Sunday - July 21, 2013
Ocean Beach, New London CT
Course Details: .5 mile swim, 16.1 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
The Swim: Rated as one of the best beaches by National Geographic, Ocean Beach offers an open water swim course with majestic views and clear waters. The 1/2 mile swim is a triangular course, beginning and ending on the mile long “sugar-sand” beach. Swim waves do not exceed 100 people and we offer a special wave for first timers.
The Bike: The Bike course is a 16.1 mile loop through the oceanfront boulevards of New London and the town of Waterford. Long straight-aways along flat, sea level roads will make this course popular with both experienced riders and beginners. The course is well-monitored by police and volunteers.
The Run: The run course is a loop of 3.1 miles completely along New London’s famous Pequot Avenue, an oceanfront boulevard lined with spectacular homes. A spectacular beach finish caps off a perfect race.
- 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 throughout run course, at start/finish and transition. No fluids offered on bike course.
- Portalet 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 3:00 for the Ocean Beach 19.7 Triathlon. The limits on the individual segments are 35 minutes for the 1/2-mile swim, 1 hour and 35 minutes for the 16.1 mile bike course (5 ½ minute per mile pace) and 45 minutes for the 3.1-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.
2010: John Babcock of Niantic CT 1:09:06
2010: Susan Wines of Madison CT 1:25:33