2024 Whaling City Tri & Du

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 07:30 AM


Event Information
The Whaling City Tri & Du is one of the most beginner-friendly and spectator-friendly 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) as well as options to be part of the event virtually. For more information visit our website: https://www.outsiderendurance.com/whaling-city
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
  • Unisex or women's cut tri blend t-shirt. (Unisex only within 3 weeks of race day.)
  • 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 12/31/22) can purchase an annual membership for $50 or a 1-day license for $15. Athletes age 17 and under (as of 12/31/22) 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 our website for details.
Refunds, deferrals & cancellation policies.
  • Refund Protect: Refund Protect is a program made available by haku, our registration partner,  that will protect 100% of your registration investment due to illness (including COVID-19), injury, flight disruption and other reasons based on specific terms and conditions. There is a cost to purchase Refund Protect. Details on this program can be found here.

  • Refunds: This event is non-refundable. You must purchase refund protect (third-party insurance) to receive a refund. This product is less expensive than our old previous cancellation fee & allows you to have more flexibility to cancel closer to race day. 

  • Deferrals: Athletes may request a deferral of their 2024 Whaling City entry to the 2025 Whaling City event up until 6/10/24. Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to info@Outsiderendurance.com. The deferral schedule and deferral fee are as follows:‚Äč

    • Athletes requesting deferral between 1/1/24 & 6/10/24 will pay a $50 deferral fee at the time they defer to the 2025 race. Athletes will then be sent a complimentary registration link for the same category of the 2025 Whaling City Tri & Du when registration opens. Deferrals will only be granted 1 time per race entry. Athletes may not roll over a deferral beyond the next sequential race. 

    • No deferrals will be granted after 6/10/24.

  • Cancellation: If the 2023 Whaling City Tri & Du is canceled for adverse weather, natural catastrophe or terrorism registered athletes may receive a full or partial refund through our partnership with haku, our registration partner, and their relationship with Adventure Advocates (note: cancellation due to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases are not covered by this policy).  Click here for more details on this refund program. Should a partial or full refund not be possible, Outsider Endurance would extend athletes a partial credit towards entry in the 2024 Whaling City Tri & Du.

  • Course Changes: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued if changes are made to a race due to these circumstances.

  • Category Changes: Category change requests (e.g. triathlon to duathlon; Elite/Open to Age Group) must be submitted by Friday, 6/30/24.

  • Transfers to Other Outsider Endurance Races: Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2024 Outsider Endurance race. Transfer requests must be made no later than 6/1/24. 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 Outsider Endurance (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.


2024 Whaling City Tri & Du