Patriots Sprint 2014
Event #16 of the Virginia Triathlon Series
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Anniversary Park - Williamsburg, VA
750 Meter Swim
Thursday, September 04, 2014 7:30 AM
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Registrations will be taken at the posted Packet Pick Up times!
Swim Wave times are posted HERE for individuals, and HERE for relay teams! Swim Wave Chart HERE
Please have your photo ID and USAT card ready for packet pickup, if you haven't received your new USAT card or have misplaced it, you can print out a copy or take a screenshot with your smart phone by logging into http://www.usatriathlon.
Water Temperature, monitor the water temperature for the James River HERE
Local Traffic Issues
Are you a local resident and concerned how this race will affect your morning errands? Click HERE to see which roads will be affected and when.
Please note that many races in the VTS will be offering women's sized shirts. If you have registered for a race and want a women's sized shirt, please double check the sizing chart HERE as the women's shirts tend to run small. If you want to change your shirt size you have until 4 weeks prior to the race to do so. Anyone registering within 4 weeks of the event is not guaranteed a shirt, a specific size or style of shirt.
Located at Anniversary Park next to the Jamestown settlement which was the centerpiece for the Jamestown 2007 Celebration. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA this is another must do event. After a 750 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride 20K over great pavement along Rt. 5 in James City County. Once you have laced up your running shoes you'll be treated to a pancake flat 5K on an asphalt bike path.
Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.
Swim: The swim course is a 750 meter rectangular course in the brackish James River. The start and finish alternate each year between the beach adjacent to the Ferry and the beach just downriver from the 4-H Center. The water temperature is expected to be in the upper 70's. A preliminary water temperature will be posted on the website the Thursday prior to the event. An official reading will be taken race morning.
Bike: The bike course is very fast and flat. This is an out and back course. Just prior to the turnaround point athletes will exit Rt. 5 onto a 12 foot wide freshly paved bike path to get to the turnaround point and resume the return section on Route 5.
Run: The run is pancake flat and is on an asphalt bike path that parallels the bike course. There will be an aid station at the start of the run and at the turnaround point. Aid stations for the sprint will have water and ice.
Post Race Food: Pizza and beer will be provided to all athletes along with late season melons and other goodies.
This event benefits Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.
Event Site Rules
Race Capcity: 500
The Patriot's Sprint is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
All participants must complete the event in under 2.5 hours. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirement.
The minimum age allowed for participating in this event is 10.
Saturday: 5:00-7:00PM @ Race Site
Sunday: 5:30-7:00AM @ Race Site
Pre Event Meeting: Saturday at 6:00PM
Event Site Address: 2217 Jamestown Rd - Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. Hint if you take a photo of your Identification that will be sufficient as ID. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12).
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1402 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Marriot Central Reservations - (888) 236-2427
Group Discount Code - PAT
Reservations can be made online HERE
The cutoff date for the special triathlon rate is midnight August 5th.
Fairfield Inn & Suites is the perfect choice for your visit! An ideal location plus amenities such as luxury bedding, complimentary Internet access, complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, business center, Market and on-site laundry.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
1452 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
USE CODE PT1 for group discount - Online Reservations
470 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
The Courtyard Williamsburg, Virginia hotel is situated one mile from Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Water Country USA and less than 10 minutes from the College of William and Mary. Centrally located between Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg historic district, our hotel offers easy access to the Historic Triangle. Enjoy a newly renovated hotel near Busch Gardens Williamsburg featuring a flexible, modern lobby with plenty of seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Bistro restaurant allows guests to start their day with freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and a variety of healthy and hearty food options. This Williamsburg hotel near Busch Gardens, VA offers an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, on-site laundry and renowned Marriott service.
RefundsThis event does not issue refunds.
Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.
TransfersThis 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 - Patriots Sprint.
The deferral cutoff date was Friday, August 08, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.
If you would like to switch from the sprint to the half please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Purchase Event Photos
Tricycle Studios is the Official Photographer of the Virginia Triathlon Series!
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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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'll contact you the week before the event and put you to work!
Results by Category
CLICK HERE to view Category Results
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)
Collegiate (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.
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
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.