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Midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia, this race is staged out of beautiful Perryville Community Park in Perryville, Maryland which is truly a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough. Nestled on forested bluffs overlooking the top of the Chesapeake Bay this park makes for the epicenter of a great race. The swim takes place in the Chesapeake Bay and features an in water start off the dock. The Sprint bike course is a rolling out and back course while the Olympic bike course is technical with a mix of suburbia, rolling farm country and a fast, flat drag strip along River Road. The run course is mostly flat and winds its way along the Chesapeake Bay on sidewalks and back roads. This event is not to be missed and Cecil County is a great area to explore. Sailing, hiking, dining and more can be found minutes from the race site, you can learn more HERE.
Be sure to check out our race video HERE, then sign up below!
****All athletes must stay in the park until the bike route is clear of incoming bikes. If you must leave prior to the bike course being clear you MUST park outside the park at the fire department lot, approximately 1.35 mile from the race site. If you park inside the park, all cars will be “locked in” until the police deem the roads safe to allow cars to exit. Our goal is a safe race for ALL athletes and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons. Every participant, official, volunteer and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.
USA Triathlon makes no express or implied warranty, guarantee, or representation regarding the degree of safety, which may or may not result from compliance with the Competitive Rules. Examinations or inspections of equipment at sanctioned events are undertaken solely to monitor compliance with the Competitive Rules and do not guarantee or ensure safety from personal injury or property damage. The safety of race equipment is the sole responsibility of each and every participant.
Please visit https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules for a complete list of USA Triathlon Rules.
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Additional race information can be found at https://kineticmultisports.com/races/diamond-in-the-rough-festival/.
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Diamond in the Rough Olympic
Diamond in the Rough Sprint
Be part of the great experience. Here are some comments from last year’s Diamond in the Rough Triathlon race.
"Appreciate the communities support of this event on race day. Understand that it impedes traffic in the area and cars that passed us on the bike course were polite. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to help with the event."
bib# – 360
"I really enjoyed this race, it’s a beautiful location and the swim was challenging without being intimidating."
bib# – 327
"My experience with this race was great. I really enjoyed it from the beginning to the end and everything about it. Thank you"
bib# – 444
Any athlete who participates in a minimum of five (5) 2023 Kinetic Multisports events will qualify for Kinetic Cup Series scoring and qualifier rewards.
The tiered qualifier system will work as follows:
Stage 1 Qualifier: Q3 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 3 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a Race for the Kinetic Cup Silicone Swim Cap at Packet Pick Up!
Stage 2 Qualifier: Q5 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 5 Kinetic Multisports events will eligible for Kinetic Cup Series awards and will receive a Race For the Kinetic Cup Special Beach Towel!
Stage 3 Qualifier: Q10 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 10 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a custom Kinetic Multisports Qualifier Jacket! (Your custom jacket will be mailed to you after the season). Pictured is the 2022 Q10 Jacket, this jacket is different each year.
Race For the Kinetic Cup Series Awards – Each athlete placing in the top 5 of each age group or category (with 5 races) will receive a special award. Awards differ from year to year!
Time Trial Swim Start: Kinetic Multisports races utilize a time trial swim start. We'll start two (2) athletes at a time every few seconds. Athletes line up based on swim and overall finish times, faster up front, slower in the back to create a smoother race for everyone.
Elite Box Start: In conjunction with our time trial swim starts we are excited to announce the official addition of the Elite Box Start at select races. If you are in contention to get Top 20 Overall Male/Female or just want to race up front, this is for you. Simply work your way to the front of the swim start area on race day. We'll get you lined up and started first, then athletes two at time every few seconds thereafter. The Elite Box Start concept worked well at many races last year and we are excited to add this feature to more races.
Do you need to rent a wetsuit?
The water temperature for this race has NOT been wetsuit legal the past. 2022-85F, 2021-81F, 2019-83.9F, 2018-84F
When the water temperature is 84F or above wetsuits are NOT allowed.
When the water temperature is between 78.1F - 83.9F you may wear a wetsuit but you are not eligible for awards or ranking points. (You will be placed in a wetsuit category for the results)
When the water temperature is 78F or below wetsuits are allowed but not required.
When the water temp is 60.8F or below wetsuits are mandatory.
Wetsuit Rental Dot com has wetsuits to rent HERE
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