Sprint Course Map


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 2017 Nation’s Triathlon Sprint 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 800 Meter swim takes place in the scenic and calm Potomac River. The swim start is directly across the street from the transition area and a short distance to 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, and the Kennedy Center. There is no bike course like it in the world.

The run route is a beautiful, flat, single-loop that takes competitors past the Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, back to Hains Point, finishing along Ohio Drive along the Potomac River. 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!

Swim Course

The most well-marked swim course in triathlon! The 2017 Nation’s Triathlon swim course features large swim buoys placed 100m apart, marked with the distance swimmers have traveled.

Bike Course

The Nation’s Triathlon is known for its scenic course that winds through Washington, DC.

Run Course

The 2017 Nation’s Triathlon run course is single-loop run that takes competitors right past the history, monuments and glory of Washington, DC.

The 2017 Nation’s Triathlon Course is subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.