WELCOME to the third year for the Assateague Assault sprint distance triathlon.
Help support the Greater Ocean City Chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association along with the FOASP (Friends of Assateague State Park) by showing your family and friends what it feels like to be a "TRIATHLETE".
This year's course will now remain the same with the exception of one small change to the bike course (noted in the bike course description).
The course consists of a 12 mile ocean water swim, bike leg of 14 miles and a 3.1 mile run.
The swim portion of the race will be a straight point to point, starting at either the north or south end of Assateague Beach pending on which way the current is running, and heading down current back to the State Park area.
From the beach athletes will head to transition which will be set up in the overflow parking lot of the State Park facilities. From here they will mount bikes and head straight out across Verrazono Bridge, down Rt. 611 to a designated turn around area and back to transition to dismount and start the last leg of the race.
The run leg will stay on Assateague Island for 3.1 miles of fast, flat running! Then on to the Finish chute back at the transition area.
We have been given permission to increase the race limit to 650 athletes. Last year the event sold out early so do not hesitate on registering for this years event.
An awesome race with great terrain, plenty of scenery and tons of excitement.
This race will also be the last part of a 3 sprint distance race series known as the Eastern Shore Sprint Triathlon Series, The Nanticoke, the Pocomoke, and the Assateague Sprint distance triathlons.
Swim leg Half mile open water ocean swim in Atlantic Ocean at Assateague Island State Park. Water temp that time of year is about 70 degrees. Wet suits are recommended.
Bike leg 14 miles of flat, fast out and back along Stephen Decatur hwy.
Run leg The 3.1 mile run takes place entirely in and around Assateague Island State Park campgrounds.