Whaling City Tri & Du 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 07:30 AM - Monday, July 26, 2021


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 (run-bike-run) and splash & dash (swim-run).
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
  • Soft cotton blend T-shirt (choose from two styles: unisex or women)
  • TYR swim cap
  • Finisher medal
  • Water bottle wrapped in a cold hand towel at the finish
  • Race photos
  • Post race food & drinks
  • A chance to win sponsor 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 12/31/21) can purchase an annual membership for $50 or a 1-day license for $15. Athletes age 17 and under (as of 12/31/21) only have the option to purchase an annual license for juniors for $10.

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.
Virtual Race Option

Race the Whaling City Triathlon VIRTUALLY... complete the triathlon (0.25 mile swim, 11.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run) or duathlon (1.1 mile run, 11.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) where you want, when you want between 7/18/21 and 7/25/21 and we'll mail you your t-shirt, water bottle, TYR swim cap and finisher medal!

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 2021 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

Event cancellation: If a race is cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, a partial credit will be offered to the following year’s race. A significant amount of time, effort and expense is invested by the day of a race (e.g. shirts, medals, awards, signage) that can not be recovered and for this reason a 100% refund is not possible. Scroll to the "Policies" section at the bottom of this page of our website for policies specific to COVID-19.

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, 2021 will pay a $25 deferral fee
  • Deferrals requested between June 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 will pay a $35 deferral fee

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.


Whaling City Tri & Du 2021