Greenbrier State Park, May 8, 2021 - FORMALLY IGNITE SWIMRUN MARYLAND

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. 


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.  

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. Some small safety gear is also required such as a water proof compression bandage and whistle.


Must be 18 years and older to participate. Exceptions to this rule can be requested by email to racedirector@ripitevents.com. 



Long Course Team & Solo Division

Swim - 6 legs: 2.4 mi
Run - 7 legs: 15.9 mi
Total distance: 18.3 mi
To view the interactive course map, click HERE.
To view the multi-page course map, click HERE
To view the course cue sheet, click HERE.

Short Course Team and Solo Division

Swim - 4 legs: 1.6 mi
Run - 5 legs: 7.5 mi
Total distance: 9.1 mi
To view the interactive course map, click HERE.
To view the multi-page course map, click HERE
To view the course cue sheet, click HERE.

Long Course Race - Team Division​

  • May 8 - Dec 31, 2020 | $475 per team ($237.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $500 per team ($250 per person)

  • Apr 1 - May 5, 2021 | 525 per team ($262.50 per person)

Long Course Race - Solo Division​

  • May 8 - Dec 31, 2020 | $237.50 

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $250 

  • Apr 1 - May 5, 2021 | $262.50 


Short Course Race - Team Division​

  • May 8 - Dec 31, 2020 | $275 per team ($137.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $300 per team ($150 per person)

  • Apr 1 - May 5, 2021 | $325 per team ($162.50 per person)

​Short Course Race - Solo Division​

  • May 8 - Dec 31, 2020 | $155

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $165

  • Apr 1 - May 5, 2021 | $175


There is no race day registration. For question regarding this race, please email us at racedirector@ripitevents.com.

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon or purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process. 

Registration includes: 
  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt

  • Timing and results

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each class

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

RACE TIMELINE (subject to change)


Friday, May 7, 2021

5:00 -7:00 PM - Optional Athlete Check-In 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

6:00 AM - Athlete Check and Gear Check Opens

7:30 AM - Mandatory Pre-Race Athlete Meeting

8:00 AM – Race start

11:15 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

1:30 PM - Long Course award ceremony

2:30 PM - All participants must finish race

All registered participants, MUST check in on Friday on Saturday morning. 

Per USAT rules, each participant MUST attend in person. 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 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.


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 teams are required to attend this meeting. ​


The athlete guide, which contains all information about this event, will be published approximately two-weeks prior to race day. Below is a link to the 2019 Athlete Guide for reference. Note that items may change for the 2021 race. 


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.


Ramada Plaza- Bowman Hospitality

1718 Underpass way , Hagerstown MD 21740



We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Volunteer sign up will be available one month from race day.