Hammer Man Triathlon

Sprint Distance Triathlon
1.5 mile run, 13.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Posted on September 28th at 6:00 pm – Notice: Despite the fact that water quality was improving last week, results of a water quality test received today revealed that bacteria levels at the Hammerman Beach area have spiked and are now at 4x the normal, safe level.  In light of this information we have decided to convert the triathlon to a run-bike-run duathlon.  The opening run will consist of a 1.5 mile flat, paved run fully contained in the park.  The rest of the race will remain unchanged.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure participant health & safety.  An e-mail with race information and instructions will be going out to all participants this evening.

Date: October 2, 2011
Location: Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park
Time: First Wave @ 8:00 am
Race Limit: 300

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Department of Natural Resources (specifically Gunpowder State Park)


Overall Results (Unofficial – Posted on 10/2 @ 1:48 PM)

Age Group Results (Unofficial – Posted on 10/2 @ 1:48 PM)

Please send any corrections to will@eliteracemanagement.com.

Entry Fees:

$65 (Until July 31), $80 (August 1 – 31), $95 (September 1 – 28), $110 (Packet Pickups)

USAT Members will receive a $10 discount off of the prices above

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION for the Hammer Man Triathlon.

Course Information:

1st Run CourseMap

Runners will begin near the transition area and make a right hand turn onto park drive to complete a 1.5 mile counter-clockwise loop around the open area of the park.

Bike CourseMap

Cue Sheet

The bike route will incorporate the scenic Chase area outside of the park – the course is basically flat with a couple of short rolling climbs. There will be police presence on the course at major intersections, but all traffic signs must be obeyed! Almost all turns are right handed. The only left hand turns are at or near the dead ends of the proceeding streets.

*There should be limited traffic interference; however the course is not closed to traffic and extra caution must be taken while riding the course!

2nd Run CourseMap

The race finishes with a scenic 5k run inside the park on varying terrain including grass fields, asphalt roads, and a couple of short wooded trails.

Note:  USAT policies allow us to make changes to the race based on weather or other unexpected issues that may arise.  This includes changing from a triathlon to a duathlon or altering the run or bike courses.  Registration fees cannot be refunded for any reason.


Top 3 overall male and female as well as in each age group as follows

19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+



Each participant will receive a men’s crew neck or women’s v-neck soft-tech race t-shirt (pictured above w/o logos – sizes cannot be guaranteed after 9/16/11), a logo’d swim cap that corresponds to their wave, and participants who register before August 31 will receive a Hammer Man Triathlon 24 oz.Insulated Polar Bottle.  Chip timing for each segment of the race including transitions.  There will be water and HEED sports drink at the mid point of the run course, and course marshals will direct racers at all major turns. Staff will secure the transition area before, during, and after the race.  Refreshments will be available post race.

Packet Pick Up:

Packets will be available for pick up on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 30 at Falls Road Running Store – 5-7 PM
  • Saturday, October 1 at  Bicycle Connection Express in Forest Hill- 10-2 PM
  • Sunday, October 2 from 6:00 am -7:30 am at the start/finish line

Due to time constraints on race day, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE participants to pick up packets on Saturday.


Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels.  Please contact Will at will@eliteracemanagement.com for more details.







Will Murdoch

Shawn Loper

Elite Race Management
P.O. Box 314
Jarrettsville, MD 21084

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