Richmond Tri Club

Richmond Triathlon Club - Event Information

Event Name:Virginia Duathlon
Event Type(s):Races
Description:We've got a great event in store for you at the historic and scenic Chippokes Plantation Park with the best duathlon course in the state and a great catered post race BBQ and party.
The lead out and concluding 5K runs wind inside the park along the James River, under the tall pines and soaring osprey. Inbetween, participants are treated with a 23-mile bike through the rolling rural countryside of Surry County.

This is a USAT sanctioned race and part of the USAT Mid Atlantic Duathlon Series.
Event Date:07-23-17
Event Time:8:00 AM
Location:Chippokes Plantation State Park
695 Chippokes Park Rd.
Surry, VA 22883

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Contact Person:Dan Silva
(phone: 7574044657)

The Registration Fee is $65 for USAT Members, $70 on Race Day and $77 for those buying a One-Day Pass ($82 on Race Day).  Relay Team Members pay $45.  Registration is available at

Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
Packet pickup will be available at the transition area at Chippokes State Park race day from 6:30 AM until 7:30 AM. 

Athletes must present their USA Triathlon membership card at packet pick up or purchase a one-day pass for $12.00.

Wave Start Information

There will be three waves starting 2 minutes apart. Wave breakdowns will be announced later. There will be three waves. Wave 1 Male 44 and under at 8:00 AM, Wave 2 Male 45 and over at 8:02 AM, Wave 3 Women and Teams at 8:04 AM.

Post Race Party & Awards

There will be a festive spit roasted pig pick’n barbeque for the post race party with the signature hand made decoy bird awards.

The Rules

All USA Triathlon rules will be followed and strictly enforced. Drafting is not allowed and will be monitored by roving motorcycles. Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT-sanctioned races. Aerobars and disks are approved. All participants must be at least 15 years old.

All riders must stay to the right of their lane at all times other than passing. Please be courteous to the other riders on the course, ride in a straight line and stay right. Two minute USAT blocking penalties will be assessed to all riders not obeying this important safety rule. There will not be a water bottle hand off on the bicycle course so athletes should carry their own fluids.

While riding to transition before the race, warming up and after the event riding back to the car, your helmet MUST be worn and buckled. Disregard of this rule will result in DISQUALIFICATION!
Inclement Weather

The race director reserves the right to alter or cancel portions of the race as deemed necessary for safety reasons. NO RAIN DATE. NO TRANSFERS. No refunds are available but deferrals may be granted until March 1st in writing or by email.


Top 3 Male Relays
Top 3 Female Relays
Top 3 Mixed Relays
(consist of 1 runner & 1 cyclist)
Virginia Duathlon reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race day based on participation.

Aid Stations

Water stations will be located near the 1st and 2nd mile marks on the out and back run. Bikers must carry their own water. No water stops on the bike.

Course Time Limits

1st 5k Run - 10:00am
20 Mile Bike - 11:30am
2nd 5k Run - 12:00pm

Post Race Activities

The awards ceremony will take place immediately after the completion of the race. Athletes and friends can relax and enjoy the BBQ cookout.

Duathlon Division/Awards

Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in the following age categories: 17 and under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

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