Cam Dye Wins 5th Philadelphia Escape Triathlon
9th September 2018
Nation's Escape Tri
Washington D.C.
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Event Information


The 13th Annual Nation’s Triathlon will take place Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. It features a course that winds through Washington, DC’s monument corridor in the shadow of the nation’s best known memorials and national treasures.

Our Olympic Distance triathlon (sanctioned by the USAT) includes: 

  • 1.5k swim in the Potomac River
  • 40k bike course through DC
  • 10k run through Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with a spectacular finish! 
  • Top finishers qualify for Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon for 2019!

In 2014, we introduced our Nation's Escape Sprint distance race. Sanctioned by the USAT, the Sprint Distance course includes:

  •  750 meter swim in the Potomac River
  • 20k bike course through DC
  • 5k run through Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with a spectacular finish!

Event Schedule

Event Date: September 9th, 2018 

Event Location: West Potomac Park, Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC

Sunday, September 9, 2018

5:00 AM

   Transition Opens

6:30 AM

   Transition Area Closes

7:00 AM

   Olympic Pro Race Starts

7:30 AM

   Olympic Age Group Start

8:00 AM

   Sprint Age Group Start

7:00 AM

   Fitness Festival Opens

11:30 AM

   Awards Ceremony

2:00 PM

   Fitness Festival Closes

Race Day Packet Pick Up

There is NO race day packet pick up. Please contact if you have any questions. Packet Pick-Up location and times are coming soon.

Fitness Festival & Packet Pick Up

The Nation's Escape Triathlon Fitness Festival will be the center of attraction surrounding a weekend of festivities on September 8 & 9, 2018. Athletes and fans alike will attend the Expo looking for the latest in training products, services, accessories, and events.  

Saturday, September 8, 2018

You will receive your race bib, bike helmet number, bike number, wristband, timing chip, gear bag sticker, swim cap, custom built race bag, and participant tee.

You will be REQUIRED to present a photo ID and either show proof of your USAT membership or have paid for a one-day license.  Non-USAT members who did not pay for the fee at the time of online registration will need to pay the $15 one-day license fee at Packet Pick Up.  If you have misplaced your USAT membership card, you can download a temporary card by logging into your USAT account at

No other athlete can pick up your packet, no exceptions.  Every participant must sign a waiver.

All members of a relay team must check in before we will release the relay race packet.

Packet Pick-Up

Follow the steps below to ensure you have everything you need to pick up your race packet:

Bring your Photo ID

Bring your USA Triathlon (USAT) Membership Card (if applicable)

Mandatory Wristband

A wristband will be affixed to your wrist when you check-in.  This wristband designates you as an official entrant and is a mandatory security ID.  No wristband, no transition area access, no race.

You will not be allowed to remove your bicycle and gear from the transition area following the race without your wristband affixed to your wrist.  Your wristband will also get you into the post-race food and massage tent on the day of your race.  Please do not remove your wristband until after the post-race party.

Swim Start

Athletes will self-seed into different groups according to their estimated swim times. Please look for the estimated time swim signs posted in the start area.

Finish Festival Information

If you are looking for an opportunity to improve sales and gain exposure among triathletes and the endurance community we invite you to exhibit at the Multi-Sport Expo and Finish Festival.

For further information please contact Alyssa Henning at

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