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IGNITE SwimRun Virginia

October 17, 2020

Richmond, VA

IGNITE SwimRun Virginia is held in downtown Richmond. Participants will traverse either 18 miles or  6 miles through the James River and trail system. Choose either the long course or short course distance.

RACE DISTANCES
 

LONG COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 6 legs: 3.2 mi
Run - 7 legs: 14.8 mi
Total distance: 17.9 mi

Course maps subject to change.

SHORT COURSE

TEAM

Swim - 3 legs: 1.2 mi

Run - 4 legs: 5 mi

Total distance: 6.2 mi

course maps subject to change

SHORT COURSE

"SPARK" SOLO

Swim - 3 legs: 1.2 mi

Run - 4 legs: 5 mi

Total distance: 6.2 mi

course maps subject to change.

 
Registration Fee
Long Course Race - Team Division
Through - Oct 31, 2019 | $400 per team ($200 per person)
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $425 per team ($212.50 per person)
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $450 per team ($225 per person)
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2020 | $500 per team ($250 per person)
Jul 1 - Oct 16, 2020 | $550 per team ($275 per person)
 
Short Course Race - Team Division
Through - Oct 31, 2019 | $200 per team ($100 per person)
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $225 per team ($112.50 per person)
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $250 per team ($125 per person)
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2020 | $300 per team ($150 per person)
Jul 1 - Oct 16, 2020 | $350 per team ($175 per person)
 
Short Course Race - Solo "Spark" Division
Through - Oct 31, 2019 | $125
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 | $150
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020 | $175
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2020 | $200
Jul 1- Oct 16, 2020 | $225

Important: There is no race day registration. 

 

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon OR purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process.

Team registration includes: 

  • Athlete meeting prior to the start of the race

  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt & finisher medal

  • Timing and results service

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each division​

Race Location
American Civil War Museum, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Event Timeline (subject to change)

Friday, Oct 16:

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  | Athlete Check-in and MANDATORY PRE-RACE BRIEFING

American Civil War Museum, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219

7:00 PM Athlete Pre-Race Dinner

Saturday, Oct 17:

6:15 AM  Long Course bus transportation from HOST HOTEL to start line

6:30 AM  Long Course Bus transportation from RACE FINISH AREA to start line

Finish area: American Civil War Museum, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219

6:55 AM  Start line warm-up

7:30 AM  Long Course Race Start

10:00 AM Short Course/Spark Race Start from American Civil War Museum

11:00AM - 3:00 PM Finish line celebration with music and awards.

Team Check-In (subject to change) ​​

​All registered teams, MUST check in. Per USAT rules, each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event. All participants must bring the following to packet pickup:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

Mandatory Pre-Race Course Talk 

Friday, Oct 18 at 6:30 PM at race finish area. The mandatory pre-race course talk will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All teams are required to attend this meeting.

 

Athlete Guide

The Athlete Guide will be published approximately 2 weeks prior to race day. 

 
 

Awards

The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: All Male Team, All Female Team, Mixed Gender Team. 

Host Hotel

Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown

555 E Canal St

Richmond, VA 23219

Special Event Rate: $159/night (expires 10/3/19)

To reserve your hotel and use the special rate, click HERE

FAQs 

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Click below for more information and to sign up today. 

 

Defer and Transfer Policy

Athletes may defer or transfer their registration. Click button below to view our policy and procedure for deferrals and transfers.