Lake Monticello, a 3,500 acre gated community in central Virginia, features a magnificent 352-acre recreational lake and 18-hole PGA Championship golf course which = serves as the backdrop for our race. The race features a safe & humane rolling swim start, a bucolic bike ride and a well supported run course through the tree lined community of Lake Monticello. Located only 15 miles from Charlottesville, athletes and supporters will appreciate the rich history, brewery and winery tours and a virtually unlimited list of things to do in the heart of historic Virginia. The 1st weekend of May is a great time to put your fitness to the test with average air temperatures of 53-74 and average water temperatures of 65.
Ideal for corporate wellness and charity fundraising organizations
Earn points for pride and prizes as part of the 2020 GRAND PRIX USA
RACE DAY SCHEDULE 5:30 am - Volunteer & Sponsor Report Time 6:00 am - Athlete Check-In Opens + Transition Opens 7:40 am - Athlete Check-In Closes 7:45 am - Transition Area Closes (70.3 Mile) 7:50 am - Course Briefing At Swim Start (70.3 Mile) 7:55 am - Swim Warm-Up (70.3 Mile) 7:58 am - The Star-Spangled Banner/National Anthem 8:00 am - 70.3 Mile Distance (Rolling Swim Start) 8:30 am - Transition Area Closes (Sprint) 8:35 am - Course Briefing At Swim Start (Sprint) 8:40 am - Swim Warm-Up (Sprint) 8:45 am - Sprint Distance (Rolling Swim Start) 8:45 am - Transition Area Closes (Olympic) 8:50 am - Course Briefing (Olympic) 8:55 am - Swim Warm-up (Olympic) 9:00 am - Olympic (Rolling Swim Start) 9:30 am - 5K & 10K Start 10:00 am - Swim Cutoff (60 minutes after Olympic start) 12:00 am - Awards Ceremony [Except 70.3 mile distance] 12:20 am - All participants must start the final lap of the bike course 1:00 pm - Bike Cutoff - All participants must complete the bike course and be in transition 2:00 pm - Awards Ceremony [70.3 mile distance] 3:00 pm - Race Ends - All athletes must cross the finish line
INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR RACE. There are 16 race options this year including up to 6 options at both the Sprint & Olympic distance. Choice is a good thing!
AWARDS (TOP 3 OA MALE & FEMALE). 96 awards are given to the top 3 overall finishers, both male and female, in each event. There are no age group awards due to the number of events and the amount of time required to distribute them. Athletes will earn points in the 2020 Grand Prix USA standings which will be tallied by the end of the year.