Maryland

Fort Ritchie Sprint Triathlon to host high school championship

Fort Ritchie was chosen as one of 24 triathlon sites within the United States

CASCADE, Md. - Fort Ritchie Sprint Triathlon has been named the second year in a row to host the Maryland USA Triathlon 2018 High School Championship.

Fort Ritchie was chosen as one of 24 triathlon sites within the United States to host a state championship race and last year was the first. The triathlon is called a sprint triathlon. The swim portion is 750 meters in the lake and biking consists of 15 miles. The race finishes with a 5k run. Officials say people finish anywhere from an hour 20 minutes to a couple of hours. The race is part of a larger effort.
 
"Getting high school students into the sport is really part of the effort from USA triathlon to grow the sport over the years," said Ken Racine, Race Director for Fort Ritchie Triathlon.
 
While you do not need to be experienced, eligible participants need to be enrolled in high school from any state.
 
Officials say all high school students participating in the Maryland State Championship at Fort Ritchie Triathlon will receive discounted individual entry fee of $50 or discounted relay entry fee of $90 per team. The race will take place on August 5th at 8am.
 
To register for the Fort Ritchie Sprint Triathlon, visit: www.racinemultisports.com/frt

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