The Jamestown Olympic Triathlon is located across the street from the birthplace of America, Jamestown, VA. Just minutes from Williamsburg, VA there are multiple places to stay and many things to do once you are done with your race. After a 1500 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride through 24 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast run course on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails. Take a half day Friday and get in early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.
Swim Course brought to you by Sail Time: The swim course is a 1500 meter rectangular course in the brackish James River. The start and finish is now located just adjacent to the Ferry at the newly renovated Jamestown Beach Event Park. The water temperature is expected to be in the mid to 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. Regardless of where we start, we will be swimming WITH the current. Click HERE for real time water temperature updates.
Bike: The bike course is very fast and mostly flat. The largest elevation gain/loss is when crossing the Chicahominy river bridge. At mile 10.75 athletes turn left onto a low traffic road to get the remainder of the distance prior to turning around and coming back to the transition area. Again, this is an out and back course.
Run: The run is pancake flat and the beginning is on an asphalt bike path that parallels the bike course. This course includes many of the shaded, packed gravel trails that are used for the Patriots Half in September. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and and about every mile thereafter. Aid stations will have water, ice and Gatorade.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
Post Race Food: Pizza and beer will be provided to all athletes along with late season melons and other goodies.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House.
Check out these videos from the Jamestown International Triathlon HERE
-This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
-This event allows a one time deferral of your registration to the following years event. Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event. Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35. Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
-Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.
This event benefits the 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.
This event also benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a watershed protection agency that fights to keep the water we swim in clean. Please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during the registration process.
Joe Shrader Photography 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 their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other VTS-MTS Events.