Parris Island Triathlon 2018

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

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9:00 AM


Saturday, March 10, 2018


Parris Island Combat Training Pool
Parris Island, SC
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Event Completed


500 meter pool Swim
10 mile Bike
5km Run


Wednesday, February 28, 2018  12:00 AM


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Parris Island Triathlon




3/3/2018: All registration is closed. The 2018 Swim Start List can be found here.  An Alphabetical Bib List can be found here.  If you have questions about the swim order, please bring those to packet pick up this weekend and we can help you out then.  The Event Details can be found above.  Please make sure you have the MANDATORY PARRIS ISLAND MARINE DEPOT WAIVER completed before arriving on site. 

In an effort to save time at packet pick up we ask that all athletes print out, complete and bring the below waiver to packet pick up.  Having this form ready to go will save a great amount of time for all involved on race weekend.  Please bring this form with you with it ready to hand in at packet pick up.  No one will be allowed to race without filling out this form.

Parris Island Marine Depot Waiver

There will be no exceptions to this and no further additions.  The participant list has already been sent to the base for clearance purposes.  

Spectators will need to be in the same vehicle as a registered athlete to enter the base on race weekend.  If not, they will not be allowed on site.  Please understand we must comply with these rules as we are racing on an active military base.  

The 2018 Event Details are posted above.  The Bib List and Swim Start list will be added early next week.  



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".


Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.

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 7, 2018 at 9AM UNLESS the race sells out prior to that time. 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.

On-Site Registration
On-site registrations will be taken if the event does not reach its capacity prior to the event closing for on-line registration.  Athletes can register on-site with cash or credit / debit card only.  Checks WILL NOT be taken.  IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THIS EVENT MAY CANCEL ON-SITE REGISTRATION WITH NO NOTICE.  WE HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU REGISTER ON-LINE TO BE CERTAIN YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

Packet Pickup

Friday, March 9, 2018 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Covered Pavillion Drive Through - Near Traffic Circle after front gate of Marine Base
Parris Island Marine Base

Saturday, March 10, 2018 (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 ($15)

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

Lodging Information

As hotel discounts or partnerships are found, they will be added here.  Currently there is no discounted rate available for the 2018 event.


Refund are not available for this event.


You may withdraw from this event.  NOTE a withdrawl is not a request for a refund nor is it a deferment into next year.  It is simply an alert that you will not be racing the event.


This event does not provide transfers.


Cost to defer into the 2019 event is $10.  You may defer up until 7 days prior to the event start unless the event reaches capacity.  


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 2019 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 2019 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.


Anyone registering within the final 2 weeks leading up to the event date will not be guaranteed a shirt as orders must be placed at that time.


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Overall Results

















Age Group & Category Results

Click HERE to view the age group & category results for this event



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)
  • Aquathlon (M & F - Top 1)


  • Co-Ed Relay (Top 3)

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.