Mayor and County Executive join Navy Athletic Association for a swim, bike and foot race through Historic District, County Roads on the north side of the Severn and through the Naval Academy
The second annual Sailor’s Triathlon is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. The event, which will be coordinated in partnership with the United States Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association, begins at City Dock’s Susan Campbell Park. After a 500-meter swim off City Dock, cyclists will continue onto a 10.5-mile route through the Historic District, crossing into Anne Arundel County over the Naval Academy Bridge. From there, riders will circle back and end the ride at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Next, runners will depart on a 4-mile route back through the Historic District and onto the Naval Academy (Gate 1) grounds, then return to Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The event is for individuals or teams. The race will begin at 6:30 a.m. and should end by 9:25 a.m. Expect rolling road closures. The race is a United States of America Triathlon (USAT) officially sanctioned event.
“This is a great opportunity to see our beautiful city from a unique vantage point,” said Mayor Buckley. “Participants get the experience of swimming Spa Creek, biking through our historic streets, crossing the Naval Academy Bridge overlooking the Severn River, and finally running back through the streets of Annapolis and onto the Naval Academy campus. It is a unique opportunity and great coordination between City, County, and the Academy.”
Parking will be restricted on City Dock, in the area closest to Susan Campbell Park, from 9 a.m. on Friday to 9 a.m. on Saturday. About 30 spaces will be restricted.
Several roads will be closed on a rolling basis starting around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and ending around 9:25 a.m. All route and street closures have been worked out, and agreed to, by the Annapolis Police Department, the United States Naval Academy, the Anne Arundel County Police, the Maryland State Highway Administration, and the Maryland State Police. Extensive consideration was given to minimizing the inconvenience to residents and businesses.
Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., the following roads will be closed or have lane restrictions during the bicycle portion of the event:
- Rolling road closures: Craig Street, Prince George Street, Randall Street, King George St., and Baltimore Blvd.
- Southbound lane closed along Gov. Ritchie Highway between Naval Academy Bridge and the intersection at B&A Blvd.
- Rolling road closures and lane limitations: Taylor Ave. and Rowe Blvd.
Between 7:30 a.m. and 9:25 a.m., the following roads will be closed or have lane restrictions during the running portion of the event:
- Rolling road closures in Annapolis City: Taylor Ave., Herbert Sachs Blvd., Rowe Blvd., Northwest St., Church Circle., Main St., Randall St., King George St. (at Gate 1)
- Road restrictions on the US Naval Academy: Cooper Rd., Porter Rd., Buchanan Rd., Blake Rd., Maryland Ave., Decatur Rd.
- Rolling road closures in Annapolis City: Baltimore Blvd/Annapolis St., Taylor Ave., and Rowe Blvd.
- The event’s field is limited to 500 individuals or team registrations and the registration fee is $150 for individuals and $210 for a team. Information about the Annapolis Sailor’s Triathlon can be found at sailorstriathlon.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proceeds from the event will benefit the Annapolis Department of Recreation & Parks and the American Cancer Society.