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Course Information

Sunday - July 20, 2014

    

Brodie Park, New Hartford, CT

Start Time:

7:30 AM

Course Description heading

Triathlon

Swim Course: The Swim is a 9/10 mile course in West Hill Lake, the clearest, cleanest lake in the State of Connecticut. It has been tested and has been found potable - or good enough to drink. At the beach at Brodie Park, swim waves - four minutes apart - will leave at the gun. The Swim is a right hand, triangular course. The corners are to be taken on the right shoulder back to the beach where there is a 1/4 mile uphill run to the Transition. There are 10 guards on lifeboards, and two motorized boats for your safety. International distance race: 9/10 mile Swim.

Bike Course:   The BIKE course is a beautiful loop course along back roads and wide shouldered main roads. The course has a screaming downhill at the start and a rather painful uphill at the end. In between, the course rolls without any major up or downhills. The course measures 24.8 miles.

Transition: right onto West Hill Rd 2 miles. Right onto Route 183 2.5miles. Right onto Route 44 10 miles. Right onto Route 179 - 300 yards. Right onto Route 202 five miles Right onto Route 219 1 mile left onto Dings Rd 0.5 miles. Right onto Maple Hollow Rd 1 mile. Left on Bruning Rd two miles mostly uphill. Left onto West Hill Rd 0.8 miles. Right into Bike Finish and Transition at Brodie Park.

Participants in the Aqua/Bike competition will complete the event after the bike.  Finish times are recorded as participants cross the timing mat as they enter transition.

Run Course:  The 10K RUN course takes place completely in a rural neighborhood. The streets are quiet, well shaded and rolling.

From Transition, turn left toward flagpole, through park and left onto Niles Rd. Niles becomes West Hill Rd at town line. Straight onto Bsullak Rd. Right onto East West Hill Rd. East West Hill becomes Tumbull Rd. Right onto Berkshire Dr. Left onto Arrowhead Dr. Right onto Burwell Rd. Left onto Niles Rd. Right into Brodie park, straight to finish chute.

Duathlon

The Litchfield Hills Duathlon is a 4.5K (2.85 mile) run, 40K bike and 10K run. The Duathlon starts simultaneously with the swim of the triathlon. The first run of the du is a short 2.85 mile course along the same roads used for the 10K. Starting at the water's edge, the race begins with an uphill 1/4 mile climb on a dirt road in Brodie Park. The rest of the run travels along the quiet roads surrounding the park.

The Duathlon bike course and 2nd run are the same as the triathlon. Both duathletes and triathletes will race together. See triathlon course description for these courses.

Course Map heading

Litchfield Duathlon Run #1 - Course Map

Litchfield Duathlon Run #2 - Course Map

Litchfield Hills Olympic Tri - Course Map  (Please Note: Bike course change in 2013. Due to bridge construction on Carpenters Road, bike course will continue on Route 202 until Route 219.  This is a permanent change.)

Course Support heading

  • This race is timed (5 splits & finish) using the Winning Time Chip system by Bay State Race Services
  • USAT sanctioned race with USAT Officials
  • Fluids on run course and at start/finish and transition. No fluids offered on bike course.
  • Portalet Locations: race start/finish and on run course
  • Motorcycle and medical support
  • Custom designed, technical wicking shirt
  • Finisher medals
  • Great food and beer
  • The best volunteers and staff anywhere

Course Time Limit:

As a courtesy to the communities impacted by the races, the volunteers who serve and in consultation with our local police jurisdictions, we have established Course Time Limits of 4 hours for the Litchfield Hills Triathlon. The limits on the individual segments are 44 minutes for the .9-mile swim, 2 hours for the 24.8-mile bike course (4 ½ minute per mile pace) and 1:20 for the 6.2-mile run course (13 minute per mile pace).

Along the race course, roads will reopen to traffic and water/aid stations will close down as the race moves by on the above time limit pace.

Race officials will advise those athletes beyond the Course Time Limits that roads are reopening to traffic and that water/aid stations are being disbanded. All athletes biking or running beyond Course Time Limits are doing so at their own risk. If you think your pace will be slower than those stated above for each segment, please be prepared and carry your own fluids and energy gel with you throughout the race.

We will stay at the finish line until the last runner crosses the line. All finishers will be awarded a finishers medal regardless of their finish time. 

Course Records heading

Male: 1:59:21 set by William Schumann of West Hartford CT in 2010.

Female: 2:14:27 set by Cassandra Maximenko of Naugatuck CT in 2010.

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