Virginia Anvil Fest
3 – 10 October 2021 Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Race Information is being updated (17 May 2020)
Quintuple Continuous and 1×5 Anvil™ Checkin Sunday afternoon, 3 October 2021
Quintuple Continuous and 1×5 Anvil race start 7 a.m. Monday, 4 October 2021
Triple Anvil™ Checkin Wednesday afternoon, 6 October 2021
Triple Anvil™ Race Start 7:00 a.m. Thursday, 7 October 2021
Double and Single Anvil™ Checkin Thursday afternoon, 7 October 2021
Double and Single Anvil™ Race Start 7:00 a.m. Friday, 8 October 2021
See Time Limits below for race cutoffs.
Official end of Anvil Fest races is Saturday evening 7:00 p.m., 9 October 2021
Awards Ceremony/Lunch is Sunday 11:00 – 2:30, 10 October 2021
Double Start 2 Oct
Sunrise: 7:07 a.m. Sunset: 6:51 p.m.
Moon Phase Brightness: 99%
Check in and race will be at Lake Anna State Park.
Awards Ceremony/Lunch will be at Gari Melchers Belmont Estate.
Please see race application for price increase dates and application deadlines!
Solo Double Anvil: $850.00
The Double ANVIL™ race is sanctioned by both USAT (United States Triathlon Association) and IUTA (International Ultra Triathlon Association).
You must have a yearly membership license with USAT or purchase a one day license for $15.00, available at race checkin.
The IUTA Fee has been merged into the race fee already, there is no longer a yearly or one day race fee, team members do not need a IUTA license.
Up until Application Deadline you can either put your monies towards next years race OR get a refund minus $50.00.
After the Application Deadline you can put your monies towards next year’s race and have $75.00 deducted or get your monies refunded minus a $100.00 fee.
We will no longer reserve a spot for you without an application and down payment.
To reserve a spot, send in the application and $250.00, the final payments will still have to be made by the payment cutoff dates stated on the application form.
Any refunds will fall under the Cancellation/Refund Policy.
You can either send a Check (U.S. Dollars) made out to Steve Kirby; or use the following apps: Venmo, Google/Samsung/Apple Pay, Revolut, or Paypal (use email@example.com for all) to pay for your entry fee and any other fees associated with the race (shelter rental, food for your support crew, etc).
If you use PayPal, please select “I’m sending money to family or friends” rather than “I’m paying for goods or services” in order to avoid the transaction fee. Additionally, if you do not want to be charged a fee for using a credit card, select the option to pull the funds from your bank account. If you decide to use a credit card, please be sure to have the fee paid by the sender and not charged to Steve Kirby.
What you get for entering the race
Race Bag at check-in to include Quality Heavyweight Race T-Shirt, Trailrunner Mag, and other goodies; HammerGel and Heed Drink nutrition product; Pre-Race Pasta Dinner; one 30 minute massage by our massage staff; Awards Luncheon and Ceremony; and other items. For finishing the race you get a Placement or Finishers Buckle, a IUTA Finishers Medallion, and a high quality Patagonia long sleeve technical shirt with race logo and 2020 Finisher on left breast. Above items are subject to change. For the women, we get your Patagonia shirt in a woman’s cut (or at least try to). Your massage can be used anytime before, during or post race. If you wait till you finish, please don’t wait to get it as the massage person will get backed up later in the race.
Athletes must be at least 21 years of age and have completed a Single ANVIL/Ironman/Full distance triathlon or other significant accomplishments. Recommended to have ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.
36 hours for the Double ANVIL™.
Once the race begins, the clock continues, even if you rest for a couple of hours. This race is formatted the same as any other triathlon with you completing the 4.8 swim first, then complete the 224 mile bike course and finish with the 2.4 run course.
There are Cabins at the lake that go about $110-$120.00 a night and sleep 6 (one bedroom with a Queen bed, one bedroom with twin beds and pull out Queen Sofa in the Great Room.
The cabins have a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, bathroom, fireplace, a/c and heat, back porch; the beds comes with sheets, blankets, pillow.
There are 10 of these and some have a water view, Cabin 10 is designated as a Handicap Cabin.
There is also a Lodge that sleeps up to 16 people: 2 rooms have Queen beds and they share a bath; two rooms have 2 sets of twin beds and they share a bath; and two rooms have 2 sets of bunk beds and they share a bath. Check with me for prices for the different set ups in the lodge; I will reserve one and subdivide for athlets/their crews.
There are Camp Cabins that are a one room wooden structure that has 2 sets of twin beds and a table with 4 chairs. There is a picnic table outside and 2 rocking chairs on the front porch. The cabin has electricty but there is no kitchen, no refrigerator or bathroom. You use the bathhouse down the street, about a minute walk. These go for about 50.00 a night. You must also bring your own sheets, pillow, blanket as they are not supplied. For those flying in and not able to bring your own, I have a supply of them for rent at 10.00 per person for the race.
There are also campsites for tents and RV sites with hookups. I am not sure on the price of these, they vary. But for all the above, you can either call 1 (800) 933-7275 x5 for reservations or use this website to reserve a spot www.ReserveAmerica.com ~ Lake Anna State Park
For accommodations outside the park, click on the Word Document that shows some of the hotels within a few miles of the park and ones in Fredericksburg Click here for the Word document.
Wetsuits / Skinsuits / Speedsuits
The swim is in the lake at Lake Anna State Park, water temp is usually mid 70’s. Most everyone will wear a wetsuit, but once every couple years we will have a hardy individual do the whole swim without wearing a wetsuit.
Click here for the USAT Website rules and Frequently Asked Questions on Skinsuits and Speedsuits. Basically, as long as your wetsuit is not more than 5mm thick, it can be used.
Click here for an overview of the Park/Course.
Click here for an overview of the Lake Cafe/Swim area.
Click here for a large overview of the Lake Cafe/Swim.
Click here for an overview of the Swim course.
Click here for an overview of the Bike course.
Click here for an overview of the Run course.
Click here for an overview of the AnVillage.
Click here for an overview of the Support Crew area.
Click here for an overview of the Cabin Loop.
Click here for the pdf showing all the maps.