The 2020 Virtual Reston Sprint Triathlon will be held between July 30 through August 2nd
As we move into our 15th year of serving the community through multi-sport, the Reston Sprint Triathlon team is enthusiastically dedicated to preserving the legacy of RST while keeping the multi-sport in our community thriving.
At the core of RST is giving back to our community. Throughout our rich history we have disbursed over $380,000 to Cornerstones while enhancing the lives of our RST family. Together with you, this year we have already donated $30,000 to Cornerstones. We could not achieve this positive impact in our community without the generous support from our partners, volunteers, sponsors and athletes like you.
Our sense of energy and support as a community differentiates RST and CORE Foundation races from other events because we are #StrongerTogether. As we transform the 2020 RST into a virtual event experience, we are committed to fostering that sense of community and camaraderie by offering creative opportunities for you to grow in the sport.
By now, you are probably familiar with the term "virtual race" as this has become our new normal while keeping the energy of multi-sport flowing. In a virtual environment, athletes participate in setting goals, racing, and engaging with our tremendous community of supporters while maintaining social distancing and staying safe. RST has taken the "best of the best" virtual race practices and incorporated them into a terrific virtual race package for our athletes!
Our Volunteer Captains will provide a virtual race experience that offers both challenge and motivation. Our Spirit Team is ready to energize you with give-aways, awards and contests to keep you motivated throughout race weekend! And, our Race Directors will launch a series of virtual meetups with resources and trainings packed with inspiration and featuring a wide range of guest speakers including our partners from BASE Salts and 2016 Olympic Team Triathlete, Joe Maloy.
Our virtual athlete experience will include a virtual goody bag stocked with coupons from local businesses and sports industry leaders allowing athletes to engage with our partners and sponsors. Traditional swag and a special "WHY I TRI" Race bib will be picked in a socially distant fashion. And, as always, RST will hold it's annual silent auction, but with a virtual twist.
Race weekend will culminate with a Facebook Live Celebration on Sunday, August 2nd where we will announce Spirit Winners, thank our volunteers and sponsors, and share your experiences, photos and stories from the weekend. You'll want to tune in and have a virtual toast to celebrate your accomplishment!
Please review the Virtual RST FAQ's. We've attempted to answer all of your questions in one place. Mark your calendars for our first Virtual Meetup this Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Watch your inbox for our weekly updates on how to make the most out of the 2020 RST virtual race.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation in helping us keep racing alive across the extended RST community! We can't wait to see you in our Virtual Meetups, at the drive thru packet-pickup, and through your posts about your virtual athlete experience..
Yours in Service,
The Reston Sprint Triathlon Team
ABOUT THE VIRTUAL RACE:
All athletes registered for the 2020 RST event have been converted to the Virtual Run - Bike - Run and there's no additional action required by the athlete. Three additional virtual categories have been added and athletes may change their category if they prefer. The Virtual Reston Sprint Triathlon will be completed by athletes in their own time, in their own way, anytime between July 30th and August 2nd. Yes, that means no 5 am wake up alarm! Read our FAQs here.
Athletes will choose their own start and finish lines and can participate either in Reston or from any location across the country! Timing will be completed on the athlete's device of choice (smart phone, smart watch, manual time, etc.). Athletes will have the opportunity to log their scores and compare their rankings. Athletes may also join our Strava RST Club to connect with another athletes.
While the traditional run course for RST is accessible to the public, athletes may swim, bike and/or run on any course of their choosing. Just be safe! At the conclusion of the race weekend, we will hold a Facebook Live event from a location in Reston on Sunday afternoon, August 2nd! We will announce Spirit Winners, raffles, silent auction winners, and give you a chance to tell your "WHY I TRI" story with special appearances by our Directors and Captains.
Virtual Category Options:
Athlete's choice means that you may alternatively opt for an exercise of your choosing for this leg of the event. The most creative "Athlete's Choice" exercise will win a Spirit Award! For the bike portion, athletes may use a stationary bike or bike outside. Walking instead of running is an option!
To change your category, visit the registration self-management page and choose "Change Category." Athletes will complete their distance between July 30th and August 2nd. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to cheer you on!
Thank you for being a member of our virtual RST family!