We were advised in late 2016 by our local law enforcement that they felt the Shady Grove / Twin Hickory area had become too overdeveloped and that they would not continue to issue bike race permits due to traffic density. We began the painstaking search for a new race site immediately, and found an ideal location in Chesterfield County. We designed an event that met all of our many criteria: among those, a low traffic density for the adult bike course, roads we could close entirely for the kids, and even a paratriathlon-friendly course for disabled athletes. Nearly 6 months after an initial agreement with the property to host the Powerkids and Powersprint Triathlons in 2018, their management declined to move forward. We'd already gotten preliminary approval from both the police and VDOT for the courses, so we're just heartbroken at the venue's change of direction.
We've been traveling all over the state this past year, from Va Beach to Appamattox, looking for new potential race venues - none of which have panned out. At this point we do not have a host site for Powersprint or Powerkids, though we continue our search.
- This is THE BEST triathlon for first timers: clinics, practice swims and rides
- Family fun weekend with PowerKids Tri the day before
- swim caps (optional, our go-green commitment)
- Many different race options: individual, relay, clydesdale, athena, aquabike
If you need to change your swim seed time go to our race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button next to the GroundForce IT Power Sprint race listing. Once you enter your confirmation # and DOB, you will see the option to EDIT. If you have issues try completely closing your web browser first then reopen the race calendar.
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