Fort Ritchie Triathlon

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Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade, MD 21719
Type: Olympic and Sprint
Olympic Distance:
Triathlon: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run • Aquabike: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike
Sprint Distance:
Triathlon: .75K Swim, 24K Bike, 5K Run • Aquabike: .75K Swim, 24K Bike
Contact: Race Director, Ken Racine Ken@RacineMultiSports.com 301-991-0461
Status: Registration is now open

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Welcome to the official site of the 11th Fort Ritchie Triathlon, presented by Racine MultiSports.

Description: This triathlon, designed for all levels, has two distances (Olympic and Sprint) and 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 Duathlon the same day.

Race Limit: 800 participants (combined)

Giving: The Fort Ritchie Triathlon 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.

www.TheFRCC.org

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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
  • Custom Awards
  • Post Race Food
  • Real-Time Kiosk Results
  • Satisfaction of finishing a multisport race!
  • Meeting other athletes and establishing new friends!!!
Swim Waves
Bib List

Course

Swim Course: The swim course will be in Lake Royer and will be a 750 meter course.  The Sprint race will be one lap. The Olympic race will be 2 laps.  After lap one the Olympic participants will exit the lake, run across a small beach (wave to your fans), run down the pier and jump back in for lap 2.  The Open Division will be the first Olympic wave into the water followed by separate waves every few minutes.  Waves will be identified by swim cap color.

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 starts with a steep climb leading to a fast and long down hill section.  At the bottom, the Olympic distance will turn and navigate through the valley.  The Sprint will u-turn and head back to Fort Ritchie.  After the valley section the Olympic course will also u-turn and head back to Fort Ritchie.  The final section for both courses is a long gradual up hill. 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:  The run course is a 5K loop which navigates through Fort Ritchie property.  Being on private property, vehicular traffic will be minimal if at all.  The course has rolling hills.  The Sprint course is one loop.  The Olympic course will be 2 laps so wave to your fans after lap one.

Transition Area:  There is only one transition area on pavement for this event.

Start: The race will be separated into waves with the Sprint going first. Then 30 minutes later the Olympic Distance Race begins with the Open Division going first followed by the age groups. This will be an in water start.

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.

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Pricing

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.

OLYMPIC
Pricing Tier
Date Range Individual-
Age Group
Individual-
Open Division
Individual-
Aquabike
Relay Team
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $79.00 $79.00 $79.00 $104.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Mar 15 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $115.00
Tier 2 Registration Mar 16 – June 15 $95.00 $95.00 $95.00 $125.00
Tier 3 Registration June 16 – July 29 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 $135.00
Final Registration July 30 – Race Day $115.00 $115.00 $115.00 $145.00
SPRINT
Pricing Tier
Date Range Individual-
Age Group
Individual-
Aquabike
Relay Team
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $64.00 $64.00 $94.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Mar 15 $75.00 $75.00 $105.00
Tier 2 Registration Mar 16 – June 15 $80.00 $80.00 $115.00
Tier 3 Registration June 16 – July 29 $90.00 $90.00 $125.00
Final Registration July 30 – Race Day $100.00 $100.00 $135.00

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 ken@racinemultisports.com to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 10 days prior to the event.
  2. Races sold out or within 10 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
  3. 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).

Details

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

Directions

Schedule:
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

Categories:

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 (Olympic Distance Only)- 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.

Awards:

Olympic Awards:

Top 3 Open/Elite Division Male and Female*

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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Top Relay Team (one Category)

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): There are no age groups for this category.

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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 an Olympic distance course in less than 2:30 and women less than 2:50.  If you meet these recommendations yet would rather complete in the age group category may do so.

Sprint Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male and Female

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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): New for 2016…there are no age groups for this category.

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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.

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.

Swag: Here was the 2019 Swag. 2020 swag will be updated in 2020. Click on images below to enlarge.

Photos

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.

2019 Photos
Past Years Photos

Results

2019 Results
Past Years Results

Olympic Course Record Holders:
Male
Todd Burns 2:00:19 (2016)

Female
Megan Martin 2:11:24 (2017)

Sprint Course Record Holders:
Male
Ben Freed 1:07:56 (2015)

Female
Michelle Miller 1:16:33 (2016)

Aquabike – Olympic Course Record Holders:
Male
Lucas Elder 1:35:07 (2018)

Female
Kimberley Kruse 1:58:56 (2015)

Aquabike – Sprint Course Record Holders:
Male
Daniel Biederman 00:59:57 (2019)

Female
Sandra Gallagher-Mohler 1:00:01 (2019)

Video

Lodging

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 

Hotels:
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

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