TRIATHLON & AQUA BIKE
Participants will swim a 1/2 mile loop in the Winding Trails lake, cycle 12 miles through the quiet roads of Farmington and Avon and then enjoy a flat 5K run through the wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.
1:08:07 – set by Amanda Bayer in 2017
SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING
Effective May 19, 2021, per order of CT Governor Ned Lamont, face masks will not be required at outdoor events in Connecticut. Keeping with state recommendations, runners, volunteers, spectators and staff will not be required to wear masks at any Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) event. We encourage those more comfortable wearing masks to continue to do so and urge unvaccinated participants attending HMF Events to wear a face mask for their own safety and for the safety of those who have vulnerable conditions or weakened immune systems. All participants are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of spacing from others not in their party at all times, and 12 feet of spacing while running.
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.
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.
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
The Women’s 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.
- Top 3 Overall
- Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
- Athena (women 165+lbs.)
- Aqua Bike (Overall)
- Team (Overall)
- Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
- Commemorative Awards to Top Overall Team (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
Course limit is 2:50 hours for the Women’s Triathlon. Swim time limit is 35 minutes. The swim and bike legs need to be completed in 2 hours and 05 minutes. More…
- Fluid Locations (Water & Nuun Sport Lemon Lime flavor):
- Pre/Post Race
- Transition Area
- Mile 1 & 2 (Run Course Only)
- Portalet Locations: Start & Finish
- First timers swim wave
- Motorcycle & medical support