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Patriot’s Half

September 9, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


The Patriot’s Half: Located on the James River next to the Jamestown settlement, centerpiece for the 400th celebration of Jamestown. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s Half is a must do event. After a 1.2 mile swim in the James River athletes will ride through 58 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast 13.1 mile run on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails.

This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.

Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.

AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!

Race Information
-This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
-This event allows a one time deferral of your registration to the following years event.  Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event.  Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35.  Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
-Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.

Patriot’s Traffic Advisory Map HERE

We would like to thank Sports Williamsburg for their continued support of this event!


Course Details

Swim: The swim course is a 1.2 mile rectangular course in the brackish James River. The start and finish are located at the new Jamestown Beach Event Park next to ferry. The water temperature is expected to be in the upper 70’s. A preliminary water temperature will be posted on the website on the Thursday prior to the event. An official reading will be taken race morning. There is a current in this swim course, be sure to practice swimming across currents and how to take advantage of them.

Bike: The bike course is fast and mostly flat. There are a couple rollers and sections of false flat on this course but you can ride the entire way in your big ring. There are 3 water bottle hand offs on the course at miles 15, 30, and 44 (Deer park water sport caps). Please plan your fluid intake accordingly as there will be 12 miles to ride from the last hand off to the bike finish. Yes, the bike is 58 miles, not 56. It’s a long story, ask us in person about it sometime.

Run: The run course is FANTASTIC and one of the most popular in the Series! This course is a combination of asphalt bike paths, wooden bridges and VERY well maintained pea gravel and mulched jogging trails. There is not a hill anywhere on this course. It is a 2 loop course with well stocked aid stations at least every mile throughout. Each aid station will have water, Gatorade, ice, flat Coke, Chex mix, oranges, bananas, sweet candy and a porta jon.

AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!

Post Race Food: Come ready to race and leave full and tired. We will have pizza, watermelon and other post race food available. You can even do your cool down at Busch Gardens or Water Country!

Prize Money

1st Place Overall Male & Female $500
2nd Place Overall Male & Female $300
3rd Place Overall Male & Female $200

Affiliated Charities

Logo_specialopsThis event benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.

Chesapeake_Bay_Foundation_logoThis event also benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a watershed protection agency that fights to keep the water we swim in clean. Please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during the registration process.

Event Site Rules

Beer Tent: Please note that if you want access to the beer tent and look anywhere under 30 you will need to bring your photo ID to get in. The beer tent will close once the awards ceremony concludes. Each athlete gets 2 free beers with their race bib.  Additional beers are $5 each with 100% of cash received going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Cut-Off Time:
All participants must complete the event in under 8 hours. The swim must be completed in no more than 1 hour, 15 minutes from the time the participant started. The bike must be completed in no more than 5 hours from the time the participant started.  Athletes not making the 5 hour cut-off, regardless of reason, will not be allowed to continue on with the run portion.  Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements.

Minimum Age:
The minimum age allowed for participating in the Patriot’s Half is 16.

Race Photographer:

Joe Shrader Photography will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.

Athletes will receive a customized email after the race, complete with race stats, and automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other VTS-MTS Events.

Joe Shrader Photography LLC | 540-358-0505 | joe@joeshraderphotography.com


September 9, 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Half Marathon


Jamestown Event Beach Park
2205 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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