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Cascade Lake Triathlon & Duathlon
Cascade Lake Park in Hampstead, MD
Sunday May 31, 2009
Tri: 0.31 Mile Swim~15 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run
Du: 1.86 Mile Run~15 Mile Bike~3.1 Mile Run


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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Triathletes and Duathletes:

This is a private facility.  Please respect private property and do not visit prior to race weekend by jumping fences or transpassing to view lake and venue.

Water temperature on 5/28/08 was 69.5 degrees.

Thank you.

Piranha Sports

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Event Summary
 
  • A Greater Atlantic Multisport Series Event
  • A Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Event
  • In water swim start, hilly rural bike course, rolling run course – a challenging short distance triathlon and duathlon course !!
Only 32 miles from Baltimore and 60 miles from Washington DC !!
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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Dri-Release Shirt - Dri-release is a unique fabric that feels like cotton and keeps wears comofrtable, dry and odor-free.  We print race logo on the front of these shirts only and handed out at race packet pickup.  Cost:  $25.00

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.  Cost:  $10.00.


16 or 8 week training program - Designed by our coaching partner Mid-Atlantic Multisport (www.midatlanticmultisport.com), has been created specifically for athletes preparing for the Cascade Lake Triathlon and Duathlon.    
Includes:
  • Detailed daily schedule describing duration and intensity of each training session 
  • Training sessions designed to simulate the race course conditions
  • Web-based training log
  • Race-day tips, strategies and nutrition recommendations
  • Upgraded Dri-Release race t-shirt
  • Mid-Atlantic Multisport race belt 

Cost:   $295.00 for 16 week and $195.00 for 8 week

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Athlete Guide


Click on PDF above to view Athlete Guide.

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Awards
 
  • Each race has separate awards
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 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 200+ lbs)   
  • Top 3 Athenas (Females 150+ lbs) 
  • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
  • Relays - First Overall
    • Male Team
    • Female Team
    • Co-ed Team
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Course
 

Swim - .31 mile - triathlon - in-water start

  • Wetsuits - If you need one, go to www.wetsuitrental.com and rent directly from them for $35 plus $6 shipping.
  • Expected water temperature around 66-72. Wetsuits allowed per USA Triathlon Rules.
  •   Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

Run – 1.86 miles - duathlon's first leg – Rolling out and back paved course. 

  • Start near swim start. 
  • Stay to the right of each other. 
  • Run into Transition Area

Bike - 15 miles – Hilly and scenic rural roads of Carroll County.

  • Exit transition area in park and bike out west park exit.
  • Turn left at Snydersburg Rd.
  • Right at Hampstead Mexico Rd/MD-482. Sharp turn!!  Slow down!!
  • Right at Leisters Church Rd.
  • Right at Old Manchester Rd.
  • Turn left to stay on Old Manchester Rd.
  • Right at Manchester Rd/MD-27.
  • Turn right at Westminster St.
  • Sharp right at Park Ave. Sharp turn!!  Slow down!!
  • Continue on Old Fort Schoolhouse Rd.
  • Turn left at Albert Rill Rd.
  • Left at Snydersburg Rd.
  • Straight at intersection of Cape Horn Rd.
  • Left into Cascade Lake’s west park entrance. Downhill turn!! 
  • Take park road to Transition Area.

Run - 3 miles - final leg for both duathlon and triathlon.  Out and back course. 

  • Stay to the left of each other as if running against traffic.  There is a short steep hill just before the finish.
Run course is all paved except finishing sprint.
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Course Maps

Swim (1st Leg) TRI

Run (1st Leg) DU

Bike (2nd Leg)

Run (3rd Leg)

     

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Amenities
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Lodging

Days Inn - mention "Cascade Lake Triathlon" and get a room for $85.00 + tax for up to 4 people.
www.the.daysinn.com/westminster06665

25 South Cranberry Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-857-0500 / 800-329-7466

Located about 7 miles from race site

Best Western
www.bestwesternwestminster.com

451 WMC Drive
Westminster, MD 21158

410-857-1900 / 800-780-7234
Located about 8 miles from race site

The Boston Inn
www.thebostoninn.com

533 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, MD 21157

410-848-9095 / 800-634-0846
Located about 8 miles from race site

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Directions

From Baltimore (32 miles to Cascade Lake Triathlon)

  • I-695
  • Take exit 19 to I-795 toward Owings Mills/Reisterstown
  • Take exit 9A off I-795 for MD-140 E/MD-30 N toward Hanover
  • Stay right at Butler Rd/MD-128 N
  • Turn left at Hanover Pike/MD-30
  • Continue to follow MD-30 into Hampstead
  • Turn left at Hampstead Mexico Rd/Md-482
  • Right on Snydersburg Road, turn right into Lake Cascade

From Washington DC (60 miles to Cascade Lake Triathlon)

  • Take MD-295 N
  • Exit onto I-695 N toward Towson
  • Take exit 19 to I-795 toward Owings Mills/ReisterstownFrom Philadelphia and North
  • Take exit 9A off I-795 for MD-140 E/MD-30 N toward Hanover
  • Stay right at Butler Rd/MD-128 N
  • Turn left at Hanover Pike/MD-30
  • Continue to follow MD-30 into Hampstead
  • Turn left at Hampstead Mexico Rd/Md-482
  • Right on Snydersburg Road, turn right into Lake Cascade

  • Interstate 95 South
  • Exit onto I-695 N toward Towson
  • Take exit 19 to I-795 toward Owings Mills/Reisterstown
  • Take exit 9A off I-795 for MD-140 E/MD-30 N toward Hanover
  • Stay right at Butler Rd/MD-128 N
  • Turn left at Hanover Pike/MD-30
  • Continue to follow MD-30 into Hampstead
  • Turn left at Hampstead Mexico Rd/Md-482
  • Right on Snydersburg Road, turn right into Lake Cascade

From Frederick and Hagerstown

  • Take I-70 E
  • Take exit 68 for MD-27 N toward Mt. Airy
  • Turn left at MD-27 N/Ridge Rd
  • Continue to follow MD-27 N through Westminster
  • Turn right at Hampstead Mexico Rd/MD-482
  • Turn left at Cape Horn Rd
  • Right on Snydersburg Road, turn left into Lake Cascade
Address to Cascade Lake is 3000 Snydersburg Road, Hampstead, MD  21074.
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Race Itinerary
Saturday, May 30, 2009
  • NO PETS ALLOWED.
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Early packet pickup at transition area at Cascade Lake, 3000 Snydersburg Rd., Hampstead, MD 21074.
  • 3:00pm - First Timers Meeting.  "Open to all registered participants."  This is an opportunity to review logistics of the race with a Piranha Sports staff member.  It will involve reviewing packets, chip timing, transition area, rules, and tips.
  • BRING YOUR BIKE AND HELMET for optional inspection at early packet pickup. 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

  • NO PETS ALLOWED.
  • Lake Cascade3000 Snydersburg Rd., Hampstead, MD 21074.
  • 5:15am - 6:30am - Transition area opened.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking.   LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections. 
  • 6:30am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
  • 6:45am - National Anthem.
  • Waves below are based on last year's and is subject to change.
  • 7:00am - 1st Wave.  Duathlon Run's First Leg, including Duathlon Relays - Mass Start
  • 7:05am - Swim - 2nd Wave "first for tri's".  Men 39 and Under.  Red Caps.    
  • 7:10am - Swim - 3rd Wave.  Men 40 and Over.  White Caps.    
  • 7:15am - Swim - 4th Wave.  Females 39 and Under.  Blue Caps. 
  • 7:20am - Swim - 5th Wave.  Females 40 and Over.  Green Caps.
  • 7:25am - Swim - 6th Wave.  All Athenas, Clydesdales, and Relays.  Yellow Caps.
  • 8:30am - Official/Penalty Report Posted
  • 8:45am - Official Results Posted
  • 9:00am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
  • 9:00am - 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
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.
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Rules
Please see Series Information for complete set of rules.
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Spectator Information
Parking 
Free Parking available on the Cascade Lake grounds. 

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
NO PETS ALLOWED IN THIS PARK. The Piranha Sports Staff loves having kids at the events. The kids are our future. If you do bring your children, 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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