•18 or older to enter the Monticelloman Half
•16 or older to enter the Monticelloman Olympic
Capacity: 500 (Half & Olympic combined) Register early!
8:30am – Monticelloman Half Triathlon – 1.2mi Swim, 56mi Bike, 13.1mi Run
9:10am – Monticelloman Olympic Triathlon – .9mi Swim, 24mi Bike, 6.2mi Run
Race Venue, Packet Pickup and Race Briefing Location
Lake Monticello Club House
41 Ashlawn Boulevard
Lake Monticello, VA 22963
Travel and Hotel Info
Race Venue Address
Lake Monticello Club House
41 Ashlawn Boulevard
Lake Monticello, Va 22963
Please use Google Maps for directions to the race venue and estimated driving time.
The 2016 Host Hotel is TBD and will be announced on our CMS Facebook page and e-newsletter that goes to all race participants. Thank you for your patience.
Other Lodging & Things to Do
Want to find out more about Charlottesville? The Visit Charlottesville website has almost everything you will need to find with additional lodging, dining and things to do in the area.
The average high for May is 76 degrees. The average low is 54 degrees. The average normal is 65 degrees. Lake Monticello water temperatures average in the mid 60’s for this time of year allowing for ideal swimming temperatures with wetsuits. USAT wetsuit/water temperature rules will be in place on race day.
•10:20 am – Swim course closes.
•2:10 pm – Bike course closes.
(Cyclists still on the course should expect uncontrolled intersections and aid stations to be unavailable)
•4:40 pm – Run course closes allowing an 8hr race completion time limit per Half participant.
(Runners still on the course should expect uncontrolled intersections and aid stations to be unavailable)
•10:20 am – Swim course closes allowing a 60 minute swim per participant.
•2:00 pm – Run course closes for Olympic participants allowing a 5hr race completion time.
Monticelloman Training Plans
12, 16 and 21-week Monticelloman Half & Olympic training plans have been custom made by pro triathlon coach Doug Bush with Endurance Factor coaching. For more details click here.
*The 21 week plan starts Dec. 7, 2015
*The 16 week plan starts Jan. 11, 2016
*The 12 week plan starts Feb. 8, 2016
Race Course Maps
Half Swim Course & Map
The 1.2 mile (2000m) swim will start from the wide beach of Lake Monticello and follow a clockwise triangular course back to the beach. It is the same course as the Olympic but Turn Buoy #2 will be further to provide the .3 mile longer distance. There will be approximately 3 swim waves starting 4 minutes apart. Final waves will be determined by Saturday at Packet Pickup. See Wetsuits and Water Temperature information on this page for more details.
Half Bike Course & Map
The bike is 2 loops of a 28 mile scenic aero-bike friendly course with long flat stretches mixed with moderatly rolling hills. It is longer and slightly different than the Olympic bike course. The last few miles will be a nice overall downhill before you begin the run. Please click on the maps elevation profiles for further details. There will be an aid station with a water bottle handoff at approximately mile 8, 19, and 35 & 46. Gels will be available at every aid station and sports drink will be available for your water bottles at mile 19 & 46.
Half Run Course & Map
The run is a 13.1 mile course in the friendly neighborhood of Lake Monticello. Runners will experience flat stretches mixed with moderate hills. Homeowners will be cheering you on right from their front yards. As you come home into the finish there will be a scenic view of Lake Monticello and a celebration circle of post race food and drinks. There will be four aid stations at the run start, approximately mile 1.5, mile 3, and mile 4.5 with water and course sports drink. Gels will also be available at the mile 3 water stop.
Olympic Swim Course & Map
The .9 mile (1500meter) swim will start from the wide beach of Lake Monticello and follow a clockwise triangular course back to the beach. There will be approximately 3 swim waves starting 4 minutes apart. Final waves will be determined by Saturday at Packet Pickup. See Wetsuits and Water Temperature information on this page for more details.
Olympic Bike Course & Map
The bike course is a 24 mile scenic aero-bike friendly course with long flat stretches mixed with moderately rolling hills. The first half is rolling hills. The second half includes longer flat stretches. Please click on the maps elevation profiles for further details. There will be an aid station with a water bottle handoff at approximately mile 15 just after taking a sharp right turn onto Martin King Rd.
Olympic Run Course & Map
The run is a 6.2 mile mostly out and back course in the friendly neighborhood of Lake Monticello. Runners will experience flat stretches mixed with moderate hills. Homeowners will be cheering you on right from their front yards. As you come home into the finish there will be a scenic view of Lake Monticello and a celebration circle of post race food and drinks. There will be four aid stations at the run start, approximately mile 1.5, mile 3, and mile 4.5 with water and sports drink.
Group Pre-Ride of Bike Courses & Swim Option
The Monticelloman Half and Olympic bike course pre-ride will be TBA beginning at 9am. It will be hosted by Health Nutz Fitness & Aquatic Center located .25 from the Monticelloman start/finish of the bike course. There will also be an option for a swim-bike brick with the swim option beginning at 8am thru 9am at Health Nutz. The swim is free for Health Nutz members and $4 for non-members.
109 Crofton Plaza
Palmyra, VA 22963
There is a convenience store with Blimpie Subs and a gas station at Crofton Plaza for those who may need a quick bite or sports drink.
Please park in front of Health Nutz in the bigger parking lot and be mindful to not park longterm in the nearby gas station customer spaces while you train.
Swim Start & Exit
Both the Olympic .9 mile swim and the Half Iron 1.2 mile swim will be a clockwise triangular course. They are the same course but Turn Buoy #2 will be placed further out on the Half Iron course to provide the .3 mile longer distance. There will be a wave start format with each wave starting from the wide beach shore of Lake Monticello approximately 4 minutes apart from the previous wave. The wave arrangement will be announced prior to the event date. After exiting the swim onto the same beach, participants will run approximately 50 meters on sand and smooth boardwalk to the asphalt based transition area.
Lake Monticello Swimming, Biking and Running Rules
Swimming is not allowed in the main lake. This means NO swimming before the race in the main lake. You will be disqualified if you swim in the main lake before or after the race. Monticelloman has received approval for a designated swim practice area on Saturday, May 3 from 1pm-5pm and race morning. It is approximately 100yds long and 25yds wide and allows for laps and practice in your wetsuit. Any race participant who swims outside of the designated triathlon swim practice area or select coves will be DISQUALIFIED.
Lake Monticello Owners Association swim safety rules: Due to boat traffic, swimming is not allowed in the main area of the lake (when the race is not occurring). Only select coves are available for swimming. All guests must be invited by a resident to swim in the Lake Monticello coves.
The Lake Monticello venue is a gated community and closed to all non-residents. All residents and their guests must follow the Lake Monticello Owner’s Association rules for swimming, biking or running in the lake. Any rules that are broken will result in disqualification from the race. Thank you for being a conscientious triathlete, following the rules and bringing awareness to others.
Relay teams must consist of two athletes and three at the most. Relay teams are highly encouraged for those who would like to experience a triathlon but are not quite ready to do all three events combined. It is the perfect way to try a tri for those new to the sport or others who may be coming back from an injury.
Aqua-Bike is a great way to race multisports for those who choose for personal reasons to opt out of the run. It consists of the swim and bike portions and ends after dismounting your bike at the dismount line and crossing the timing mat with your bike into transition. Aqua Bike must consist of only one athlete.
You may transfer to the Aqua Bike division by April 17 with no additional transfer charge or refunds of the difference. If you choose to transfer up from the Olympic to the Half, the difference in registration costs will be added.
DNF (Did Not Finish)
If you do not complete the race you registered for you will be listed as a DNF.
Please note the race director reserves the right to add or delete a number of awards in age group categories prior to race day based on registrants in that category 2 weeks prior to race day. Awards will not be mailed out.
•Top 3 Overall male and female
•Age groups (3 deep) male and female
19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over
•Top 3 Collegiate male and female
•Top Relay (may go deep depending on number of relays entered)
Thanks to many of Monticelloman’s fantastic sponsors, there are great prizes for the awards ceremony! All winners will receive a prize. Plan to stay for the awards after you finish and enjoy the post race food and cheer on anyone who has not finished, and spend some time relaxing with your friends and family on the Lake Monticello beach.
Transfers / Refunds / Category Changes
Due to the nature of the industry we have implemented a No Refunds policy 30 days prior to the race. Before 30 days, we will provide a 50% refund.
We know things come up so you may also do a one time transfer of your registration to a future CMS race within the same calendar year or to another racer. A $15 fee along with any difference in registration costs will be charged to transfer. The deadline for transfers is 30 days out from race day. No transfers to another race date or racer will be accepted after this date as we have placed our orders for racer swag by this point.
Racers who want to change categories within the same event (ex. from individual to aqua-bike or relay team, or from Olympic to a Sprint) may do so one (1) week before race day at no additional cost. Category changes after online registration closes may be done in person at packet pick-up for an additional fee of $10 along with any difference in category costs.
Sorry, we do not offer deferrals to next years races.
Participants who swap or sell their race number will not be allowed to race and will be subject to disciplinary action by USAT. They will also be banned from any future Charlottesville Multisports races.
For a transfer, partial refund or category changes you must email the race director at least 30 days prior to your event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your full request including the name of the event you are currently entered in.
• Technical Race shirt (Guarantee a shirt by signing up before Tax Day, April 15)
• Race Swim Cap
• Accurate and live swim, bike, run and transition splits
• Powerbar sports drink and gels provided on bike and run course
• Race Photos
• Post race food
• Awards (Please arrange to have a friend pick yours up if you cannot stay. Awards will not be mailed out.)
To reach the race director about any information not available on the website please e-mail email@example.com. Thank you for reviewing all race website pages for your answers prior to emailing.
•USAT rules will be enforced. Please review the rules prior to race day at www.usatriathlon.org.
•Drafting is prohibited and penalties will be handed out.
•Timing will be done by a state of the art timing system with immediate splits and results.
•The race director reserves the right to alter the event for any reason.