Parris Island Triathlon 2014

Event #1 of the AAA Car Care South Carolina Triathlon Series

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9:00 AM


Saturday, March 15, 2014


Parris Island Combat Training Pool - Parris Island, SC


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500 meter pool Swim
10 mile Bike
5km Run


Wednesday, March 12, 2014  9:00 AM


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Parris Island Triathlon




3/12/2014 Parris Island Triathlon - Event Details Posted
Event Details have been posted to the Parris Island Triathlon event page.  Please take the time to read through this document before you arrive to Parris Island.  The 2014 Swim Start Order is posted here.  At this time, the swim order has been set and will not be altered.  If you have further questions, please bring those to packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday.  

3/10/2014 50 General Entry Slots to Parris Island Have Been Added
In an effort to prevent anyone from being closed out of the Parris Island Sprint Triathlon on Saturday we have decided to open 50 additional general entry slots to the event.  Once these sell out there will be no additional options for entry.


Parris Island starts the South Carolina Triathlon Series season in a big way. Triathletes from all over the nation come to test their early season training at the flat and fast course.

The swim is held in the Parris Island Military Combat Training pool. In order to keep the marines warm during hours of water training the water temperature is in the mid 80's. Swimmers will begin one at a time every 10 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. A simple rule of thumb here is that all lane changes are made at the same side of the pool where you begin.

The bike course is fast. Depending on the wind you may find a few sections of headwind and a few sections of tail wind. Either way this is a great chance to see just how fast you can go on a bike.

The run course also is flat and fast. A very simple out and back course. All turns are marked on the pavement. The course is mostly closed to traffic.

For the majority of the marines in the US as well as the SCTS Triathletes, Parris Island truly is "Where it all Begins".

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 400 registrations.

Platoon Formations
If at any point during this event you encounter a platoon formation crossing the course you MUST stop and allow this platoon to completely clear the roadway before continuing. If you break a platoon formation you will immediately be escorted off the marine base. This situation does not occur often and will likely not occur at this year's event. Just remember this rule in the event it does happen to you.

Swim Time Changes
If you are trying to make an adjustment to your estimated swim time change given during registration please click HERE to learn how to do this.

Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the event.

NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted no later than Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 9AM. After this time, participants will no longer be able to make this adjustment on their registration (the system will lock out any changes). Swim times will not be adjusted after this time for any reason.

Submitting a Swim Time
All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.

Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 500 meter swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on event day over the 500 meter distance.

Packet Pickup

Friday March 14, 2014 (4-7 PM)
Covered Pavillion Drive Through - Near Traffic Circle after front gate of Marine Base
Parris Island Marine Base

Saturday March 15, 2014 (7-8:15 AM)
Combat Training Pool (Event Site)

Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12)

Directional Maps to the above locations may be found by clicking on the Directions button at the top of this page.


This event does not issue refunds.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.

The deferral event is the 2015 - Parris Island Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, February 13, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.


In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:

  1. The event will be postponed until 9:30AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
  2. If inclement weather does not pass at 9:30AM the event will be changed to a duathlon with a time trial start 10 mile Bike, 5K Run format.
  3. If a duathlon is not possible the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Their photographers will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race, complete with race stats, and automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to the Tricycle Studios website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Set Up Events.
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Category Results

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Award Categories

Award Categories

Awards will be given to the Top 3 in each of the following divisions:


  • Open (M & F)
  • Masters Open (M & F)
  • Age Groups (M & F): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over
  • Military (M & F)
  • Clydesdale
  • Master Clydesdale
  • Athena
  • ParaTriathlete (M & F)
  • Novice (M & F)
  • Aquabike (M & F)

Click HERE to learn more about each of the divisions listed above.

Novice Athletes

Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.

Race Number & Body Marking
Timing Chip
Transition Area
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits

Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.

Military Discount

The Parris Island Triathlon gives a $15 discount for all active and retired members of the US Military. This discount applies to spouses as well. To take advantage of this discount simply enter the discount code MILITARYPISLAND during the registration process. Note - the discount must be used during the on-line registration process. We can not refund any military athletes not using this code during registration.

Swim Start Times

3/12/14 - Parris Island Triathlon Swim Start Order posted here.  At this time, the swim order has been set and will not be altered.  If you have further questions, please bring those to packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday.

Google Maps

Important Locations for the Parris Island Triathlon may be found on Google Maps HERE