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Events

Women's Sprint Championship

10/03 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Men's Sprint Championship

10/04 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Sprint Women's Relay Championship

10/03 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Sprint Men's Relay Championship

10/04 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Sprint Co-Ed Relay Championship

10/04 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://baltimoretri.com/.

Place
Gunpowder State Park
7200 Graces Quarters Road
Chase, MD US 21027
Description

The 2020 Baltimore Triathlon Festival will feature men’s and women’s sprint-distance championships spread out over 2 days. This exciting format will create a unique and competitive atmosphere that will challenge beginners and seasoned veterans alike. We hope you enjoy this unique racing opportunity!

COVID-19 Race Guidelines

In-depth information on each aspect of the event can be found on our website, but the following is a list of general safety protocols that will be in place before, during, and after the event:

  1. All CCR employees will wear face coverings for the duration of the event. Employees in a public-facing position where contact with participants may occur will wear gloves.
  2. Race registration (normally capped at 300 racers per day) will be limited to 200 per day.
  3. All registrants will receive emails 10 days prior to the race, and 5 days prior to the race with a list of COVID-19 symptoms and additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Registrants who are currently experiencing any related symptoms, or believe they may have come in contact with someone exposed to COVID-19, will be advised to stay home. Registrants will be given the option to defer their race registration to 2021.
  4. CCR will require all participants to certify (through a “waiver-style” question in the registration system) adherence to any standing travel restrictions as part of their entry. In accordance with guidelines from the State of Maryland and Baltimore County Health Department, anyone traveling from out-of-state to participate in the race must be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hrs prior to arriving in Maryland. Proof of a negative test within this time frame will be required to pick up a race packet. Registrants who do not meet this criteria will be offered the opportunity to defer their entry to 2021, or transfer their entry to someone else who qualifies to participate.
  5. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the race village including the packet pickup area, transition area (where bikes are kept), finish line, and near the restrooms.
  6. Participants will not be required to wear face coverings while actively participating in the event, but will be required to wear a mask at all times before and after the race while in the area.
Race Information

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

RACE SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 3rd – Women’s Individual & Relay
Sunday, October 4th – Men’s Individual, Relay, & Coed Relay 

RELAYS
Two and three-person relay teams are welcomed. Female relay teams will compete on Saturday, October 3rd, and male and coed relay teams will compete on Sunday, October 4th.

REGISTRATION FEES:

Due to the COVID-19 crisis we had delayed the original registration fee schedule and moved to the modified schedule below.

The following entry fees are in place for the 2020 Baltimore Triathlon:
 
Through 10/27 - SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD PRICING
$55.00 SPRINT
$35.00 RELAY (per person)
 
10/28/19 to 12/31/19
$65.00 SPRINT
$45.00 RELAY (per person)
 
1/1/20 to 2/29/20
$85.00 SPRINT
$55.00 RELAY (per person)
 
3/1/20 to 9/4/20
$95.00 SPRINT
$60.00 RELAY (per person)
 
9/5/20 to 9/27/20
$105.00 SPRINT
$65.00 RELAY (per person)
 
After 9/27
$115.00 SPRINT
$70.00 RELAY (per person)

Please Note: There is NO race-day registration this year. Online registration will close on 10/2.
 
If you are not a member of USA Triathlon on race day, a One-Day License must be purchased in order for you to participate. The fee for the one-day license is $15, and is not included in the above pricing.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:

1. Register online for the Baltimore Triathlon Festival.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.

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.

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+

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. Please adhere to the guidance on spectators found in our COVID-19 protocols, and leave non-racers at home.

HOTEL PARTNER
Our official hotel partner for the 2020 Baltimore Triathlon is the Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh.  Click here for exclusive athlete pricing or call the hotel directly and ask for the Charm City Run block.  Price expires September 2, 2020 so book now.

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.

WHAT DO I GET?
Each registrant will receive the following items:

Race Shirt
A long-sleeve Under Armour technical race shirt available in gender-specific cuts.  

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.

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 Medal
All participants in the individual and relay races will receive a Baltimore Triathlon finisher’s medal upon completion of the race.  

Post-Race Food & Drink
We have eliminated our traditional post-race pizza in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols, but we will have plenty of snacks and Gatorade to share when you finish!

 
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 in transition prior to the race start.

 
VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are critical to making an event fun, safe, and enjoyable for athletes and spectators.  We have eliminated many volunteer positions and replaced them with Charm City Run staff to ensure a safe race experience. We hope you’ll consider volunteering with us in 2021!

PACKET PICKUP
Packets will be available for pickup at the following times:

Friday, October 2nd from 2-6 PM
Saturday, October 3rd from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM
Sunday, October 4th 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.

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.

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.

WEATHER & EVENT CANCELLATION

Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com prior to registering.

DEFERRAL AND TRANSFER POLICY

We have amended our transfer and deferral policy due to COVID-19. We allow transfers until September 27th, and deferrals up to race day. There is no processing fee for transfers or deferrals. If you choose to defer your registration until next year, we will send you a registration code post race that can be used to register for next year race. You may do both by going into your profile on runsignup.com and choosing “Manage Registration.”

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