Ground Force IT Power Sprint Triathlon

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The Latest!

 

  • Overall Results posted HERE
  • GroundForceIT will be LIVE STREAMING video from the finish line! View the feed during the race here: http://groundforceit.com/powersprint
  • For the 10 year anniversary race in 2014, we are reversing the bike course & changing the run for something new!  This race is pulling out all the stops this year with finisher medals, great shirts, great food, new swim transition, CEO challenge and a lot more!

The Scoop! 

  • This is THE BEST triathlon for first timers: clinics, practice swims and rides!
  • for the first time, we will have a CEO Award. Let the smack talk begin!
  • family fun weekend with PowerKids Tri the day before
  • 300 meter pool swim; time trial start with snake design format
  • rolling bike course, exciting, you cruise through Richmond's finest far west end neighborhoods like Twin Hickory and Wyndham
  • run course is near flat, right along the main drag of Twin Hickory, an award-winning planned HHHunt community, slight grade increase coming back
  • swim caps (optional, our go-green commitment)
  • soooo many race options: individual, relay, clydesdale, athena, student, aquabike
  • race #2 in the RMS triathlon race series

Sweet Bonus!  The Starbucks in the Twin Hickory Town Center (across the street from the Shady Grove Y...out in front of Food Lion) will open early on race day – 5:30am!!  Be sure to tell them "Thanks!" when you stop in for your java fix!

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 www.richmondmultisports.com

Benefiting:

Special Olympics Virginia is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society.

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Also Benefiting: The Shady Grove YMCA 

Our Title Sponsor

GroundForce IT is dedicated to providing computer and network consulting services to medium and large-sized organizations. We specialize in networked communication systems, particularly Local and Wide Area Networking solutions of varied size and complexity. Please contact us for all your computer and networking needs.

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RACE DETAILS / PRICING

Triathlon Race Distances

Pool swim 300 meters - Bike 12 miles - Run 5 kilometers

Race Amenities

  • Soft high end technical short sleeve race shirts 
  • Accurate swim, bike, run & transition splits professionally timed
  • PowerAde on course
  • Clif products
  • Post race bagels, cookies, and drinks
  • Papa John's pizza
  • Race photos from Competition Imaging
  • Race swim cap (optional)
  • GroundForce IT Powersprint Awards including new CEO Challenge Award

Registration Fees

The registration fees below do not include online processing charges or the $12 USAT one day insurance membership fee. All participants must have a USAT membership license or must purchase a $12 one day USAT insurance license (must be purchased when registering online).  Purchase an annual USAT license.

Walk up registration, if available, must be paid by cash, check or credit.  REGISTER AGE AS OF December 31 current year.

An online processing fee of 5% + $1 will be applied by RaceIt at check out. 

2014 Early Bird
Nov 15 - Dec 14
Midnight

December 15-
February 15
Midnight

February 16-
April 14
Midnight

April 15 -
 May 14
 Midnight

Individual, Athena or 
Clydesdale

$65 $75 $85 $95
2 person Relay $105 $115 $125 $135
3 person Relay $126 $135 $144 $156
Aquabike $60 $70 $80

$90

*Team captains must create the team registration.  Each relay racer's entry fee is divided by the number of members on the team.
** Athena=165+lbs
    Clydesdale=220+lbs

Race Cap

400 ( Walk-up registration if available; add $10 late fee )

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.

Please note the race director reserves the right to add or delete the number of awards in age group categories prior to race day based on registrants in that category 2 weeks prior to race day.

  • Top 3 overall male and female
  • Age groups (3 deep) male and female
    10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over  ( subject to change based on registrations; all receive an award )
  • Top 3 Clydesdale Men 220+ lbs
  • Top 3 Athena Women 165+ lbs
  • Top Relay
  • Top Assisted Athletes
  • Fastest female & male rookie, first time triathletes 
  • Great Ball of Fire Award - goes to the most spirited individual or team at the race

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.
  • Timing will be done by Fast Track Timing.
  • The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason.

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Race Timeline

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pre-race briefing mandatory for first timers at Shady Grove YMCA's amphitheatre pavilion located to the right hand side of the YMCA building (immediately following the Power Kids Triathlon).
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Mandatory packet pickup at 3 Sports River Road
    BYOB = Bring Your Own Bag, Pick Up Your Swag.  RMS races are VA Green certified events.
    Racers must bring a photo ID to packet pickup.  NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.  USAT members must also bring their USAT card.  Racers may only pick up their own packet.  Chip pick - up is on race day (racers will be using the new MyLaps disposable timing tag; view instructions here).  We highly encourage you to make packet pick-up.  For race day packet pick-up, your must email 411@richmondmultisports.com with a valid conflict and reason.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • 5:00am RMS team report & early shift volunteers
  • 5:30am Transition opens & chip handout ( racers will be using the new MyLaps disposable timing tag; view instructions here )
  • 6:00-6:30am Pre-approved race day packet pickup (email 411@richmondmultisports.com to be added to this list for race day packet pickup)
  • 6:15am - 6:45am Swim warmups
  • 6:45am Transition closes
  • 6:50am Race briefing behind YMCA at swim pool entrance/exit
  • 7:00am Race start, line up in numerical bib order. Bibs assigned by swim seed time. Bib Number and Swim Seed list HERE . If your name is highlighted, you must update your time!
  • 7:50am first finisher
  • 10:00am Awards presentation.  Awards will not be mailed out.  If you cannot stay, please have someone pick up your award.
  • 10:30am bike course closes
  • 11:00am last finisher, course is closed with a 2 hr cut off time from last swimmer start time.  

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REFUNDS / TRANSFERS

There are no refunds 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 RMS race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button under the appropriate race. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the desired option.

Swim Seed Times/Changes

Racers are assigned bib numbers based on their estimated swim times. Ex: Racer with bib #1 is the fastest swimmer and will start first, racer with #600 is the slowest swimmer and will go last. An accurate swim time is very important.

Racers will be able to update their own swim seed time until Friday, May 11th. To update your swim time, go to the RMS race calendar page and click on the UPDATE INFO button under the appropriate race. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the EDIT option and enter your updated swim seed time.

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COURSE MAPS

Swim Course
Bike Course Run Course Transition
  PS14 swim  

  PS bike 14  

  PS swim  
  trans map   

Course Descriptions

Swim

300 meter pool "snake" swim (25 meter pool).

Racers start one at a time, swim up and down lane 1, go under the lane line and repeat in lanes 2 through 6 for a total of 300 meters. Swimmers will start at 10-15 second intervals.  Swim caps are not required for pool swim triathlons.

The swim cut-off time is 15 minutes.

Bike

The bike course is a rolling to flat, crazy eight-shaped course through rural parts of Henrico, Hanover, and Goochland Counties. Police & directional volunteers will be at all major intersections.   The actual course distance is somewhere between 11.9 - 12.1 depending on what device you use to measure it. 

Run

Basically a flat out and back through one of Richmond's premier neighborhoods, Twin Hickory. There will be aid stations at the 1 mile mark, that you will hit again at the 2 mile mark on your way back.

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TRAINING RESOURCES

Richmond Multisports hosts several free clinics for this race. Coming up:

5/3/14: Group Pre-ride of Powersprint Course at Shady Grove YMCA: 1pm-3pm. RSVP to 411@richmondmultisports.com

5/3/14: Time Trial Pool Swim at Shady Grove YMCA: 3:30pm-5pm RSVP to 411@richmondmultisports.com

The following local groups have training programs specifically for the GroundForce IT Power Sprint.

View a complete list of RMS Tranining Resources »

Most programs run year round and will pro-rate cost if you start late, unless they are full! 

Central Virginia Endurance

Central VA Endurance has YMCA programs at 9 area YMCAs! $30 for members, $50 for non members.  Info session for these start in November. Questions?  Email Coach Bob Flanigan, Robert@centralvirginiaendurance.com

Endorphin Fitness

Looking for a great way to get ready for RMS races this season while making new friends? Endorphin Fitness will offer a 3-Week Hands-On Training Program at the race site before the following RMS races (training dates below):

GroundForce IT PowerSprint Tri:    Apr 26, May 3, May 10
I Love The Tavern Tri:            Jun 7, Jun 14, Jun 21
CSM Pink Power Tri:     Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 2
Richmond Sprint Tri:       Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27

What You Receive:

  • In-depth race-specific preparation
  • Swim, bike, run, and transition instruction
  • Race-day strategy and skills

Cost:  $30 for 3 weeks...an incredible value!

Led by Pro Triathlete & Seasoned Endorphin Fitness Head Coach Kyle Pawlaczyk
Get an insider's view of Richmond's most popular events!
info@endorphinfitness.com
804-741-1599

Contact: Michael Harlow
Phone: 804.741.1599
Email: michael@endorphinfitness.com

Shady Grove Family YMCA

Contact: Angela Brecht
Phone: 804-980-6763
Email: angelteam5@yahoo.com

Trigirl / Triquest

Contact: Grandison Burnside or Cyndi Dambacher
Phone: 804-852-0269
Email: info@trigirltraining.com

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DIRECTIONS / HOTELS

Packet Pickup / Race Briefing Venue

3Sports
River Road Shopping Center
6241 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229
804-288-4000

Race Venue

Shady Grove Family YMCA
11255 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
804-270-3866

Parking

Pre-race briefing noon @ the Y pavilion

Parking is available in the HHHunt parking lot behind the YMCA building.  Enter at SunTrust off of Nuckols Road. 

Race Day

Parking at the YMCA is limited but available on the side of the building next to the soccer field. Please note parking in front of the YMCA is for members only.  Additional parking will also be available in the HHHunt parking lot behind the YMCA building, enter at SunTrust off Nuckols Road. Even better, turn onto Hickory Park Dr @ SunTrust and turn right into the 3rd parking lot behind the YMCA pavilion and walk your bike through to the transition area. 

Accomodations

Hampton Inn – Richmond West  (Innsbrook)

Address: 10800 West Broad St., Glen Allen VA 23060
Phone: 804-747-7777
Rate: $79 per night 
Please ask for the "Power Sprint Traithlon" room rate or book online

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RESULTS

Timing disputes, please email Mike Hall head timer timing@fasttrackcoaching.net

5/18/2014 Overall Results

5/19/2013 Overall Results

5/20/2012 Overall Results

5/22/2011 Overall Results

5/23/2010 Overall Results

5/31/2009 Overall Results

6/01/2008 Overall Results

6/03/2007 Overall Results

5/27/2006 Overall Results

5/29/2005 Overall Results

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PHOTOS

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2014 Photos by Competition Imaging
2013 Photos by Competition Imaging

2012 Photos by Competition Imaging

2011 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2010 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2009 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2008 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2007 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2006 Photos by Brightroom Photography

2005 Photos by VAS Photography

 

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