Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon

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Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020 • 7:00am
Location: Halfway Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Type: Sprint
Distance: Triathlon: 300 Meter Swim (Pool), 11 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run
Aquabike: 300 Meter Swim (Pool), 11 Mile 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 14th Annual Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon, presented by Racine MultiSports.

Description: This “sprint” distance Triathlon, 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 or the experienced triathlete who wants to go fast! We will host the Hagerstown Youth Triathlon and Hagerstown 5K Run #2 during this weekend. See those pages for details.

Race Limit: 450 participants

Giving: This race supports Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. www.westernmdfca.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
  • The satisfaction of finishing a multisport race!
  • Meeting other athletes and establishing new friends!!!

Course

SWIM ASSIGNMENT

Swim Course: The swim is in a 25 meter pool which is only 4 feet deep.  Swimmers will complete 12 lengths (6 laps).  Open/Elite Division will swim in their own lane and stay to the same side of their lane the entire swim.  The age group and relay athletes will begin one at a time every 15 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. All lane changes are made on the same side of the pool where you begin.  With this swim format it is CRITICAL to provide us with an accurate swim time for 300 meters. We recommend you get into a pool well before race day to time yourself swimming 300 meters. You can update this swim time withing your registration at any time which will allow you a chance to dial in the most accurate time. This will be very important one week out from the event when we begin using that estimated time to seat you in position. The fastest swimmers will be first with the slower swimmers in line behind. To s a visual of the swim format click  HERE

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 judgment 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 is an out and back and is entirely in the park using the path and park road.

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

Start: We will start the Open/Elite Division first (limited to 12 men and 12 women). The age group and relay athletes will follow the Open/Elite waves.

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, 2.1. There are no water or food stations on the bike course. We will also have food items 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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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.

Pricing Tier- Date Range Individual –
Age Group
Individual –
Open/Elite
Individual –
Aquabike
Relay Team
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $69.00 $69.00 $69.00 $94.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Mar 15 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $110.00
Tier 2 Registration Mar 16 – Jun 15 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $120.00
Tier 3 Registration (Charity Slots*) Jun 16- Jul 8 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 $135.00
Final Registration (Charity Slots*) July 9- Race Day $110.00 $110.00 $110.00 $140.00

*Charity Slots – $35 of your entry supports Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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:
Halfway Park
17901 Halfway Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Directions

Schedule:
5:30pm – 7:00pm (Friday): Packet Pickup- at Murcury Endurance Cycles
3:00pm – 5:45pm (Saturday): Packet Pickup- at Race Venue
5:00am – 6:15am (Sunday): Packet Pickup- at Race Venue
5:00am: Transition Area Opens
6:30am: Pre-Race Meeting
6:45am: Elite and first 50 bib #s on pool deck
7:00am: Sprint Triathlon Race Start
8:30am (approx.): Elite Awards Ceremony
11:00am (approx.): Awards Ceremony

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- 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:

Top 3 Open/Elite Division Male and Female*

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

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 Teams: Male, Female, and Coed

Top Aquabike (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): Male and Female (39 and under) and (40 and over)

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+): (39 and under) and (40 and over). If you choose this 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 this Sprint distance in less than 1:05 and women less than 1:15. If you meet these recommendations yet would rather compete in the age group category you may do so.

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 $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

Course Record Holders:

Male
Ben Freed 49:50 (2015)

Female
Megan Martin 55:00 (2019)

Male Female
2019 Dan Meehan 52:22 Megan Martin 53:36
2018 Ben Freed 50:17* Brooke Kessler 53:45*
2017 Ben Freed 51:35 Megan Martin 57:08
2016 Frank Byskov 52:50 Ashley Kearcher 1:00:05
2015 Ben Freed 49:50 Brooke Kessler 56:12
2014 Patrick Burnett 54:25 Brooke Kessler 56:40
2013 Lucas McCollum 49:52 Alysia Lovgren 1:00:18
2012 Chris Miller 53:04 Sarah Boward 1:01:40
2011 Lucas McCollum 50:44 Megan Martin 58:11
2010 Lucas McCollum 50:04 Karla Pekor 1:02:51
2009 Herb Spicer 50:51 Maria Rubeling 1:04:11
2008 Herb Spicer 52:08 Megan Martin 57:17
2007 Peter Leo 57:04.3 Megan Martin 58:49
*Bike course was shortened by half a mile due to road construction.

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Lodging

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
301-745-5644

Holiday Inn Express

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