Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon – Details
Race Limit: 450 participants
Start: We will start the Open/Elite Division first (limited to 12 men and 12 women). The age group and relay athletes will follow the Open/Elite waves.
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.
|5:30pm – 7:00pm (Friday)||Packet Pickup- at Murcury Endurance Cycles|
|3:00pm – 5:45pm (Saturday)||Packet Pickup- at Race Venue|
|5:00am – 6:15am (Sunday)||Packet Pickup- at Race Venue|
|5:00am||Transition Area Opens|
|6:45am||Elite and first 50 bib #s on pool deck|
|7:00am||Sprint Triathlon Race Start|
|8:30am (approx.)||Elite Awards Ceremony|
|11:00am (approx.)||Awards Ceremony|
Swag: Here is the 2017 Swag. 2018 swag will be updated soon. Click on images below to enlarge.
Individuals- will complete the entire race course themselves and must choose from the categories below.
- Age Group- this is the general category individuals will race in unless they select one of the other categories below. Age Group participants will compete for overall, masters and age group awards.
- Open/Elite- this category is for our top level athletes. This includes pro athletes, elite athletes and top age group athletes. Open/Elite participants will only be eligible for Open/Elite awards.
- Clydesdale- this is an optional category for men 220 pounds or higher. If you select this category you will only be eligible for Clydesdale awards.
- Athena- this is an optional category for women 165 pounds or higher. If you select this category you will only be eligible for Athena awards.
- AquaBike- this category is for individual athletes who do not want to run. AquaBike participants will only be eligible for Aqua/Bike awards.
Relay Teams- teams are either 2 or 3 people who will each complete separate leg(s) of the race. One member will swim and then hand off the timing ankle chip to their biker and then the biker will hand off to the runner. Both hand offs must be done inside the bike transition area. The ankle chip must be worn on the ankle and not carried. The ankle chip must be attached to the ankle before leaving the bike transition area. Relay teams compete for Relay awards only.
Top 3 Open/Elite Division Male and Female*
Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)
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 Teams: Male, Female, and Coed
Top Aquabike (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): Male and Female (39 and under) and (40 and over)
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.
*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 this Sprint distance in less than 1:05 and women less than 1:15. If you meet these recommendations yet would rather compete in the age group category you may do so.
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.
Hagerstown, MD 21740