Crisfield Triathlon

Sat May 22, 2021 Crisfield, MD 21817 US Directions
2021 Athlete Guide

Date and Location

The 2021 Crisfield Triathlon will take place on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at the American Legion #16, located at 116 Lorie Quinn Drive, in Crisfield, MD. Parking will be located in a large grass lot in the immediate area and transition and the finish line are 100 yards away from your vehicle.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be RACE DAY ONLY and will be also held at the American Legion #16. Packet pickup will begin at 7am and all youth triathletes must be checked in and ready to go by 7:45 am.

Packet pickup for adults will be continuous, from 7am to 8:30 am, but everyone is encouraged to arrive before the youth race at 8am, so as to stay out of the way of our athletes.

Please be sure to bring identification. Your USAT number has been verified prior to packet pickup, but we will need a photo ID to verify your identity.

Your packets will be hanging for you, at your bike rack position. In the packet you will find the bike frame sticker, t shirt, and timing chip. We will be placing FOUR bikes per rack, so you have plenty of room on each side of you.  

Race Day Registration

There will be NO Race Day Registration on site. You MUST provide a current USA Triathlon card or you will have to purchase a one-day license, for an additional fee





Schedule of events

7:00 am Packet pickup and on site registration

8:00 am Youth Triathlon begins

9:00 am Adult Triathlon begins (Wave 1 – 9:00  All males/Duathlon    Wave 2 - 9:05  All females)

               All aquabike athletes will start with their appropriate gender wave

10:05  Estimated first finisher

11:30  Estimated last finisher and awards



This start is going to be different than our other races in the Eastern Shore Tri Series. Because the distance to get out to the start area is so far away, we are going to do a typical WAVE start for the event. All males will start in Wave 1. All females will start in Wave 2. 

Please be sure to enter the water with the appropriate group as you are timed based on the start of that wave.

You MAY use a personal float for safety, if you are concerned.

The swim will be an open water swim start. Adults will walk out from the sandy shore, to the end of the large pier, and will start near a large green buoy. Adults will then swim towards the large ORANGE BUOYS. ORANGE BUOYS ARE TURN BUOYS. When you reach an orange buoy, keep that buoy to your right and make the turn to the next buoy. YELLOW buoys will be placed in between, so that you can sight to the next turn buoy.

The youth swim will be in a contained area and will be a simple square course. Youth participants will be in shallow water and will have guards in the immediate area, should they need assistance.

The exit for both events (Adult and Youth) will be the beach area at Wellington Beach, adjacent to the transition area.



Course Markings

The bike course will be marked with ORANGE arrows on the ground and will have arrow signs at every turn.  A course map is available, with turn by turn directions, on the main site ( under Course Maps. Law enforcement will be out on course to assist you at heavy intersections. If you know of any persons who would like to volunteer to help direct you on course, please have them check out the VOLUNTEER tab on the main page



USA Triathlon rules state that bicycles should stay 3 bike lengths away.

Common rule violations

In addition to the aforementioned drafting, you can find a list of common rules at the USA Triathlon website at


All participants MUST wear a helmet. No helmet, no ride. The chin strap for the helmet MUST be fastened.


As this is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, the use of headphones is prohibited. You will be asked to remove the headphones, should you be seen wearing them.

Assistance on course

There will be very little motor assistance on course. Please ensure that you have the materials necessary to change a flat tire, in case you have a puncture. If there is an emergency on course, please let a law enforcement officer on course know the emergency and approximate location.


The run course map can be found under COURSES at The run will be a large, single loop. The run course will be marked by GREEN arrows on the ground, in addition to arrow signs at all turns.

The course IS OPEN to vehicle traffic, so please be aware of your surroundings. We are trying to control all major intersections but there will be businesses that we will run by and we cannot control every entrance and exit.

Please do not wear headphones so that you are able to be aware of your surroundings during the run.

There will be ONE aide station on the run course, near McCready Hospital. This is just over a mile in to the run course. This aide station will have water and Gatorade. There will also be cups of water at the RUN OUT chute.

Aqua-Velo Participants

If you are an Aqua Velo (Swim and then Bike) participant, your time will officially end when you come in to transition. We welcome you to come over and pass under the finish line after racking your bike. YOU MUST ENTER TRANSITION WITH YOUR BIKE!  Please do not ride your bike across the finish line.




Duathlon Participants

Duathlon participants will start their 1 mile run when WAVE 1 of the swim is released. You will start from the finish line area. When you come in to transition, you will enter in through the Swim In/Run Out chute, and will be shown that prior to leaving for your event. You will then continue on the bike and run portion and finish as every other athlete.

Relay Participants

Relay participants will make their exchange of their chip in transition, at the bike rack area. Each team will only have ONE chip per team, and it must be passed along to the other member of the team.

After Party

The Crisfield Lions Club will have food for the athletes as a part of your registration. You should have been able to select either a Soft Crab Sandwich, or a Crab Cake, as part of your registration. Your bib will have a pull tag that says FOOD on it. You are allowed ONE (1) free sandwich as a part of your registration. Additional food is available for purchase for spectators and athletes. There will also be beer for sale from the American Legion.

There will be Water, Gatorade, Soda available for athletes at the conclusion of the event, along with some light snacks.

Please consider heading in to Crisfield to support many of the local restaurants and businesses that will open up for us at noon! We have spoken to Bubby’s Wing Shack, Waterman’s Inn and The Gathering Place Restaurant and know they will be open. We are hoping that Linton’s Crab Deck may be open too, for those wishing to sample some hard crabs!


Awards will be given for the Top 3 Males, Top 3 Females, and Top 3 in each age, as defined by USA Triathlon.

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