Fort Ritchie Duathlon
It’s with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to cancel this race for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. We look forward to producing this race in 2021 and beyond. Please click the “Cancellation Page” button to learn more.
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020 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
Contact: Race Director, Ken Racine Ken@RacineMultiSports.com 301-991-0461
Status: Registration suspended and under review
Welcome to the official site of the 11th Annual Fort Ritchie Duathlon, presented by Racine MultiSports.
Description: Both the Olympic distance and Sprint distance Duathlons will start and end at Fort Ritchie in Cascade, MD…..just 20 minutes from Frederick, MD and Hagerstown, MD, and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. Fort Ritchie is an old military base that is being converted to a private residential community. The property is a beautiful venue for multisport racing and will also host the Fort Ritchie Triathlon the same day.
Race Limit: 400 participants
Giving: The Fort Ritchie Duathlon will help support the Fort Ritchie Community Center. The Center strives to create and provide healthy lifestyle and leisure activities, foster community traditions, and promote cultural development through the arts, education, sports, technology, and natural resources to enhance the quality of life for the residents and users of Fort Ritchie and surrounding communities.
What do you get for your entry?
Well organized and professional event, of course!
Free Race Photos. See photo page here of past races.
Race Technical T-Shirt
Custom Finisher Medal
Swag Bag of goodies
Post Race Food
Real-Time Kiosk Results
Satisfaction of finishing a multisport race!
Meeting other athletes and establishing new friends!!!
Run Course #1: The first 5K run will be a loop and will navigate through Fort Ritchie property. Both the Sprint and Olympic races have the same course. Being on private property, vehicular traffic will be minimal if at all. The course is rolling hills.
Bike Course: The bike course leaves Fort Ritchie and navigates through hills and valley on wide shoulders and low traffic country roads. The first section of the course starts with a steep uphill climb that leads to a fast and long down hill section. The second part of the course is rolling through the valley. The final section is a long gradual up hill. Sprint course is the same course minus the middle valley section. BIKE COURSE IS NOT CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC. You must use caution and make your own judgement call when turning at each intersection. Volunteers are at the turns to ensure you know where to turn but will not be controlling traffic.
Run Course #2: The Sprint course is the same 5K as the first leg. The Olympic course is two loops of the same 5K course.
Transition Area: There is only one transition area on pavement for this event.
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.
Course Support: We will have water and Heed sport drink at the water stations on the run course about every mile. We will also have bananas and oranges at the halfway point for the Olympic run. The bike course will have water at the u-turn on Rt. 491 (Raven Rock Road). The bike water stop is mile 7 for the Sprint race and mile 14.5 for the Olympic race. We will have Jersey Mike’s subs, Rocky’s Pizza and other food at the finish line for volunteers and participants.
Athlete Responsibility: USAT rules state that it is the athletes responsibility to know the course. Please study the map and drive, or even better practice, the course.
This race is sanctioned by USAT.
Please note that the entry fees below do not include any USAT fees. During registration you will be required to enter your member number or buy a one day license. During packet pick up members will be required to show a membership card and a valid photo ID. One day license purchasers will only need to provide a valid photo ID.
Pricing includes cotton/poly blend race t-shirt, custom race bib, custom finisher medal, food, and free race photos.
|Pricing Tier||Date Range||Individual Olympic||Relay Team Olympic||Individual Sprint||Relay Team Sprint|
|Early Registration||Nov 1 – Dec 31||$64.00||$94.00||$54.00||$84.00|
|Tier 1 Registration||Jan 1 – Mar 15||$70.00||$105.00||$60.00||$95.00|
|Tier 2 Registration||Mar 16 – June 15||$75.00||$115.00||$65.00||$105.00|
|Tier 3 Registration||June 16 – July 29||$80.00||$125.00||$70.00||$115.00|
|Final Registration||July 30 – Race Day||$90.00||$135.00||$80.00||$125.00|
Refund Policy: Racine MultiSports does not offer refunds for this race, however race insurance is available for purchase during registration.
If you are unable to race and purchased race insurance during registration you will need to contact the provider directly to determine if you are eligible for a refund. To submit a Refund Application visit this link https://refund.bookingprotect.com/. The General Customer Service link is http://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/.
If you are unable to race and did not buy insurance you can cancel your registration and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months of your race date. The coupon value is determined below. The cancellation offer will expire when we are 10 days out from the race or closer. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate this process.
- Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 10 days prior to the event.
- Races sold out or within 10 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
- The coupon value will be deducted from the fee you are paying for a future race. You will owe any balance due over the coupon value. (example: if the race is $75.00 and your coupon value is $50.00 then you will need to cover the $25.00 difference).
Fort Ritchie Community Center
14421 Lake Royer Drive
Cascade, MD 21719
3:00pm-6:00pm (Saturday): Packet Pickup- Fort Ritchie Community Center
5:30pm-7:00am (Sunday): Packet Pickup- Fort Ritchie Community Center
5:30am: Transition Area Opens
7:30am: Transition Area Closes
7:35am: Pre-Race Meeting
8:00am: Duathlon Starts
8:05am: Sprint Triathlon Starts
8:20am: Olympic Triathlon Starts
10:20am (approx.): Awards Ceremony-Sprint Races
Noon (approx): Awards Ceremony- Olympic Races
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, 2020, 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 $15, we will mail your award upon your request.
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.
FREE Photos – Our Gift to You!
Racine MultiSports would like to show our appreciation to our loyal fans by providing you with free race photos! That’s right…FREE!
We will be providing you with all the digital photos taken by Hypnotic Imagery at our events. You will be able to view, download and share your race photos by visiting the link provided below. You will have to create an account the first time you visit a PASS photo link.
Please realize that with this offer we cannot ensure to capture you in each phase of the race. Additionally we will not be able to separate your photos by bib number. You will have to scroll through the race photos to find your photos. But we feel that is a way better deal than having to pay for race photos.
Olympic Course Record Holders:
Andy Watson 2:00:16 (2015)
Aimee Phillippi-Taylor 2:09:28 (2017)
Sprint Course Record Holders:
Ryan Wise 1:20:09 (2016)
Melissa Majumdar 1:30:33 (2013)
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.