Fort Ritchie Duathlon – Details

Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD
Type: Olympic and Sprint
Olympic Distance: 5K run, 40K Bike, 10K Run
Sprint Distance: 5K Run, 24K Bike, 5K Run

Duathlon Waves
Bib List

Race Limit: 400 participants

Start: The race will be a mass start, Sprint and Olympic together.

Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed!  We will be providing race day results at our results kiosk immediately after you finish your race.  We will also provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.

Event Rules: All athletes must have an approved helmet with the chin strap fastened before entering the bike course.  Your local bike shop can provide you with assistance to ensure your helmet meets approval.  Drafting is prohibited on the bike course.  You must keep 4 bike lengths from the cyclist in front of you.  Bikers and runners must obey all traffic rules/laws and race official instructions.  Roads will not be closed to vehicular traffic.  Volunteers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic.  No outside assistance is allowed and no one other than the athletes are permitted in the transition area.


3:00pm – 6:00pm (Saturday) Packet Pickup- at Fort Ritchie Community Center
5:30am – 7:00am (Sunday) Packet Pickup- at Fort Ritchie Community Center
5:30am Transition Area Opens
7:30am Transition Closes
7:40am Pre-Race Meeting
8:00am Duathlon Start (both races)
8:05am Sprint Triathlon Starts
8:20am Olympic Triathlon Starts
10:30am Awards Ceremony (Sprint races)
Noon (approx.) Awards Ceremony (Olympic races)

Swag: Here is the 2017 Swag. 2018 swag will be updated soon. Click on images below to enlarge.

Awards are the same for both races.

Top 3 Overall Male and Female

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top in each of the following categories:
Age Groups Male and Female
16 and under, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Top Relay Team (one Category)*

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+): (39 and under) and (40 and over).  If you choose these division you will not be eligible for your 5 year age group.  You will compete in this division. Please be aware you will be discretely weighed at the event.

Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2018, per  USAT rules.

Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race.  No award will be mailed automatically.  For a fee of $10 we will mail your award upon your request.


Fort Ritchie Community Center
14421 Lake Royer Drive
Cascade, MD 21719



Options include:

Camping at the race site (no fires, restrooms available)… cost

Indoor camping in the Fort Ritchie Community Center gym…..fee is $10 per person. Must confirm by Friday, July 31 by 4pm.

Contact Matt Krantz at 301-241-5085 or

Thurmont, MD about 15 minutes from the race site
Hagerstown, MD about 20 minutes from the race site
Waynesboro, PA about 10 minutes from the race