Register for the Terrapin Triathlon

You can register online or in-person at the Eppley Recreation Center Member Services Desk. These three steps MUST be completed in order for you to participate in the race.

STEP 1: PARTICIPANT INFO
Submit athlete information form online or fill out in person at the ERC.
For Individuals
ONLINE    PAPER
For Relay Teams
ONLINE    PAPER

STEP 2: PAYMENT
Create an account and pay online OR mail check to address below.
Submit Payment

STEP 3: WAIVER
Download waiver and mail to address below.
Race Waiver Over 18
Race Waiver Under 18

Contact Info

Registration forms and checks may be mailed to:
Natalie Taylor - RecWell
1115 Eppley Recreation Center
College Park, MD 20742

E-mail
terrapintriathlon@gmail.com

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Natalie Taylor at nferdina@umd.edu

 

Packet pick up

Friday, April 29th 4-6p, Saturday, April 30th 10a-12n and Sunday May 1st 5:45a - 6:30a.

All packet pick up sessions will be held on the pool deck of the Eppley Recreation Center. You are encouraged to pick up your packets on Friday or Saturday, to avoid issues and being rushed on Sunday morning. We will have maps of the courses posted during these times so you can ask any questions you may have.

 

Timing Chips –

These will be distributed on Sunday morning and collected as soon as you cross the finish line after the race. If you do not return your timing chip, you will be charged a $40 replacement fee.

 

Courses –

½ mile swim (approx). You must complete 5 loops of the swim course. 13 mile bike (approx). You must complete 3 loops of the course. 3.1 mile run (approx). This is an out and back course. The courses should be marked on Saturday (weather permitting) so you will have the opportunity to do a dry run if you so desire. We will also have large maps of the courses posted during packet pick up.

 

Swim waves –

The advanced wave  and relay swimmers will start promptly at 7a. 

The intermediate wave will start approximately 15 minutes later at 7:15a 

The beginner wave will begin at approximately 7:30a.

Wave preferences are predetermined at the time of registration. Changes may not be made after April 10th.

2016 Triathlon Rules

PRICING

Individuals
$55 - UMD Students and RecWell Members
$65 - Non-UMD Students
$80 - Community Members

Relay Teams
$135 - Student Relay Team
$210 - Non-student Relay Team

OTHER INFORMATION

Swim
  • The first wave of swimmers (advanced) will go off at 7a.
  • The second wave of swimmers (intermediate) will go off at  approx 7:15a.
  • The third wave of swimmers (beginner) will go off at approx 7:30a.
  • The relay swimmers will go off with the first wave (advanced) of swimmers at 7:00a. 
  • All swimmers will be given a swim cap that corresponds to a particular wave. You must swim in your assigned wave.
  • The pool will be open for warm up from 6a til 6:40a.
  • Participants are required to count their own loops (5) of the swim course.
  • Everyone starts on the right side of the course and swims with the buoys on their left side. After passing buoy number 4, 5 times, you exit the pool on the left and head towards transiition.
*Advanced swimmers should be able to complete a 500 yard swim in under 9 minutes. Intermediate swimmers should be able to complete a 500 yard swim in under 16 minutes.

Bike
  • All bikers must have their own bikes and helmets. Helmets will not be provided to any participants. Helmets required for ALL riders!
  • The course will be marked with arrows (white) but participants are expected to know the course without having to rely on course markers. 
  • Participants are required to count their own loops (3) of the course.
  • Bikers may mount their bikes after the mount line at the boundary of the transition area upon exit of T1. 
  • Bikers must dismount their bikes before the mount line at the boundary of the transition area into T2.
  • Race bibs must be displayed at all times on the bike course.
  • The bike course will be open for warm up from 6a till 6:40a.
  • There will be two water/ aid stations on the bike course for your convenience. The staff at these stations will be in contact with race staff if you have an issue and need assistance.
  • Police will be on the course to assist with traffic management. Roads will not be fully closed during the race. 
Run
  • The run course goes out to a turn around point and returns to the finish.
  • The course will be marked with arrows (white) but participants are expected to know the course without having to rely on course markers. 
  • Runners are advised to stay on sidewalks and running trails on the run course.
  • Race bibs must be displayed at all times on the run course.
  • The run course will be open for warm up from 6a till 6:40a.
  • There will be a water/ aid station on the run course for your convenience. The staff at this station will be in contact with race staff if you have an issue and need assistance.
Transition
  • Transition will be open for racking of bikes from 5:30a till 6:30a.
  • There will be no racking of bikes allowed after 6:30a.
  • Each bike rack holds 8 bikes.
  • There will be no changing area in transition.
  • There will be no riding of bikes in the transition area.
  • Only participants will be allowed in the transition area after 6:30a and until the race is completed.
  • There will be volunteers monitoring the transition area but participants are encouraged to leave valuables with family and friends.
Other

Participants are required to collect their timing chips between 5:45a and 6:30a on the morning of the race. There will be a table set up next to transition for this purpose.

Participants and spectators are welcome to use the locker rooms in the pool area.

SWIM COURSE: approx 1/2 mile

Must complete 5 laps of the course


BIKE COURSE: 13 miles

The 2016 bike course has some changes compared to previous years. We will be completing 3 loops of the course in 2016. We will be on Paint Branch Drive for more of the course, and will bike along Presidential Drive. As always, we will clearly mark the course with large arrows, and have plenty of volunteers to assist you.

RUN COURSE: 3.1 miles

The 2016 run course is slightly different from previous courses, in that you will be starting from the foot bridge behind the ERC and ending once you have returned across that same bridge. As per usual, it is an out and back course and we will have a water station along the course.