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  • Name
    Fort Ritchie Duathlon
  • City
    Cascade, MD
    Washington County
  • Events
    olympic duathlon
    sprint duathlon
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  • Race Date
    Aug 2, 2020 Sunday
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  • Details from event's Active.com listing:

    This triathlon, designed for all levels, has two distances (Olympic and Sprint) and 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

    Included with the price of your athlete registration:
     
    – Well organized and professional event, of course!
     
    – Free Race Photos. See photo page here of past races.
     
    – Race Technical T-Shirt
     
    – Custom Finisher Medal
     
    – Swag Bag of goodies
     
    – Custom Awards
     
    – Post Race Food
     
    – Real-Time Kiosk Results
     
    – Satisfaction of finishing a multisport race!
     
    – Meeting other athletes and establishing new friends!!!

     

    Event details and schedule

    For more event details check out our website HERE

    Olympic Distance:
    Triathlon: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run • Aquabike: 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike
    Sprint Distance:
    Triathlon: .75K Swim, 24K Bike, 5K Run • Aquabike: .75K Swim, 24K Bike

     

    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 starts with a steep climb leading to a fast and 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. BIKE COURSE IS NOT CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC. You must use caution and make your own judgement call when turning at each intersection. Volunteers are at the turns to ensure you know where to turn but will not be controlling traffic.

    Run Course:  The run course is a 5K loop which navigates through Fort Ritchie property.  Being on private property, vehicular traffic will be minimal if at all.  The course has rolling hills.  The Sprint course is one loop.  The Olympic course will be 2 laps so wave to your fans after lap one.

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

    Schedule:

    3:00pm – 6:00pm (Saturday) Packet Pickup- Fort Ritchie Community Center

    5:30am – 7:00am (Sunday) Packet Pickup- Fort Ritchie Community Center

    5:30am Transition Area Opens
    7:30am Transition Area Closes
    7:40am Pre-Race Meeting
    8:00am Duathlon Starts
    8:05am Sprint Triathlon Starts
    8:20am Olympic Triathlon Starts
    10:30am (approx.) Awards Ceremony-Sprint Races
    Noon (approx.) Awards Ceremony- Olympic Races

    Awards:

    Olympic Awards:

    Top 3 Open/Elite Division Male and Female*

    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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

    Top Relay Team (one Category)

    Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

    Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): There are no age groups for this category.

    Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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.

    *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 an Olympic distance course in less than 2:30 and women less than 2:50.  If you meet these recommendations yet would rather complete in the age group category may do so.

    Sprint Awards:

    Top 3 Overall Male and Female

    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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

    Top Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)

    Top Aquabike male and female (you will only swim and bike with a very short walk/run to the finish line): New for 2016…there are no age groups for this category.

    Top Athena (women 165 lbs+) / Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+). There are no age groups for this category.  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, 2020, per  USAT rules.

    For more event details check out our website HERE

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  • Added to our Directory
    Feb 26, 2012
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Sep 12, 2019
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