Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 8

2:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick Up) Opens – Capitol Riverfront Yards Park (MAP & Directions) Corner of M Street SE at First Street SE

*New registration available until 6:30 pm*

4:00 PM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
5:00 PM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
6:00 PM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
7:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo Closes

Saturday, September 9

8:00 AM –
8:45 AM
WaveOne Open Water Practice Swim: First Session (Must register in advance) – National Harbor, MD
9:00 AM –
9:45 AM
WaveOne Open Water Practice Swim: Second Session (Must register in advance) – National Harbor, MD
10:00 AM Sports & Fitness Expo (Packet Pick Up) Opens – Capitol Riverfront Yards Park (MAP & Directions) Corner of M Street SE at First Street SE

*New registration until 3:00 pm*

11:00 AM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
11:00 AM Transition Area Opens for Mandatory Bike Racking, West Potomac Park
*Bikes must have race number attached*
12:00 PM Shuttle Service Between Transition Area and Host Hotels Begins
(One shuttle per host hotel will run continuously)
12:00 PM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
2:00 PM Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
2:00 PM FREE Transition Clinic with USA Triathlon Coach Jon Ryder – Transition Area, West Potomac Park
3:00 PM MANDATORY PRO ATHLETE Course Briefing – Expo Briefing Tent
4:00 PM Sports & Fitness Expo Closes
5:00 PM Transition Area Closes
5:30 PM Last Shuttle Leaves Transition Area

Sunday, September 10

4:30 AM Shuttles from each of our Hotel Partners to Race Site begin – Two shuttles will make round trips from the Omni; One shuttle will make round trips from the Hampton Inn – Shuttles will run until 6:15 AM
4:30 AM Access to metered (paid) 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

There is NO race day packet pick up and NO race day bike check in.

6:00 AM Route Roads Will be Closed
6:15 AM Last Shuttle Leaves from our Hotel Partners to Race Site – Two shuttles will make round trips from the Omni; One shuttle will make round trips from the Hampton Inn
6:55 AM Transition Area Closes
6:55 AM National Anthem
7:00 AM Nations Olympic Triathlon Begins – Pro Men and Women Followed by Age Groups

SWIM START

Athletes will self-seed into different groups according to their estimated swim times. Please look for the estimated time swim signs posted in the start area.

8:00 AM Finish Festival Opens – West Potomac Park
8:30 AM

Nations Sprint Triathlon Begins (Time is approximate)

SWIM START

Athletes will self-seed into different groups according to their estimated swim times. Please look for the estimated time swim signs posted in the start area.

10:30 AM Transition Area Opens for Gradual Bike Removal
11:30 AM Awards Ceremony Begins – Finish Festival Stage
1:00 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.