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Nation's Escape Triathlon

RaceThread.com West Potomac Park, West Basin Drive and Ohio Drive SW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20418, United States

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Triathlon

: Sprint, Olympic

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Aquabike

: Olympic

RaceThread.com Sunday, September 9th, 2018

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This year will mark the 13th year of this annual event. An elite field of 35 professional athletes, the most ever, including Olympian and seven-time IRONMAN Champion Andy Potts, Olympian Sarah Haskins, Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and more are set to compete for a $20,000 prize purse. The race will take participants for a swim in the Potomac River (the only event that allows swimming in the Potomac) and winding on a bike ride and run past the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and more. The Nationas Escape Triathlon will offer an action-packed weekend including an Olympic distance race (1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run), a sprint distance race (8k swim, 25.3k bike and 5k run), an Olympic distance AquaBike race (1,500m swim and 40k bike) and a Sports & Fitness Expo.

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The best race course in the tri-state region
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m.....@juno.com
| 1 Review

Aside from the awesome venue, the swim, bike, and run routes were optimized for speed and simplicity. The out and back swim to the Arlington bridge was easy to sight and large buoys further aided in navigation. The bike route was my favorite, with fast, super slab roads perfect for any experience level cyclist. The run was well supported and super flat, with only a single lap distance. I would definitely do this race again!

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Olympic.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Smaller, better, could just improve on the bib pickup
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V.....@live.com
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I have been racing in Nation's tri , olympic distance since 2013 and really appreciated the smaller size /
Number of participants this year, as well as the new method fir the swim start. I made the start go faster and this was a
Massive improvement on the past years. One suggestion for the location of the packet pick-up: why nit do it just next to the transition area? There is plenty of space to accommodate the packet pick-up there, no need to go elsewhere. The location that was vhosen this year made the pickup very cumbersome fir no reason. In addition, the expo was tiny. Oh, and one other comment: medals and merchandizing we not at all as good as in the past. We loved the medals and T-shirta the displayed features of the nation's capital... please bring these back.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Olympic.
Experience level is Experienced.

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Not as good as before
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The pre race being outside (what if it rained?) as well as the 20 minute delayed start. And the poor post race experience really turned me off the the escape series. From the generic medal to the sad finisher food, i feel let down from having done this race before.

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Experience level is Experienced.

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Perfect race conditions.
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The swim bouys were easy to spot and the route was easy. The bike and run course were great.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Sprint.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Nation's Tri
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Fast course. Very historic and scenic.

Raced in 2011 and competed in Triathlon: Olympic.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Nation's Tri
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Fast course. Very historic and scenic.

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Nation's Tri
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Fast course. Very historic and scenic.

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First triathlon
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This was my first triathlon experience and I loved it. Swim course was well marked and so were bike and run.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Sprint.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Not great compared to the 2 other times I've done it
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C.....@yahoo.com
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The event itself is awesome to be able to do this and see the landmarks all around... things I didn't like this year compared to the 2 previous years I've done this event...

The day before the event was always held indoors and the bag and shirt great... this year the bag had no triathlon info on it... the shirt when you wear it sticks to your back... it's awful!

The post race food was poor and the medal was the worse medal I've ever gotten... not a single D.C. Landmark... and then found out that the Philadelphia Triathlon had the same generic medal.... lots of people are extremely upset about these things... seems Escape Triathlon Series is not setting themselves up for future events

I will include previous years medals to view the difference

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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Pre-race kinks to work through
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R.....@gmail.com
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The race morning shuttle from the Omni Shoreham wasn't well organized. There appeared to be only two shuttles from the hotel and participants anxiously waited at the hotel for the shuttles to complete there drop off and return. We waited from 545-6 and when the shuttles arrived, we were told these were the last shuttles which surely resulted in some people unable to race since the website said the last shuttle would be at 610 or 615 (don't recall exact timing). The shuttle driver then had difficulty getting through the road closures as he didn't seem to have been told how to do this. I needed to speak with the police so that they'd let us through.

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Great Race
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C.....@hotmail.com
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I thought the overall race was great. Beautiful course and a great day for racing. Two things they could improve on: the race expo was outdoors, which is a great idea, but it seemed very small and sort of disorganized. It may have been smaller due to the smaller number of participants this year though. Second: the medals need to be improved. Typically a race medal has something to do with the city or venue. The medal was generic with only the name of the race on the lanyard of the medal.

Really though, the race itself is great and I really enjoyed the race and all of the people involved did a great job.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Olympic.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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The First one!
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L.....@gmail.com
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For a newbie, the race logisitic were a bit overwhelming especially getting my bike to the transition. However, race day was a phenomenal experience! The course was well laid out and marked and gave an excellent trip through DC

Raced in 2017 and competed in Triathlon: Sprint.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Great race
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W.....@msn.com
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Being a local it was great to race on my own turf!

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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