Transition Area

According to a participant:

"Complements on a race well prepared and run. Much thanks to the organizers, volunteers, Park and DC Police, Fire and EMS and the many who turned out to cheer... I'm looking forward to next year already."

The Nation’s Triathlon has the most athlete-friendly, well-marked and convenient transition area in the country!

Every row of the transition area is clearly marked with a very large row sign, making it easy to find your bike and your rack space. In addition, each athlete has a dedicated spot on the rack identified by your name and bib number to place your bike. There is also space in the transition area for your gear.

All athletes are required to rack their bikes on Saturday and ample overnight security is provided.

The transition area is located along the banks of the beautiful Potomac River south of the Lincoln Memorial in West Potomac Park, with the Washington Monument in plain sight. The walk from the transition area to the swim start is less than a minute and the run back into T1 takes you around the outside of the transition area, keeping the flow of transition one-way.

Competitors who have completed the race will have access to the transition area after they complete their race, but will not be able to remove their bikes until all athletes returned from the bike course. Please be considerate of those still racing when you re-enter. Remember that you must have a race bracelet to enter the transition area and remove your bike, so don’t remove your race bracelet until you have retrieved your bike and your gear.