Races & Events

East Coast Tri Festival

Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival


The Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival is a full day triathlon event on May 7, 2017 with races for all ages and experience levels - see the 4 race categories below.   All in one day, we have races for the top professionals in the world, the top junior elites in the country, and amateur adult and youth athletes of all ability levels.  Athletes and spectators, come be part of the most unique triathlon experience in the country.

2017 Date

The 2017 East Coast triathlon Festival will be held on May 7, 2017.  Registration will open in the fall of 2016.  

2016 Results

2016 Pictures

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The race, expo, and packet pick-up will all be held at
4600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Super Sprint Amateur Race

This race is perfect for all ages 13-100 with a unique super sprint format (375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5k run). This format provides a perfect introduction to open water triathlon for the beginner as well as a chance for the experienced triathlete to see just how fast he or she can go.  For those athletes 13-19 years old, this race is part of the USAT Mid-Atlantic Talent ID Series.

Ages 13-100: 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run

Kid's Amateur Race

This race is a great introduction to open water triathlon with a fun, safe venue for ages 7-15. The swim takes place in a man-made lake with a shallow water start and runs parallel and in close proximity to the shore. The bike and run take place on closed office park roadways.  There is also a duathlon [run-swim-run] option for kids age 7-10 not wishing to swim.  This race is part of the 2016 USA Triathlon Youth Regional Series.

Ages 7-10: 100m swim, 5k bike, 1/2 mi run
Ages 11-15: 200m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
Duathlon [age 7-10]: 1/2m run, 5k bike, 1/2 mi run

USAT Youth/Junior Elite Cup

A draft-legal race for youth/junior elites ages 13-19. This serves as 1 of 4 qualifiers for the July 30-31 Youth/Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio.  To learn more about this series, view the 2016 Junior Elite Series Guide.

Youth (13-15): 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike, 2.5k run
Junior (16-19): 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k (2 lap) run

CAMTRI (ITU) Sprint American Continental Cup

We are proud to host the Richmond CAMTRI Sprint American Cup which will bring some of the best triathletes in the world to Richmond!  This is a draft-legal race for athletes carrying elite licenses only.   Please note: All Elite athletes are required to register for the race online. As this is an ITU event, athletes must also register through their National Federation to be entered into the ITU system.

CAMTRI Sprint American Cup (Elites): 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k (2 lap) run

Prize Money

Prize money awarded as follows to CAMTRI Sprint American Cup:

Place             Women $5,000           Men $5,000

  • 1st                         $1500                        $1500
  • 2nd                       $1,250                       $1,250
  • 3rd                        $1,000                       $1,000
  • 4th                          $750                           $750
  • 5th                          $500                           $500

The Course

All races are completed on a course completely closed to traffic with multiple loops encircling the viewing area making it very spectator friendly.  The course is perfect for all ages and levels.  

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 30

  • 12:00-5:00pm       Packet Pick-Up / Expo (available Sunday also excluding elites)
  • 12:00-2:00pm       Swim Warm Ups & Course Preview
  • 3:00pm                   Youth & Adult Age Group Briefing
  • 3:45pm                   Youth & Junior Elite Race Briefing 
  • 4:45pm                   CAMTRI Sprint American Cup Briefing
  • 6:00pm                   Kick-Off Celebration Dinner (contact us for tickets)

   Sunday, May 1

  • 5:30-6:30am         Race Day Packet Pick-Up
  • 7:00am-5pm         Expo
  • 7:00am                  Super Sprint Race Start
  • 8:30am                  Junior Elite Female Start
  • 9:00am                  Age Group Awards Ceremony
  • 10:00am                Junior Elite Men Start
  • 11:30am                Youth Elite Female Start
  • 12:30pm                Youth Elite Male Start
  • 1:30pm                  CAMTRI (ITU) Sprint American Cup Female Start
  • 2:00pm                  Junior/Youth Elite Awards Ceremony
  • 3:00pm                  CAMTRI (ITU) Sprint American Cup Male Start
  • 2:30-4:30pm         Kid's Tri Packet Pick-Up
  • 4:30pm                  Kid's Tri Boys 11-15, Girls 11-15 Race Start 
  • 5:00pm                  CAMTRI (ITU) Sprint American Cup Awards
  • 5:30pm                  Kid's Tri Boys 7-10, Girls 7-10 Race Start
  • 6:30pm                  Youth Age Group Award Ceremony

Athlete Guide

View the 2016 Athlete Guide


                                                              Through 1/14      1/15 - 3/26      3/27 - 4/27      Packet Pick-Up

  • CAMTRI Sprint Am Cup            Not Open              $95.00              $95.00               $95.00          
  • Youth/Junior Elite Races          Not Open              $75.00              $85.00               $95.00
  • Super Sprint Individual                $50.00                $60.00              $70.00               $80.00
  • Super Sprint Relay Team           $100.00             $120.00            $140.00             $160.00
  • Kid's Races Individual                 $50.00                 $60.00              $70.00               $80.00
  • Kid's Races Relay Team            $100.00              $120.00            $140.00             $160.00

* Please note price is determined by the day payment is received, not the day athlete registers.  

Rental Wetsuits & Wheels

Expected water temperature is between 18-20 degrees celcius.  To rent a wetsuit or race wheels, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 804.741.1599.


Courtyard Marriott Richmond Northwest/Short Pump
3950 Westerre Parkway, Henrico, VA 23223 
Special Rate of $104/night.  Call 1-800-321-2211 and reference Endorphin Fitness or click HERE to reserve online

Hyatt Place
4100 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 
Special Rate of $95/night (King Suite) or $105/night (Doubles) through LINK or call 804-747-9644 with code G-ECT6

Homewood Suites
4100 Innslake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Special Rate of $104/night (King Suite) or $109/night (Doubles).  Call 804-217-8000 and reference Endorphin Fitness.

Past Results

2013 Results

2014 Results

2015 Results


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