Hagerstown Duathlon #1

Participants, please watch this video below from race director Ken Racine. This is a required race briefing video for race day. Usually this briefing is done at the start line directly before your race. To eliminate the need to gather close around each other, to listen to the briefing on race day, we have made this video for you to watch ahead of time. This will help us adhere to the social distancing requirements.


At Racine MultiSports, we are excited that races are successfully occurring again in a live “in-person” format. We conducted SUPER Fest Triathlon and the Hagerstown Duathlon in 2020 with great health safety success while following CDC, State and local COVID-19 protocol. We are also successfully helping our clients with live races too. With this success, we are opening our 2021 race calendar with optimism of producing our traditional events using the health safety success of our 2020 live races. 

As with 2020, we are opening these races with the same promise that if we have to cancel any of our 2021 events, due to COVID-19, we will refund 100% of your race fee, or allow you to defer to a later race, whichever is your preference. 

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021 • 9:30am 
Location: Halfway Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Type: Sprint
Distance: 1.9 Mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run
Contact: Race Director, Ken Racine Ken@RacineMultiSports.com 301-991-0461
Status: Race is sold out!

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Welcome to the official site of the 13th Annual Hagerstown Duathlon #1, presented by Racine MultiSports

Precautions will be taken to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan. 

Description: This “sprint” distance Duathlon, designed for all levels, will start and end at Halfway Park in Hagerstown, MD…..just 25 minutes from Frederick, MD and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. This is a great course for the beginner and for the experienced duathlete who wants to go fast! We will host the Hagerstown Youth Duathlon #1 and Hagerstown 5K Run #1 during this weekend. See those pages for details.

Race Limit: 300 participants

USAT Mideast Duathlon Regional Championship: We are very excited to be chosen, for the second year in a row, by USA Triathlon as the Mideast Duathlon Regional Championship at the Hagerstown Duathlon #1 in Hagerstown, Maryland on April 10, 2021. There is no qualification or extra money needed to be a part of this championship. ALL who are registered for the HAGERSTOWN DUATHLON #1 are automatically entered in the USAT Mideast Duathlon Regional Championship in 2021! For details visit Here.

Giving: The Hagerstown Duathlon Series will benefit the Cedar Ridge Children’s Home. Cedar Ridge provides quality residential care for abused, abandoned, neglected, adjudicated and emotionally challenged boys between the ages of 6 and 14. www.cedarridge.org


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!!!


Run Course #1: The first run will be a 1.9 mile loop held entirely in the park on the park road and paved path. The course is not hilly but has some slight elevation.

Bike Course:  The bike course is a loop on public roads.  The course is slightly rolling with no major climbs and has wide shoulders for most of the loop. 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 second run is entirely in the park using the path and park road.  We are redesigning the course this year to do an out and back.  There is some elevation but is not hilly.

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

Start: We will use a mass start for this event. Precautions will be taken to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan. 

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 sport drink at the water stations on the run as well as at the finish line. You will have 3 opportunities to hydrate on the run course. The water stations are located approximately at miles .9, 1.5, 2.2. There are no water or food stations on the bike course. We will also have food items and beverages at the finish line area for volunteers and participants only.

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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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 long-sleeved shirt, custom race bib, custom finisher medal, food, and free race photos.

Pricing Tier Date Range Individual 2 Person Relay 3 Person Relay
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $65.00 $95.00 $105.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Feb 15 $70.00 $105.00 $115.00
Tier 2 Registration Feb 16 – Mar 15  $75.00 $115.00 $125.00
Tier 3 Registration Mar 16 – Apr 7 $80.00 $125.00 $135.00
Final Apr 8- Race Day  $90.00 $135.00 $145.00

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 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 shannon@racinemultisports.com to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit up to 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).
  4. This policy only only applies to the race entry fee,  not USAT or registration processing fees.



Schedule: This schedule could be altered to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.

5:30pm – 7:00pm (Friday): Packet Pickup- at Murcury Endurance Cycles
6:30am – 8:15am (Saturday): Packet Pickup- at Race Venue
6:30am – 9:30am: Transition Area Open
9:20am – Pre-Race Briefing
9:30am – Duathlon Race Start
11:00am (approx.): Duathlon Awards Ceremony


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 either 2 or 3 people 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.


Top 3 Overall Male and Female

USAT Championship Awards – Top 3 finishers in each age group will also receive a regional champion medal from USA Triathlon in addition to the awards Racine MultiSports gives (see below).

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top 3 in each Age Group 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: 2 Person Team division and 3 Person Team division

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. Please be aware you will be discretely weighed at the event.

Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2021, 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 exiting bike transition.  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. You must use caution when on the bike course and yield to vehicles on the road. Volunteers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic but will not be stopping vehicles.  No outside assistance is allowed and no one other than the athletes and race staff are permitted in the transition area.

Swag: Here is the 2021 Swag.


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.

2021 Photos
2019 Photos
Past Years Photos


2021 Results
2019 Results
Past Years Results

Course Record Holders:

Todd Burns 0:51:16 (2021 April)

Aimee Phillippi-Taylor 0:56:03 (2021 April)

Male Female
2019 Daniel Jacobs 0:58:48 Katerina Talanova 1:06:49
2018 Brian Skinnell 0:56:58 Aimee Phillippi-Taylor 0:58:36
2017 Josh Beck 0:52:19 Lauryn Falcone 1:00:21
2016 Charles Larsen 0:53:44 Aimee Phillippi-Taylor 0:57:13
2015 Andy Watson 0:54:24 Laura Bergmann 1:07:30
2014 Lucas McCollum 0:53:10 Lisa Reichmann 1:03:45
2013 Jack Smith 0:55:12 Alyssa Kasher 1:13:45
2012 Kevin Kendro 0:55:59 Lisa Reichmann 1:04:04
2011 Matthew Petrarca 0:55:22 Aimee Taylor 1:01:50
2010 Paul Fritzsche 0:55:32 Lynne Oliver 1:07:56
2009 Kristopher Auer 0:56:05 Tammy Carr 1:06:35
2008 Kristopher Auer 0:56:34 Lauren Manero 1:04:37



Racine MultiSports is pleased to have a partnership with the Holiday Inn Express. Booking must be done by phone to receive the discounted rate of $94.00 (normally $139.99).

Holiday Inn Express
241 Railway Lane
Hagerstown MD 21740

Holiday Inn Express

Hampton Inn is offering participants a rate of $99.00.

18300 Peak Circle
Hagerstown, MD 21742
1716 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hampton Inn




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