This is Cape Cod’s longest-running triathlon — and one of the oldest races in the world. Recently named as one of the 20 best triathlons in the nation by Men’s Health magazine, it starts and finishes at picturesque Craigville Beach.
SWIM: 1/4 mile
A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps in the upper 60s for Hyannis1; mid-70s for Hyannis2. 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.
Packet pick-up and Late registration
5:30-7am at race site morning of race or 5-7pm Friday evening at race site. All participants: BRING ID AND USAT CARD.
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.
Available at two parking lots: one adjacent to the beach; one across the road from the beach. A short walk from both!
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 receive their award 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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