Elite Race Management – Timing & Event Management in Maryland and Beyond!


Baltimore Triathlon Launches!



Elite Race Management is proud to announce the launch of BaltimoreTri.com, the homepage for the inaugural Baltimore Triathlon.  Based out of the Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park, the race features both sprint and olympic distances, and divisions for individuals as well as three-person relay teams.  Participants start with an open-water swim in the Gunpowder River, follow with a flat and fast bike route through the surrounding communities, and finish with a scenic run through Gunpowder State Park.

In addition to performance race shirts, swim caps, and other swag, all participants will receive a finisher’s medal specific to their race distance.  The event is USAT sanctioned, and managed by Elite Race Management owner and USAT certified race director, Shawn Loper.  Online registration is open, and special introductory pricing is available through March 14, 2014.  Don’t miss this opportunity to close out your race season in your own backyard – register today!


For complete race information, visit BaltimoreTri.com!


Chick-fil-A Night for Moonlight 5k


CFA Black Logo

The Chick-fil-A of Forest Hill is hosting a Spirit Night on Friday, June 21 to raise funds on behalf of this year’s Moonlight 5k!  The race raises funds for programs catering to special needs children in Harford County, and up to 20% of Chick-fil-A’s sales generated from the Spirit Night will be directed to these programs.  Help us make an even bigger impact in our community by joining us for a delicious meal for a great cause!

In order for the Moonlight 5k to receive credit for your purchase, you must present a flyer at the counter when you place your order.  The flyer can be downloaded here, or picked up from a Moonlight 5k volunteer at the restaurant.

Chick-fil-A of Forest Hill
1980 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Don’t forget to join us for the Moonlight 5k race on June 29th at 8:00 PM at Tollgate Park.  For more information on the race, please click here!

Guest Bartending for Kelly’s Dream


Kellys Dream logo

The Horseshoe Pub in Kingsville is hosting a guest bartending event supporting Kelly’s Dream from 8 – 11 PM on March 2nd.  The night will feature raffles, karaoke, giveaways, a sports memorabilia auction, and drink specials.  All funds from the event benefit The Melanoma Research Alliance and the Cancer Support Foundation which help financially support cancer patients in need.

The night also signifies the last opportunity to sign up for the Kelly’s Dream 5k trail race (March 23rd @ 9 AM) and be guaranteed a Natty Boh performance shirt.  More information on the race can be found HERE.

The Horseshoe Pub
12627 Belair Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Dine Out for Special Olympics


Special Olympics Logo

The Dark Horse Saloon is hosting a special fundraiser for Special Olympics Harford County on Thursday, February 21st.  From 4-10 PM, the restaurant will donate a portion of your food and beverage order, and Special Olympics athletes will be in attendance greeting visitors.  Be sure to mark your calendars for this special occasion, and don’t forget about the Inspiration 5k Run and Walk being held Saturday, April 27th at Bel Air High School.

Dark  Horse Saloon
119 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
(443) 371-7993

Click here for the event flyer!


ERM Debuts Video Course Previews


The traditional course map gives you a nice overview of the race route from the sky. While this works fine, we often get questions about the course that can’t be answered by simply looking at the map. Is that section of the course on pavement, or gravel, or grass? Just how bad is that hill? Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can tour the course before you step out of the door!

The course preview will show mile marks, highlight special course features to take note of, and show you the lay of the land. You’ve trained hard to prepare yourself for a race, and the course preview can give you the last bit of confidence you need to plan your strategy and prepare mentally.  We are still perfecting the presentation and will continue to add features based on your feedback. Take a look at the video above (we know it’s a little long – we’re working on it!) and share your thoughts!



Current Mile Is Always Shown in Top Left Corner


Video Pauses At Mile Marks


Important Course Features Are Highlighted In Yellow


When The Exact Course Cannot Be Followed, A Message Is Displayed

Course previews will be available for select races beginning in spring of 2013!

Visit our YouTube Channel

Help ERM Support the Harford County Sheriff’s Office


The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 6600 will be hosting a basket bingo fundraiser on Friday November 9, 2012 at the Fallston Fire Hall. As a self funded program, the Explorers work throughout the year at different details and events to raise money through donations in order to keep the program running. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new uniforms and equipment for the expanding Explorer Post.

Explorers provide a valuable resource for the community, and have volunteered at Elite Race Management events in the past as traffic control and safety personnel out on the course.  Lets help those who have helped us!  Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.  Seating is limited, so don’t delay! If you have any questions, please contact DFC Matt McGuirk at 443-876-1062, or mcguirkm@harfordsheriff.org.

View the Event Flyer Here

Harford County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Basket Bingo
Friday, November 9, 2012

Fallston Volunteer Fire Company Hall

2210 Carrs Mill Road
Fallston, MD 21047

Doors Open @ 6:00 PM
BINGO Starts @ 7:00 PM

Important Message Regarding 4th Annual Fallston Duathlon



Thank you very much for your interest in the 2012 Fallston Duathlon and supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We were recently notified that local law enforcement in Harford County, MD would be unable to support the bike portion of the race due to a shortage in staff. Police participation was crucial to ensure safe road closures, and without their support, we would not be able to obtain approval from Harford County or the State Highway Administration to use the roads. While we were upset to hear this news, we attempted to keep the race alive by relocating it to Aberdeen Proving Ground. Sadly, we just got the news that the proving ground would not be able to support this year’s race either.

As with every event we host, we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable racing experience for all participants. Rather than continue to search for a suitable venue in the next month and throw together a race, we’ve decided to cancel this year’s race and focus our efforts on building a great race in 2013.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that you’ll join us at one of our other events this year. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to e-mail Will at will@eliteracemanagement.com and he’ll get right back to you. Hope to see you soon!

ERM Runs For Its Life!


After successfully timing over 7,000 muddy zombie-crazed finishers at the Run For Your Lives debut in Baltimore, Elite Race Management has been contracted to provide timing and finish line services for all Run For Your Lives events in 2012.  The popular race series, which garnered nationwide attention this past fall, has expanded to locations across the country including San Diego, Austin, Seattle, and Boston.

Runners are given a set of flag football style flags and must navigate a series of obstacles throughout a 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line — all while avoiding zombies. At the end of this adventure race you get to celebrate survival (or zombie transformation if all of your flags have been pulled) with live entertainment and music, local celebrities, vendors, food, and of course, beer!

More information and entry details can be found on the Run For Your Lives website.

Honeygo Family 5k Raises Funds for Police Explorers


Over 120 runners toed the start line this past Sunday for the 2nd Annual Honeygo Family 5k at Honeygo Run Regional Park.  Local Brick Bodies Personal Trainer, Taryne Davila got the day started with an energetic group warmup at the finish line before Baltimore County Police started the race with a siren blast.

Alex Loper returned to successfully defend his 2010 win with a 17:18 effort, and Elizabeth Lelonek took top honors for the women in 22:07.  After the 5k wrapped up, it was time for the kids to hit the trail for the 1 mile fun run.  11 year old Connor Chemelli completed the hilly course in 6:15 to lead the pack.  Thanks to Chick-fil-A of Nottingham Square, all participants were treated to chicken nuggets after they finished.

The event raised $400 for Baltimore County Police Explorer Post #9909 in White Marsh, and was a huge success.  We look forward to growing the event in 2012 and raising even more for local causes.  Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday; we hope you had a great time!


Oliver Beach Receives Bike Helmets Courtesy of Hammer Man Tri


On September 6, The Oliver Beach Community of Chase, MD was the gracious recipient of 24 brand new bicycle helmets valued at over $500 in connection with the second annual Hammer Man Triathlon.  The helmets were donated by Elite Race Management in partnership with Trek and The Bicycle Connection as a thank you to the community for their support of the race, and to fulfill a need that was expressed when ERM and community leaders met earlier in the summer. Several different styles of helmets were donated in an effort to raise bicycle safety awareness and encourage the use of this critical piece of equipment.

Members of the Oliver Beach Community Accept Brand New Bicycle Helmets

Helmets will be distributed by the Oliver Beach Community HOA after the race passes through the neighborhood on October 2nd.  Please direct any questions to Will at will@eliteracemanagement.com

Hammer Man Rates Go Up Today!


Today, August 31, marks the last day to register for the 2011 Hammer Man Triathlon at the current rate of $80 ($70 for current USAT members).  As a reminder, registrants who sign up through Active.com by midnight tonight, or mail in a registration form postmarked by today receive the following:

* 1 men’s or women’s soft-tech technical shirt

* 1 24 oz. Polar Bottle insulated water bottle

* 1 swim cap with event logo to be used for wave start

Beginning September 1, new registrants will pay $95 ($85 for current USAT members) and will not receive the Polar Bottle bonus item.  Please be sure to visit the Active.com registration page to sign up online, or print the mail-in registration form from the event page.

Please direct any questions to Will Murdoch at will@eliteracemanagement.com.  We hope to see you out there on October 22nd!

ERM to Time ‘Run For Your Lives’ Zombie Race


Elite Race Management has been named the official timing partner of the 2011 ‘Run for your Lives’ Zombie Obstacle 5k race on October 22, 2011.  The race features waves of runners who have survived the zombie apocalypse, only to face a series of obstacles and swarms of undead ghouls trying to keep them from escaping.  Runners will begin with flag football style flag attached to them, and must complete the course with at least one flag remaining to be eligible for prizes.  With a cap of 11,500 participants, the event will begin at 9:00 AM and continue throughout the day, ending with the apocalypse party and overnight camp.


For more information on the race, visit the official website at RunForYourLives.com.  We hope to see you out there!

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