With drivers licenses, passports and USAT cards in hand, triathletes lined up at Reston’s South Lakes High School to check in for the 26th Annual Reston Triathlon. While he is racing Sunday, Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau once again served as a volunteer, checking registrants in, answering questions of new multisport athletes, giving a tour of the transition area, marking and clearing the run course of debris. Having competed in this perennially sold out Northern Virginia triathlon over a dozen times, Landau knows many of the volunteers, spectators and participants. Even when he is not going to swim in Lake Audubon, ride on Glade Avenue and run on the Reston Association trails, Landau has volunteered at registration.
The pre-race safety meetings, course reviews, bike helmet inspections, reunions and mini expo make for a festive afternoon. There are husband and wife, father-son and other family relations participating side by side. This almost Olympic Distance Triathlon is also relatively spectator friendly because of the 3-loop bike course and finish in the South Lakes High School stadium with a live rock band (this year, the “Sock Monkeys”). Click here to be a volunteer