Massachusetts Triathlon Championship at Hyannis 1

DATE

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 07:00 AM

TIME

07:00 AM

ADDRESS
Craigville Beach
997 CRAIGVILLE BEACH RD
Centerville, MA, 02632
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Event Information
This is Cape Cod’s longest-running triathlon — and one of the oldest races in the world. There's hardly a triathlete in New England who hasn't been to picturesque Craigville Beach to start a season. This race offers both Sprint and Olympic distances as well as Aquabike, Duathlon and kids Splash & Dash options.
MA State Championships

MA State Championships

For the fifth year, USA Triathlon has named the Hyannis Triathlon both the 2023 Age Group as well as the 2023 High School Massachusetts Championship race.

New this year is Club State Championships (see below for details)!

For age groupers: if you finish in the top 35% of your age group in the Sprint or Olympic distance events, you will quality for the Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee on August 4-6, 2023. Or, if you finish in the High School division you are automatically qualified for the Youth and Junior Nationals on the August 4-6th weekend.

At the Sprint and Olympic races, Massachusetts State Championship age group awards will be given to the first three male, first three female, and non-binary athletes.

For high schoolers: state championship awards will be given to the top three boys, top three girls and top three non-binary athletes in the Sprint race, ranging from graduating 8th graders up to graduating seniors. Additionally, all high schoolers who compete on June 10 are qualified into the National Youth & Junior Championships. 

Sprint Distance Course Description

Swim: 1/4 mile

A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps upper-60s). The course is rectangular in shape (approx 150 yards between the two turns). Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a moderate chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Nantucket Sound.


Bike: 10.2 miles

The “rolling hills” course is a shade over 10 miles: first entering the historic village of Centerville, then winding out to the villages of Osterville and Wianno before returning along a beachside road to Craigville Beach. Single loop; and no duplication of any stretch of road!


Run: 3.6 miles

The athletes head off toward Hyannisport, with a quarter-mile flat run evolving into a gradual climb for a quarter-mile, then a gentle rolling grade until the last mile which is a gentle downhill grade. A water stop is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers at the midpoint of the 3.6-mile run.


Olympic Distance Course Description
Swim: 0.9 mile

A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps in the upper 60s). A single loop course extending beyond the Sprint course buoys in a rectangular shape. 

Bike: 20 miles

The Olympic distance bicycle route will mirror the Sprint course with the exception of an additional loop starting in the village of Centerville and extending into Osterville. 

Run: 6.2 miles

The Olympic distance run route will mirror the Sprint course with the exception of an additional loop. 

Club State Championships

Only current USA Triathlon Official Clubs are eligible for USAT club awards but all teams have a chance for the LOBSTER POT CHALLENGE (see next section)!

USAT CLUB STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS (only official USAT clubs):

1st Overall Club

1st Overall High School Club

1st Overall Club Participation

Lobster Pot Challenge Team Challenge

Clubs with six or more athletes racing in the Sprint or Olympic Triathlon, Duathlon or the Aquabike categories will be entered into the Lobster Pot Challenge!  The winning team brings home the Lobster Pot Trophy, plus wins free entries to future races and cool swag.  Athletes race as individuals and are still eligible for overall & age group awards--just make sure to enter your Club/Team name when prompted during registration.  Adult, collegiate and youth divisions - all teams are eligible.  Click HERE for more information.

Splash & Dash

A fun day of racing for kids! This non-timed event will have two age groups:

Children aged 7 to 10 swim 100 yards, then run 1 km. Those aged 11 to 15 swim 200 yards, then run 2 km.

The Splash & Dash will take place immediately following the last Sprint distance swim wave (approximately 8:30am).

Finisher awards for all participants!

Relay Teams
Yes--your choice: 2-person or 3-person team! The captain should register, then go to 'manage team' to customize the name of the team and then invite who they want on their team.  Each member of the team must register and have a USAT membership (1-day or annual).
Tri It Your Way (Virtual category)

Can't make it in person? No Problem!

Here's how Tri It Your Way works:

1) Pick your triathlon activities! Remember, you can either swim the 400 yards or choose another activity to do for 10 minutes. The bike needs to be at least 10 miles and the run needs to be at least a 5K (yes, you may go over, but not under!).

2) SAFETY FIRST! Make sure you are taking all the safety precautions when swimming, biking, and running. This means not swimming alone and following all the rules of the road (or trail). Just like all the precautions you take when training or racing an event, we want you to be safe.

3) Record each activity with your watch, or phone, or bike computer.

4) Document your tri! Whether it’s someone taking pictures of you “racing” or stopping for a selfie mid-run. We want to see you in action! Dogs, kids, partners, friends (socially distanced, of course) are encouraged to join in with you!

5) Go to our event page and post your “race” data and your pictures. OR email your pics and race data to info@neeevents.com.

“Tri It Your Way” runs from June 10 - 24. Race any day within this time period.


Clydesdale & Athena Weigh-In Requirements

USA Triathlon now requires a weigh-in process for Clydesdale & Athena athletes.  To be eligible for awards, athletes must complete the weigh-in process and meet the prescribed weight (220lbs for Clydesdale and 165 for Athena) for their category within 24-hours of the race start.  Weigh-in will occur (in a private setting) at packet pick-up, 5:00 - 7:00pm Friday evening and 5:30-6:30am race morning.



USAT Sanctioned Event

This is a USAT Sanctioned race! That means that we meet or exceed strict guidelines set by USA Triathlon.

You are required to have either a one-day USA Triathlon membership or an annual USA Triathlon membership in order to race in any USAT-sanctioned event. Please follow prompts through registration to choose a one-day ($15) or Annual ($50) Membership.

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 included a positive drug test.


Water Conditions

Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water temperature is below 65 degrees, water quality tests indicate any health hazard, or if surf conditions are extremely rough.


Packet pick-up and Late registration

Packet pick-up and late registration (until sold out) will be 5:00 - 7:00pm Friday evening at the race site, and 5:30-6:30am Saturday at race site. All participants must BRING ID. Those who have an annual USAT membership MUST BRING THEIR USAT CARD as well.

You will NOT be able to pick up packets for others!


Transfer/Refund Policy

Transfers: Private transfers will be allowed for a $25.00 fee as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Wednesday before the race. There will be no refunds unless you purchase Refund Protect during the registration process. There will not be a wait list.

Timing

Chip timed.  Race results are expected to be posted to NEEevents.com within a day.  A results link will be posted on this website as well as the race Facebook page.


Awards

Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 10:00am day of race. Awards presented to top three competitors in each age group (male, female and non-binary) as well as top Elites, Clydesdale/Athena, First-Timers, Para-triathlete, Male, Female and Mixed Relay Teams, Duathlon and Aquabike. Those who cannot remain for the ceremony may pickup their award at the Awards table or by contacting Lori for shipping instructions. Results will be posted on our website within 24 hours of event.


Travel

For those traveling from afar, Cape Cod is awash with hotels, motor lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation cottages and AirBnB offerings. 


Parking

Available at two parking lots: one adjacent to the beach; one across the road from the beach (park in the lot across the street if you want to leave before the Olympic distance athletes have finished their race). A short walk from both!


No Dogs!

We all love our pets. But town regulations forbid dogs on or near the beach this time of the year. Leave the pooch at home!


Volunteers

We love our volunteers!  Friends and family members of athletes are encouraged to volunteer while watching the action. Priority parking, T-shirt, refreshments and swag bag are only some of the perks!  


Need more info?

Visit the race website Hyannis Triathlon for more information about the Hyannis 1 Triathlon.  For more information about our other six races, please visit NEEEVENTS.com



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