For the past two years we have had varying distances for the three disciplines in each age group. It has been difficult logistically to maintain this model so we are having one set of distances for the 6-8 and 9-10 age groups and another set of distances for the 11-12 and 13-15 age groups. Distances suggested by USA Triathlon (USAT) are below. Designing two course distances using the same routes is a challenge so we are not always able to get the numbers exactly where USAT suggests however we try to balance the overall effort/difficulty in the other disciplines.

NOTE: Please review the distances below before signing your child up. We strive for this to be a positive experience for all our participants. Our goal at every race is to have no "Did Not Finish" (DNFs). Please also review the course maps on this page once they are posted.

Lucky Coin Multisport Series Distances

6-10 Year-olds Swim (meters / lengths) Bike (miles / loops) Run (miles / loops)
Stratford 50 / Two 1.45 / One .55 / One
Waynewood 50 / Two 1.40 / One 0.75 / One
Riverside Gardens 50 / Two 2.20 / Two 0.70 / One
Mount Vernon Park 50 / Two 2.10 / Two 1.00 / One
11-15 Year-olds Swim (meters / lengths) Bike (miles / loops) Run (miles / loops)
Stratford 150 / Six 4.35 / Three 2.20 / Four
Waynewood 150 / Six 4.20 / Three 2.25 / Three
Riverside Gardens 150 / Six 4.40 / Four 1.40 / Two
Mount Vernon Park 150 / Six 4.20 / Four 2.00 / Two


USAT Suggested Youth Distances

  Swim (meters / lengths) Bike (miles) Run (miles)
6-10 Year-olds 75 / Three 2.0 - 2.5 1
11-15 Year-olds 150 / Six 4.0 - 5.0 2.25 - 3.0



Riverside Gardens

August 01, 2021
Race Start:
9:00 AM
Age Groups:
8633 Buckboard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308

The swim takes place in the Riverside Gardens 25 meter pool. The Riverside Gardens course may be the fastest and flattest course in our series. The bike course does have seven turns (one U-turn) per loop, so it is a bit more technical than the Stratford course. The run is an out and back on Buckboard sidewalk. 


Our coupon codes are on the honor system. Coupon codes below. Select the one that gives you the best discount.

  • If you are driving more than 20 miles to get to the race, use "IDROVEFAR" to receive a $10 discount per registration
  • If a parent of a participant is active duty military, a reservist, a member of the National Guard, a member of law enforcement or emergency personnel , use "ISERVED" to receive a $10 discount per registration