they could have an open swim. Barney taught at Colonial Beach High School in 1982 and recommended the Town as a site because of its open swim accessibility, a pre-existing 10k run course, and the potential for a beautiful bike course. The event was well received by the Town has drawn competitors from over 13 different states. It appeals to both the recreational triathlete as well as more serious competitors.

swim run transition

The event has attracted such nationally recognized Men's Division triathletes like Jim Knight, Troy Jacobson, Tim Morris, Jeff Brown, and Maryanne Zuckerman, Janet Hatfield, Nancy Lewis, Desiree Ficker, and Deborah Dudas in the Women's Division.

Main Distance:
Sprint 700m swim, 14 mile bike, 5k run (individual)

Olympic 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run (relays, individual, Aqua Velo)

Event Size: Limited to 600 Participants (in 2011)

Race Type: Clydesdale/Athena, Online Entry Available, Chip Timing, Multisport

Start Time: 6:50am

triathlon bikes

Sample Schedule

Pre-Race: - Friday, July 10, 2009

3-7pm: Packet pick-up for both the Sprint and Olympic Triathlons at the American Legion building, 27 Colonial Ave. in Colonial Beach.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

5:30am - 6:30am: Race packet pick-up for Sprint Triathlon

4:00pm - 7:00pm: Race packet pick-up for Olympic Triathlon

Sunday, July 12, 2009

5:30am - 6:30am: Race packet pick-up for Olympic Triathlon

Contact Information:

Terry McLaughlin

e-mail: tmclaughlin@family-ymca.org

Phone: 540-371-9622 ext. 1022

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2010 YMCA Triathlon:

July 10 & 11, 2010

Note to Athletes: Swim Time Cutoff will be enforced in 2010. Sprint athletes must be able to finish the 700 meter swim within 40 minutes of start time, and Olympic athletes must finish the 1500 swim in 1 hour 20 minutes of start time.


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