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Fort Ritchie Duathlon


Status:   2017 registration opens Tuesday, November 1 at 6am. 


Event: 8th Annual Fort Ritchie Duathlon
Time: 8:00am 
Date: Sunday- August 6, 2017
Place: Fort Ritchie- Cascade, MD
Type: Olympic and Sprint                                                     
Olympic- 5K Run, 40K Bike, 10K Run
Sprint- 5K Run, 24K Bike, 5K Run
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We are very excited to offer this 7th annual event at Fort Ritchie.  This is a great venue for multisport racing and will also be the host of the Fort Ritchie Triathlon!





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Both the Olympic distance and Sprint distance Duathlons 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 Triathlon the same day.

Race Limit:    400 participants

Start:  The race will be a mass start, Sprint and Olympic together.

Run Course #1:  The first 5K run will be a loop and will navigate through Fort Ritchie.  Both the Sprint and Olympic races have the same course.  Being on private property, vehicular traffic will be minimal if at all.  The course has some slight elevation but is not difficult.
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 of the course is fast with a nice long down hill section.  The second part of the course is rolling through the valley.  The final section is a long gradual up hill. Sprint course is the the same without the middle valley section.
Run Course #2:  The Sprint course is the same 5K as the first leg.  The Olympic course is two loops of the same 5K course.

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

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.


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The Fort Ritchie Duathlon 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.


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This event is sanctioned by USAT.

Please note that the entry fees below do not include the USAT membership fees.  During registration you will be required to buy a one day membership if you are not a current member.  During packet pick up you will be required to show your membership card and a valid photo ID.   

Early Registration: opens November 1
Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $60.00 $50.00
Relay Team: $90.00 $80.00

Tier 1 Registration: begins January 1
Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $65.00 $55.00
Relay Team: $100.00 $90.00

Tier 2 Registration: begins March 16
Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $70.00 $60.00
Relay Team: $110.00 $100.00

Late Registration: begins June 16 July 1
Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $75.00 $65.00
Relay Team: $120.00 $110.00

Saturday Packet Pickup Olympic Sprint Individual Participant: $85.00 $75.00
Relay Team: $130.00 $120.00

There are no refunds, transfers or deferments for this race.  If you are unable to race you can automatically cancel your registration on and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months.  The coupon value is determined below.   

Coupon rules:
  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 7 days prior to the event.
  2. Races sold out or within 7 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
  3. Coupons do not cover any registration fees that are higher than the value of the coupon.


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Awards are the same for both races.

Top 3 Overall Male and Female

Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

Top in each of the following categories:
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+

Top Relay Team (one Category)*

Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+): (39 and under) and (40 and over).  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, 2016...per  USAT ruling.

Medals and Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race.  No award or medal will be mailed automatically.  For a fee of $10 we will mail your medal or award upon your request.


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

Packet Pickup.........................3:00 - 6:00pm

Packet Pickup.........................
5:30 - 7:00am
Transition Area Opens............5
:30 - 7:30am
Transition Closes....................
Race Meeting..........................7:40am
Duathlons Start (both races)...
Sprint Triathlon Starts.............
Olympic Triathlon Starts..........8:25am
Awards Ceremony.................. Noon (approx.)  


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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.  


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Options include:

Camping at the race site (no fires, restrooms available) cost

Indoor camping in the Fort Ritchie Community Center gym.....fee is $10 per person. Must confirm by Friday, July 31 by 4pm.

Contact Matt Krantz at 301-241-5085 or

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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Want to have some fun and receive a Race Crew t-shirt?  Become a volunteer for this event!  As with all major events the volunteers are a critical part of making the race safe and enjoyable for the athletes.  Please press the register button below to sign up.  If you have questions please contact Ken at

 as a volunteer!


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Click here for results

Olympic Previous Winners
Men Women
2016 Andy Watson 2:06:02 Al Tufano 2:25:23
2015 Andy Watson 2:00:16 Heather Lowenthal 2:29:01
2014 Andy Watson 2:03:21 Lisa Reichmann 2:25:09
2013 Andy Watson 2:04:30      Lisa Reichmann 2:26:29
2012 Jack Braconnier 2:03:57  Lisa Reichmann 2:25:30 
2011 Andy Watson 2:09:47      Aimee Taylor 2:22:24
2010 Andrew Jaffe 2:09:56      Lynne Oliver 2:23:05 

Olympic Course Record
Men Women
Andy Watson 2:00:16 (2015) Aimee Taylor 2:22:24 (2011)
Sprint Previous Winners
Men                                                 Women
2016 Ryan Wise 1:20:09 Tiffany Hevner 1:32:05
2015 Marc Milner 1:28:50 Claudette Archambault 1:38:49
2014 Vincent DiSalvo 1:22:37 Joy Hallfors 1:59:28
2013 Ryan Hevner 1:27:51             Melissa Majumdar 1:30:33
2012 Kevin Kendro 1:21:12             Amanda DelCore 1:37:08
2011 Tyler Waldron 1:30:41            Karen Brown 1:47:23

Sprint Course Record
Men                                                 Women
Ryan Wise 1:20:09 (2016)          Melissa Majumdar 1:30:33 (2013)


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