Race Details / Pricing

Race Distances

Half Iron

Swim 1.2 miles - Bike 56 miles - Run 13.1 miles
(Aquabike has no run)


Swim 1500 meters - Bike 40K - Run 10K


Race Timeline

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Packet Pickup

  • 9am RMS Team set up & sponsor drop offs
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Mandatory packet pickup TBA  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. This includes relay teams. BYOB = bring your own bag for your #,shirt, swag (this is a VAGreen event!) No overnight bike racking. Timing chips handed out on race day.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-race briefing
  • 5pm Rocketts Landing Condo/townhouse tour, rsvp to 411@richmondmultisports.com

Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • 5:30am Transition opens
  • 5:30am - 6:00am 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.
  • 6:15am - 6:45am Swim Warm-ups, this is not guaranteed to be supervised
  • 6:45am Transition closes for the half
  • 6:45am Swim wave start formation & National Anthem
  • 6:50am Assisted Athletes start
  • 7:00am Race Start wave 1
  • 7:05am wave 2
  • 7:10am wave 3 ( wave listings below)
  • 7:28am first swimmer out
  • 8:20am swim cut off, last swimmer must be out
  • 9:30am first biker in & onto run course
  • 11:00am-ish 1st finisher!
  • 11:00am Buz & Ned's Barbecue post race food served and sold
  • Post race party: Beer, wine, sodas, and water in the Beer Garden fundraising area! All sales go to our beneficiary, the VCU Evans-Haynes Burn Center. Please bring some cash or a credit card for our charity and tell your friends to come, too!
  • 2:00pm Awards Presentation & post race meal catered on the lower river level. Food for spectators can be purchased from our caterer, Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue, or at any of the 3 restaurants on site: Conch Republic, The Boathouse, and M Bistro. The Kona Ice truck will also be there serving up icy treats for kids of all ages.
  • 3:10pm Course closes 8 hours from last swim wave start

Race Amenities included in your entry

  • Technical shirt - gender specific
  • Finisher medals
  • Famous best visors ever by Headsweats
  • Accurate swim, bike and run splits with live race day tracking from Rev3 timing
  • 2 Gatorade bottle handoffs on bike and finish, run aid stations on course
  • Post race food from Buz & Ned's BBQ, music, & party
  • Race photos from Competition Imaging
  • Race swim cap

Registration Fees

The registration fees below do not include online processing charges or the $12 USAT membership fee. All participants must have a USAT membership license or must purchase a $12 one day USAT insurance policy, this may be purchased along with registration or at packet pickup. Purchase an annual USAT license.

Walk up registrations, if available, must be paid by cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted. REGISTER AGE AS OF December 31 current year.

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

     2014 Nov 15 - Jan 31 Feb 1 - March 31


April 1 - May 31



June 1 - July 31


Aug 1 - Sep 17 8pm
$80 $90 $100 $110 $120
2 Person Relay
$125 $135 $145 $155 $165
3 Person Relay
$156 $165 $174 $186 $195
$75 $85 $95 $105 $115
         Half Iron
         $175          $185          $195          $205 $215
       Half Iron
   2 Person Relay
            $225             $235          $245          $255 $265
        Half Iron
   3 Person Relay
           $255           $264          $276          $285 $294
        Half Iron
         $170           $180          $190          $200 $210

Race Cap

400 for both races

8 hour cut off time will be enforced


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.

Wetsuits/Swim Waves

Wetsuits will only be allowed if the water temperature is below 78.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 anywhere from 75.0 degres to 80.0 degrees this time of year. This course had a water temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit last year (2012) so wetsuits were legal to use..

Swim heats are 5 minutes apart. The swim cutoff time is 70 minutes.

  • Wave 1 yellow - Men 39 & Under
  • Wave 2 white - Men 40 & Over + Clydesdales + Male Aquabike
  • Wave 3 pink - All Women, Relays, Athenas, Female Aquabike


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. 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 and over
  • Top 3 Clydesdale Males 22+ lbs
  • Top 3 Athena Females 165+ lbs
  • Top 3 Aquabike Male and Female
  • Top 3 Relays ( Includes All relay divisions )
  • Physically Challenged
  • Assisted Athletes
  • 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 handed out.
  • 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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