The newest addition to our series is the St. Mary’s Triathlon located in historic St. Mary’s City in Southern Maryland. Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River just a few miles from Point Lookout State Park this race is a hidden gem. The college and race site are on a bluff overlooking a cove on the St. Mary’s River and are just minutes from great lodging and restaurant options in Lexington Park and Solomon’s Island. Historic St. Mary’s City was the first colonial settlement in Maryland and St. Mary’s College was founded in 1840. You will love the beautiful swim venue, smooth low traffic roads for the bike course and partially shaded low traffic run course. Don’t miss out on this inaugural event!
Swim: The swim course is a 1500 meter rectangular course in a sheltered cove on the St. Mary’s River. The swim start and finish utilizes the St. Mary’s College Waterfront area. So, you’ll be starting off their docks next to their fleet of sunfish and other watercraft. The water temperature is expected to be in the low 70’s and we will post a preliminary water temperature the Thursday evening prior to the event. An official reading will be taken by our USAT officials race morning.
Bike: The bike course is very fast and mostly flat with the exception of a small hill done in the first mile going past the swim venue. The course is two loops for the International and one loop for the Sprint. The clockwise course consists of 4 right hand turns per lap with large shoulders on 80% of the course. The scenery is amazing with views of the St. Mary’s River, St. Mary’s College, and the agricultural vistas that make this part of Maryland so scenic.
Run: The International run course is an out and back with a loop at the turn around that is done twice to get the proper distance. The course will have full sun for the first and last mile while the remainder is heavily shaded. There will be an aid station at the start of the run and approximately every mile thereafter. Aid stations for the International will have Gatorade, water and ice. The Sprint run course goes 1.55 miles out, turns around and comes on back.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a sub-category of the Triathlon!
Post Race Food: A meal and snacks will be provided to all athletes along with other goodies.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House.
Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience all that the Southern Maryland area has to offer, including Historic St. Mary’s City, Solomon’s Island, and Point Lookout State Park.
-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.
This event benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
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.
This event also benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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.
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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