Fort Ritchie Duathlon – Details

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade, MD 21719
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 your 2019 Swag. 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.
  • 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.

Relay Teams- teams are 2 people, usually one runner and one biker, who will each complete separate leg(s) of the race. One member will do the first run and then hand off the timing ankle chip to their biker and then the biker will hand off to the final 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.

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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

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 divisions 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, 2019, 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 $12, we will mail your award upon your request.


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



Options include:

Camping outside at the race site (no fires allowed, restrooms are available)…..cost of only $5.00 per tent.  No reservation needed for outside, money will be collected onsite. Restrooms are attached to the outside of the Community Center and will be open all night.

Contact the Community Center at 301-241-5085.

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