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Race Information

The Office of Alumni Engagement proudly hosts the 4th Annual Around the Mount Triathlon and Running Festival in support of Mount Athletics. Join us on April 29, 2017 for a fun-filled spring day at the Mount. All athletes are welcome and encouraged to participate including alumni, members of the Mount community, students, and local residents. This race is designed for all levels, from beginners all the way up to seasoned triathletes.

See you around the Mount! Participants wishing to stay in Emmitsburg on Friday evening prior to the race may book a room at the Sleep Inn using the Mount St. Mary's Triathlon group rate.

We've also added an Adult and Youth 5K, as well as a Youth Fun Run! Be sure to invite your whole family to participate!

Race Tips

Make sure you visit our friends at Wetsuit Wearhouse to check out their tips regarding racing with a wetsuit! Note: wetsuits are not required for our race

We'll be raffling off a wetsuit to one lucky participant this year!

Course Details & Information

Event: Around the Mount Triathlon (sprint race)
Distance: 300 meter swim, 12.8 mile bike, 5K run
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - race begins at 8 a.m.
Location: Mount St. Mary's University (get directions)
Online Registration: Opens January 1, 2017

Get Additional Course Details and Race Maps


Race Type 1/1-2/17 2/18-3/31 4/1-4/21
Around the Mount Triathlon

Student $50 $55 $60
Individual $85 $90 $100
Team (3 people per team, 1 per leg of race)
$150 $165 $180

Adult and Youth $5K

Adult $25 $30 $35
Youth (17 & under) $15 $20 $25

Youth Fun Run (1 mile)

Under 15 years old $20 $20 $25

Relay Option for Triathlon

As in the past 3 years, we have a relay option for our Triathlon! Worried about doing the swim, or the bike, or the run - don't worry - put together a team so you only have to do one of the legs! Person A will do the swim, Person B will do the bike, and Person C will do the run!


Prizes will be awarded for the top finisher in the following categories:

  • Overall Male

  • Overall Female

  • Age Group (Male and Female, every 6 years starting at 18)

  • Overall Team

  • All participants will receive a race shirt and a medal, and everyone 21+ will receive free beer afterwards!

Past Results

View the Around the Mount 2016 Race Results

View the Around the Mount 2015 Race Results


Timing and Event Management services provided by


Racine MultiSports


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!!!

Logo Pratt St Alehouse

Fick Brothers Logo

CBF Logo

Camden Planning logo


Northridge Wine Logo

Aramark Logo

Diamondback Logo


Carriage House  

Additional Sponsors

 Brian Melody and the Baltimore Chapter of the National Alumni Association
David Conaghan, In Memory of Leo Conaghan
Dana, Colin, and Bill Ward
The Palmieri Family

If you or your company would like to help sponsor this event or a student participant, please contact Mike Zinzi C'94, Co-Chair, Around the Mount Triathlon Committee, at 410-443-5088 or via email at


Volunteers are needed for the day of the race! If you are interested in volunteering please email Bobby Rudd for more information.

Contact Us

Office of Alumni Engagement ♦ Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: (301)447-5362
Fax: (301) 447-5861
Toll Free: (877) 630-6102

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