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2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon Swim Is Cancelled For Sunday, September 9

MEDIA ADVISORY

September 8, 2018

 

2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon Swim Is Cancelled

For Sunday, September 9

As of 9 a.m. EDT, the Department of Energy and Environment notified race personnel, that due to last night’s storm, a sewer overflow occurred, resulting in the rescinding of the approved permit and the cancellation of the swim portion of tomorrow’s Nation’s Escape Triathlon. The safety of the participants is our top priority. The race will continue with a modified race course, which will include a 5k run, 40k bike and 5k run starting and ending at West Potomac Park. We will proceed with a 7 a.m. Olympic race start time and an 8 a.m. sprint race start time. The sprint race will include a 1-mile run, 26.5k bike and 5k run.

Additionally, relay swimmers will run the 5k leg of the relay race and AquaBike athletes will compete in a modified 5k run and 40k bike.

Although the course is modified, awards, pro prize money and entries for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will still be allocated. Thank you for your support, flexibility and patience as we strive to provide the safest and best race experience possible.

 

CONTACT:

DeeDee Taft

Spin Communications

deedee@spinpr.com

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