Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park 7200 Graces Quarters Road Chase, MD 21027 Official Website
The 2023 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, September 30th, and male and coed relay teams will compete on Sunday, October 1st.
Sprint races will begin at 8:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. We will use a “time trial” start where athletes will begin on land in small groups and run over a timing mat to enter the water. Exact starting procedures and additional information is 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 Relays (2 & 3 Person Relays Combined)
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.
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.
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.
Each registrant will receive the following items:
RACE SHIRT Returning for 2023 – Under Armour long-sleeved technical race shirts available in gender-specific cuts (men’s & women’s shirts are navy blue for 2023). 2022 shirt shown below!
SWIM CAP Individual registrants will receive a colored swim cap with the Baltimore Triathlon logo. For relays, the swim leg will receive the swim cap. Participants must wear the provided swim cap during the race.
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 (2020 medal shown below).
POST-RACE FOOD & DRINK Enjoy our traditional post-race pizza from Pizza John’s and snacks for the 2023 race. As always, pre-packaged snacks, bananas, water, and Gatorade will be available.
RACE PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will have access to FREE race pictures captured by our race photography partner, Chessie Photo!
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 in transition prior to the race start.
Volunteers are critical to making an event fun, safe, and enjoyable for athletes and spectators. We have brought back many volunteer positions for 2023, and you can sign up for a shift here!
Packets will be available for pickup at the following times:
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.
Every year we host a course preview in September for all registrants and prospective athletes. The date of our 2023 preview will be Saturday, September 16th. Join Race Director Shawn Loper at the Transition Lot (next to the large Beach Lot) at Hammerman to ask questions about the race and preview the bike and run courses. The park opens at 8:00 AM, and we’ll meet at 8:30 AM for a quick intro before taking off on the bike course. After completing the no-drop ride, athletes can also run the 5k course with guidance from the Race Director. If you plan to just run, please arrive no later than 9:00 AM and wait for the cyclists to return in the Transition Lot. Park guests are required to pay the entrance fee of $3 per-vehicle ($5 for out-of-state residents). Please ensure your bike is in working order as we will not have professional bike support present. Can’t make it that day? Current and prospective athletes are welcome to visit the park during normal operating hours to view the courses. Maps of each race segment can be found in our course section here. Questions about our course preview? Email us at events@charmcityrun and we’d be happy to help!