This year Roland Park Pool is celebrating Juneteenth with a Sprint Triathlon, Super Sprint (12 & under), and Relays. We would love it if you would join us.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth marks the day former slaves, who had been intentionally deceived, finally learned that they were free. The organizers kindly and enthusiastically encourage you to become familiar with the background and events leading to the Juneteenth holiday. Please visit this site to learn more about the occasion. Thank you!
Three Events to Choose From:
A Sprint Triathlon is a fun challenge that does not require you to make huge lifestyle modifications to train adequately. The triathlon will consist of an 800 meter swim (16 pool laps, 32 legs), a twelve mile bike ride, and a 5K. All legs of the triathlon will start and end at the pool. See below for more information about each leg.
Start Time: 7:00am
This year we’re designing a small course for kids. Course information is below.
Start Time: 9:30am
Share the FUN! Relay participants can sign up as a 2-person or 3-person relay team. Decide amongst yourselves who gets what leg. And, yes, if you are a duo, one of you gets to do two of the three legs ;). Information about each leg can be found below.
Start Time: 7:30am
Fun fact: If you swim and ride your bike, that’s called an Aqua-Bike!!!
Sprint Triathlon and Relay Course:
Participants will swim 800 meters in the pool, which is 16 laps or 32 lengths. A lifeguard will be present.
After swimming, triathlon participants will mount their bikes and take off from the pool. Someone will be watching gear. The course leaves from the pool, takes you in and around Druid Hill Park, and ends back at the pool (see the map to the right).
The 5K course consists of three laps around the Stony Run Trail (see the map to the right).
Super Sprint Triathlon Course (12 & under):
Participants will start at 10:00am and swim 200 meters (four laps back and forth) in the pool. A lifeguard will be on duty.
After swimming, participants will mount their bikes and take off from the pool. The course leaves from the pool, takes you into Roland Park between Wyndhurst and Cold Spring, does three laps around on wide, residential streets, and ends back at the pool (see the map to the right).
The run leg will be approximately one mile heading North to Gillman then back without crossing any major roads.