Alexandria, VA

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Episcopal High School
8:30 am
1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Short Course

SWIM: 1 length (22 yards)
BIKE: 1 mile
RUN: 0.5 miles

Long Course

SWIM: 2 lengths (44 yards)
BIKE: 1 mile
RUN: 1 mile

The JUST TRYAN IT kids triathlon is a timed event however the atmosphere is non-competitive. It is a perfect introductory event for the kids interested in a healthy lifestyle. We allow kick boards or floaties in the pool. While there are competitive athletes participating, we separate the groups by heats.

• Ages 6 and 14 years old, as defined by age on race day, can participate.
• Distances are approximate.
• Registration closes Wednesday, September 13th at midnight.
• Registration costs:
– $60 from May 1st until midnight on August 31st
– $70 from September 1st until midnight on September 13th
Race Shirts are not guaranteed after August 24th.

The registration fee is separate from the $50 fundraising minimum required. Each racer is required to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive their race packet and bib number

Proceeds from our Alexandria, VA event will support families in treatment for pediatric cancer in the Northern Virginia area. JUST TRYAN IT also supports families in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham areas.

Race Details click to expand or collapse

Alexandria, VA

Each racer is required to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive their race packet and bib number. Our triathlon is our primary fundraising event of the year, and it provides us the opportunity to support participating families whose goals include instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in their children. Please note that our race entry fee of $50 only covers the cost of the triathlon itself. No portion of the registration fee goes to the families we support.

Distances are approximate. For details on incentives, awards, and prizes, click here.


The swim (see “Course Maps” section for the location) is in a pool that is 22 yards long. The SHORT course is one length of the pool.  The LONG course swim is two lengths. Racers will be preassigned wave numbers and must start with their wave in order to receive an accurate race finish time. 2 lifeguards will be in the water and additional guards will monitor racers from the deck. Arm floaties, kickboards and other flotation devices are allowed. The swim process is as follows:

  • Racers are staged outside the pool in their respective wave.
  • Racers enter the pool deck and deposit their shoes and socks to be picked up when exiting the pool deck.
  • The starter will call racers to enter the water by wave. All racers must start in the water on the wall, no diving.
  • Upon completion of the swim, the racers exit the pool deck via a side door and go via stairs to the foot dry station where volunteers will assist racers in getting their shoes and socks back on.
  • The LONG swim courses is a “snake swim.” Etiquette is to always allow faster racers to pass you if you sense they are on your heels. The best time to do this is at the ends of each lane.

Transition Information

The Transition Area is where athletes switch from one sport to the next. It can be the most confusing part of the race for many.  Practicing the transitions will help. For more details about transition, click here.

Swim to Bike Transition

  • Make sure you have all the necessary equipment you will need on race day and practice with all of it. Please click here for our race day checklist. If your child is going to wear a swim cap for the swim, make sure you try it out before race day. All racers will need to wear a shirt with their race number pinned on. Practice putting on a shirt with a half sheet of paper safety pinned on the front. Race belts are also allowed if your child prefers.
  • After the swim and shoe station, racers will then move into the transition area to collect their bikes.
  • Racers may like having a water bottle to sip before heading out on the bike.
  • Shirts with bib #s and bike helmets must be worn
  • Volunteers will guide racers as they walk their bikes to the “mount” line. Encourage racers to practice getting on and off safely.
  • Parents and Spectators are not allowed in this area.


The bike portion is a one loop course for all racers. It offers fast flat sections, cautionary speed bumps and challenging climbs on a wide driveway through the Episcopal’s campus. Please go to the Course Maps section below to view the location.

  • For the safety of other racers, riders are to stay to the right side of the course unless passing on the left. PLEASE CALL OUT TO THE RACER IN FRONT IF YOU ARE PASSING.
  • There will be volunteers and signs instructing riders which direction to go.

Bike to Run Transition

  • After the bike portion, racers return to Transition and  “dismount” their bikes at the “dismount line.”
  • Volunteers will assist racers with bike and helmet drop-off and then guide racers to the run portion of the race.


The SHORT course is a fast, yet challenging 0.5 mile run and the LONG course is 1 mile. They are both cross country runs through portions of Episcopal High School’s campus. Please go to the Course Maps section below to view the location.

  • Volunteers will be staged at all turns to provide direction and assistance.
  • Once you see the finish line marker, make a push to finish fast and smile for the cameras!

Course Maps click to expand or collapse

SHORT Course Bike and Run

Print Map

LONG Course Bike and Run

Print Map


Print Map

Race Weekend Scheduleclick to expand or collapse

Details coming soon. Below is a sample.

Saturday, September 16th

Event Time Notes
Packet Pickup 1pm – 3pm You may pick up a packet for a friend.
Transition Demos 1:30pm and 2:30pm Location TBD.
Bike Drop Off 1pm – 3pm There is a security guard on campus but we are not responsible for bikes left overnight. Only bikes can be dropped off.

Sunday, September 17th

Event Time Notes
Campus Opens for racers 7:00am Parking is available on campus. We will have LOTS of volunteers directing racers to transition to set up their gear.
Campus closes to traffic. 7:45am There are no cars permitted on campus after 7:45 am. All participants need to be on campus and through transition by 8:00am.
Opening Ceremonies 8:00 am
JUST TRYAN IT Race Begins 8:30 am We will release a white balloon to start the race in honor of those lives lost to pediatric cancer.
Party Zone Opens 8:30 am Enjoy some treats, the moon bounce, face painting, and more.
Race ends / transition opens. 10:15 am, approximately Transition will remain closed until the race is over.

Packet Pickup click to expand or collapse

Subject to change…

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, September 16th
Episcopal High School

Transition Demonstrations

Saturday, September 16th
1:30pm and 2:30pm
In the Transition Area

Bike Drop Off

Saturday, September 16th
1 – 3 pm (See note below)
In the Transition Area

Friends are allowed to pick up packets for others. Packet Pick Up is MANDATORY. Race packets are NOT available on race day. Racers cannot participate without a bib.

Racers will receive their fundraising incentives at packet pick up as well.

Bike Drop Off

JUST TRYAN IT is offering participants the opportunity to drop off racers’ bicycles on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm during packet pick-up.  This is not mandatory.  Only bikes can be dropped off on Saturday.  There will be a security guard overnight, but JUST TRYAN IT cannot guarantee the safety and security of bicycles you choose to leave unattended.  By dropping off your racer’s bicycle on Saturday, you agree that JUST TRYAN IT is not responsible for any damage to your bicycle or any lost or stolen bicycles.

Parking And Racer Drop-Off click to expand or collapse

More details coming soon.



We will have on campus parking.

Inclement Weather Planclick to expand or collapse

The safety of our athletes, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. In the event of inclement weather, the race will continue under the following circumstances:

Lightning: The event will be postponed by 30 minutes. All racers and spectators will move to a designated space for shelter (Field House).  If the lightning continues, then the race will be cancelled.

Rain: The event will NOT be canceled due to rain alone. If it is determined that the bike portion of the race would be unsafe due to wet roads, then the race will be changed to a swim-run duathlon. Athletes will be informed of such a change via announcements on race day.

Tornado warning: The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.

Refund Policy:

We are unable to process refunds in the event of cancellation due to weather or other circumstances outside of our control.



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