General Smallwood Triathlon

Staged out of beautiful General Smallwood State Parkthis park and area are ideally situated for a triathlon with rolling courses and low traffic roads. The swim takes place in the Mattawoman Bay, known across the nation as a prime example of what a fully restored Chesapeake Bay tributary looks like!

After a quick run to the transition area, athletes will race the bike leg along rolling, freshly paved, low traffic roads of Charles County.

Once you’ve laced up your running shoes, you’ll head back to the road for another scenic, rolling course with aid stations every mile. 

The last mile of the course is spectacular as you re-enter the park and head downhill almost the entire way until just before the finish where take a wooden bridge over the Mattowoman Bay. 

The finish line and post race BBQ are not to be missed.  This race is just a short drive from NOVA!

There are multiple distances offered, including Sprint and Olympic.

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40.063 km / 24.894 mi

Total Distance

278 m / 913 ft

Total Ascent

278 m / 912 ft

Total Descent

45 m / 148 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Various
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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