Sunday - August 4, 2013
McCook Beach Park, Niantic, CT
1/2 mile swim, 12-mile bike, 3.5 mile run. The Niantic Bay Triathlon is a flat, sprint distance race.
Swim is a rectangular course around buoys in the Niantic Bay. Niantic Bay is a calm, salt water bay with no waves and little current. It is the ideal location for a beautiful start to your best triathlon of the season. The swim is a point-to-point course, beginning and ending on sandy beaches. Swim waves do not exceed 100 people and we offer a special wave for first timers.
Bike is a 12-mile loop through the village of Niantic and the rural sections of East Lyme. Long straight-aways along flat, sea level roads make this course popular with both experienced riders and beginners. The course is well-monitored by police and volunteers.
Run is a 3.5-mile distance through the beach community of Niantic and takes place completely along the oceanfront area lined with cheering spectators. A spectacular beach finish caps off a perfect race.
Niantic Bay Bike
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Niantic Bay Run
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This race is timed (5 splits and 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.
Portalets at race start/finish
Motorcycle and medical support
- Custom designed, technical wicking shirt
Finisher medal, custom awards
- Great food
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 2:30 for the Niantic Bay Triathlon. The limits on the individual segments are 35 minutes for the 1/2-mile swim, 1 hour and 5 minutes for the 12-mile bike course (5 ½ minute per mile pace) and 50 minutes for the 3.5-mile run course (14 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.
Male: 57:06 set by John Babcock of Niantic in 2010.
Female: 1:04:11 set by Amy Rice in 2002.