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. Again this year: an Olympic-distance event in addition to the Sprint!
Sprint Distance Course Description
Swim: 1/4 mile
A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps mid-70s). 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 or low 70s). Two loops extending beyond the Sprint course buoys in a rectangular shape. Athletes will make continuous loops (staying in the water)
until the end of the swim.
Bike: approx 24 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: approx 6.2 miles
The Olympic distance run route will mirror the Sprint course with the exception of an additional loop.
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.
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.
Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water temperature is below 60 degrees or if water conditions are extremely rough.
Yes! Your choice: 2-person or 3-person
Chip timed. Results are expected to be posted to NEEevents.com and coolrunning.com within a day. Results link will be posted on this website and the race Facebook page.
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)
Packet pick-up and Late registration
5:30-6:45am at race site morning of race or 5-7pm Friday evening at race site. All participants: BRING ID. Those who have an annual USAT membership MUST BRING THEIR USAT CARD.
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!
Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 10:00am day of race. Awards 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 pickup their award at the Awards table or by mailing a self-addressed-stamped oversized envelope to the race director.
Volunteers are welcomed. Family members of racers encouraged to volunteer while watching the action. Priority parking, free T-shirt, refreshments and goodie bag. Please contact race director by June 15 (Hyannis1) or Sept 6 (Hyannis2) at info(at)newenglandenduranceevents.com.
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!
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