Run Course #1: The new 2021 run course is 1.55 miles. The first 5K run will be a 2 loops and will navigate through Fort Ritchie property. Both the Sprint and Olympic races have the same run course #1. Being on private property, vehicular traffic will be minimal if at all. The new course has been flattened from previous years.
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 2 laps as the first leg. The Olympic course is 4 laps.
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.