DC Triathlon Cancels Its Event in June

The National Park Service denied the required permit for the third annual race.

By: Melissa Romero

The third annual Washington DC Triathlon, scheduled to take place on June 17, has been canceled.

DC Tri made the announcement on its website this afternoon, saying the event was denied the required Park Service permit. The triathlon takes place on National Park Service property and in the Potomac River, and ends on Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol Building.

While in past years the triathlon was held in June, this year the National Park Service wasn’t able to accommodate the event, says National Park Service public information officer Carol Johnson. “There’s a period between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July where we don’t issue permits for runs, simply because we have all kinds of other things going on,” she explains. “In the past we’ve had some exemptions for the event, but this year we just couldn’t permit it.”

Those who registered for the sold-out race have until March 28 to get a refund or transfer the fee to a new event. Click here for more information.

The Nation’s Triathlon is still scheduled to take place on September 9.