Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon 2014

Event #10 of the Virginia Triathlon Series

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6:50 AM


Saturday, July 12, 2014


Colonial Beach, VA


Event Completed


750 Meter Swim
14 Mile Bike
5K Run


Wednesday, July 09, 2014  6:50 AM


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Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon




Tentative date for 2015 is July 11th!

Registration opens November 1st!


The Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival consist of 2 great events set in scenic Colonial Beach. While this race is relatively new to the VTS, 2014 will mark the 30th year for these races. The swim starts out with a 1 loop 750 meter swim in the Potomac river. This is then followed by a mostly flat 14 mile bike course through mostly rural countryside. Upon your return to the beach athletes will embark on a flat, fast out and back 5K course. Athletes will then be treated to a post race feast and can spend the day in Colonial Beach or the surrounding area.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits Rappahannock Area YMCA.

This event benefits the Rappahannock Area YMCA and the programs it uses to enhance their community. Please take a moment during the registration process to make a donation to this worthy cause.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 500 registrations.

USAT Sanctioned
This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Event Cut-Off Time
All participants must complete the event in under 2.5 hours from the start of the final wave. Athletes must be done with the swim portion of the sprint within 40 minutes of the last wave starting. Those not making the swim cut off time will not be allowed to continue with the bike portion of the event. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to complete the event in under 2.5 hours.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 10 years of age.

Timing System
This event will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)

You must turn in your timing chip at the conclusion of your race or you will be billed for the replacement!

Packet Pickup

Friday from 4-7PM
At Race Site

Saturday (race morning) from 5:30-6:20AM
At Race Site

Race Site Address:
30 Colonial Ave
Colonial Beach, Va 22443

Pre Race Meeting: An extensive pre-race meeting will take place at 6PM on Friday. If this is your first race, come to this meeting to have your questions answered. A second brief meeting willl occur at 6:40 just before the swim start.

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).

Lodging Information

Doc's Motor Court
11 Irving Ave North
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

The Riverview Inn
24 Hawthorn St
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Nightingale Marine & Motel
101 Monroe Bay Ave
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

River Edge Inn Formerly (Beach Inn)
30 Colonial Ave
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Comfort Inn
4661 James Madison Pkwy
Dahlgren, Va 22448

Holiday Inn Express
4755 James Madison Pkwy
King George, Va 22485


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 - Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, June 12, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.



Any participant who cannot compete in the event for ANY reason will have the option for a one time deferment of their registration into the following years event. The deferral request must be made from within the athletes profile 30 days prior to the event date and there is a $20 deferral fee. If this event is unavailable in the following year, the option to defer to an event with a similar or lesser amount will be made available within the host Series.

There will be no other refunds, credits, or transfers available for this event.  NO exceptions.


In the event of inclement the following procedure will be followed: The event will be postponed for 30-45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass within this timeframe the event will be changed to a duathlon format.

Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event. If you would like to volunteer for this race just click on the link below and we will put you to work! Click HERE to see a listing of typical volunteer jobs.

Overall Results





Results by Category

CLICK HERE to view category results for the event.

Award Categories

Top 3 in each of the following categories:

Overall (M & F)
Masters Overall (M & F 40+)
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+
Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs)
Masters Clydesdales (Males 40+ - 220 lbs)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Military (M & F)
Novice (M & F)
Relay Teams (Male, Female & Mixed)

VTS rules state that once you compete in a particular event category, you must remain in that same category for all future VTS events in that calendar year. Click Here for detailed information on the race divisions and series scoring..

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.