Hi! I'm trying to break into the DC triathlon scene and found the Nation's Triathlon only a little too late online. Does anyone know of a team that might still have a slot open, or some other way to get into this one? Thanks! Hope to meet some of you soon.
Link to Nation's Tri: http://www.thenationstriathlon.com/
Hi - Can't tell you about extra slots for Nation's Tri, but I'd check out www.setupevents.com - these guys put on the Virginia Tri Series and have several really nice Olys in Aug/Sept within 1-2 hours of DC.
I second the Set Up suggestion and note that the General Smallwood tri is back to being held in September in Indianhead, MD - a very short drive from DC. This is a great, great event and I'm bummed that it conflicts with my other September races this year. Set Up Events rocks and I say that even though the Oreo cookies were mysteriously absent from the post-race food at Kinetic this year, grr.
Also check out Piranha Sports (don't have the URL handy, but just Google them) - they specialize in the mid-Atlantic region and put on good races too.
Finally, if you're completely masochistic try the Savageman half or Oly the weekend after Nation's. Both races are still open as of right now.
There's always the charity slot option, with some fine organizations: