Falmouth Sprint Triathlon

DATE

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 07:30 AM

TIME

07:30 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 in 2016!) Join a very festive yet competitive atmosphere at the 2017 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 and well lifeguarded. 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 skirting Woods Hole and returning 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
5:30-7am at race site morning of race or 5-8pm Saturday evening at race site. All participants: BRING ID AND USAT CARD.
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.
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.
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. Check our Facebook page for some of our favorites!
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 receive their award 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. Pleas leave your pooch at home!
Travel
For those traveling from afar, Cape Cod is awash with hotels, motor lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation cottages and AirBnB offerings. Check our Facebook page for some of our favorites!
Falmouth Sprint Triathlon