General Smallwood Sprint Triathlon 2014
Event #6 of the Maryland Triathlon Series
Sunday, August 17, 2014
General Smallwood State Park - Indian Head, MD
750 Meter Swim
Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:00 AM
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Water Temperature, monitor the water temperature in the Bay HERE
Located just on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. this race takes place at a great venue and is so easy to get to. Named in honor of Maryland's fourth governor and the highest ranking Marylander to serve in the Revolutionary War, General Smallwood State Park is ideally situated for a triathlon. The swim takes place in the pristine Mattawoman Bay, known across the Nation as a top spot for bass fishing. After a short run to the transition area, athletes will race along 16 miles of rolling hills where most of the traffic is just your fellow triathletes! Once you've laced up your running shoes, you'll head back to the road for a fast out and back 5K with aid stations every mile. Run past the restored house called Smallwood's Retreat towards the finish and you will understand why the General made this area his "Headquarters"!
**Note: We anticipate the water temperature to be in the mid-70's**
This event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Friends of Smallwood State Park.
The General Smallwood Triathlon is proud to support the groups that support us. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation fights to keep the water we swim in clean. The Friends of Smallwood State Park promote activites and upgrades at our host venue. A nicer park and cleaner water makes for a more enjoyable race all around. Please consider making a donation to one or both of these groups during the registration process.
Event Site Rules
Dogs ARE ALLOWED at Smallwood State Park and, of course, at our race this weekend. They simply need to be on a 6 foot leash and under control. Don't forget to keep them hydrated too! Thanks and have a great race weekend!
Cut Off Times:
Athletes must be done with the bike 2 hours after the last wave goes off or the last swimmer enters the water. This gives athletes 30 minutes to complete the run course. Those not completing the bike within this time frame will not be allowed to continue the race.
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.
This event will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. (5 splits provided)
You must turn in your timing chip at the conclusion of your race or you will be billed for the replacement!
Smallwood State Park
2750 Sweden Point Road
Marbury MD 20658
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: There will be a pre-race meeting and course overview given at 6PM on Saturday at the race site. Novices are encouraged to attend this meeting as ample time is allocated for Q&A. Brief instructions will be given race morning, however there will not be time for questions.
Holiday Inn Express
6860 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Miles to race site: 14
Best Western La Plata Inn
6900 Crain Hwy (Rt 301)
La Plata, MD 20646
Country Inn & Suites
2555 Business Park Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601
Miles to race site: 20
La Quinta Inn-Waldorf
11770 Business Park Dr.
Waldorf, MD 20601
Miles to race site: 20
For Charles County tourism information, please visit: VisitCharlesCounty.com
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 - General Smallwood Sprint Triathlon .
The deferral cutoff date was Friday, July 18, 2014 and has passed. No further deferral requests will be accepted for this event.
If you would like to switch from the sprint to the international please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SMALLWOOD TRANSFER POLICY
Should you want to switch from the Sprint to the International you will need to re-register online for the International and then request a refund for the Sprint. There is a $20 administrative fee to do this. This applies ONLY to the Smallwood 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 will no longer be allowed.
Purchase Event Photos
Event photo's for the Sprint can now be purchased at Chessie Photo.
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
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