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Falmouth Sprint Triathlon - 2019

DATE

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 07:00 AM

TIME

07:00 AM

ADDRESS
Surf Drive Beach
Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod MA
Cape Cod, MA, 02540
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Event Information
It’s a rite of summer on Cape Cod: an event that attracts not only local triathletes but also visitors from across the nation and the world. (25 U.S. states represented last year!) Join a very festive -- yet competitive -- atmosphere at the 2018 Falmouth Sprint Triathlon!
Course Description
SWIM: 1/3 mile

A sandy, waist-deep start at Surf Drive Beach (expect temps well into the 70s). The course is rectangular in shape, following the shoreline, and well life-guarded. Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a slight chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Vineyard Sound.


BIKE: 9 miles

After a mile-long flat stretch to warm up the legs, you begin a gradual climb of 2 winding miles to Nobska Light. Then it’s a rolling four miles entering into the village of Woods Hole and then returning along a new, quieter route to Falmouth Village. The remaining two miles are either downhill or flat to the finish.


RUN: 3.1 miles

A very level and fast run on paved road and walking trail along Vineyard Sound. Consider a hat and sunglasses — not much shade! Two staffed water stops. The last 50 yards are on the sand of Surf Drive Beach where the biggest cheering crowd of the New England Triathlon Tour awaits you!

Packet pick-up and Late registration

Saturday evening from 5-7pm or 5:00-6:30am race morning at race site. All participants: BRING ID. If you have a USAT annual membership, BRING USAT ID CARD. 

Water Conditions
Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water quality tests indicate any health hazard or if surf conditions are extremely rough.
Transfer/Refund Policy
  There will be no refunds or wait list but private transfers will be allowed as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Thursday before race.
Relay Teams
Yes! Your choice: 2-person or 3-person, male, female or co-ed.
Timing
Chip timed. Results link will be posted to NEEevents.com and CoolRunning.com.
USAT sanctioned

Results will count toward national and regional rankings. All USAT rules and regulations will apply. Racers are subject to time penalties or disqualification for infractions of USAT rules.

Please note: You will need at least a 1-day USA Triathlon membership in order to race any sanctioned triathlon (including this one). Follow prompts through registration to choose a 1-day ($15) or Annual ($50) Membership.

CRITICAL PARKING INFORMATION
There will be NO parking at race site OR on Falmouth’s Main Street. Primary parking sites will be the Mullen School, Lawrence School and Falmouth Marine Park (all less than one mile from venue). All competitors will receive an athlete’s guide prior to the event with essential parking information. Additionally, police and staff will be posted at all entrances to the race venue, blocking access by vehicles and directing you to approved parking lots. Cooperation by all is critical to the continued approval of this event by the town.
Travel
For those traveling from afar, Cape Cod is awash with hotels, motor lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation cottages and AirBnB offerings. Thanks to GameTime Travel, you can find great hotels at every price-point here.
Awards
Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 9:30am day of race. Medals presented to top three competitors in each age group (both male and female) as well as top Elites, Clydesdale/Athena, First-Timers, Male, Female and Mixed Relay Teams, and Aquabike. Those who cannot remain for the ceremony may pick up their award at the awards table or by mailing a self-addressed-stamped oversized envelope to the race director.
Volunteers
Volunteers are welcomed. Family members of racers encouraged to volunteer while watching the action. Priority parking, free T-shirt, refreshments and goodie bag. Volunteers will receive priority parking close to venue. Please contact race director by July 12.
No Dogs!
We all love our pets. But town regulations forbid dogs on or near the beach this time of the year. Please leave your pooch at home!
Falmouth Sprint Triathlon - 2019