Deep Creek Lake and the pristine, rugged Allegheny Mountains of western Maryland, provide a venue of unmatched beauty and stunning scenery, and features courses that will certainly bring out the true “Savage” in all who come to conquer, from the competitive Ironman racer to the leisurely back-of-the-pack or novice participant. Whether swimming in crystal clear Deep Creek Lake, riding the smooth, remote, and challenging roads of Garrett County, or running on Deep Creek State Park trails and the surrounding lakeside roads, the SavageMan Triathlon Festival will challenge and awe every participant. If such a triathlon event appeals to you then you will love the SavageMan Triathlon Festival.
The SavageMan 20.0 Triathlon is a Sprint distance triathlon consisting of a 500 meter swim, 15.5 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. The SavageMan 20.0 provides the shortest, flattest triathlon of the weekend. The swim takes place in the cool, crystal clear waters of Deep Creek Lake and features and in water start and a sandy beach finish. The SavageMan 20.0 bike course weaves along the lake on a beautiful ribbon of pavement surrounded by forests and farmland. After a quick turnaround at mile 7.5, athletes will fly back to transition. The run course begins with a nice tour of the lakeshore and goes around the Discovery Center. Athletes will then cross State Park Road for a scenic loop of the campground. The campground loop has the biggest hill of the run course, but you might be able to talk a camper out of a s’more on your way through. The last mile of the run course finishes through a cathedral of pines on a nice, level, gravel road leading to the finish line. This is a great course for those that want to race a triathlon, then spend the rest of the weekend riding, hiking, fishing, kayaking, etc. This is a great time of year to be at the lake, in the mountains.
For 11 years the SavageMan Triathlon has been internationally renowned and garnered the top spot on triathlon bucket lists largely due to the extreme difficulty and amazing beauty of the SavageMan 70 bike course. We are incredibly reluctant to make any changes to this iconic race, and particularly to its bike course. However, participation has been dwindling and if the event is to be sustained changes are necessary, so we have come up with the new SavageMan 60 which keeps all of the flavor, all of the beauty (and more!) and much of the challenge of the SavageMan 70, while reducing the distance and extremity of the race just slightly.
Whether you’ve never been to SavageMan before or you have your name on bricks in the Westernport Wall and want a reason to come back, we have changes in store that are sure to appeal to everyone, particularly:
- An entirely new race with a unique race format – the SavageMan 20/20 double sprint triathlon
- An all new SavageMan 30 moved to Sunday and with a particularly awesome new bike course
- The legendary SavageMan 70 becomes the SavageMan 60
- A new run loop for the Sunday 30 and 60 races – including the legendary Fire Tower Rd.
- The SavageMan 100 is back – get the most out of the weekend with the SavageMan 20/20 on Saturday and the SavageMan 60 on Sunday
- The new SavageMan 50 option – want to keep to short stuff but take advantage of the entire weekend and race on both days? Now you can race the SavageMan 20 on Saturday and the SavageMan 30 on Sunday
Aqua Bike Category: Available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
Water Temperature: The water is expected to be in the mid to upper 60’s.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.
-This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
-This event allows a one time deferral of your registration to the following years event. Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event. Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35. Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
-Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a watershed protection agency that fights to keep the water we swim in clean. Please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during the registration process.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.
Chessie Photos will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race with automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Series Events.
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