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2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon

Date(s) - Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:00 am - 10:00 am

West Potomac Park


More than 2,000 triathletes will take over the capitol of the United States, for the 2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon. This year will mark the 13th year of this annual event, which includes an elite field of professional athletes competing for a $20,000 prize purse. West Potomac Park will host the challenging Olympic distance race, which will take participants on a 1.5k swim in the historic Potomac River past the Arlington Cemetery and under the Memorial Bridge; a 40k flat and fast bike ride past the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial and Kennedy Center; and on a challenging 10k single loop run past the Jefferson Memorial, National Holocaust Museum, U.S. Mint, Tidal Basin and more. The sprint distance race will feature a 750m swim, a 26K bike ride and a 5k run, along the same course. The Nation’s Escape Triathlon is recognized as a bucket list race for triathletes, featuring one of the only opportunities for athletes to swim in the Potomac River and through DC’s historical landmarks.

Once again, the Nation’s Escape Triathlon will serve as a qualifying race for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

The first place male and female finisher in each Olympic age group are given access to a coveted entry slot into the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (entry fee is the responsibility of the racer).

Sunday, September 9, at 7 a.m. – Olympic Triathlon Start

Olympic Triathlon Start – West Potomac Park
Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20418

More than 25 professional triathletes are set to compete in the 2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon including: 2018 Philadelphia Escape Triathlon Champion Cameron Dye, 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Champion Lauren Goss, Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and more.

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