Located just on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. this race takes place at a great venue and is so easy to get to. Named in honor of Maryland’s fourth governor and the highest ranking Marylander to serve in the Revolutionary War, General Smallwood State Park is ideally situated for a triathlon. The swim takes place in the pristine Mattawoman Bay, known across the Nation as a top spot for bass fishing. After a short run to the transition area, athletes will race along 16 miles of rolling hills where most of the traffic is just your fellow triathletes! Once you’ve laced up your running shoes, you’ll head back to the road for a fast out and back 5K with aid stations every mile. Run past the restored house called Smallwood’s Retreat towards the finish and you will understand why the General made this area his “Headquarters”!
This event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The General Smallwood Triathlon is proud to support the groups that support us. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation fights to keep the water we swim in clean.
Event Site Rules
Please, no swimming at the race site prior to the actual race. This area is generally not set up for swimming and is a very active marina.
Cut Off Times:
Athletes must be done with the bike 2 hours after the last wave goes off or the last swimmer enters the water. This gives athletes 30 minutes to complete the run course. Those not completing the bike within this time frame will not be allowed to continue the race.
Race management and medical personnel reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears that they are not sufficiently trained to complete the remainder of the course in the allotted time and in a safe manner.
Purchase Event Photos
Photos for this event by Chessie Photo at www.chessiephoto.com