May 8, 2021
Greenbrier State Park
IGNITE SwimRun MD is at Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland. Enjoy the man-made, fresh water lake and rolling terrain of the park trail system. Choose either the long course or short course distance. Both race distances are appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. 
Message regarding the 2020 event - IGNITE Maryland 2020 is cancelled due to covid-19. All IGNITE MD 2020 entries will be automatically deferred to May 8, 2021 and deferral fees have been waived. Additionally, all USAT one-day memberships will also be automatically transferred to the 2021 event. If you are registered for this year’s race, no action is required on your end. To read the full announcement, go to https://conta.cc/2UMKES3.



Swim - 6 legs: 2.4 mi
Run - 7 legs: 15.9 mi
Total distance: 18.3 mi

course maps subject to change.



Swim - 4 legs: 1.6 mi
Run - 5 legs: 7.5 mi
Total distance: 9.3 mi

course maps subject to change

Long Course Race - Team Division
  • Apr 1- Dec 31, 2020 | $475 per team ($237.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $500 per team ($250 per person)

  • May 1 - May 5, 2021 | 525 per team ($262.50 per person)

Long Course Race - Solo Division

  • Apr 1- Dec 31, 2020 | $237.50 per person

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $250 per person

  • May 1 - May 5, 2021 | $262.50 per person


Short Course Race - Team Division

  • Apr 1- Dec 31, 2020 | $275 per team ($137.50 per person)

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $300 per team ($150 per person)

  • May 1 - May 5, 2021 | $325 per team ($162.50 per person)

Short Course Race - Solo Division

  • Apr 1- Dec 31, 2020 | $155

  • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2021 | $160

  • May 1 - May 5, 2021 | $175


There is no race day registration. To view the IGNITE registration/defer policy, click HERE

Each participant must be a registered member of USA Triathlon or purchase a one day membership for the day of the race.  USA Triathlon memberships will be verified in the race registration process.  One day memberships will be an additional $15 per participant and will be vended during the registration process. 

Registration includes: 
  • Race brief on Friday evening

  • Food and aid stations along the course

  • Participant shirt

  • Timing and results

  • Post-race recovery food at race finish line 

  • Participant number race jersey

  • Participant swim cap

  • Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each class

Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713

RACE TIMELINE (subject to change)

Friday, May 7, 2021

5:00 -7:00 PM - Optional Athlete Check-In 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

5:30 AM - Athlete Check and  Gear Check Opens

7:00 AM - Mandatory Pre-Race Athlete Meeting

7:30 AM – Race Start

10:45 AM - Short Course Team and "Spark" Awards Ceremony

11:00 AM - All Long Course Teams must be thru Swim 4

12:45 PM - All Long Course Teams must be thru Swim 5

1:00 PM - Award Ceremony

2:00 PM - All Participants Must Finish Race


​All registered participants, MUST check in on Friday on Saturday morning. 

Per USAT rules, each participant MUST attend in person. If you do not check in during the designated check-in times in person, you will not be able to participate in the event.


All participants must bring the following to packet pickup:

  • Photo ID

  • USAT membership card to show proof of annual membership unless you purchased a one-day USAT event insurance at the time you registered for the event.

Mandatory Pre-Race Course Talk 

Race Day at 7:30 AM - The mandatory pre-race course talk will cover important information about the race and include a question and answer segment. ​​All teams are required to attend this meeting. 

Athlete Guide

The athlete guide, which contains all information about this event, will be published approximately two-weeks prior to race day. 



The award ceremony will be located near the finish area. Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place in the following divisions: All Male Team, All Female Team, Mixed Gender Team, Male Solo and Female Solo.


Ramada Plaza- Bowman Hospitality

1718 Underpass way , Hagerstown MD 21740



To view a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.


We are always looking for volunteers who want to be part of the team. We have opportunities as kayakers, lifeguards, boat drivers, aid station minders and finish line staff. Our volunteers get great soft cotton shirts that you will want to wear along with snacks and post-race beverages to keep you comfortable. Volunteer sign up will be available one month from race day. 

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