Race Information

The 2017 Baltimore Triathlon Festival will feature men’s and women’s sprint-distance championships spread out over 2 days. This exciting change in format will expand the field size, and create a competitive atmosphere that will challenge beginners and seasoned veterans alike. We hope you enjoy this unique racing opportunity!

Location

Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park
7200 Graces Quarters Road
Chase, MD 21027
Official Website

Race Schedule

  • Saturday, October 7th – Women’s Individual & Relay
  • Sunday, October 8th – Men’s Individual, Relay, & Coed Relay

 

Distance

For 2017, the Baltimore Triathlon will feature only Sprint distance races. Course descriptions, maps, and cue sheets are available on the “Course” tab.

 

Relays

Two and three-person relay teams are welcomed. Female relay teams will compete on Saturday, October 7th, and male and coed relay teams will compete on Sunday, October 8th.

 

Waves

Sprint races will begin at 8:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. Waves will be separated by age groups, and swim cap colors and additional wave information will be available in the athlete guide sent out one week prior to the race. All times are subject to change in accordance with police and park oversight.

 

Awards

In addition to finisher medals, awards will be given out to athletes that place overall and in their age groups. There is no double-dipping.

Sprint Individuals

      • Top 3 Males and Females Overall
      • Top 3 Males and Females in the following age groups:
      • 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

Sprint Relays (2 & 3 Person Relays Combined)

      • Top male relay team
      • Top female relay team
      • Top co-ed relay team

 

Parking

Parking for the Baltimore Triathlon is available within the park in designated areas. Attendants will be present to direct traffic the morning of the race. We encourage carpooling to minimize impact on the park and expedite parking in the morning.

 

Timing & Results

Official chip timing will be handled by Charm City Run Events. Participants will receive accurate times for each segment of the race, including transitions, as well as ranking based on each segment.

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Rules

The Baltimore Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event, and adheres to all USAT rules and procedures. A complete listing of USAT rules can be found on the USA Triathlon Website.

In the event of inclement weather or other unavoidable circumstances, The Baltimore Triathlon reserves the right to modify or cancel any portion of the race that is deemed unsafe for participants.

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Course Cutoffs

To ensure participant safety and minimize impact on the surrounding communities, the Baltimore Triathlon has established course cutoffs for the races in coordination with the Baltimore County Police Department.  All cyclists MUST be off of the road by 10:00 AM.  This gives sprint participants approximately 2 hours to complete the 750m swim, transition 1, and the 13.8 mile bike course (based on an 8:00 AM wave start).

Race officials reserve the right to pull any participant from the course who is not making satisfactory progress on the course, or is considered a danger to themselves or others.

 

What Do I Get?

Each registrant will receive the following items:

RACE SHIRT
A technical race shirt available in gender-specific cuts.  Not sure which size you need? A sizing chart will be provided shortly!

SWIM CAP
Individual registrants will receive a colored swim cap with the Baltimore Triathlon logo that corresponds to their wave group.  For relays, the swim leg will receive the swim cap. Participants must wear the provided swim cap during the race.

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NUMBER
In addition to body marking, each participant will receive a helmet number, bike number, and bib number. The bib number is only required for the run portion, and must be worn on the front of the body and visible at all times.

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FINISHER’S MEDAL
All participants in the individual and relay races will receive a Baltimore Triathlon finisher’s medal upon completion of the race. The 2017 medal features a spinning logo insert in the middle – you’ll want to add this one to your collection!

POST-RACE FOOD & DRINK
Participants are encouraged to stick around after the races for complimentary food and refreshments, including bagels, fruit, and delicious options from local vendors.

Wetsuits

Water temperatures at Hammerman Beach have historically hovered around 70 degrees at the end of September, and we expect that the race will be wetsuit legal.  A final measurement will be taken the morning of the race, and results communicated to all athletes at the pre-race meeting.

Volunteers

Volunteers are critical to making an event fun, safe, and enjoyable for athletes and spectators.  We rely heavily on volunteer support, and are always looking for folks who don’t mind waking up early and lending a hand.  If you’d like to volunteer at the Baltimore Triathlon, we’ll make it worth your while with an event volunteer shirt, coffee, and other goodies. Volunteer registration is here!

 

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup at the following times:

  • Friday, October 6th from 2-7 PM
  • Saturday, October 7th from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Saturday, October 7th from 2-6 PM
  • Sunday, October 8th from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM.

Packets are available in the Athlete Village, located in the transition lot at Gunpowder State Park. Per USAT rules, you must pick up your race packet in person and bring photo identification, along with your USAT card if you are a member. Each relay member must be present to pick up their own packet. Packets will not be released to anyone other than the athlete for any reason.

 

Course Previews

A bike and run course preview will be organized in the summer for current and prospective athletes. We do not charge any fee to participate, but all who enter the park must pay the regular admittance fee of $5 per person. Details will be posted here, as well as on our Facebook page, when they are confirmed.