The 28th Annual Pohanka Cadillac - YMCA
Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival
Sprint Triathlon - Saturday, July 14 at 6:50 AM
Olympic Triathlon - Sunday, July 15 at 6:50 AM
The Annual Pohanka Cadillac - YMCA
Colonial Beach Triathlon was held for the
first time in July of 1985. Former YMCA
Executive Director Kevin Curtis and
Youth/Sports Director Barney Reiley were
searching for a site to hold a triathlon
where they could have an open swim.
Reiley, having taught at Colonial Beach
High School in 1982, recommended
Colonial Beach as a logical site because of
its open swim accessibility, a preexisting
10k run course, and the potential for a
beautiful bike course. The event was well
received by the town and the YMCA has
developed into a perfect chemistry.
The event has drawn competitors from over
thirteen different states and appeals to both
the recreational triathlete as well as your
more serious competitors.
The event has been afforded the prestige of
attracting such nationally recognized
triathletes such as Jim Knight, Troy
Jacobson, Tim Morris, Jeff Brown, and Justin Riddle in
the Mens Division; and Maryanne
Zuckerman, Janet Hatfield, Nancy Lewis,
Desiree Ficker, Karen Holloway, Crystal Pruitt, Deborah Dudas and Leah Daugherty in the Woman's Division. More on Race History
Note to Athletes: Swim Time Cutoff will be enforced in 2012. Sprint athletes must be able to finish the 750 meter swim within 40 minutes of start time, and International athletes must finish the 1500 swim in 1 hour 20 minutes of start time.
Those doing BOTH events will be given shirts for each event, and water bottles/caps, plus an added AWARD when you complete both events.