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The Scoop! 

  • 3rd year at new location of the triathlon at the Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club in Mechanicsville (Richmond's East End)
  • Richmond's longest running on-road triathlon with a festive fall theme, dress up contests, & awards for the RMS triathlon "VIT" series! ( race 3 of 8 to qualify )
  • This is the last triathlon of the season with the Tri Series Team Cup Award, teams with a minimum of 8 racing will earn points based on all age group placings.  Teams include clubs, training teams, high schools, and collegiate teams. Cross country scoring, lowest top 5 scores in all divisions count including overall winners which will be placed back in their age groups only for scoring purposes.  Tie breaker will be based on overall placings. 
  • This last tri is a pool swim using both the indoor and outdoor pools.  Lady swimmers in the indoor pool, male swimmers in the outdoor pool.  Both groups will execute a time trial start based on estimated swim times, fastest to slowest, swimming in a "snake" pattern starting every 15 seconds. 
  • Great event for first time triathletes, as you have all summer to train.
  • Stellar mid 70's temps in October.
  • Post race food provided by Papa John's pizza, along with fruit and bagels.  


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Race Distances Sprint

Swim 400 meters (men ) or 400 yards ( women ) (2 pools) - Bike 12 miles - Run 5k
(Aquabike is swim & bike running!)

Women will swim in the indoor 25 YARD pool; men in the outdoor 25 METER pool. (*Note: to convert time in yards to time in meters, add 7 seconds per 100.)

To update your swim time CLICK HERE or on the UPDATE INFO button on the RMS race calendar page. Enter your confirmation # and DOB, then click the EDIT option and enter your updated swim time. Racers will be able to update their own swim seed time until Wednesday,  October 1st at 8pm.

Race Amenities

  • Custom beach towels
  • Accurate swim, bike and run splits by Fast Track Timing
  • Gatorade and water on course
  • Post race pizza provided by Papa John's
  • Race Photos from Competition Imaging
  • Lots of cool swag from RMS & our sponsors! 
  • Race swim cap optional
  • Season awards finale
  • Team/Cup Season final Cup 

Registration Fees

The registration fees below do not include RaceIT 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 license (must be purchased when registering online). Purchase an annual USAT license.

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

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


Nov 15 - March 14

March 15 - May 31

June 1 - Aug 27

Aug 28 - Oct 1 8pm 

Individual, Clydesdale & Athena*





2 Person Relay





3 Person Relay











Race Cap = 400

Swim Seed Times/Changes

Racers are assigned bib numbers based on their estimated swim times. Ex: Female racers with bib #s 1 - 300 are seeded fastest swimmer to slowest swimmer by estimated 400 yards in the indoor pool. An accurate swim time is very important, please timer yorself, this impacts the entire flow of the swim portion of the triathlon. Men will start in the outdoor 400 meter pool.  Line up in bib number order #301 - 600, again fastert to slowest.  Fastest seeded male is #301, slowest #600.  Cut off time is 18 min.  

Racers will be able to update their own swim seed time until Wednesday,  October 1st  8pm.  To update your swim time, got 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.   


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
    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
  • Top 3 Aquabike male and female
  • Top 3 Athenas (women over 165lbs)
  • Top 3 Clydesdales (men over 220lbs)
  • Top Relay Team
  • Great Ball of Fire Award - goes to the most spirited individual or team at the race.
  • Series Awards:  All triathletes that raced 3 of 8 RMS triathlons this year are awarded the series glass and certificate
  • Fastest 1st timer male & female Rookie awards

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 & results serviced by Fast Track Timing.
  • The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason.

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Race Timeline - 

Sat, October 4th, 2014 Packet Pickup - Burkwood Aquatic Center

  • 8:00am RMS production team arrives for set up @ Burkwood
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Packet Pickup & walk up registration at Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club. 9120 Burkwood Club Drive, Mechanicsville, Va 23116 *Racers must bring a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT members must also bring their valid USAT card. All racers must pick up their own packets!  BYOB = Bring Your Own Bag
  • 2:00-3:00pm Pre-race Briefing at Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club -  mandatory  for first timers. It will be held at the outdoor pool/clubhouse area: straight back when entering the driveway.   Agenda:  what to wear, how the transition works, USA Triathlon rules, swim format, course tips, hydration, what to eat, open Q & A, tri taboo =what to do and not to do, and lots more!

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 - Burkwood Aquatic Center

Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club
9120 Burkwood Club Drive, Richmond VA 23116

  • 6:00am RMS staff & captains arrive
  • 6:30am Transition opens
  • 6:30 - 7:15am -  Race Day Packet Pickup is available for those that absolutely cannot make it on Saturday..  Racers must bring a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. USAT members must also bring their valid USAT card. All racers must pick up their own packets! BYOB = Bring Your Own Bag
  • 7:00am - 7:30am swim warm ups
  • 7:30am - National Anthem to be sung in transition area
  • 7:45am United Athletics start in the indoor pool
  • 7:45am Transition closes
  • 8:00am Race Start - ladies in the indoor pool, men in rear outdoor pool
  • 18 min pool cutoff time
  • 10:45 bike course closed, officers and vols released
  • Approximately 11:00 am Awards Presentation
  • 11:30 Run course closed, volunteers released

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 or 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.

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Maps & Descriptions

Swim Map - Both pools start at 8:00am ( United Athletics at 7:45am )

The swim cut-off time is 18 minutes. There are 2 large, 8 lane pools at Burkwood. The ladies will start cozy inside at the 25 yard pool.  The guys will swim in the outdoor 25 meter pool.  Yes, guys the outdoor pool is heated!  In water start, no diving, 15 seconds apart. Swim is a "snake" pattern format, up and down one lane under the rope, up and  down the next lane until you navigate the full 400. * men's swim exit change as of 10-4-14, men exit up the steps and out front pool gate vs over gravel path exit.  This is a hair longer than last yr, however, run change will  balance the times out. 

Bike Map *updated 9 - 24 - 14

This course is quite rural and country style... rolling, but no major hills.  There are two short hills, single digit speeds, but not at all impossible!   It is out and back with a small lollipop in the middle of a residential neighborhood for half a mile. Update 9-24-14: Despite our VDOT permits for this event, there is now road work on Santa Maria Drive. This section is exactly half a mile of loose gravel. Exercise caution. There are 5 churches on the route with police and volunteers to help, but please stay awake and aware. Bike course closed at 10:45am, all police & vols released.

Run Map

The run is 2 loops in the adjoining neighborhood. It has a small grade hill, but again not major... Hey, we are not in the worries!  You will love it.  Noon run course is closed, vols released.  There is a big steep downhill from the Burkwood parking lot woods that connects to the neighborhood.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL HERE.  The final quarter mile of the course goes around back of the rear tennis courts, it is gravel  here mixed in with cinder stone. There is a increase grade up to the finish field. * new run finish, last yr was a hair long, so the finish is a straight shot through the shoot, vs the horse shoe in 2013.

Transition Map

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Race Venue, Pre-race Briefing, Packet Pick-up, and Walk Up Registration at Burkwood Swim & Raquet Club, 9120 Burkwood Club Drive, Richmond VA 23116.  

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.  All relay members need to pick up their own packet.

Race Briefing / Race Venue

Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club
9120 Burkwood Club Dr.
Mechanicsville VA 23116


First come, first serve.  If you need to leave early, please park near the church. There are lots in the back and front of Burkwood, a field lot on the right side, and partial church lot parking.  The Burkwood General Mgr, Jerry has graciously offered to park people.  If for whatever reason you need to leave before the last biker is off the course at 11:15am, you must park up front in the church lot or across the street in one of the neighborhoods.  There is ONLY ONE way to enter and exit the facility. 


Hampton Inn Richmond-Mechanicsville
7433 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville VA 23116
(804) 559-0559

Special room rate:  Double rooms @ $94 + tax (regularly $119)

The block is full; you must call for the special rate.

Call the hotel direct at (804) 559-0559, give them the dates, and ask for the special Richmond Multisports rate.   

  • "Full and Hot Breakfast" included.
  • Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11am.
  • Conveniently located just a half mile from I-295
  • plenty of free parking
  • group-friendly restaurants with-in walking distance include IHOP, Ruby Tuesday's and Outback Steakhouse.

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10/5/2014 Results

10/6/2013 Results

10/7/2012 Overall Results

10/09/2011 Overall/Age Group/Aquabike/Relay Results 

10/10/2010 Overall Results

10/11/2009 Overall Results

10/11/2009 Category Results

10/12/2008 Categories

10/12/2008 Overall Female

10/12/2008 Overall Male

08/26/2007 Overall Female

08/26/2007 Overall Male

08/26/2007 Age Group Men

08/26/2007 Age Group Women

08/26/2007 Relays

08/25/2006 2006 Overall Men

08/25/2006 2006 Overall Women

10/16/2005 2005 Results

10/17/2004 2004 Individual Results

10/17/2004 2004 Team Results

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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

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