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Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 07:30 AM

Patriot Half 2017

Cathedral Camp
167 Middleboro Road (Route 18), East Freetown, MA 02717
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A production of Sun Multisport Events, the Patriot Half is New England’s favorite half distance triathlon and the fastest to sell out! Discover why thousands have chosen the award-winning Patriot Half as their first half iron and hundreds come back year after year.
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The Patriot Half will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. 2017 marks the 11th year of this award-winning race which was recognized as “Best Small Race (less than 1,000 athletes) in voting by athletes as part of the “Triathlete’s Choice Awards” program. 
Race Distance

The Patriot Half triathlon features a 1.2 mile swim in Long Pond, the largest fresh water body of water in Masssachusetts, a 2-loop bike course offering 56 miles of beautiful, flat roads with a few rolling hills and a 13.1 mile run along country roads, farms and lakes with aid stations at every mile.

The Patriot Half aquabike is the same 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike as the tri, but skips the run.

Training Camp

Sun Multisport Events in partnership with USAT and Ironman certified coaches at VMPS will produce the Patriot Half Training Camp on Saturday, May 20, 2016. Based at Cathedral Camp, site of the race, this full day camp is the only one that gives athletes the opportunity to swim, bike and run on parts of the Patriot course with tips, guidance and advice from the Patriot Half Race Director and VMPS coaches. You can register for the camp at a later date, but if you select the Race + Camp registration option you'll save $30!

For more details on the Patriot Half Training Camp visit the Training Camp section of the Patriot page on the SME website.

The Triple Dog Dare!

Back for the 3rd year, the Triple Dog Dare (TDD) is a special package of 3 Sun Multisport Events (SME) triathlons at 3 different distances -- the Patriot Half, the Cranberry Trifest Olympic (8/20/17) and the SME sprint triathlon of your choice. SME sprints and their dates are the Westborough Sprint Triathlon (tentative date: 8/13/17), Whaling City Triathlon (tentative date: 7/30/17) and the Cranberry Trifest Sprint (8/19/17).

All TDD athletes save more than $40 on already low early bird pricing.  Think of it this way... with TDD pricing ($429), you'll pay $249 for Patriot and just $180 for an olympic AND a sprint tri! TDD athletes also receive a commemorative t-shirt (distributed at Patriot) and earn well-deserved bragging rights. Whatta deal!

Note that the dates of the Westborough and Whaling City races are tentative. We don't expect them to change but if you sign up for the TDD and select one of these sprints and the date does end up changing you will be given the following options: (1) stick with the sprint you picked on it's new date; (2) switch to another SME sprint; or (3) request a refund for the sprint triathlon's portion of the TDD registration fee.


Policies regarding Refunds, Deferrals & Transfers
Refunds: Refunds may be requested no less than 75 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Refund requests received less than 75 days from the date of the event will be denied. Note that any USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are, therefore, not refundable by SME (contact USAT to submit a refund request). Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

Deferrals: Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Deferrals may be granted under certain circumstances (e.g. pregnancy, military transfer) at the discretion of Event Management. Deferrals granted will require that the athlete pay an administrative fee when redeeming the deferred entry the following year per the following schedule:

  • Deferrals requested 45+ days before the event will pay a $25 deferral fee
  • Deferrals requested 15-44 days before the event will pay a $50 deferral fee
  • NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED IF REQUESTED 14 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE THE RACE
Transfers: Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2017 SME race. Transfer requests must be made no less than 30 days from the race date. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is LESS than the registration fee already paid, the difference in price is forfeited. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is MORE than the registration fee paid you will be required to pay the difference in registration fees.

Note that any USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are, therefore, not refundable by SME (contact USAT for a refund request). Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

The exchange, transfer or sale of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.
Event Cancellation Insurance
Sun Multisport Events has arranged for the 2017 Patriot Half to be protected by an event cancellation policy that will give athletes a full refund if the event is canceled due to adverse weather, natural catastrophe or acts of terrorism. Terms and conditions apply. See the "Policies" section on the Patriot page of the SME website for additional details.

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