Rock Hall Sprint

Date/Time
06/04/2017, All Day

Category(ies)

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Race Website: Rock Hall Sprint

Coach Ed’s Comments for Team Zrs 

This year Rock Hall is the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region’s Championship and “Special Qualifier”.  This will be a big event for our team on course that is very friendly for newer athletes and a flat/fast for our more experienced folks.

Special Qualifier means the top 1/3 of the finishers in your age group will qualify for USA Triathlon Age Group (Short Course) Nationals

This race will be swum in a sheltered Marina on the bay – just over the bay bridge and to the north a hair.  Very convenient and pretty.   We will camp for cheap at this race and eat crabs by the bushel.  This is a great first timer’s race, and we have a blast every year.  Think Crabs and beer on Saturday night!

Everyone will have the volume to do the international, though for track 1 of Under 70.3 (or for any newer triathlete)… at this point in the season racing the sprint is a good idea.   All programs have a brick workout scheduled for this weekend. If you don’t race Rock Hall – you will be doing a brick at home.

 

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Race Description

The Rock  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!

 

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Race/Course information

 

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.

This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.

AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!

You can find real time water temperature updates HERE as well as a water temperature history HERE.

Lastly, spend a few minutes to and watch these great race videos from 2016 HERE

 

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Affiliated Charities

Chesapeake_Bay_Foundation_logoThis event 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.


Logo_specialopsThis event benefits 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.