Start time: 8:00am EST (tentative)
Pilgrim Memorial Park, Plymouth, MA
The swim starts at the State Boat Ramp behind the East Bay Grille on Water St. Buses will run from the Transition Area to the Swim Start starting at 6:20am. If you choose to walk it is 1/2-mile away or about a ten-minute walk.
8:00 am EST – Age Groups, Athenas, Clydesdales, and Relay Teams
WAVE START FORMAT – 3-minutes between Waves
8:30 am EST - Pro/Elite – "THE BATTLE of the SEXES"
WAVE 1: Pro/Elite Women
WAVE 2 : Pro/Elite MEN
5-minutes between waves (subject to change) and then it's a race to the finish. Top 6 finishers earn prize money regardless of gender. Scroll down to see prize money distribution.
1/3-mile SWIM, 11-mile BIKE, 3-mile RUN
450 Individuals and 50 relay Teams
Relay Teams: $125
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
All athletes must present a valid, current USAT annual membership at packet pick-up OR purchase a 1-day USAT license at packet pick-up for $12. If you forget your card you will still be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license. No Exceptions!
USA Triathlon rules will apply. Athletes can be penalized for drafting, blocking, crossing the centerline, use of headphones among other violations. Be sure to review current rules at: www.USATriathlon.org
Refunds, Transfers, Cancellations…
The Mayflower Triathlon has a “NO REFUND” Policy. Be certain that you can race before registering. No transfers between athletes, events, or the following years events are permitted. No exceptions! In the event of inclement weather we reserve the right to shorten, alter, or cancel any portion of this race. In that case there will be no refunds.
Event Check-in, Packet Pick-Up, and Race Expo
Saturday September 1, 2013 at the Pilgrim Memorial Park 5:30am – 7:00am
ADDITIONAL Packet Pick-Up at Marathon Sports in Hanover and Mayflower Brewing in Plymouth will be announced several weeks prior to the race.
15 years old on race day
Categories / Age Groups
Elite (Male & Female)
Age Groups (Male & Female): 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34….
Clydesdale (Male 200+ lbs)
Athena (Female 150+ lbs)
Relay Teams (Male, Female, Mixed) these can be 2 or 3-person teams
Note: Per USAT Rules, age group of a participant is determined by age on Dec. 31, 2013 not by age on race day. For example, if you turn 25 years old in Nov., 2013, you will be in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2013 season.
$3000 total Pro/Elite prize purse:*
THE BATTLE of the SEXES prize money:
1st Overall Finisher - $1400
2nd Overall Finisher - $450
3rd Overall Finisher - $350
4th Overall Finisher - $250
5th Overall Finisher - $150
6th Overall Finisher - $100
Additional prize money based on total elapsed time:
1st Place Male & Female - $100
2nd Place Male & Female - $50
3rd Place Male & Female - $25
*You must be registered Pro/Elite to be entered in this race and be eligible for prize money.
New England Timing utililizing Winning Time Chip Systems will provide 5 splits and overall finishing time for each athlete.
Notwithstanding an unprecedented ocean warm up this is a wetsuit legal event.
Per USA Triathlon rules: use of iPod, MP3 player, headphones, radios or the like will result in disqualification.
Lodging/ Host Hotel
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360, 877-500-0050 or 508-747-4900, www.radissonplymouth.com
THE RACE COURSE
The Mayflower Sprint Triathlon at Plymouth Rock swim is a point-to-point course in Plymouth Harbor where the Pilgrims landed in the year 1620. A barrier beach and jetty protect the harbor. This generally results in calm surf. The swim begins with a water start at the foot of the State Boat Ramp. Swimmers swim 1/3-mile from The State Boat Ramp and exit at the dock at the bow of The Mayflower II and run 1/4 mile on indoor/outdoor carpet to the transition area at Memorial State Park just south of Plymouth Rock. You can expect water temperatures in the mid-60's. Wetsuits are recommended. Unlike the Pilgrims there are no rocks to navigate as you exit the water.
Athletes will exit transition and bear left on Water St., left on Union St. into Stephens Field, left onto Warren Ave. (RT 3 South), right on Sandwich Road, right on Clifford/Jordan Road, left into Forges Field Road to the turnaround point in the 2nd Parking Area. You will return back through Forges Field, right on Clifford/Jordan Road all the way back to a left on Warren Ave. (RT 3 North), right into Stephens Field, onto Union St. then a right on Water St. and back to the transition area. On your return through Stephens Field into Union St. please remain focused. Returning cyclists will be directed into a dedicated bike lane to the far right hand side of the road. The bike course (excepting one lane on Union St.) is open to vehicular traffic. Traffic is expected to be light on this holiday weekend. All major intersections and turns will be staffed by police and volunteers.
Helmets are mandatory!
The 2012 Mayflower Sprint Triathlon features an updated one loop lollipop shape run course. Athletes will leave transition, pass Plymouth Rock on their right and continue for another 1/4 mile on Water Street and take a sharp left turn on Winslow Street, take a quick left on North Street and then a quick right onto Carver Street. This will put you up on Cole's Hill with a scenic view of Plymouth Harbor and the Transition Area/Finish Line below you. A left hand turn on Leyden Street and then a quick right turn leads you into historic and scenic Brewster Gardens. The winding path leads you up to The Jenny Grist Mill where you will take a left on Spring Lane. You will be directed to a foot bridge that will take you over Arms House Pond, right on Willard St., right on on Summer St. and right on Spring Lane will bring you back to The Jenny Grist Mill where you will retrace your steps back through Brewster Gardens. Left on Water Street, left on Leyden Street, right on Carver, left on North Street, right on Winslow, right on Water Street past Plymouth Rock, right into the Finish Line. The course is very well marked and well staffed by volunteer pointers. One Aid Station will serve you at the 1/2 mile mark on the way out and the 1-2/2 mile mark on the way back.