Hagerstown Youth 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 • 8:30am  
Location: Halfway Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Type: Youth (ages 6 to 13 years old)
Distance: .35 Mile Run, 2 Mile Bike, .75 Mile Run
Contact: Race Director, Ken Racine Ken@RacineMultiSports.com 301-991-0461
Status: Race is sold out!

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Participant List

Welcome to the official site of the 13th Annual Hagerstown Youth 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 Youth distance Duathlon will start and end at Halfway Park in Hagerstown, MD…..just 25 minutes from Frederick, MD and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. The entire Youth race is within the park and is overall an easy course. This is a great event for the kids 6 years to 13 years of age. We will host the Hagerstown Duathlon #1 and Hagerstown 5K Run #1 during this weekend. See those pages for details.

Race Limit: 100 participants

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
  • 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 is a short .35 mile loop to get the kids warmed up.

Bike Course: The bike course is out and back on the park road with a slight upgrade on the way out and a slight down hill on the way back.  Distance is about 2 miles. BIKE COURSE IS NOT CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

Run Course #2: The second run is an out and back course on a paved path and is only slightly rolling.

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. 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.

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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
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $25.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Mar 15 $30.00
Tier 2 Registration Mar 16 – Apr 7 $35.00
Final Apr 8- Race Day $40.00

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 – 8:00am (Saturday): Packet Pickup- at Race Venue
6:30am – 8:15am: Transition Area Open
8:20am: Youth Duathlon Pre-Race Briefing
8:30am: Youth Duathlon Race Start


There are no awards based on place as this is a non-competitive event designed to encourage youth athletes to become and stay active.  All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.

Race age will be determined based on the athletes age as of December 31, 2021, per USAT rules.

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.  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.  Parents can accompany their child the entire race but must not assist.  Caution must be used to not block other athletes.

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:

Andrew Inman 12:40 (2018 Oct)

Kate McManus 14:49 (2018 Oct)

Male Female
2019 John Papadakis, 0:14:20 Marinn King 0:15:37
2018 Gabriel Wiesen, 0:12:56 Gracie Defibaugh 0:14:45
2017 Gabriel Wiesen, 0:15:25 Isabella Wiesen 0:16:08
2016 Gabriel Hansen, 0:17:11 Ellery Bowman 0 :17:18
2015 Brenner Kemper 0:16:11 McKenzie Shatzer 0:19:57
2014 Coleman Nogle 0:15:49 Zoe Pifer 0:17:53
2013 Ben Lausch 0:16:00 Brenna Pagley 0:19:11
2012 Skyler Batchelor 0:16:08 Alexandria Groft 0:23:02
2011 race canceled due to weather race canceled due to weather
2010 Cameron Horst 0:14:24 Kate Graham 0:16:31
2009 Clay Smith 0:15:13 Cassie Ulvick 0:20:46
2008 Kyle Gonze 0:17:04 Hannah Levine 0:19:36



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




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