ROBIOUS LANDING TRIATHLON

PRESENTED BY

ACTIVE CHIROPRACTIC

UPDATES

  • 2020 Early Bird Registration is open!

  • We are moving this year's event to August 30, 2020.

  • 2019 ATHLETE GUIDE <- click to load PDF

  • This is the 14th year of this event in this beautiful park setting at Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County right on the James River.

  • This is The Best first timer's open water sprint tri : you swim downstream with the current! Bike is an "L" shaped course with a few rolling hills and one good climb, then fly on the way back to transition. The run is a fun and unique departure from road running, with 70% trail, that parallels the river in parts. It is mostly flat with some short grades and plenty of shade!

  • Many race category options: individual, relay (run as a team), Clydesdale (optional category for men over 220lbs), Athena (optional category for women over 165lbs), and aquabike (swim & bike only, no run) divisions

  • Pre race briefing is for first timers, triathletes that have not raced this course before, and open to the public. 

Benefiting the Cameron K Gallagher Foundation

  • The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation is a beacon of hope for those who are affected by teenage mental illness. From free mental health programs for teens, to peer support curriculum in locals schools, to nationwide 5k races that raise awareness of teenage depression and anxiety, CKG Foundation helps those who are fighting the good fight to SpeakUp and get help.

  • Cameron taught us the power of community when she designed the SpeakUp5k. She taught us that depression and anxiety are nothing to be ashamed of and that we need to help each other because we are all fighting our own battles and we all have something to give back. We are a positive force because of Cameron but we are stronger with your help.

  • Learn more at: http://www.ckgfoundation.org

  • This September, we will celebrate our 7th year of making an impact on our local community through our SpeakUp5k. Thousands will come together to show their support for those fighting the ongoing battle with mental illness, and to take a stand to end the stigma. The festive, family-friendly atmosphere and signature on-course “fun zones” are sure to bring smiles to all.

Donate Now

 

Race Details & Pricing

Race Distances: Sprint Triathlon

Swim 650 meters - Bike 18.8 miles - Run 5k
(aquabike division has no run)

Amenities

  • Ultra-soft high end blend shirts

  • Accurate swim, bike and run splits

  • Post race food TBA

  • Gatorade on the run course

  • Race Photos from local photographers

  • Race swim cap

  • Pre swim: Friday 6pm before the race

  • Group Pre rides

  • Awards

 

Registration Fees

The registration fees below do not include online processing charges or the $15 USAT membership fee. All participants must have an annual USAT membership or must purchase a $15 one day adult USAT membership or $10 youth membership (must be purchased when registering online). Purchase an annual USAT license.

You will enter your date of birth in registration, and be placed in your Age Group for competition. Your "race age" is your age on December 31 of this year. Learn about Age Group competition here.

An online processing fee will be applied by RunSignup at checkout.

You must register by 5:00pm Friday, August 21st to receive a race t-shirt.​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Athena and Clydesdale are optional categories for female athletes over 165lbs and male athletes over 220lbs, and are officially recognized by USA Triathlon. Read the official description HERE.

​**$10 late fee for walk-up registration if available

Race Timeline

Friday, August 28, 2020

  • 6:00pm - Group Pre-swim at Robious Landing Park. ** This free, open-to-all group swim is a Sanctioned USAT event. You do not have to be registered to race in order to join this group swim, but you MUST RSVP by sending an email to clinics@gotoelevenracing.com. You must be a USAT member to participate: bring your annual USAT membership card to check in or use the new USAT Card App, or pay $15 for a one-day USAT membership. If you are registered to race, you are covered. 

Saturday, August 29, 2020 : Packet Pickup & Briefing

  • 1:00pm - 3:15pm : Packet Pickup. Shelter #2 of Robious Landing Park. Racers must bring a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT members must also bring their valid USAT card or use the new USAT Card App. Racers may only pick up their own packet.
     

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Pre-race briefing at Robious Landing Park ~ who? Highly recommended for first timers, open to all; ~ what? Agenda includes all swim course tips, bike & run course recommendations, USAT rules, river conditions ~ where? Park shelter #2 behind the transition area away from the river at Robious Landing Park ~ why? We want to educate and share all course tips & info to make your race as safe as possible and give you the chance to ask the race director your questions.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 : Race Day

  • 5:30am Transition opens

  • 5:30-6:30am : Race day packet pickup. Racers must bring a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT members must also bring their valid USAT card. Racers may only pick up their own packet. Packet pickup is located in the park shelter #2 by the run-out side of the transition area.

  • 5:30-6:30am Chip pickup in tent adjacent to transition area

  • 6:35am Transition closes, racers need to walk up to the start up river. No potties up there, but there will be flip flop buckets if you need them

  • 6:45am National Anthem at swim start

  • 6:50am Swimmers line up by wave order

  • 7:00am Race start Wave 1- Men 39 & Under - Purple Caps

  • 7:05am Wave 2: Men 40-54 - Yellow Caps

  • 7:10am Wave 3: Men 55+, Male Aquabike, Clydesdales - Blue Caps

  • 7:15am Wave 4: Women 44 & Under - Green Caps

  • 7:20am Wave 5: Women 45+, Female Aquabike, Athena, all Relays - Pink Caps

  • 8:07am estimated time for first finisher

  • 9:15am early bike removal, please watch for fellow racers still in transition

  • 10:00am course is closed

  • 10:15am Awards presentation approximate start time

*Wave Start times subject to change based on final registration numbers.

Wetsuits

Wetsuits will only be allowed if the water temperature is below 78.0 degrees. If the water temperature exceeds 78.0 degrees but is less than 84.0 degrees, an athlete may wear a wetsuit but WILL BE INELIGIBLE for awards and national ranking consideration. If the water temperature is 84.0 degrees or higher, the use of wetsuits is strictly prohibited. James River water temperatures can range from 78.0 degres to 86.0 degrees this time of year. This race has never logged temperatures under 84.0 degrees.

Awards

Please note the race director reserves the right to add or delete a number of awards in age group categories prior to race day based on registrants in that category 2 weeks prior to race day. Awards will not be mailed out.

  • Top 3 overall male and female

  • Age groups (3 deep) male and female
    15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-75, 75-79, 80+ (subject to change based on registrations)

  • Top 3 Clydesdale Men 220+ lbs

  • Top 3 Athena Women 165+ lbs

  • Top 3 Aquabike Male & Female

  • Top Relay

Additional Information

  • This is a USAT Sanctioned race. Learn More »

  • Drafting is prohibited and penalties will be assessed.

  • The race will go on rain or shine.

  • The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason.

 
Directions and Parking

Packet Pickup : Saturday 1pm - 3:30pm At the Race Venue

Robious Landing Park
3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113

Parking will be in the James River High School parking lots & Betty Weaver E.S. parking lot. There will be no parking in the church member area or baseball field parking of James River High School. Once you turn onto James River Road, the entrance to Betty Weaver E.S is the first turn on your left, the entrance to the James River High School parking lots will be the third left turn (the second entrance to the school). The large Robious Landing parking lot is entirely taken up by the transition area.

 
Course Maps and Course Descriptions

 

Swim : Swim Course Map - 650m

(Thank you Stone Harbor neighborhood!)

This is a 650 meter course. Athletes will walk up to the access ramp located in the Stone Harbor neighborhood. This is a gracious private boat ramp and they allow the race to use the ramp only on race day, it is locked on every other day. Shoe/flip flop buckets will be available and returned to the awards area by our staff. The swim cutoff time is 30 minutes. Be careful at the swim exit, there are rocks there that cannot be removed. Volunteers there to assist.

Bike : Bike Course Map

The 18.8 mile bike is on rural roads heading west toward 288 and Powhatan. Racers will make a lefthand turn on Manakintown Ferry Rd. after the church. This very nice and lowly populated road has 2 gradual climbs. The hill climb on Manakintown is substantial (3 percent and is just under 1.7 miles in length. The elevation change is approximately 194 ft) and you will need to train for it or walk it. The midway point on the course is a U-turn just before Page Rd. You fly back down then make a right turn back onto Robious Rd (Huguenot trail). There is no bottle handoff on the bike.

GPS Bike Course

Run : Run Course Map

The run is a basically flat 5k on shady trails through Robious Landing Park along the James River. You will run a small portion into the adjoining neighborhood of Riverdowns, a very supportive community of the event. There will be 2 aid stations on the run course: one approx .75 mile mark (which you will hit again coming back at mile 2.9) and one before the turnaround at mile 1.5. 

 
VOLUNTEERS

CLICK HERE to view volunteer responsibilities, available positions, and to register. 

 
Results

2019 Results      2018      2017      2016      2015      2014      2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008

 

Photos

2019 Photos       2018      2017      2016      2015      2014      2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008

Refunds & Transfers

There are no refunds from Go To Eleven Racing for any reason.

You may do a one time transfer of your registration to a future race within 1 year or to another racer. A $15 fee along with any difference in registration costs will be charged to transfer. The deadline for transfers is 30 days out from race day. No transfers will be accepted after this date. All racer swag orders are due by this date.

You may also choose a one time deferral for your registration to the same event next year. A $15 fee along with any difference in registration costs will be charged to defer. The deadline for deferrals is 30 days out from race day. No deferrals will be accepted after this date.

To update/change your registration go to the race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button under the appropriate race. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the desired option.

Weather Policy

The events will go on rain or shine. In the case of thunder, lightening, fog, or any other temporary unsafe condition, expect a delay of start. There will be no delay for rain alone. We will do everything in our power to have the swim portion of the triathlons; however, safety is Priority Number 1. Weather is to be respected, and can not be controlled, nor ignored. Decisions on cancellations or delays are made with the best available information in concert with our local safety and emergency services support and authorities. We advise to stay tuned to www.facebook.com/gotoelevenracing

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