Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be moving forward with the RussVegas Triathlon or the RussVegas Kids Triathlon in 2020.  Sometime in the next six months we will release details for the 2021 event.  Until then, stay active and stay safe.

The Arkansas River Valley - There's No Better Place to Race

The RussVegas Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon, in Russellville, AR, is another great race put on by The RussVegas Foot Races Foundation, who also brings you the RussVegas Half Marathon. Expect the same organization, support, and fun all aimed to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital and the River Valley Circle of Friends. On August 25th, 2019 beginning at 8:00 AM, you're invited to participate in the Triathlon, a 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run, or the Duathlon, a 3.1 mile run and 15 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. We can not wait for you to experience it all.

Racers should come prepared for a smooth, no turn, spectator friendly swim. Followed by a rolling bike ride with a long descent to get your legs ready for a PR fast run full of crowds, shade, and no hills! Everybody says it but we really mean it -- the RussVegas Sprint Triathlon will be fun for the whole family!

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Directions:  The start and finish of the race take place adjacent to Russellville’s disc golf course and slalom ski recreation area on Lake Dardanelle.  To get there, take I40 to Exit 81  (approximately an hour east of Fort Smith or an hour west of Little Rock).  Go north off the exit onto Hwy 7 and proceed approximately ¼ mile and then take a left hand turn on Pleasant View Rd.  The parking, transition and starting location will soon be on right.


Sprint Triathlon




21.4 Miles

Powerman Sprint Duathlon



3.1m / 3.1m

21.2 Miles


Individual Participants (field of 200): 2019 Entry Fee: $85 until August 4th; $100 from August 5th-23rd; $110 on race day.
3-Person Relay Participants - Triathlon Only (field of 20): 2019 Entry Fee: $120 until August 4th; $140 from August 5th-23rd; $150 after on race day.

REFUND POLICY:  RussVegas Triathlon and Duathlon offers no refunds on any race registration.  We will however defer any triathlon/duathlon race registrations until the following calendar year.

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Feltner's Athletes Corner in Russellville located at 2320 W Main St. on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 to 5:00pm.

Kids Tri packets will NOT be available for pickup at this location.  They can be picked up beginning at 7:00am at the Russellville Aquatic Center on August 24th.

Race day packet pickup is available beginning at 7:00am at the info tent.

USAT one day passes will be available for purchase at packet pickup.

You may also register (if not sold out) and pickup your packet on race day at the race venue!

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The park is located off Exit 81, take Highway 7 north towards Dover. Turn left on Pleasant View Rd (look for a big red barn on the left), then park will be on the right.

Volunteers will be waiting to lead you to a parking spot.

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  • This is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event.  All competitors are required to have a current USAT license or purchase a one-day event pass in order to compete. Adults are one-day ($15) or annual ($50), youth ages 17 and under are required to have an annual license ($10).
  • On race day the Lake Dardanelle Recreation area opens at 6:00am and transition will open at 7:00 am.
  • There is no charge to enter on race day.
  • Pets MAY be allowed in the park
  • The first heat will start at 8:00 AM.
  • Sprint cutoff times per person, per event: Swim – thirty minutes; Bike – 2 hours
  • No more than 100 competitors per wave.
  • Wet suits will be allowed according to USAT rules.
  • All USA Triathlon rules are in effect. See link for complete USAT rules. <USAT website>
  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day.
  • Must be ten years of age - NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Awards for the Sprint Distance Triathlon will be presented to the top three finishers in each male and female age category, except Masters. The top-three overall male and female finishers will receive separate awards.

  • Juniors (Male & Female): 10-14, 15-19
  • Adults (Male & Female): Five-year increments per USAT rules
  • Masters 40-49 (Male and Female): First-place only
  • Grand Masters 50-59 (Male and Female): First-place only

Additionally, awards for the Duathlon will be presented to the top three finishers in each male and female age category.

Finishers Medal:




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Event Location - located at Pleasant View Park, one of the many fine recreational areas located on and around Lake Dardanelle.

Swim Course - (500 yards) The swim will be the most spectator friendly swim course that you will find. After entering the water in a wave swim start you will swim horizontally along the bank to the exit point where your friends and family can watch/track you throughout your entire swim! Additionally, with no turns or curves, you will only have the exit buoy to worry about sighting throughout your swim! Map of swim course.

Transition - We will have a single transition area, only a short run from the swim exit, with plenty of space to maneuver and bike racks which give you ample room for gear, transitions, etc... Map of transition area.

Bike Course - (15 miles) The bike course is a modified out and back that works it’s way down Hwy 7 to the city of Dover and then turns and comes back. The course is truly rolling with no big hills to climb but plenty of gradual changes in elevation allowing riders to push the pace or coast away. See Course map for more details. Map of bike course.

Run Course - (3.1 Miles) The run course is a very flat and fast single loop modified out and back course with plenty of shade! You will exit transition, still in the park, where you will be easily visible to friends and family as you head out on this flat course. After exiting the park you will be running on a wide paved trail that has many views of the infamous Lake Dardanelle Strip Pit area! Map of run course.

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The RussVegas Triathlon is committed to being environmentally and socially sustainable.

Initiatives include:

  • Recycling and composting in transition, at the swim start, on the course and at the finish festival
  • Sourcing local food and beverages
  • Minimizing our carbon and water footprints
  • Donating unused food to charity
  • Reusing signage and other materials
  • Recycling race bibs and swim caps
  • Supporting local charities

We encourage participants to help by:

  • Carpooling or using public transportation to get to and from the race
  • Using your own hydration system on the run to minimize paper cup waste and conserve water
  • Using the recycling, compost and landfill bins provided
  • Supporting our charities

The race is committed to respecting and including athletes and volunteers of all ability, and not discrimination on the basis of age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race or religion. If you have comments or suggestions for how we can strengthen our commitment to sustainability and equity, please email us.

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RussVegas Foot Races Foundation

RussVegas Foot Races Foundation is the managing organization of RussVegas 1/2 Marathon, and RussVegas Triathlon.  RussVegas Foot Races Foundation organizes community events in the River Valley area on an annual basis.  These events are based in and around the town of Russellville, AR, and largely benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.