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Charlottesville Triathlon

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The Charottesville Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K run will be held on September 23rd at the well known Fry’s Springs Beach Club. USAT Sanctioned.

With its natural beauty, history and vibrancy, Charlottesville and the surrounding UVA area is a destination location. 

The Charottesville Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon course starts and finishes at Fry’s Springs Beach Club. 
It is an ideal race course for those new to Triathlon and Duathlon, and those who are seasoned at the sport. With a 50meter pool swim, a bike course with rolling hills in a scenic and residential setting and a run with a blend of flat stretches and mild hills in the friendly Fry’s Spring and UVA neighborhoods. Mid-September in Charlottesville has ideal racing temperatures.  Come for the weekend to catch a Saturday UVA Football game just down the road from the Triathlon venue!





Sprint Triathlon:  350m swim, 13.0 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Sprint Duathlon:  1 mile run, 13.0 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Aquabike:  350m swim, 13.0 mile bike
5K Run:  Start with Duathlon and follow the 3.1 mile run course


Great way to stay involved and take a close up view of this Sprint Triathlon event in Charlottesville.  You also get a volunteer t-shirt, food and a close up of the racers in action.  Contact to find out how.


Will snake through the pool from the outer side of the pool towards the middle.  Two lines will be formed for the start. Odd numbers will start on one side of the pool and evens will start on the other.  Both lanes will snake through each lane to meet in the middle and then swim in the same direction to exit the pool. We will start everyone 15 seconds apart based on estimated swim time.


BIKE COURSE:  Will exit and enter Fry's Spring Beach Club from the Old Lynchburg Rd secondary entrance/exit. After taking a right onto Old Lynchburg Rd continue on approximately 1 mile to 5th St.Extended/Old Lynchburg Rd and take a right at this intersection. Police will be here. Take 5thSt Extended./Old Lynchburg Rd approximately 5.5  miles to the turnaround at the Hardware River Bridge and then come back the same route.


3.1 Mile COURSE:  TRIATHLON / DUATHLON / 5K RUN:  Will exit transition (left) onto Park St.  At the next intersection take a right onto Brunswick then take your next right onto Sunset Ave.  Follow Sunset around to Jefferson Park Ave. where you will take a left onto Jefferson Park Ave.(JPA).  Run North/West facing car traffic on JPA towards UVA in the bike/run lane to Stribling Ave.  Take a left onto Stribling Ave. Just before mile 1 on Stribling Ave. will be the 1st Water Stop.  Continue past the Water Stop on Stribling until you reach a gravel road. Continue on the gravel road for approximately 6/10 of a mile until you reach Fontaine Ave. Take an immediate left on a paved path towards the stoplights and then cross over Fontaine Ave in the designated crosswalk. (Police here). Once across Fontaine go right on the sidewalk and then take a quick left onto a paved path. At the exit of the paved path soon after mile 2 will be the 2nd Water Stop on Stadium Rd. Continue straight on Stadium Rd past the Water Stop until you reach Maury Ave. Take a right onto Maury and head back SouthEast to FSBC. Cross through a main 4-way stoplight intersection (Police will be here) towards the bridge and Run over the footbridge on the pedestrian sidewalk. Once across the footbridge you will be on Jefferson Park Ave (JPA). Run in the bike lane back to FSBC. Run through the stone pillars at Fry's Spring Beach Club and across the finish line once in the parking lot!  The course will be well marked and have volunteers.

1 Mile DUATHLON RUN:  is the same as the first half and last half mile of the 3.1 mile Run. All Duathletes will START on Park Rd. beside transition and go right onto Brunswick (at the 3 way intersection) then take your next right onto Sunset Ave. Follow Sunset and take a left onto Jefferson Park Ave. Run straight on JPA in the bike/run lane towards the bridge at Fontaine & Jefferson Park Ave's 4 way intersection. The Duathlon 1mile turnaround is just before the bridge. Run around the turnaround cone and then head straight back to the transition area at Fry's Spring Beach Club. 



There will only be volunteer parking and very limited racer parking available at Fry's Spring Beach Club (FSBC). All racers should plan on finding one of the hundreds of spots in the surrounding streets.  The farther away you park, the better the warm-up! A few streets we recommend for parking are Jefferson Park Ave. and Woodlands. There are numerous other close by neighborhood streets. Please do not park on Park Rd. next to transition.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.

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