Event:9th Annual Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon
Time:7:00am Date:Sunday- July 12, 2015 Place:Halfway Park- Hagerstown, MD
Type:Sprint Distance:300 Meter Swim (Pool), 11 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run
Welcome to the official site of the 9th Annual Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon. Please see our Youth Races and Running pages for details on the 9th Annual Youth Triathlon and the Hagerstown 5K Run #2 held on the same weekend as this race.
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This Sprint distance Triathlon will start and end at Halfway Park in Hagerstown, MD.....just 25 minutes from Frederick, MD and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. This is a great course for the beginner or the experienced triathlete who wants to go fast! We will host the Hagerstown Youth Triathlon and Hagerstown 5K Run #2 during this weekend. See those pages for details.
Race Limit: 450 participants
Start: We will start the Open/Elite Division first (limited to 12 men and 12 women). The age group and relay athletes will follow the Open/Elite waves.
Swim Course: The swim is in a 25 meter pool which is only 4 feet deep. Swimmers will complete 12 lengths (6 laps). Open/Elite Division will swim in their own lane and stay to the same side of their lane the entire swim. The age group and relay athletes will begin one at a time every 10 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. A simple rule of thumb here is that all lane changes are made at the same side of the pool where you begin. See the swim format HERE Bike Course: The bike course is a loop on public roads. The course is slightly rolling with no major climbs and has wide shoulders for most of the loop.
Run Course: The run is entirely in the park using the path and park road. We are redesigning the course this year to do an out and back.
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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This race supports the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. www.bgcwc.com
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
Tier 1 Registration- begins January 1
Age Groupt: $75.00
Tier 2 Registration- begins March 16
Charity Spots: will begin once we reach 80% full
Portion of your entry supports the Boy and Girls Club
Age Group Participant:$100.00
Open/Elite Division: $100.00
Relay Team: $130.00
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.
Top 3 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+
Added for 2014!
Top Relay Teams: Male, Female, and Coed
Top Aqua Velo (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): Male and Female (39 and under) and (40 and over)
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, 2015.....same ruling as USAT.
**The Open Division is designed for experienced or elite athletes. The Open Division and Age Group Categories will have separate awards. The Open Division will be the first swim wave. This division is recommended for men who can complete this Sprint distance in less than 1:05 and women less than 1:15. If you meet these recommendations yet would rather compete in the age group category you may do so.
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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17901 Halfway Boulevard
Hagerstown, MD 21740
-Packet Pickup3:00 - 5:45pm
-Packet Pickup5:00 - 6:15am
-Transition Area Opens5am
-Elite and Relay on pool deck6:45am
-Awards Ceremony11:00AM (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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Hotel options within 3 miles of race site include:
Back to Top 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 Ken@RacineMultiSports.com.