YMCA Rocky Gap Triathlon and Duathlon 2017-06-05T14:36:02+00:00

Date: Sunday- June 4, 2017 • 7:30am Duathlon, 7:45am Triathlon
Place: Rocky Gap State Park- Flintstone, MD
Type: Sprint
Distance: Triathlon- .25 Mile Lake Swim, 8 Mile Bike, 5K Run • Duathlon- 5K Run, 8 Mile Bike, 5K Run
Race Limit: 300 participants (triathlon) and 150 (duathlon)
Contact: Race Director, Cindy Syracuse, events@CumberlandYMCA.org, (301) 777-9622


The YMCA of Cumberland is proud to host the 30th Annual Rocky Gap Sprint Triathlon and 3rd Annual Duathlon! This is a great venue for multisport racing and vacationing. Come to Rocky Gap for a scenic and exciting race experience!

GIVING: The YMCA of Cumberland is appreciative of the generosity and commitment of our donors. Gifts to the Y enable us to ensure the future of the important programs and services that we offer to the community, especially those programs geared toward our youth. If you are interested in becoming a donor, there are several ways that you can help.

Annual Giving: Contributions to our Annual Campaign provide financial assistance for membership to the kids and families who need us most, and allow the Y to provide quality programs for all. All donations to the Annual Campaign are awarded to local families.


Start: The duathlon will be a mass start while the triathlon will be separated into waves and will be an in water start.

Swim Course: The swim course is a 0.25 mile course in Lake Habeeb.  Water temperatures are usually 65-80 degrees in early June.  Wet suits are allowed but not provided. Waves will be identified by swim cap color.  The swim will be an in water start.

Bike Course:  The bike course is a rolling 8 mile course. It leaves the transition area in Rocky Gap and navigates out and back on Pleasant Valley Road. The road is not closed to vehicles. Helmets are required!

Run Course:  The run course is a rolling 5K course which includes part dirt trail, gravel and asphalt. The Duathlon will run this course for both the first and third legs of the race.

Transition Area:  There is only one transition area for this event located near the beach at Rocky Gap.  Bikes will be racked race morning.  There will be no bike inspection.

Timing:  This event will be professionally chip timed by Racine Timing!  Searchable race results will be provided so your followers can track you on their smart phones or web devices.


Race Site:
Rocky Gap Resort
16701 Lakeview Road
Flintstone, MD 21530

Packet Pickup 5:00 – 7:00pm
Packet Pickup location:  at the ranger station and bath house.

Packet Pickup 5:30 – 6:30am
Transition Area Opens 5:30 – 7:00am
Transition Closes 7:00am
Pre-Race Meeting 7:10am
Race Start 7:30am (Duathlon)
Race Start 7:45am (Triathlon- wave format)
Awards Ceremony Immediately following the event

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.  It is the responsibility of the athletes to know the race course.  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.

Immediately following the completion of the race there will be an awards ceremony.

Triathlon awards include overall male and female, Team and Age Groups winners and runners up.  As well as the winners of the Clydesdale/Athena (Male 220+, females 165+ lbs). Age Groups are as follows:  15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Duathlon awards include overall male and female, Team and Age Groups race winners.  Age Groups are as follows:  15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2017…..USAT ruling.

Directions: Click Here

We are excited to have the Fairfield Inn & Suites of Cumberland as our race hotel.  They are offering discounted rooms for Rocky Gap Tri and Du participants. To book your room please call 301.722.0340 and ask to book under the YMCA Rocky Gap Triathlon.  You will be able to book a room with a king or two queen beds.  The rate will be $117.00 plus tax.  Price includes room, hot breakfast and access to the YMCA with room key card.  Offer expires May 15th.

For other lodging options Click Here

Contact: Race Director, Cindy Syracuse, events@CumberlandYMCA.org, (301) 777-9622


You must be 13 years of age or older to participate in this event.

Register Before March 21 Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $60.00 $50.00
Relay Team $90.00 $80.00

Register March 21-June 2 Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $70.00 $60.00
Relay Team $105.00 $95.00

Register Race Weekend Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $80.00 $70.00
Relay Team $120.00 $110.00

You can register in-person at the Cumberland YMCA.  Make checks available to the Cumberland YMCA.  Include your email address for immediate verification of registration.

There are no refunds, transfers or deferments for this race.  If you are unable to race you can automatically cancel your registration on imATHLETE.com and receive a coupon to use towards the following years race.  The coupon value is determined below.

Coupon rules:

Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 7 days prior to the event.

Races sold out or within 7 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.

Coupons do not cover any registration fees that are higher than the value of the coupon.



2017 Photos
2016 Photos
2015 Photos
2014 Photos


2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results

Previous Triathlon Winners:
2017: Ian MacFawn 53:30
2016: Ian MacFawn 51:06
2015: Ian MacFawn 45:08
2014: Ian MacFawn 48:47
2013: Josiah Mueller 49:10
2012: Derek Clark 51:07

2017: Brooke Kessler 55:50
2016: Lauren MacFawn 59:49
2015: Lauren MacFawn 50:14
2014: Lauren MacFawn 52:45
2013: Loren Winebrenner 48:17
2012: Lauren MacFawn 53:23

Triathlon Course Record Holders:
Men: Ian MacFawn 45:08 (2015) on new course
Women: Lauren MacFawn 50:14 (2015) on new course

Previous Duathlon Winners:
2017: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:43
2016: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:04
2015: Tabrenn Wharton 1:15:36

2017: Kristina Dunn 1:29:49
2016: Lena Lauritsen 1:13:44
2015: Shannon Martin 1:27:43

Duathlon Course Record Holders:
Men: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:04 (2016)
Women: Lena Lauritsen 1:13:44 (2016)


Please contact Shelly Minnigh, shelly@cumberlandymca.org if you are interested in volunteering.