Status: Online registration is now closed. We will accept in-person registration on Saturday August 6th at the Fort Ritchie Community Center from 3pm to 6pm. Race shirts will not be given out to those registering on Saturday until after the race on Sunday. There is no certainty that shirts will be available for Saturday registration. There will be no race day registration.
Event: 7th Annual Fort Ritchie Triathlon
Date: Sunday- August 7, 2016
Place: Fort Ritchie- Cascade, MD
Type: Olympic and Sprint
Olympic- 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run
Sprint- .75K Swim, 24K Bike, 5K Run
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Start: The race will be separated into waves with the Sprint going first. Then 30 minutes later the Olympic Distance Race begins with the Open Division going first followed by the age groups. This will be an in water start.
Swim Course: The swim course will be in Lake Royer and will be a 750 meter course. The Sprint race will be one lap. The Olympic race will be 2 laps. After lap one the Olympic participants will exit the lake, run across a small beach (wave to your fans), run down the pier and jump back in for lap 2. The Open Division will be the first Olympic wave into the water followed by separate waves every few minutes. Waves will be identified by swim cap color.
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. At the bottom the Olympic distance will turn and navigate through the valley. The Sprint will u-turn and head back to Fort Ritchie. After the valley section the Olympic course will also u-turn and head back to Fort Ritchie. The final section for both courses is a long gradual up hill.