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COLUMBIA GATEWAY DUATHLON >> SPRINT

REGISTRATION OPENS >> FEBRUARY 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN >> CLICK HERE

COLUMBIA GATEWAY DUATHLON

April 18, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD

Sprint Distance - 2 Mile Run | 10 Mile Bike | 2 Mile Run​

RACE IS SOLD OUT. THERE IS NO WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT. SHOULD COVID RESTRICTIONS CHANGE, WE WILL OPEN THIS RACE TO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS.

THE RACE

This race takes place on the Columbia Gateway Drive circle in Columbia, MD. With only one hill on the looped course, this race is relatively flat, FAST and appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers! This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

AGE REQUIREMENT

All participants must be 14 years and older to register.

COVID-19 RULES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by all COVID-19 rules, requirements and other safety guidelines issued by the event, county, and the state. Participants will be required to sign a specific Covid-19 waiver during online registration. Additionally, athlete temperature must be below 100 degrees F on race morning to participate in this race.  

REGISTRATION - RACE IS SOLD OUT. THERE IS NO WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT. SHOULD COVID RESTRICTIONS CHANGE, WE WILL OPEN THIS RACE TO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS.

$65.00 - Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

$75.00 - Feb 15 - Mar 21, 2021

$85.00 - Mar 22 - Apr 15, 2021

There will be no in-person registrations for this race. All participants must register online before April 16, 2021.

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER

  • All registrations are final, no refunds. No registration transfer permitted to other Rip It Events.

  • Registered participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2022 race. To view the deferral policy, click HERE

  • Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.

  • Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

  • This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. All rules apply.

  • Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at racedirector@ripitevents.com.​​

RACE LOCATION
7000 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 20146

SCHEDULE & WAVE START

The following schedule could be altered to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. A wave start format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.


7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Athlete Check-In and Transition Area Open
9:00 AM – Race Wave Start TBD

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

​All registered entrants MUST attend Athlete Check-in. Per USAT rules, each participant MUST pick up his/her own packet. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event. All participants, including youth (16 and under) must bring the following to packet pickup:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

TRANSITION AREA​

The transition area will open at 7:30 AM race day. The transition area is for ATHLETES ONLY. The transition area will have volunteers to help athletes with their bike/gear. This is a FIRM USA Triathlon rule. If you would like to be inside the transition area during the race, please consider volunteering.

RULES

This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All competitive rules apply. To view an overview of race rules, click HERE

BIB TRANSFERS

Allowing a non-registered person to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule. 

 

1. We are implementing specific safety measures due to Covid-19. All registered participants will sign a wavier agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, registered participants will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have receive communication from us. 

 

2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number. 

​BIKE COURSE  

The looped bike course is relatively FLAT in elevation and includes one hill. There will be police support and signage at every turn. There are no aid stations on the bike course. Participants are required to count their loops and to complete the required distance. To view the bike course map, click HERE.

Required Distance:  Five loops (10 miles)

RUN COURSE​

The looped bike course is relatively FLAT in elevation and includes one hill. There will be one aid station at mile 1 on the run loop offering water and Gatorade. The run course on paved trail surface.  Both run legs will be run in the same direction. Please familiarize yourself with the route, as it is the athletes responsibility to know the course. To view the run course map, click HERE.

Required Distance:

First run leg - one loop (2 miles)

Second run leg - one loop (2 miles)

SWAG​

Athletes who register for this race will receive a shirt. Athletes who finish this race will receive a finisher medal. 

AWARDS​

To reduce the amount of physical contact between participants and event management, all awards will be mailed to participants. Awards will be given to the top finisher in each of the following age groups for men and women: 1st Overall, 2nd Overall, 3rd Overall, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70+.​​

RESULTS

To reduce the amount of close interaction between race staff and athletes, all results will be posted directly online in real time. Finishers will use their smart phone to access their individual results by clicking HERE or going to the RESULTS webpage at the conclusion of their race. 

SPECTATORS

While we'd love to have friends and family participate as spectators, due to covid-19 and the permit requirements, spectating is NOT permitted at this years event. Thank you for your understanding. 

PARKING

Parking for this race will be in the corporate parking lot at 7021 Columbia Gateway Drive. This lot is on the outer loop of Columbia Gateway Drive and is located directly across the street from the transition area. 

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