TRIATHLON & AQUA BIKE

DESCRIPTION

1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3.2 mile run. The Niantic Bay Triathlon is a flat, sprint distance race.

Swim a rectangular course around buoys in the Niantic Bay – a calm, salt water bay with no waves and little current. The swim is a point-to-point course, beginning and ending on sandy beaches.

Bike a 12-mile loop through the village of Niantic and rural sections of East Lyme with long straight-aways along flat, sea level roads. Popular with experienced riders and beginners, the course is well-monitored by police and volunteers.

Run 3.2 miles through the beach community of Niantic along the oceanfront with a spectacular beach finish to cap off a perfect race.

Event Records:
Male: 57:03 – set by John Babcock in 2011
Female: 1:04:11 – set by Amy Rice in 2002

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
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START WAVES

To increase social distancing throughout the race and reduce overall event density, each start wave will be reduced in size. All participants are required to be at the pre-race safety briefing at 7:20 AM (please adhere to social distancing in the ample briefing space).

All participants will be notified by email the week of the event or at packet pickup of their respective start wave and all other need to know event updates.

USA TRIATHLON RULES

The race will be officiated by USA Triathlon. All rules will be enforced. NOTE, bar ends must be plugged (plugs are readily available at bike shops). Any bike without bar ends plugged will not be allowed to race. It is the participant’s responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon. More…

FIRST TIMER TIPS

Click here to view “Six Open Water Swim Tips” courtesy of TriathlonWetSuitStore.com

AQUA BIKE

Athletes who participate in this division will complete the swim and the bike but will not have to do the run. The division is designed to appeal to those athletes for whom running might be painful, or to injured athletes who still want to compete.

TEAM RELAY

The Niantic Bay Triathlon can be entered as a relay team of 2 or 3 members; each completing 1-2 of the event legs. Team members exchange the timing chip inside the transition area.

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the Chronotrack Timing Chip system – 5 splits and finish time recorded – the chip is worn on a velcro strap on the ankle and will be distributed at packet pick-up. Chip must be returned at the finish line. $30 fee for unreturned chip.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Female Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 220+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 165+lbs.)
  • Aqua Bike (Overall Male and Female)
  • Teams (Male, Female, Mixed)

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Commemorative Awards to Top Overall Team in each Team Division (each member of the team will receive an award)
  • All awards based on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • No ceremony, awards may be picked up once results have been finalized at the Awards Area
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE LIMITS

Course limit is 2:30 hours for the Niantic Bay Triathlon. Swim time limit is 35 minutes. The swim and bike legs need to be completed in 1 hour and 45 minutes. More…

COURSE SUPPORT

  • Fluid Locations (Water & Nuun Sport Lemon Lime flavor):
    • Pre/Post Race
    • Transition Area
    • Run Course
    • No fluids offered on bike course.
  • Portalets at race start/finish
  • Motorcycle and medical support
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. More...

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered participants. No headphones. No rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted in the triathlon, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

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