Fort Ritchie Duathlon
Status: 2014 Registration opens Monday December 16th
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Event: 5th Annual Fort Ritchie Duathlon
Time: 8:00am NEW TIME IN 2014
Date: Sunday- August 3, 2014
Place: Fort Ritchie- Cascade, MD
Type: Olympic Sprint Course Map
Distance: 5K Run 5K Run
40K Bike 24K Bike Directions
10K Run 5K Run
Updated 7 days before the race Part. Guide
We are very excited to offer this 5th annual event at Fort Ritchie. This is a great venue for multisport racing and will also be the host of the Fort Ritchie Triathlon!
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 is chip timed! We will be providing race day results immediately as you finish your race at our results kiosk.
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.
We are pleased to announce that this event is now a USAT sanctioned event. 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 Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $60.00 $50.00
Relay Team: $100.00 $80.00
Tier 1 Registration- beginning January 30 Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $65.00 $55.00
Relay Team: $110.00 $90.00
Tier 2 Registration- beginning April 1 Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $70.00 $60.00
Relay Team: $120.00 $100.00
Late Registration- beginning June 1 Olympic Sprint
Individual Participant: $75.00 $65.00
Relay Team: $130.00 $110.00
There are no refunds, transfers or deferments for this race. If you are unable to race you can automatically cancel your registration on imATHLETE.com and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months. The coupon value is determined below.
-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 cancelations.
-Coupons do not cover any registration fees that are higher than the value of the coupon.
Awards are the same for both races.
Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)
Top 3 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+
Relay Teams (one Category)*
Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2014.....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.
Fort Ritchie Community Center
14421 Lake Royer Drive
Cascade, MD 21719
Saturday: 3 - 6PM Packet Pickup
Sunday: 5:30 - 7:00AM Packet Pickup
5:30 - 7:30AM Transition Area Open
7:30AM Transition closes 7:40AM Race Meeting
8:00AM Duathlons Start (both races)
8:05AM Sprint Triathlon Starts
8:25AM Olympic Triathlon Starts
Noon (approx.) Awards Ceremony
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.
Camping at the race site (no fires, restrooms available).....no cost
Indoor camping in the Fort Ritchie Community Center gym.....fee is $10 per person. Must confirm by Friday, August 2 by 4pm. Contact MaryFran at 301-241-5085 or MaryFran@theFRCC.org
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
Want to have some fun and get a t-shirt? Become a volunteer for this event! As with all multi-sport events the volunteers are a critical part to make the race enjoyable for the athletes. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are available to help us with this event.
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Olympic Previous Winners
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
Jack Braconnier 2:03:57 (2012) Aimee Taylor 2:22:24 (2011)
Sprint Previous Winners
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
Kevin Kendro 1:21:12 (2012) Melissa Majumdar 1:30:33 (2013)