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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park for the Triathlon?  Please park in the upper lot of the Severna Park Community Center. See Detail Map. The lower lot of the center is reserved for patron of other community center programs. We will have a loading area marked of at the pool for participants to unload/load their equipment.

What time should I arrive?  Check-in for triathlon opens at 7:00am and will remain open until 8:30am. At Check-in each participant will receive their Race bag and a lane assignment. We give out lane assignments on a first come first serve basis at check-in. In order to maintain smooth swimming environment 2 participant will split each lane. One swimmer will swim up and down on the right side of the lane while the other swims on the left side of the lane.  Since our pool has 6 lanes and 2 participants will be splitting each lane the first 12 participants at check-in will start the triathlon at 7:30am. Once a participant has completed the swim leg another participant take their place in the pool and begin the triathlon. All participants will be finished the swim leg of the triathlon by 8:30am.

Will there be lap counters?  Lap counters will not be provided but participants are encouraged to use pennies to count each lap or have another person count for them.

Where can I setup/store my equipment and belongings?The community Center has a locker room available for use before, during and after the triathlon. Please bring a lock to secure your belongings.

All participants will bring their bike the morning of the race and store them in the one of the two bike setup areas located on the trail and by the pool. All equipment (bike, shoes, etc.) should be brought the morning of the race. There are two bike setup areas. One is next to the pool and the other is on the trail in-front of the bike start line. See Detail Map.

What portions of the triathlon count towards my overall time?   We encourage everyone to enjoy their experience of a recreational triathlon. The final time does include the swim time, run time, and the transition times for the swim to the bike transition and the bike to the run transition.  The time for the bike leg will not be included in anyone’s overall final time. Times will not be posted for the bike ride because no one is permitted to exceed the speed limit of 15 mph, and participants will not be advantaged or disadvantaged by the bike ride.

When will Results be posted? There will be an Awards Ceremony at the community center at 10:45am. Results will be posted on the website and emailed to participants by 2:00pm on Saturday. Age Group awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each age group. The awards will be available for pick up at the Severna Park Community Center a week after the race.

If you have questions please contact us at ESMStriathlon@comcast.net

Severna Park Community Center
623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
Severna Park, MD

 

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