Rock Hall International Triathlon 2014
Event #2 of the Maryland Triathlon Series
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Rock Hall, MD
1500 Meter Swim
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 AM
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Tentative date for 2015 is May 30th!
Registration opens November 1st!
The Rock Hall Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore "as the fish swims" (put your bike rack on a boat!), Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere...and is full of history. George Washington took the Annapolis Ferry to Rock Hall nearly ten times before heading to Philly on horseback to work out America's Independence! The swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete's dream. Wide open ribbons of pavement with wide shoulders throughout most of the course take athletes though a huge expanse of countryside - this course is truly pancake flat! The run course is also pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint neighborhoods and sideroads of Rock Hall, MD. The International Distance run course is 2 loops, the Sprint run course is one loop.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women!
This event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The Rock Hall Triathlon is proud to support the groups that support us. 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.
Event Site Rules
Cut Off Time: 4 Hours
Athletes not completing the course legs in the times noted below will not be allowed to continue the race. Since this is a 2 loop run course, athletes have 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete their first lap of the run.
Cumulative Cut-Off Times:
Swim = 1 hour
Bike = 3 hours
Run = 3.5 hours (first lap), 4 hours to complete the run course
Total Event Time = 4 hours
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.
Friday: 4:00-7:00pm @ Race Site
Saturday: 6:00-7:30am @ Race Site
Race Site Address:
5657 South Hawthorne Avenue, Rock Hall, MD 21661
Inclement Weather Packet Pick Up Location:
Rock Hall Municipal Building located at 5585 South Main St - Rock Hall, MD, 21661
Note: Participants must collect his/ her own event packets. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT. ALL USAT annual members must show a valid USAT membership card or pay the one day membership fee ($12).
Pre-Race Meeting: Friday at 6PM
If you have questions, this is the meeting attend. An overview of the courses will be given and Q&A will be encouraged.
Rock Hall Lodging - www.rockhallmd.com
(Please note that there is likely to be a wedding the weekend of the event so book you rooms early!)
Camping at Bayshore Campground - Triathlete Discount!
We're proud to continue our partnership with Bayshore Campground, located less than 3 miles from Main Street in Rock Hall! Bayshore has a generous offer for tent camping rates...only $20 per person per night! They've reserved their prime sites right on the Chesapeake Bay just for our triathletes! In order to get this rate, you have to let them know when you make reservations, either on the phone or add a comment when you register online. This is great opportunity to keep lodging costs down, and a perfect place for clubs as well. Check it out HERE
RefundsThis event does not issue refunds.
Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.
TransfersThis event does not provide transfers.
This event accepts a one time deferment up to 30 days prior to the event date or until the event has filled.
The deferral event is the 2015 - Rock Hall International.
The deferral cutoff date was Thursday, May 01, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.
Any participant who cannot compete in the event for any reason will have the option for a one time deferment of their registration into the following years event. The deferral request must be made from within the athletes profile 30 days prior to the event date and there is a $20 deferral fee. If this event is unavailable in the following year, the option to defer to an event with a similar or lesser amount will be made available within the host Series.
There will be no other refunds, credits, or transfers available for this event. No exceptions.
In the event of inclement the following procedure will be followed: The event will be postponed for 30-45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass within this timeframe the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
ROCK HALL TRANSFER POLICY
Should you want to switch from the International to the Sprint you will need to re-register online for the Sprint and then request a refund for the International. There is a $25 administrative fee to do this. This applies ONLY to the Rock Hall triathlons and is only possible up until 2 weeks out from the event or one of the events fills. Once either event fills or we are within 2 weeks transfers and refunds will no longer be allowed.
Purchase Event Photos
Photo's for this event and many others can be found at Chessie Photo www.chessiephoto.com.
If you would like to volunteer for this event click on the link below. We'll be in contact with you the week prior to the event.
Results by Category
CLICK HERE to view Category Results for the event.
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
Overall (M & F)
Masters Overall (M & F 40+)
Age Groups (M & F):
15 & Under,16-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-84, 85+
Clydesdales (Males - 220 Lbs)
Masters Clydesdales (Males 40+ - 220 lbs)
Athenas (Females - 165 Lbs +)
Relay Teams (Male, Female & Mixed)
Thanks for making this event your first triathlon! There are many more people like yourself who will be racing this type of event for the first time. Below are links to information that you will want to review before race weekend.
Race Number & Body Marking
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits