Sea to Summit 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 05:15 AM
ADDRESSHistoric Hamilton House
40 VAUGHANS LN
South Berwick, ME, 03908-1711
This is not a race for beginners. Required for entry into Sea to Summit
is the completion of a 70.3 distance triathlon in 6:00 or less, or a
140.6 (“Ironman”) triathlon in 13:30 or less, either of which was
completed after Jan. 1, 2015. The race directors
may allow entries for athletes who have completed other recent races of
similar difficulty if they are convinced the athlete likely has the
ability to reach the checkpoints before the cut-off times (see below).
Athletes must be 18 years of age or older.
Required of competitors
Each competitor must designate a support person, or porter, who is in
good health and will be present at the race start, drive the course
(although not behind or alongside the athlete) to the base of Mt.
Washington, take away his/her racer’s bike at T2, meet the athlete at
the top of the mountain (accessible by toll road) and chauffeur the
athlete away from the post-race party. Each competitor and support
person must attend a mandatory pre-race meeting at the start venue on
Friday, July 24 at 5 pm. There is no day-of-race packet pick-up. The
porter will, like the racer, receive a race shirt, goodie bag and entry
to the post-race party and dinner. Relay teams need no other person as
designated porter, as non-active team member(s) can assume that role.
Two-person or three-person teams allowed, however there
will be only one award category for relay teams. All team members
receive T-shirt, swag bag, finisher’s medal and a
ticket to after party.
Each athlete on the team needs to have completed either…
- a half-ironman in under 6:30 hours, or Ironman under 14:00 hours
- (swimmer) a results-published mile swimming race of 1.5 miles in less than 50 minutes (or similar)
- (cyclist) a results-published century ride in less than 6:30
- (runner) a half-marathon in under 2:00
- contact race director regarding accomplishments of non-traditional endurance events
During the race, a non-active team member will serve as designated porter. All team members must be present at event’s conclusion.
100 athletes. Please note the event has sold out by late fall in past years.
Conclusion of swim: 90 minutes race time; conclusion of bike: 8.5 hours
race time; arrival at Hermit Lake mid-mountain: 10 hours race time;
arrival at summit: 12 hours race time. Under no circumstances will the
athlete be allowed to proceed as an official racer if they miss a cutoff
time. Should they proceed, they will be considered to have left the
event, with no further assumption of responsibility by the event
organizers. All vehicles are ordered off the mountain by toll road staff
at 6:30 pm, and it’s a long walk down.
No transfers or substitutions will be allowed. There will be no refunds
or deferments. A wait list will be started once registrations reach 100
athletes. As slots become available, the top athlete on the list will be
contacted. Each athlete on the wait list but meet qualification standards.
Turkey dinner with all the fixin’s! It’s a tradition at the conclusion
of Sea to Summit. The after-party is held at the Wildcat Ski Area Lodge
located at T2. The racer and his/her porter dine without additional
charge, Friends and family members may purchase turkey dinner tickets
for $20 each. Kids eat for free.
Finisher honors and awards
A distinctive finisher award is given to all the athletes who make it to the summit under the 12-hour allotted time. Also, the top three male athletes and the top three female athletes will receive awards. First place male and female age group winners will also be awarded. Age groups: 29 and under; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-plus — both male and female.