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Rock Hall International Triathlon 2014


Event #2 of the Maryland Triathlon Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

PLACE:

Rock Hall, MD

STATUS:

Register - 147 spots left

DISTANCE:

1500 Meter Swim
24.5 Mile Bike
10K Run

OPEN TILL:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  8:00 AM

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Description

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!

Affiliated Charities

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.

News

USAT Special Qualifier:  The Rock Hall Triathlon (International) has once again been selected as a 2014 USA Triathlon Special Qualifier.  The top 33 percent of each age group automatically qualify for the 2014 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships, which will take place Aug. 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

 

Category Pricing

Age Group Male
Age Group Female
Clydesdale
Master Clydesdale
Athena
Aquabike Male
AquaBike Female
Novice Male
Novice Female
Military Male
Military Female
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$80.00
Before Saturday, March 01, 2014$95.00
Before Tuesday, April 15, 2014$110.00
Before Wednesday, May 28, 2014$120.00
Before Saturday, May 31, 2014$130.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Male Relay
Female Relay
Mixed Relay
Before Wednesday, January 01, 2014$130.00
Before Saturday, March 01, 2014$145.00
Before Tuesday, April 15, 2014$160.00
Before Wednesday, May 28, 2014$170.00
Before Saturday, May 31, 2014$180.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 05-28-2014 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $12.00 fee for each non-USAT registrant.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-30-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 05-31-2014 during normal packet pick up hours.

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.

Packet Pickup

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.

Lodging Information

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

Refunds

This event does not issue refunds.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals will be available after Thursday, May 01, 2014.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

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 Triathlon.

The deferral cutoff date is Thursday, May 01, 2014 or in 14 day(s) from today .

Click here to go to your profile and request a deferral for this event.

Policies

DEFERRALS
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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
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.

Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Form

Overall Results

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Results by Category

CLICK HERE to view Category Results for the event.

Award Categories

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 +)
Military (M&F)
Novice (M&F)
Aquabike (M&F)
Relay Teams (Male, Female & Mixed)

Novice Athletes

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
Timing Chip
Transition Area
USAT Triathlon Rules
Water Temperature & Wetsuits

Do you still have questions? If so please review these FAQ's. If you still have questions after reviewing this information please click here.