Race Information

Diamond in the Rough® Triathlon
Perryville, MD
Saturday July 11, 2015
International Distance: 1 Mile Swim~27 Mile Bike~5 Mile Run
Sprint Distance: 1/4 Mile Swim~7.8 Mile Bike~2.4 Mile Run

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Race Categories

Race CategoryUSAT
International Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Volunteer

Race Fees

Race Category Fee Fee Valid Until Date USAT Fee*
International Triathlon $75.99 01/04/2015 (Sun) Happy Holidays $0.00
$94.99 01/15/2015 (Thu) Celebrate 15 Years Special $0.00
Sprint Triathlon $67.99 01/04/2015 (Sun) Happy Holidays $0.00
$84.99 01/15/2015 (Thu) Celebrate 15 Years Special $0.00

Series

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Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Events (GACC)

Greater Atlantic Multisport Series (GAMS)™

Sponsors


Hammer Gel Nutrition

Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching

Herr's Foods

Simon Eye Associates

Wooden Wheels

Mid-Atlantic Multisport

16 Mile Brewery
**NEW Since 2014 - Entry Fee Refund Insurance**
A new Refund Insurance is now offered for this event. 
You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for an 80% refund of the ENTRY FEE up to 48 hours PRIOR to the event start time.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  The refund insurance is transferrable should you opt to transfer your entry per the Transfer Policy at least 15 DAYS PRIOR to both events.  To opt out, send an email at least 48 hours PRIOR to the event to support@piranha-sports.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.
 
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SWIMMING PRIOR TO EVENT

THIS IS A TOWN PARK ACCESS AREA.  PLEASE ADHERE TOWN PARK'S RULES:

ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING IN RIVER/BAY PRIOR TO EVENT AS NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY

If you violate any of these rules, you will be banned from the race and no refund will be issued.

Water temperature in the past has been around 77 degrees.

Thank you.

Piranha Sports

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Wetsuit Rule
All Piranha Sports events will allow wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or less.  Water temperatures are taken on race morning.

In the event the water temperature is 79 degrees or higher, no wetsuits will be allowed.
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Event Summary
  • A Greater Atlantic Multisport Series Event
  • A Greater Atlantic Multisport Club Challenge Race
  • One of the most exciting triathlons to do.  Challenging bike course with  a 7 1/2% grade climb around mile 22!!
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Additional Options
ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance:  You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for an 80% refund of the ENTRY FEE up to 48 hours PRIOR to the event start time.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  The refund insurance is transferrable should you opt to transfer your entry per the Transfer Policy at least 15 DAYS PRIOR to both events.  To opt out, send an email at least 48 hours PRIOR to the event to support@piranha-sports.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.


Run Race Belts - Allows you to attach your run bib #s and a quick get away in transition area by affixing number and belt via belt clip.  Will be handed out at race packet pickup.

 


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Althete Guide



To be available about 1 week prior to event

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Awards

Awards for Sprint and International Distance are Separate:

Top 5 Overall Male and Top 5 Overall Female

  • Male Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Female Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
    • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 220+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 165+ lbs)
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
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Course

New Sprint Distance Triathlon Added for 2012:

Swim = 1/4 mile - utilizing similar course as international distance tri below but shorter triangular swim.
Bike = 7.8 miles - Out and back course.

  • Exit Transition area and leave park onto Firestone Road (now called IKEA Way).
  • Right onto Broad Street (Route 7).
  • Right onto Principio Furnace Road.
  • U-turn at Mountain Hill Road intersection.
  • Head back same direction back to transition area.
     

Run = 2.4 miles - utilize same course as international distance tri below with turn around at first water stop on run course.

Swim - 1 mile - in the mouth of the Susquehanna River and Chespeake Bay.  Typically, it's cal

  • Expected water temperature around 76 degrees.  Wetsuits allowed and optional if water temperature is 78 degrees or less taken on race morning.  Come prepared with a wetsuit just in case. 
  • Swim Cut Off Rule.  All participants are expected to be able to complete the swim discipline maintaining a steady consistent stroke and able to maintain on course.  Lifeguards are provided for emergency situations and to prevent swimmers from drowning.  Any swimmer who is in constant need of aid from lifeguards along the swim is considered to be a hazard to themselves and other swimmers and has not prepared properly for the race (this includes breaks, and redirection on course).  If a lifeguard at any point feels an athlete is taking too much attention, the lifeguard reserves the right to remove the athlete from the race.  This removal will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) from the entire race (the athlete will not be allowed to compete in the bike or run) at which point athlete must hand in their timing chip to lifeguard or designated staff person. 
  • Direction of swim course determined on race morning depending on conditions.

 

Bike - 27 miles -  through Perryville and heading towards the Conowingo Dam and back to the park.  Hilly and technical bike course.

  • Exit Transition area and leave park onto Firestone Road (now called IKEA Way).
  • Left onto Broad Street (Route 7).  "Broad Street runs from the Perryville Fire Company to Rogers Tavern."
  • Right onto Roundhouse Drive at Rogers Tavern.
  • Roundhouse Drive eventually becomes Frenchtown Road.
  • Right onto Sumpter Drive.  Sumpter Drive turns into Clayton Street.
  • Left onto 222 (get into the right shoulder heading uphill).
  • At the Reservoir Road intersection (Perryville Prime Outlets) take a right onto Blythedale Road.
  • Go through the underpass of I95 and at the fork in the road, take a -
  • Right onto Principio Road (street sign missing).
  • Left onto Jackson Park Road.
  • At the "T", take a -
  • Right onto Craigtown Road (street sign missing).
  • Cross Route 276.
  • Now on Doctor Jack Road.
  • About a 1/2 mile prior to the Intersection of Doctor Jack Road and Moore Road, the steep descent area is labeled as a "NO PASS" zone on the map.  This will actually be a "Pass with caution area".  Any unsafe passing will result in a penalty as determined by USAT officials' observation and discretion.  The penalty will range from a 2 minute penalty to disqualification.  At the bottom of this steep descent, there is a sudden sharp left turn.  Safety is paramount!
  • At the bottom of the hill, take a -
  • Left onto Moore Road.
  • Left onto Susquehanna River Road (Route 222).
  • Proceed through Port Deposit and at the end of town, head up the 7 1/2% grade climb.  This is around mile 22.
  • Right onto Mt. Ararat Farm Road.  Bike water bottle exchange at top of hill (around mile 21).  Please slow down to retrieve fresh bottle.  Your "old" bottles will not be returned.  Go for about 0.3 mile, and take a -
  • Left onto Frenchtown Road (street sign missing).  Go for about a mile and it will merge right at the "Y" intersection of Cokesbury Road and Frenchtown Road (streeg sign missing).  Continue onto Frenchtown Road where it is labeled as a "NO PASS" zone on the map.  This will actually be a "Pass with caution area".  Any unsafe passing will result in a penalty as determined by USAT officials' observation and discretion.  The penalty will range from a 2 minute penalty to disqualification.  At the bottom of this steep descent, there is a sudden sharp left turn.  Safety is paramount!
  • You'll be approaching back the same way you came where Frenchtown Road becomes Roundhouse Drive.
  • At the "T" where Rogers Tavern is, you will take a -
  • Left onto Broad Street (Route 7).
  • Right onto Firestone Road (now called IKEA Way).
  • Right into Main Entrance of Perryville Community Park.

Run - 5 miles - on paved path/streets along the Susquehanna River.  Out and back course.  Flat course. 

  • Stay to the left of each other since this is an out and back course.  Water/sport drink provided approximately every mile. 
  • Upon exiting transition area, run along the river, through the VA grounds along "Avenue A" (some signs missing).  Proceed along the river along Avenue A until you leave the main entrance of the VA grounds and -
  • Turn left on the walking path at Rogers Tavern located at the intersection of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive.  Do not run on Roundhouse Drive (the actual road) since bikers are heading back this way.
  • Continue to run onto Roundhouse Drive for about another mile and turn at the Route 40 bridge.  Run through the timing mats to record your turn around split.
  • Head back in the same direction and finish in the Perryville Community Park near the pavillion.
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Course Maps


Swim Map

Bike Map

Run Map


Click image to view larger version of maps.

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Amenities & Photos
  • $10 discount when you register for any Mid-Atlantic Multisport (www.midatlanticmultisport.com) Open Water Swim Series skills clinic to help you prepare for race day.
  • Over $60 worth of good for all athletes.
  • Technical Shirts to all pre registered individuals that register at least 2 weeks before event - not guaranteed if registered within 2 weeks of event.  $20 retail value. Should you miss signing up for this feature, you can check for any leftover shirts AFTER the event by inquiring with Piranha Sports Staff at either finish line area or retail tent.
  • Finishers Medals to all Finishers.
  • State of the art chip timing and results.
  • Free Digital photos* with results - no "proof" on photos.  Feel free to right click on photo, save picture as, and share with friends and family.  Over a $40 retail value.

* Please allow at least 1 week after race date as we make every effort to provide finishing photos aligned with your results under results page at www.piranha-sports.com/results.  Due to the flood of athletes coming across the finish line, athletes possibly not wearing bib # on front and/or it is not visable - not all photos are viewable.  However, one may also go to http://photos.piranha-sports.com to browse and find their own photos (this is where swim and bike photos typically are posted).  These photos are also free by "saving" or you may elect to purchase these photos at minimal prices.  There is no guarantee your photos will be taken and posted.  This photo service is a "free" service we provide above and beyond the expected entry fee as there is no other race organization that provides this service without extra charges. 

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Lodging

Best Western North East Inn
39 Elwoods Road
North East, MD  21901
(just off of I-95) across from Cecil County Community College
(410) 287-5450

Hawthorne Stuies
304 Belle Hill Road
Elkton, MD 21921
410-620-9494

www.lq.com
email: lq6539agm@lq.com

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Directions

From Philadelphia and North

  • Interstate 95 South
  • Exit #93 at the Perryville Outlet exit in Maryland (Route 222 South).
  • Take 222 South and cross over Route 40 straight into Perryville.
  • At the "T", take a left onto Route 7 (Broad St.)
  • Right onto Firestone Road (now called IKEA Way) by the Perryville Fire Company.
  • Right into Perryville Community Park entrance.
  • Parking available in the Park.  You will not be able to leave until the race is over due to the narrow and winding road heading into the park.  This road will be closed to vehicle traffic until the last biker finishes (8am until around 12 noon).  If you need to leave early, please plan accordingly and park at the Perryville Fire Company parking lot located about 2 miles from the park.

From Washington, D.C. and South

  • Interstate 95 North.
  • Exit #93 at the Perryville Outlet exit in Maryland (Route 222 South).
  • Take 222 South and cross over Route 40 straight into Perryville.
  • At the "T", take a left onto Route 7 (Broad St.)
  • Right onto Firestone Road (now called IKEA Way) by the Perryville Fire Company.
  • Right into Perryville Community Park entrance.
  • Parking available in the Park.  You will not be able to leave until the race is over due to the narrow and winding road heading into the park.  This road will be closed to vehicle traffic until the last biker finishes (8am until around 12 noon).  If you need to leave early, please plan accordingly and park at the Perryville Fire Company parking lot located about 2 miles from the park.
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Race Itinerary

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • To be determined.  There might be no packet pickup on Friday.  However, you may visit the race site to review course, transition area, etc.   

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Parking available in the Park.  You will not be able to leave until the race is over due to the narrow and winding road heading into the park.  This road will be closed to vehicle traffic until the last biker finishes (8am until around 12 noon).  If you need to leave early, please plan accordingly and park at the Perryville Fire Company parking lot located about 2 miles from the park.
  • 6:00am - 7:30am - Packet pickup & Body Marking at the pavillion in Perryville Community Park.   LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.
  • 6:00am - 7:30am - Transition area opened.  Located in the Perryville Community Park.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking.
  • 7:30am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.  Transition Area Closed - all must clear the transition area.
  • 7:45am - National Anthem.
  • WAVE ASSIGNMENTS BELOW ARE BASED ON LAST YEAR'S AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • 8:00am - Sprint Distance Triathlon starts.
  • 8:00am - Wave 1.  All Males in Sprint.  Green Caps.
  • 8:05am - Wave 2.  All Females in Sprint. Pink Caps.
  • 8:50am - Official Results Posted for Sprint Triathlon.  This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 9:15am - Awards Ceremony for Sprint Distance Triathlon
  • All Sprint Triathletes - please stay and cheer the international distance triathletes.  You will not be able to exit park area until last biker comes in at approximately 12 noon.
  • 8:30am - International Distance Triathlon starts.
  • 8:30am - Wave 3.  All Males in International.  Orange Caps.
  • 8:35am - Wave 4.  All Females in International.  Yellow Caps.
  • 12:00pm - Official Results Posted for International Distance Triathlon. This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 12:15am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
  • 12:30pm - Transition area closed.

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dictated by event day conditions, such as weather.

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Refund Policy
No Refunds, No Tranfers, No Deferrals Under Any Circumstances.  

absolutely NO refunds will be made for any reason.  REFERRED TO AS “ENTRY FEES” ABOVE AND INCLUDES ENTRY FEES, PARTICIPANT SHIRTS, UPGRADED PRODUCTS, ANY OTHER AMENITIES, INSURANCE, AND ONLINE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE ANY ITEMS as leftovers are distributed on day of race.  WE DO NOT SHIP.  ENTRY FEES CANNOT BE  TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PERSONS OR APPLIED TOWARD future PIRANHA SPORTS EVENTS.  Selling your race entry slot is strictly prohibited by piranha sports.
If you do sell your race slot, you will be disqualified from the race and you, as well as the entrant who purchased your slot, will be unable to race in another Piranha Sports event for a minimum of 2 years. Piranha Sports reserves the right to reject any entry if a valid photo ID is not presented at race packet pick-up.  There is NO rain date for the event.  In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of God, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be absolutely no refunds or transfer of entries to future Piranha Sports events. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as participate shirts, upgrade products, insurance, and online administrative fees.  All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all.  Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason.  By signing up for this race, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms listed on this page.

Refund Policy Related to Cancellation/Modification by Race Management Or Opt Out by Athlete:
I understand that event management, its affiliates, and outside agencies, monitor for various aspects of the event.  Should any portion(s) of the event be cancelled or modified there will be no refunds, credits, or deferrals.  Should athlete opt out of any portion(s) of the event for whatever reason, athlete may not substitute or race portion(s) of the event unless this has been established as the new and modified course.  Likewise, no refunds, credits, or deferrals will be allowed.  Athlete understands and accepts that a cancellation or modification can occur up to and including race start time or during its progress.  Athlete also understands and accepts that event management reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.

ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance:  You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for an 80% refund of the ENTRY FEE up to 48 hours PRIOR to the event start time.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  The refund insurance is transferrable should you opt to transfer your entry per the Transfer Policy at least 15 DAYS PRIOR to both events.  To opt out, send an email at least 48 hours PRIOR to the event to
support@piranha-sports.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.
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Rules
See Series Information page for a complete set of Rules.


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Spectator Information
Perryville Community Park offers an ideal location for spectators. The large field offers numerous places for you to watch the athletes enter and exit the water, transition areas, bike course and run course. Bring the kids as there is a playground to keep them occupied during the event.

Parking
Spectator (as well as athlete) parking is available at Perryville Community Park. Parking attendants will be available to assist you with parking. Also, please be aware that once the race begins, the road leading in and out of the Perryville Community Park will be closed to vehicle traffic in order to ensure the safety of the athletes starting and finishing the bike. The road will be closed from approximately 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. If you are unable to stay for the duration of the event, please plan accordingly and park at the Perryville Fire Company parking lot located about 2 miles from the park.

Athlete Support
Bring your cow bells, noise makers, posters, banners, and other items to cheer on your favorite athlete. Please keep in mind that spectators are not allowed to provide any outside assistance to the athletes. Outside assistance can result in penalties and possible disqualification. Outside assistance can include but is not limited to: transition area assistance, running or riding along with the athlete (pacing), handing off water bottles, etc. The Piranha Sports staff and volunteers will provide assistance as needed and allowed. As well, there will be no time during the event when spectators will be allowed in the secure transition area. If your athlete forgot an item for the transition area, please ask a Piranha Sports Staff member or volunteer to assist you in getting that item to the athlete.

Spectator Control
The Piranha Sports Staff and volunteers have your athlete’s safety and security as their primary responsibility. Therefore, there may be times during the course of the event that we will need to provide directions to spectators if we feel that the athletes do not have a clear and unobstructed path. Please pay close attention to these directions/instructions so that we are able to maintain the safety of every athlete.

Kids and Dogs
The Piranha Sports Staff loves having kids and dogs at the events. The kids are our future and the dogs are just great. If you do bring your children and/or pets, please keep a close eye on them. Do not allow them to venture onto any of the roadways particularly near the mount/dismount area. As well, if your children bring bikes, please ensure that they are wearing helmets at all times.

Post Race Food
Just as a reminder, the food and beverages provided by Piranha Sports are for athletes and volunteers only.
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