The Patriot Half is Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. 2019 marks the 13th year of this award-winning race which was recognized as “Best Small Race“ (less than 1,000 athletes; Triathlon Business International, 2017 & 2013) and "Best Triathlon" (Competitior magazine, 2016). The Patriot Half is a production of Sun Multisport Events.
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 some rolling hills and a 13.1 mile run along country roads, farms and lakes with aid stations at every mile.
The Patriot aquabike features the same 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike as the tri, without the run.
Multi-race Discount Package: The Triple Dog Dare
The Triple Dog Dare (TDD) is a package of 3 triathlons from Sun Multisport Events (SME) at 3 different distances. The TDD saves you $45 while getting you the lowest price across all 3 events and includes the Patriot Half, the Cranberry Trifest Olympic triathlon (8/25/19; Lakeville, MA) and the SME sprint tri of your choosing (either the Whaling City Triathlon in New Bedford, MA on 7/21/19; or the Cranberry Trifest Sprint triathlon in Lakeville, MA on 8/24/19)
Multi-race Discount Package: The Aquabike Delight
If you love to swim and bike but can't or don't want to run this is the option for you! The Aquabike Delight is a 2-race package featuring the Patriot Half Aquabike and the Cranberry Trifest Olympic distance Aquabike (8/25/19; Lakeville, MA). Sign up for the AD package and you'll save $25 and lock in the lowest prices you'll find on these races.
Multi-event Discount Package: Patriot Triathlon + Tri Skills Camp
Sign up for the Patriot Half and the Triathlon Skills Training Camp to help you get better prepared for the season. Led by the coaches of Breakthrough Performance Coaching, the Triathlon Skills Training Camp is Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA, site of the Patriot Half. This training camp includes classroom instruction and active swim, bike & run training and is ideal for any triathlete who wants better results from their training and an opportunity for structured learning from knowledgeable coaches in a fully supported environment.
This training camp is especially valuable to athletes participating in the Patriot Half as it includes swimming, cycling and running on part of the course you'll encounter on race day.
CLICK HERE to visit the Triathlon Skills Training Camp page of the SME site for more camp details.
Policies regarding Refunds, Deferrals & Transfers
Refunds: Refunds must be requested by March 31, 2019. Refunds will be issued less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Refund requests received after March 31, 2019 will be denied. Note that any USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are 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 deferral fee when redeeming the deferred entry for the next year's race. A deferral granted for the 2018 race must be used for the 2019 race. The eligibility and deferral fee schedule is as follows:
- Deferrals requested by March 31, 2019 will pay a $25 deferral fee
- Deferrals requested between April 1, 2018 and May 10, 2019 will pay a $50 deferral fee
- NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER MAY 10, 2019.
Transfers: Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2019 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 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
The 2019 Patriot Half is 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.
A production of Sun Multisport Events, the Patriot Half is New England’s favorite half distance triathlon. Discover why thousands have chosen the award-winning Patriot Half as their first half distance triathlon and hundreds come back year after year.