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SWIMRUN MARYLAND

Sept 24, 2023 | Greenbrier State Park

 Registration Opens March 3, 2023 

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THE RACE

SwimRun Maryland is at Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland. Enjoy the man-made, fresh water lake and rolling terrain of the park trail system. Choose either the long course or short course distance. Both race distances are appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. 

WHAT IS SWIMRUN?

Take on a challenge different from anything you’ve experienced before. Traverse through a pre-marked course in nature alternating between running and swimming. Swim legs consist of open water lake swims while run legs are on fire trails and natural surfaces. Athletes typically participate as a two-person team of men, women or mixed but individual options are also available.  ​​​

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As a team, you must remain within 10-meters of each other, this is not a relay. You share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering.  

Rules permit swim aids such as hand paddles, pull buoys, even fins if you are so inclined but there are no transition areas and all gear must stay with you for the entire course so choose wisely. 

RACE LOCATION
Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713

​AGE REQUIREMENT

All participants must be 18 years and older to register.

REGISTRATION

Registration fee includes soft cotton t-shirt and finisher medal.

SHORT COURSE SOLO

$85, Mar 3 - 5, 2023

$95, Mar 6 - Apr 30, 2023

$105, May 1 - Jun 30, 2023

$115, Jul 1 - Sept 21, 2023

$115 - Race Day

SHORT COURSE TEAM*

$170, Mar 3 - 5, 2023

$190, Mar 6 - Apr 30, 2023

$210, May 1 - Jun 30, 2023

$230, Jul 1 - Sept 21, 2023

$230 - Race Day 

LONG COURSE SOLO

$95, Mar 3 - 5, 2023

$105, Mar 6 - Apr 30, 2023

$115, May 1 - Jun 30, 2023

$125, Jul 1 - Sept 21, 2023

$125 - Race Day

LONG COURSE TEAM*

$190, Mar 3 - 5, 2023

$210, Mar 6 - Apr 30, 2023

$230, May 1 - Jun 30, 2023

$250, Jul 1 - Sept 21, 2023

$250 - Race Day 

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*Relay Team price is for the entire team not per individual. The captain will “Create a Team” and pay the full price. The additional team members will “Join a Team” at no cost. USAT fees may apply.

Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. 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. Pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

RACE SWAG
Registration fee includes soft cotton t-shirt and finisher medal.

 
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COURSE INFO

 
RACE SCHEDULE

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Sunday, Sept 24, 2023

6:30 AM - Athlete Check-In Opens

7:30 AM - Mandatory Pre-Race Athlete Meeting

8:00 AM- Long Course Solo & Teams Start

8:03 AM – Short Course Solo & Teams Start

10:30 AM - Short Course Solo and Team awards ceremony

12:00 PM - All Long Course Teams must be thru Swim 4

1:15 PM - All Long Course Teams must be thru Swim 5

12:00 PM - Long Course award ceremony

2:30 PM - All participants must finish race

 

All participants must bring the following to packet pickup:

  • Photo ID

MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING

Race Day at 7:30 AM - The mandatory pre-race course talk will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All participants are required to attend this meeting. Please checkin to receive your race bib and swim cap prior to this meeting. 

MANDATORY RACE GEAR

All athletes MUST carry the following gear on their person at all times. To learn more about gear used for swimrun, view the gear guide HERE

  • Jersey (to be provided by the race)

  • Swim Cap (to be provided by the race)

OPTIONAL RACE GEAR 

Participants may use the following optional gear. 

To learn more about gear used for swimrun, view the gear guide HERE

  • Pull Buoy

  • Teether (for teams)

  • Wetsuit

  • Paddles

  • Calf Sleeves

  • Compression Socks

  • Bright Color Swim Buoy 

  • Compression bandage & whistle*​

*In past years, we have required participants to carry a compression bandage & whistle. This is NOT required for the 2022 race.

WET SUIT RULE

If the low race day air temperature and low race day water temperature, combined, is less than 120F, wetsuits will be MANDATORY. If the low race day air temperature and low race water temperature is equal to or greater than 120F, wetsuits may be optional at the discretion of the Race Director.

COURSE MARKINGS
The swim course will be marked with Yellow buoys indicating the start, course and finish. The swim course is the same for each SWIM leg. Swimmers must keep buoys on their RIGHT shoulder for the duration of the swim.

 
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The run courses will follow a color-coded system. At the start of each run leg (aid station), participants will receive a colored rubber-band indicating which loop you are about to START. You will follow the marking flags matching the color of the rubber band you have on your wrist. Each time you pass through the aid station at the venue, you will exchange your current rubber band for a new color. At athlete check-in (prior to the start of the race), participants will receive a yellow rubber band. Please wear this at the start of the race.

 

Colored flags will be at trail crossings will indicate an action to be taken (i.e. turn left). Three flags will mark the trail you are leaving. 3 more flags will mark the direction you are turning or crossing into. The race director will explain this in detail prior to the start of the race.

The run course colors are:

Leg 1: Yellow (long & short course)

Leg 2: Orange (long & short course)

Leg 3: Green (long & short course)

Leg 4: Blue (long & short course)

Leg 5: Purple (long course only)

Leg 6: Pink (long course only)

Leg 7: Run to the finish – no band needed.

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AID STATIONS

Each aid station will have water, Gatorade (lemon lime), Gatorade Chews, GU Energy gels, GU Energy Stroopwaffles and Cliff Bars.

There is an aid station at the start of each loop and on the course beginning with leg 4.

Short course participants will pass through an aid station on the trail half way through leg 4.

Long course participants will pass through an aid station on the trail half way through legs 4, 5 & 6.

AWARDS  

The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: All Male Team, All Female Team, Mixed Gender Team, Male Solo and Female Solo.