Race Information


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

Race Schedule

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Women’s Individual & Relay
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 – Men’s Individual, Relay, & Coed Relay



The 2019 Baltimore Triathlon will feature only Sprint distance races. Course descriptions, maps, and cue sheets are available on the “Course” tab.



Two and three-person relay teams are welcomed. Female relay teams will compete on Saturday, October 5th, and male and coed relay teams will compete on Sunday, October 6th.



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.



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 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.



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.



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 Returning for 2019Under Armour long-sleeved technical race shirts available in gender-specific cuts (colors still being selected – 2018 shirts shown for reference).

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.

FINISHER’S MEDAL All participants in the individual and relay races will receive a Baltimore Triathlon finisher’s medal upon completion of the race. 2018 medal pictured below for reference.

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.

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will have access to FREE race pictures captured by our race photography partner!


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 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 open!


Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup at the following times:

  • Friday, October 4th from 2-6 PM
  • Saturday, October 5th from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Sunday, October 6th 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

Two bike and run course previews will be held for current and prospective athletes, and dates will be released as soon as they are confirmed. We do not charge any fee to participate, but all who enter the park must pay the regular admittance fee of $5 per person. The Gunpowder State Park opens at 8 AM, and our bike preview will begin at 8:15 AM. We will meet in the upper transition parking lot (lot to the right of the Beach House). The run course preview will begin at approximately 9:15 AM. Additional information will be emailed to current registrants, and will be posted on our Facebook page!