Annapolis to host May triathlon

A new triathlon is scheduled to close many streets in Annapolis on the morning of May 14. Parking also will be restricted on that Saturday.

The start time for the TriRock Annapolis Sprint Triathlon is 7 a.m. Road closings from the city’s historic district through West Annapolis are scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. The streets will reopen after the last participants pass, and all streets except for the foot of Prince George Street should be open by 10 a.m.

The mayor’s office says that organizers expect that the event will attract 1,500 to 1,800 participants and about 2,000 spectators. The triathlon will begin with a swim in Annapolis harbor, followed by a 12.4-mile bike ride through the historic district along King George Street, looping twice around a section of Route 450 that extends across the Severn River into Anne Arundel County.

The bike ride will end at the foot of City Dock, where a 5K run will begin. That course goes along Main Street, Bladen Street and Rowe Boulevard on the way to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium before turning back and finishing at City Dock.

See a map of the route. (pdf)

These are the no-parking zones: The northbound side of King George Street from Randall Street to the King George Street Bridge; the northbound side of Main Street from Compromise Street to Church Circle; Prince George Street from Craig Street to Randall Street. Those restrictions will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. May 14.

Additionally, parking will be restricted on Prince George Street between Annapolis Harbor and Craig Street from 6 a.m. May 12 through 4 p.m. May 14. City Dock parking lot will be partially closed from 8 a.m. May 13 through 2 a.m. May 14, and then completely closed from 2 a.m through 4 p.m. May 14.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.

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