Due to the COVID-19 interruption, CDC guidelines, and Maryland state mandated restrictions, the 2020 Rocky Gap Triathlon & Duathlon has been canceled. An email will be sent to registered participants regarding refunds. Please contact Shelly Minnigh at shelly@cumberlandymca.org with questions.

Date: Sunday- June 7, 2020 • 7:30am Duathlon, 7:45am Triathlon & Aquabike
Place: Rocky Gap State Park- Flintstone, MD
Type: Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon
Distance: Triathlon- .25 Mile Lake Swim, 8 Mile Bike, 5K Run • Duathlon- 5K Run, 8 Mile Bike, 5K Run • Aquabike- .25 Mile Lake Swim, 8 Mile Bike
Race Limit: 300 participants (triathlon) and 150 (duathlon)
Contact: Shelly Minnigh, shelly@cumberlandymca.org
Status: CANCELED FOR 2020

The YMCA of Cumberland is proud to host the 33rd Annual Rocky Gap Sprint Triathlon and 6th Annual Duathlon! This is a great venue for multisport racing and vacationing. Come to Rocky Gap for a scenic and exciting race experience!

GIVING: The YMCA of Cumberland is appreciative of the generosity and commitment of our donors. Gifts to the Y enable us to ensure the future of the important programs and services that we offer to the community, especially those programs geared toward our youth. If you are interested in becoming a donor, there are several ways that you can help.

Annual Giving: Contributions to our Annual Campaign provide financial assistance for membership to the kids and families who need us most, and allow the Y to provide quality programs for all. All donations to the Annual Campaign are awarded to local families.


Start: The duathlon will be a mass start while the triathlon will be separated into waves and will be an in water start.

Swim Course: The swim course is a 0.25 mile course in Lake Habeeb.  Water temperatures are usually 65-80 degrees in early June.  Wet suits are allowed but not provided. Waves will be identified by swim cap color.  The swim will be an in water start.

Bike Course:  The bike course is a rolling 8 mile course. It leaves the transition area in Rocky Gap and navigates out and back on Pleasant Valley Road. The road is not closed to vehicles. Helmets are required!

Run Course:  The run course is a rolling 5K course which includes part dirt trail, gravel and asphalt. The Duathlon will run this course for both the first and third legs of the race.

Transition Area:  There is only one transition area for this event located near the beach at Rocky Gap.  Bikes will be racked race morning.  There will be no bike inspection.

Timing:  This event will be professionally chip timed by Racine Timing!  Searchable race results will be provided so your followers can track you on their smart phones or web devices.


Race Site:
Rocky Gap Resort
16701 Lakeview Road
Flintstone, MD 21530


Packet Pickup 5:30 – 6:30am
Transition Area Opens 5:30 – 7:00am
Transition Closes 7:00am
Pre-Race Meeting 7:10am
Race Start 7:30am (Duathlon)
Race Start 7:45am (Triathlon- wave format)
Awards Ceremony Immediately following the event

Event Rules:
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All USA Triathlon rules will be followed. Please consult the official website for all rules. The rules listed here are some of the most common rules broken. 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.  It is the responsibility of the athletes to know the race course.  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.

Immediately following the completion of the race there will be an awards ceremony.

Triathlon awards include overall male and female, Team and Age Groups winners and runners up.  As well as the winners of the Clydesdale/Athena (Male 220+, females 165+ lbs). Age Groups are as follows:  15 and under, 16-19, 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+

Duathlon awards include overall male and female, Team and Age Groups race winners.  Age Groups are as follows:  15 and under, 16-19, 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+

Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2020…..USAT ruling.

Directions: Click Here

The Hampton Inn is the official race hotel and will offer discounted rates to participants.
Hampton Inn Cumberland
109 Welton Dr, Cumberland, MD 21502

For more lodging options Click Here

Contact: Race Director, Craig Miller, craig@atlanticbb.net

Race delay or cancellation information can be found on the “Cumberland YMCA app” during race weekend.


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.

You must be 13 years of age or older to participate in this event.

*Event t-shirts can not be guaranteed for those who register after May 15, 2020.

Register Through March 16       Triathlon Duathlon & Aquabike
Individual $65.00 $55.00
Relay Team $95.00 $85.00

Register March 17-April 20       Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $75.00 $65.00
Relay Team $110.00 $100.00

Register April 21-May 18th Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $85.00 $75.00
Relay Team $125.00 $115.00

Register May 19th-June 6th  Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $90.00 $80.00
Relay Team $130.00 $120.00

Race Day Registration Triathlon Duathlon
Individual $95.00 $85.00
Relay Team $135.00 $125.00

There are no refunds, transfers or deferments for this race.  If you are unable to race you can request a deferment code to receive a coupon to use towards the following years race.  The coupon value is determined below.

Coupon rules:

Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 7 days prior to the event.

Races sold out or within 7 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.

Coupons do not cover any registration fees that are higher than the value of the coupon.


Previous Triathlon Winners:

2019: Lucas McCollum 50:24
2018: Zach Bittinger 53:30
2017: Ian MacFawn 53:30
2016: Ian MacFawn 51:06
2015: Ian MacFawn 45:08
2014: Ian MacFawn 48:47
2013: Josiah Mueller 49:10
2012: Derek Clark 51:07

2019: Logan Cunningham 59:37
2018: Kristin McCasky 1:08:41
2017: Brooke Kessler 55:50
2016: Lauren MacFawn 59:49
2015: Lauren MacFawn 50:14
2014: Lauren MacFawn 52:45
2013: Loren Winebrenner 48:17
2012: Lauren MacFawn 53:23

Triathlon Course Record Holders:
Men: Ian MacFawn 45:08 (2015) on new course
Women: Lauren MacFawn 50:14 (2015) on new course

Previous Duathlon Winners:
2019: Mike Pulsifer 1:11:29
2018: Charles Falter 1:11:05
2017: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:43
2016: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:04
2015: Tabrenn Wharton 1:15:36

2019: Cierra Roberts 1:31:41
2018: Emily Corio 1:36:31
2017: Kristina Dunn 1:29:49
2016: Lena Lauritsen 1:13:44
2015: Shannon Martin 1:27:43

Duathlon Course Record Holders:
Men: Jimmy Bailey 1:07:04 (2016)
Women: Lena Lauritsen 1:13:44 (2016)


Please contact Shelly Minnigh, shelly@cumberlandymca.org if you are interested in volunteering.