Nation's Tri blog


America’s Premier Triathlon weekend in Washington, DC is expanding to add a Sprint distance race to our overwhelmingly popular Olympic distance race. Taking place on the same course as the Olympic race, Sprint racers will cover 750 meters in the Potomac River, 16 miles along a one loop bike course, taking in some of the most famous landmarks in the country, and finish with a 5k run. (Check out the Course Map.)

The Sprint distance race provides an outstanding option for beginners to the sport with shorter distances and allows experienced triathletes select from either distance.

We are also excited to announce that the Sprint distance race will feature a Collegiate Challenge. All Collegiate teams or clubs with 5 or more participants (male or female) will be eligible to participate in the Collegiate Team Award, where we will recognize the club with the lowest average time for their top 5 finishers. We will also be awarding the top male and female collegiate racer with top honors.

With limited registrations available for our inaugural Sprint race, we do expect it to sell out. Transfers from the Olympic distance race are available until August 1st. After that time, transfers will no longer be accepted.

For more information, head over to our full FAQ about the event.

Events DC Nation's Triathlon

The 11th Annual Events DC Nation's Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place Sunday, September 11, 2016 in the nation's capital, Washington, DC. It features a course that winds through Washington, DC's monument corridor in the shadow of the nation's best known memorials and national treasures. The International distance triathlon includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through DC, and a 10k run through Washington, DC's historical landmarks with a spectacular finish! Our Sprint race features a 750M swim, a 16 mile bike and a 5k run.