Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 8

2:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo Opens – Capitol Riverfront Yards Park
4:00 PM Course Briefing
5:00 PM Clinic Topic and Guest Speaker
6:00 PM Course Briefing
7:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo Closes

Saturday, September 9

6:30 AM (TBD) First shuttle Departs host hotel for Swimming Open Water Swim Practice at National Harbor
*Event is FREE but preregistration for both the swim and the shuttle is required*
7:30 AM (TBD) Swimming Open Water Practice Swim: First Session
National Harbor, MD
9:45 AM (TBD) Swimming Open Water Practice Swim: Final Session
National Harbor, MD
10:00 AM Sports & Fitness Expo Opens – Capitol Riverfront Yards Park
11:00 AM Course Briefing
11:00 AM Transition Area Opens for Mandatory Bike Racking, West Potomac Park
*Bikes must have race number attached*
11:30 AM Shuttle Service Begins
*First shuttle will aim to depart at 11:50 am
*Three Shuttles will be making round trips about every 20 minutes until 1:30 pm
12:00 PM Shuttle Service Between Transition Area and Expo Begins
12:00 PM Course Briefing
1:00 PM Clinic Topic and Guest Speaker
1:40 PM Final Shuttle Departs
2:00 PM Clinic Topic and Guest Speaker
2:00 PM Course Briefing
3:00 PM FINAL Course Briefing
4:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo Closes
7:00 PM Transition Area Closes
7:15 PM Last Shuttle Leaves Transition Area

Sunday, September 10

4:30 AM Athlete-only Shuttles from each of our hotel partners (more information coming soon!)
Shuttles will run until 6:15 AM
4:30 AM Access to Free Race-day Parking Begins: Lots A, B, C by the National Park Service Office at the Corner of Ohio Drive and Buckeye Drive
5:00 AM Transition Area Opens – West Potomac Park
6:00 AM Route Roads Will be Closed
6:15 AM Last Shuttle Leaves from hotel partners (more information coming soon!) to Race Site
6:55 AM Transition Area Closes
6:55 AM National Anthem
7:00 AM First Olympic Swim Wave
8:00 AM Finish Festival Opens – West Potomac Park
8:30 AM First Sprint Swim Wave (Time is approximate)
10:30 AM Transition Area Opens for Gradual Bike Removal
11:30 AM Awards Ceremony Begins – Finish Festival Stage
12:00 PM Shuttles from Transition Area
(Or Immediately After Roads Open)
2:00 PM Course Closes, Roads and Parking Lots Begin to Open
3:00 PM Transition Area Closes
All Bikes Must be Removed from Transition Area

Schedule subject to change at any time.

A couple of notes about race day

The Nation’s Triathlon will have bike mechanics from velofix on site in the transition area on Saturday and Sunday.

Water will be available in the transition area to top off your water bottles. There is no bottle exchange on the bike route, so make sure you arrive on race morning with whatever drinks you wish to consume while on the bike course.