According to a participant:
“Thanks to the race directors, the volunteers and all the amazing supporters. One of the best races I have done and so well organized. Loved the course and the beautiful views… Best reason to see the Washington Monument at 5:15 in the morning!” – Jessica Greenblatt
The 2014 Nation’s Triathlon course is one of the most spectacular and athlete friendly courses in the world winding past monuments, memorials and history through the Nation’s Capital. The swim takes place in the scenic and calm Potomac River, where you will swim past Arlington Cemetery and under the Memorial Bridge twice. The swim start is next to the transition area and the finish line so family and friends can watch more of your race!
The bike route is flat and fast, winding past the Potomac River, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, United States Peace Institute, and the Kennedy Center. There is no bike course like it in the world.
The run route is a challenging and beautiful single-loop that takes competitors past the Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, National Holocaust Memorial, US Mint, Hains Point, and more. The finish line is adjacent to the transition area and swim start making it ideal for family and friends.
The Finish Line Festival has live music, free food for athletes, free post-race athlete services and instant results printed for you right when you finish!
The most well-marked swim course in triathlon! The 2014 Nation’s Triathlon Xterra swim course features HUGE swim buoys placed 100m apart, marked with the distance swimmers have traveled.
The Nation’s Triathlon is known for its scenic course that winds through Washington, DC. We are currently working with our government partners to enhance the 2014 bike course to further showcase our nation’s capital and provide the best experience possible for athletes.
The 2014 Nation’s Triathlon run course is single-loop run that takes competitors right past the history, monuments and glory of Washington, DC.
The 2014 Nation’s Triathlon Course is subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.