Back Bay Triathlon

Sun September 27, 2020 Snow Hill, MD US 21863 Directions
2019 Athlete Guide



2019 Back Bay Athlete Guide



Welcome to the 2019 Back Bay Triathlon, consisting of a ½ mile swim, , 15 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. This event has traditionally been put on by the staff of the Maryland Coastal Bays as a benefit to their program. This year the event was out of the mission of their agency and was on the chopping block. We just couldn’t sit by and watch this happen, so we are relaunching the event under a new name! We are going to make it bigger and better than you have ever seen it, so we are glad that you could join us for this re-boot of the event!


Public Landing Wharf is our home for the event, and can be found by looking up 4505 Public Landing Wharf Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Parking for the event will be at the boat launch area (PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE BOAT RAMP) and then secondarily on Public Landing Wharf Road towards the beach.


Packet Pickup will start at 7am on Sunday, 9/22. We encourage participants of the events to be prepared to start at 8am.  The total number of participants for the event will determine how many waves there will be. Currently we are looking at a MALE age group start and a FEMALE age group start. All RELAYS will start with the 2nd Wave.


Please be sure to bring your helmet for the bike portion of the course. Athletes WITHOUT A HELMET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE.

You will be provided with a swim cap and bib and timing chip at Packet Pickup. You will only need to wear your bib on the run portion of the course.

Please be sure to bring your USA Triathlon card and Identification for verification. This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all participants must have a valid USA Triathlon membership.






Our swim course will be an in water start. Most athletes will find that they are able to touch for a majority of the swim. We will have multiple lifeguards on course, as well as our friends at Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department.  Athletes will make find there is ONE turn on the course (right turn, keep buoy to your right). All other buoys will be placed for sighting.

Our partners at the Worcester County Parks and Recreation have placed a NEW stair system on the north side of the dock for easier exit for our athletes. These stairs will make it so that you will NOT have to swim around the dock, but instead straight to it.












This is an open bike course, so there will be vehicle traffic on the course. Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will have Deputies at major intersections. The course will be marked with ORANGE arrows on the roadway. You will see arrows at approximately 50 yards, 25 yards and 5 yards before any turns.



You can also see the course at

·         Start at Public Landing Wharf Road

·         Left on to Outten Road

·         Right on to Public Landing Road

·         Left on McCabes Corner Road

·         Right on Paw Paw Creek Road

·         Left on to Bayside Road

·         Left on Staff Road

·         Right on Paw Paw Creek Road

·         Right on to Public Landing Road

·         Left to Outten Road

·         Right to Public Landing Wharf Road (Transition)




The Run will consist of a 3.1 mile out and back run on Bayside Road. This is an open run course, so please use caution when running. You will be running WITH the flow of traffic.  



·         Exit Transition

·         Turn Left on to Bayside Road

·         Turnaround (just prior to Stagg Road)

·         Turn Right on to Public Landing Road

·         FINISH


There will be AT LEAST one aide station with Water and Gatorade on the run course. If temperatures dictate, an additional aide station will be added.









All finishers will receive a medal, commemorating their achievement.

Awards for TOP MALE, TOP FEMALE, And Top 3 Male and Female for:

·         19 and under

·         20-29

·         30-39

·         40-49

·         50-59

·         60 and Over


Awards for Top Duathletes

Awards for Top Relays



Any additional questions, please reach out to Jason at and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday morning at 7am!! Race Starts at 8!!!




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