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Brierman Triathlon
Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD
Sunday October 4, 2009
"Half Lite 50™": .85 Mile Swim~40 Mile Bike~9.3 Mile Run
Sprint: .45 Mile Swim~21 Mile Bike~4.9 Mile run


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Course Change Information
9/23/09 - Due to road construction the "Half Lite 50" bike course is 4.7 miles longer and the run course has been shortened by 2.4 miles to compensate.  The Sprint bike course is 2.4 miles longer and the run is 1 mile shorter than last year's course.
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LATE REGISTRATION FORMS


Online registration is now closed.  However, if you still wish to race, you may print out the pdf above and bring filled out with you to race site on Saturday from 1 to 4pm or on Sunday from 6am to 6:45am.  Limited spots may apply.

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Event Summary
  • Featuring new "Half Lite 50" distance.  Right between International and Half distances!!
  • Fresh water swim with beach start, bike course is hilly with some rolling segments, semi-shaded run on combination of roads and fire trails!!
  • Quiet country roads surrounding the Appalachian Trail at South Mountain!!
  • Only 66 miles from both DC and Baltimore!!
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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 Brierman Triathlon.    
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.

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Awards
  • Separate Awards for both Races
  • Top 5 Overall Male and Top 5 Overall Female in Half Lite
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female in Sprint
  • 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

Sprint Swim - .45 miles (725 meters) 1 lap.  In the beautiful freshwater Greenbrier Lake.
Half Lite Swim - .85 miles (1370 meters) 2 laps.  Need a wetsuit to rent or purchase?  Go to our sponsor, Xterra.  Click on logo. 

  • Clockwise swim with buoys on right hand side throughout.
  • Expected water temperature around 64-70.  Westsuits allowed per USA Triathlon Rules.
Sprint Bike - 23.4 miles (37.6K) - 1 lap of a hilly course with one 1 1/2 mile challenging climb and several fast technical descents.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic)

Exit Transition area and turn right onto park road.
Left onto road toward park exit.
Turn left at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
Turn left at Mount Aetna Rd.
Turn right at MD-66/Mapleville Rd.
Turn right at Pondsville Rd.
Turn left at Crystal Falls Dr.
Turn right at Federal Lookout Rd.
Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
Turn left at Greenbrier State Park onto park road.  CAUTION - Steep downhill with tight right turn.
Turn right at "T" intersection and head into Transition area. 

 

"Half Lite 50" Bike - 44.7 miles (72K) 2 laps of a hilly course with one 1 1/2 mile challenging climb and several fast technical descents.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

Exit Transition area and turn right onto park road.
Left onto road toward park exit.
Turn left at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
Turn left at Mount Aetna Rd.
Turn right at MD-66/Mapleville Rd.
Turn right at Pondsville Rd.
Turn left at Crystal Falls Dr.
Turn right at Federal Look Rd.
Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40
Start second lap. 
Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
Turn right at Federal Look Rd.
Turn left at Mount Aetna Rd.
Turn right at MD-66/Mapleville Rd.
Turn right at Pondsville Rd. 
Turn left at Crystal Falls Dr.
Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40
Turn left at Greenbrier State Park onto park road.  CAUTION - Steep downhill with tight right turn. 
Turn right at "T" intersection and head into Transition area. 

Sprint Run - 3.9 miles (6.3K) - Out & back on 98% paved roads.  Runners stay to the left of each other.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

Left out of Transition Area onto paved path above beach.
Right through parking lot onto park road.
Turn right on park road to campground area.  .38 mile
Right at Dogwood Loop. .95 mile
Right onto gravel road (150 yds) exiting park.
Turn right on Keadle Rd. 1.3 miles
Turn around
and return the same way except near finish. 2.0 miles
Finish line is next to beach on paved path. 3.9 miles. 

Half Lite Run - 6.9 miles (11.1K) - Out & back on 99% paved roads.  Runners stay to the left of each other.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).


The description below is the original course.  We will be following the revised course as outlined above due to unforseen construction.

Sprint Bike - 21 miles (34K) - 1 lap of a hilly course with one 1 1/2 mile challenging climb and several fast technical descents.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

  • Exit Transition area and turn right onto park road.
  • Left onto road toward park exit.
  • Turn left at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
  • Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
  • Turn right at Federal Lookout Rd.
  • Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
  • Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
  • Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
  • Turn left at Greenbrier State Park onto park road.  CAUTION - Steep downhill with tight right turn. 
  • Turn right at "T" intersection and head into Transition area.

"Half Lite 50" Bike - 40 miles (64K) 2 laps of a hilly course with one 1 1/2 mile challenging climb and several fast technical descents.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

  • Exit Transition area and turn right onto park road.
  • Left onto road toward park exit.
  • Turn left at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40.
  • Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
  • Turn right at Federal Look Rd.
  • Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
  • Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
  • Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40
  • Start second lap.  Turn right at Crystal Falls Dr.
  • Turn right at Federal Look Rd.
  • Slight right at MD-153/MD-17/Wolfsville Rd.
  • Turn right at Pleasant Walk Rd.
  • Turn right at Baltimore National Pike/MD-144/National Pike/US-40
  • Turn left at Greenbrier State Park onto park road.  CAUTION - Steep downhill with tight right turn. 
  • Turn right at "T" intersection and head into Transition area.


Sprint Run - 4.9 miles (7.9K) - Out & back on 99% paved roads.  Runners stay to the left of each other.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

  • Left out of Transition Area onto paved path above beach.
  • Right through parking lot onto park road.
  • Turn right on park road to campground area.  .38 mile
  • Right at Dogwood Loop. .95 mile
  • Right onto gravel road (150 yds) exiting park.
  • Turn right on Keadle Rd. 1.3 miles
  • Right onto Mountain Laurel Rd. 2 miles
  • Turn around and return the same way except near finish. 2.5 miles
  • Finish line is next to beach on paved path.  4.9 miles.

Half Lite Run - 9.3 miles (15K) - Out & back on 98% paved roads.  Runners stay to the left of each other.  Open course (not closed to vehicular traffic).

  • Left out of Transition Area onto paved path above beach.
  • Right through parking lot onto park road.
  • Turn right on park road to campground area.  .38 mile
  • Right at Dogwood Loop. .95 mile
  • Right onto gravel road (150 yds) exiting park.
  • Turn right on Keadle Rd. 1.3 miles
  • Right onto Mountain Laurel Rd. 2 miles
  • Right onto Greenbrier Rd. 3.6 miles
  • Turn right on Swope Rd. 4.45 miles
  • Turn around and return the same way except near finish. 4.7 miles
  • Finish line is next to beach on paved path.  9.3 miles.
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Course Maps

 Park Entrance Photo

 Lake Photo

Beach Photo


 2008 Photos

 2008 Photos

2008 Photos



 Swim Map

 

 Half Lite 50 Bike Map

 

Sprint Bike Map

 

Run Map

 

 

 

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Amenities
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Lodging

Camping at Greenbrier State Park 
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD  21713-9535
Call 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) for reservations

Best Western Grand Venice Hotel
431 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD  21740
301-733-0830 ext. 186
Special of $69.00/night.  See attached special.

Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center
1910 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD  21740
(301) 790-3010

Comfort Suites
1801 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD  
(301) 791-8100

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Directions

For mapquest purposes - address is 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD  21713

From I-70:

From the East

  • Take I-70 west to exit 42.
  • Bear right onto Rt. 17 north (follow signs).
  • Go into the center of Myersville and Rt. 17 will turn right.
  • Follow Rt. 17 to the flashing lights at the intersection of Rt. 40.
  • Turn left onto Rt. 40 west.
  • Follow for three miles and the park is on the left.

From the West

  • Take I-70 east to exit 35.
  • Bear right onto Rt. 66 (follow signs).
  • Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40.
  • Turn left onto Rt. 40 east.
  • Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.
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Race Itinerary

Saturday, October 3, 2009

  • NO PETS ALLOWED.
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Early packet pickup at Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD  21713.
  • 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, October 4, 2009

  • NO PETS ALLOWED.
  • Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD  21713.
  • 6:00am - 7:30am - LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections. 
  • 6:45am - Late registration will close at this time.
  • 6:00am - 7:15am - Transition area opened.  Late packet pickup.  Body marking.
  • 7:15am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.
  • 7:20am - National Anthem.
  • Wave assignments below are based on last year's and are subject to change. 
  • 7:30am - "Half Lite 50" Starts.
  • 7:30am - Wave 1.  Swim (2 loops) - All Half Lite 50 Participants.  Green Caps. 
  • 8:00am - Sprint Tri Starts.
  • 8:00am - Wave 2.  Swim (1 loop) - Sprint.  All Sprint Participants.  Red Caps.  
  • 11:00am - Official/Penalty Report for Sprint Tri Posted.
  • 11:15am  - Post race party/awards for Sprint Course Tri.  Awards will not be mailed. 
  • 12:30pm - Official/Penalty Report for "Half Lite 50"™ Tri Posted.
  • 12:45pm - Post race party/awards for "Half Lite 50"™ Tri.  Awards will not be mailed. 
  • 12:45pm - 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 
Parking available on the park 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 at 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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