Hyannis Sprint & Olympic Triathlon - Sept 2019


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 07:00 AM


07:00 AM

Craigville Beach
Centerville, MA, 02632


Event Information
This is one of the longest-running triathlons in the world — and the oldest in the East. Held alongside the sandiest of Cape Cod beaches, Hyannis 2 (the second of two Hyannis races each year) is perfect for casual athletes, relay teams and elite veterans alike. The course is challenging but not overly so, the atmosphere is friendly, and all of Cape Cod is at its best one week after Labor Day. Again this year: an Olympic-distance event in addition to the Sprint. Don't miss one of the most honored races in America!
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.

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.
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 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
Chip timed. Results are expected to be posted to and within a day. Results link will be posted on this website and the race Facebook page.
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.

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) Membership.

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. Free T-shirt and refreshments. Please contact race director by June 13 (Hyannis1) or Sept 5 (Hyannis2) at
Available at two parking lots: one adjacent to the beach; one across the road from the beach. A short walk from both!
No Dogs!
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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Hyannis Sprint & Olympic Triathlon - Sept 2019