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At Racine MultiSports, we are excited that races are successfully occurring again in a live “in-person” format. We conducted SUPER Fest Triathlon and the Hagerstown Duathlon in 2020 with great health safety success while following CDC, State and local COVID-19 protocol. We are also successfully helping our clients with live races too. With this success, we are opening our 2021 race calendar with optimism of producing our traditional events using the health safety success of our 2020 live races.
As with 2020, we are opening these races with the same promise that if we have to cancel any of our 2021 events, due to COVID-19, we will refund 100% of your race fee, or allow you to defer to a later race, whichever is your preference.
Precautions will be taken to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.
Description: This Swim competition has three distances (plus options to combine events for longer distance). Event takes place at Lake Royer, at Fort Ritchie in Cascade, MD…..just 20 minutes from Frederick, MD and Hagerstown, MD, and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. Fort Ritchie is a private residential and commercial community. The property is a beautiful venue for multisport racing and will also host the Fort Ritchie Duathlon in May and the Fort Ritchie Triathlon in August. Water temp is usually between 65 and 72 degrees. Wetsuits will be allowed with water temps below 78.1 degrees.
Race Limit: 450 participants
Giving: Swim Fest Fort Ritchie will help support the Fort Ritchie Community Center. The Non-Profit Center strives to create and provide healthy lifestyle and leisure activities, foster community traditions, and promote cultural development through the arts, education, sports, technology, and natural resources to enhance the quality of life for the residents and users of Fort Ritchie and surrounding communities.
What do you get for your entry?
Swim Course: The swim course will be in Lake Royer and will be a 750 meter course.
750 meter race: complete one lap
1500 meter race: complete two laps
2250 meter race: complete three laps
Competitors will exit the water after each lap and will run along the beach, then down a pier, and jump back into the water off the pier to start their next lap.
Start: The first race will be the 750 meter event. The second race is the 1500 meter swim. The third and final swim will be 2250 meters. Each race will begin as scheduled, however swimmers who have not completed their event before the next race begins will be allowed to finish and will not be pulled from the water. This will be an in water start, wave format. You can combine events! You are eligible for awards for each individual event you compete in but will only get one swag bag. All three events combined is a total of 4,500 meters (2.8 miles). Each race will be allowed a 10 minute warm up near the start area.
Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed! We will be providing race day results at our results kiosk immediately after you finish your race. We will also provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.
Course Support: We will have water and sport drink at the finish line. We will also have food items including Jersey Mike’s at the finish line for volunteers and participants only.
Schedule: This schedule could be altered to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.
6:00am (Saturday): Packet Pickup/Registration Opens (All 3 Races), at the Race Venue
7:30am: Packet Pickup/Registration Closes for 750 and 1500 Races
7:30am: Pre-Race Meeting
7:45am: 750 Warm Up
7:55am: 750 Line up at Start
8:00am: 750 Meter Race Begins
8:30am: Packet Pickup/Registration Closes for 2250 Race, at the Race Venue
8:30am: 1500 Warm Up
8:40am: 1500 Line up at Start
8:45am: 1500 Meter Race Begins
9:30am: 2250 Warm Up
9:40am: 2250 Line up at Start
9:45am: 2250 Meter Race Begins
11:00am (apprx.): Awards Ceremony (All 3 Races)