ABOUT THE SWIM COURSE
The swim is .62 miles (1000 meters) starting at the boat ramp at Centennial Park. The swim exit is west of the start at a separate point. There is a short run up to transition from the swim exit. Swim course map to be added shortly.
ABOUT THE BIKE COURSE
The bike course is a scenic 16 mile loop ride through Howard County. Athletes will pass through farmlands and rolling hills before returning back to Centennial Park to transition to the run. The bike course map can be viewed here.
BIKE COURSE TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS
- START at Bike Out in the transition area
- Turn RIGHT onto Rt 108 (Clarksville Pike) at the entrance to Centennial Park
- RIGHT on Centennial Lane
- LEFT on Frederick Road
- LEFT on Rt 40 (Baltimore National Pike)
- Riders will be going AGAINST the regular traffic pattern in the #3 lane on Rt 40. Police will be on-site to direct motor traffic.
- LEFT back onto Frederick Road
- LEFT on Triadelphia Road
- LEFT on Carroll Mill Road
- RIGHT on Folly Quarter Road
- Take 3rd RIGHT at traffic circle to Homewood Road
- LEFT on Rt 108
- LEFT into Centennial Park (South Entrance) and into transition area
ABOUT THE RUN COURSE
The run course is a 3.5 mile loop around paved trails through Centennial Park. The run course will be marked with colored tape on the pavement and directional arrows at other points. There will be two water stops on the run course, fully stocked with water and Gatorade product. The run course map can be viewed here.
HOW IT WORKS
Relay teams are offered the option of competing with two or three individuals. Teams with two members will have one person complete two legs, while the other person completes the remaining leg; with three members each person will select one leg to complete. When registering, select one person to create the team and act as team captain, and then have the other member(s) opt to join the team.
Each relay team will be issued two bibs (based on group size) with an identical number and ONE timing chip and a Velcro strap. Relay participants are to pass the velcro strap to their teammates in the transition area. Participants may carry the chip and Velcro band in their hand but it is preferred to wear the timing chip around your ankle for best results. The first relay participant (Swim – Leg #1) will start at the boat ramp on Centennial Lake, this relay participant will not have a bib to wear. The other team member(s) will need to be in the transition area at the start of the race and exchange with their team member inside the transition area.
Upon entering the transition area, incoming swimmers and cyclists should make sure their bib number is visible. This will help to ensure a smooth transition with your team members.
Each relay participant will pass the timing chip and Velcro band to the next relay member inside the transition area. Timing mats will be located at both entry/exit points of the transition area (Bike OUT/ BIKE IN and Swim IN/ Run OUT)
NOTICE ABOUT RACE CONDUCT
Please familiarize yourself with the course maps. Ultimately, it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the race course and follow it according to USAT Rule 3.4.
For a complete list of USAT rules please go to: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules