Whaling City Tri & Du 2020

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Event Information
The Whaling City Tri & Du is one of the most beginner-friendly and spectator-friendly multisport events in New England with a triathlon offering a 0.25 mile swim in the calm waters of Buzzard's Bay, a 11.4 mile bike course CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, a 3.1 mile flat run all along sidewalks and walking paths dominated by views of the water with a fabulous finish in historic Fort Taber Park. There's also a duathlon which is the 2020 USAT Northeast Duathlon Regional Championship, a splash & dash and -- new for 2020 -- an aquabike!
Event Distances
  • Triathlon: Swim: 0.25 miles; Bike 11.4 miles; Run: 3.1 miles
  • Duathlon: Run: 1.1 miles; Bike: 11.4 miles; Run: 3.1 miles
  • Splash & Dash: Swim: 0.25 miles; Run 3.1 miles
Included with your registration
  • Gender-specific T-shirt
  • TYR swim cap
  • Finisher medal
  • Water bottle wrapped in a cold hand towel at the finish
  • Race photos
  • Post race food 
  • Post race drinks: Water and Gatorade
  • Post-race massage from the Marathon Physical Therapy Sports Medicine tent
  • A chance to win valuable giveaways 
Families, Friends & Beginners
The Families, Friends and Beginners category is for athletes participating in the triathlon that want to be grouped in the same swim wave so they can start the race together.  Athletes in this category are not eligible for age group awards.
USAT Sanctioned Event

The Whaling City Tri & Du is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event which means all participants must have a valid USAT membership at the time they register. If you do not have a current annual membership at the time you register you will be given the following options during the registration process: (1) renew your expired annual membership; (2) purchase a new annual membership; or (3) purchase a 1-day membership.

Athletes age 18 or older (as of 12/31/20) can purchase an annual membership for $50 or a 1-day license for $15. Athletes age 17 and under (as of 12/31/20) only have the option to purchase an annual license for $10.

TRI TEAM CHALLENGE
Attention teams!  Designed to build team spirit, facilitate bonding and generate some friendly competition among clubs, the Tri Team Challenge invites clubs to come together and compete to win some terrific prizes including $500 cash, generous race discounts and product from our sponsors. Visit the Sun Multisport website for details.
More information
For complete details on the Whaling City Tri & Du including the packet pick-up schedule, course maps and cue sheets, on course nutriiton, post-race activities and more visit the Sun Multisport Events website.
Breakthrough Performance Coaching - Official Coach of the 2020 Whaling City Tri & Du

Need a coach? Sun Multisport Events is proud to partner with Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC) as the Official Coach of our 2020 multisport race series. BPC is a high-touch endurance coaching service that will leave no stone unturned to help every athlete reaches their athletic potential. With education and experience encompassing physiology, nutrition, data analysis, mental preparation, and race execution, the coaches of BPC will be there every step of the way to help you be unstoppable on race day. CLICK HERE to learn more. 


Refund, Deferral and Transfer Policies

Refunds: Refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to participate in the event after you have registered you have the option to either defer your entry to the next year’s Whaling City Tri & Du or transfer your entry to another Sun Multusport Events race. See below for the details on our Deferral and Transfer policies.

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 on or before May 31, 2020 will pay a $25 deferral fee
  • Deferrals requested between June 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 will pay a $35 deferral fee
  • NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER JUNE 30, 2020

Transfers: Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another SME race. Transfer requests must be submitted to info@SunMultisportEvents.com 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, but athletes can petition USAT for a refund or to have the 1-day license fee applied to another event (email them at membership@usatriathlon.org or call them at 719-955-2807) . Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

The exchange, transfer or sale of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.

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