TriTown USA Launches Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Race in the Nation’s Capital Features Sprint and Olympic Distance Courses; Registration Opens February 1st

dctriWASHINGTON, DC — Washington, DC, now home to two major triathlons, is known as TriTown USA. The Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon joins The Nation’s Triathlon to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, now in its 5th year, as two of the country’s most distinctive races in one of the world’s most distinctive capital cities.

Recently named the fittest city in America, and boasting the nation’s first triathlete Mayor, Adrian Fenty, Washington, DC welcomes athletes from all over the world to the nation’s capital to compete in The Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon on June 20th, 2010.  The race will feature Sprint and Olympic distance courses that wind through DC’s monumental corridors with a spectacular finish along Pennsylvania Avenue – America’s Main Street – in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol Building.  Registration for the race opens at 9 AM EST on February 1st, 2010.  Those interested in registering for the race should go to

A USAT-sanctioned race, the races will start in West Potomac Park along the banks of the Potomac River and will finish on Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Streets, NW.  The Sprint distance course includes a .8k swim, 20k bike and 6.7k run.  The Olympic distance course includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course along DC’s most scenic parkways and a 10k run through Washington’s monumental corridor.

The sponsors for the Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon include:  Champion Systems, Official Apparel Sponsor; Vida Fitness, Official Health Club Sponsor; Georgetown Running Company, Official Retailer; The Bike Rack, Official Bike Retailer; and ZipVit, Official Gel and Bar Sponsor.

About the Washington DC Triathlon (
The Washington DC Triathlon, brought to you by the producers of The Nation’s Triathlon, offers a Sprint and Olympic distance course set against the historic backdrop of Washington, DC – TriTown USA – and its magnificent monuments and national treasures.

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