Fort Ritchie Triathlon – Details

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD
Type: Olympic and Sprint
Olympic Distance: Triathlon: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run • Aquabike: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike
Sprint Distance: Triathlon: .75K Swim, 24K Bike, 5K Run • Aquabike: .75K Swim, 24K Bike

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Race Limit: 800 participants (combined)

Start: The race will be separated into waves with the Sprint going first. Then 30 minutes later the Olympic Distance Race begins with the Open Division going first followed by the age groups. This will be an in water start.

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.

Schedule:

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

Swag: Here is the 2017 swag. Click on images below to enlarge.

Awards:

Olympic Awards

Top 3 Open/Elite Division Male and Female*

Top 3 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 Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): There are no age groups for this category.

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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.

*The Open Division is designed for experienced or elite athletes.  The Open Division and Age Group Categories will have separate awards.  The Open Division will be the first swim wave.  This division is recommended for men who can complete an Olympic distance course in less than 2:30 and women less than 2:50.  If you meet these recommendations yet would rather complete in the age group category may do so.

Sprint Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male and Female

Top 3 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 Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): New for 2016…there are no age groups for this category.

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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, 2017, 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.

DIRECTIONS

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

Directions

LODGING

Options include:

Camping at the race site (no fires, restrooms available)…..no 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 MKrantz@theFRCC.org

Hotels:
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