2023 Sea to Summit
Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 05:15 AM
DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER
ADDRESSThe Colony Hotel
140 OCEAN AVE
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046-6303
Age Group CompetitorsOnly 1 spot left!& Under$0.00+$0.00General$535.00
Relay TeamsOnly 4 spots left!& Under$0.00+$0.00General$795.00
We must place qualification restrictions to be sure all athletes finish safely during daylight. Required is the completion of either:
- a 140.6 (“Ironman”) triathlon in 13:49 or less
- or a 70.3 distance triathlon in 6:19 or less
These qualifying events must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018. For long triathlons of slightly different distances, calculate your finishing time against these standards. Prior S2S athletes who have finished within the time restriction are pre-qualified.
Additionally for new S2S racers: your swim time in any USAT or Ironman sanctioned event after January, 2018 must have been 1:29 or less for a 140.6, :44 or less for a 70.3, or :34 or less for a (properly measured at 0.9 miles) Olympic. This does not need to be the same race that you used for your general qualification. You could meet the swim qualification at one race and the overall qualification at another race.
The race directors
may allow entries for athletes who have completed other recent races of
similar difficulty if they are convinced the athlete likely has excellent swim proficiency as well as the ability to reach the checkpoints before the cut-off times (see below).
Athletes must be 18 years of age or older.
Required of competitors
Each competitor must designate a support person (porter) who is in
good health and will be present throughout the race including; at the race start, drive the course
(although not behind or alongside the athlete) to the base of Mt.
Washington, take away his/her racer’s bike at T2, meet the athlete at
the top of the mountain (accessible by toll road) and chauffeur the
athlete away from the post-race party. Each competitor and support
person must attend the virtual pre-race meeting at the start of race week (date and time TBA). Additional questions can be addressed at packet pick-up at Kennebunkport's Colony Hotel on
Friday, July 21 from 4 to 6 pm. There is no day-of-race packet pick-up. The
porter will, like the racer, receive a race shirt, bike bottle and entry
to the post-race party and dinner.
125 athletes. Please note the event has sold out quickly in past years.
This is an adventure triathlon and — for most competitors — a personal journey. While the race organization does provide lifeguard support during the swim which meets USAT standards as well as staffers stationed at various points on Mt. Washington, you and your porter/support crew are largely responsible for your well-being during the race. You must follow all rules of the road and have done the pre-race planning so as to not get lost!
Please note: water temperature for the swim segment is expected to be between 56 and 62 degrees. Wetsuit and safety buoy are mandatory.
With a 5:15 am start, all athletes must finish the swim by 6:15 to be allowed to continue as an official racer. Other cut-offs: conclusion of bike at Wild Cat Ski Lodge: 1 pm; arrival at Hermit Lake mid-mountain: 2:30pm;
arrival at summit: 4:30pm. Under no circumstances will the
athlete be allowed to proceed as an official racer if they miss a cutoff
time. Should they proceed, they will be considered to have left the
event, with no further assumption of responsibility by the event
organizers. All vehicles are ordered off the mountain by toll road staff
at 6 pm, and it’s a long walk down.
Turkey dinner with all the fixin’s! It’s a tradition at the conclusion
of Sea to Summit. The after-party is held at the Wildcat Ski Area Lodge
located at T2. The racer and his/her porter dine without additional
charge, Friends and family members may purchase turkey dinner tickets
for $35 each. Kids eat for free.
Finisher Awards and Honors
A distinctive finisher award is given to all the athletes who make it to the summit under the 11:15-hour allotted time. Also, the top three male athletes and the top three female athletes will receive awards. First place male and female age group winners will also be awarded. Age groups: 29 and under; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-plus — both male and female.
No transfers or substitutions will be allowed. There will be no refunds but deferments are allowed for a fee up to 60 days prior to the race. A wait list will be started once registrations reach 125 athletes. As slots become available, athletes will be contacted in the order that they signed up on the wait list. Each athlete on the wait list must have met the qualification standards.