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32nd Annual Colchester Triathlon
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Individual (19+) - Individual
Jr. Individual (12-18) - Jr. Individual
Adult Team (19+) - Adult Team (19+)
Jr. Team (All members must be 18 and under) - Jr. Team
About This Activity
The Colchester Triathlon has been a tradition for our small town for 31 years now. The growing popularity of the event has been astounding, and we’ve continued to increase our maximum number of participants due to the high demand. We take pride in offering a quality event that participants will find both physically challenging and mentally satisfying, encouraging people to strive for exceptional physical conditioning while attaining the courage necessary to finish the race with their best personal time. As a municipal recreation department, we recognize that being an athlete is not just about winning, but about developing a routine, being committed to training, and establishing a healthy lifestyle. Our mission is summarized as “Optimizing the Experience of Living,” and the Colchester Triathlon has become a vessel through which we encourage our participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Triathlon is also a community-lefted event, drawing excited spectators from within and around the Town of Colchester to spend a summer morning together as they bring positive energy to cheer and congratulate the participants in the race. The energy generated by the town for this annual event is undeniably euphoric, becoming a recreational occasion that certainly enhances the experience of living and visiting Colchester.
Event details and schedule
Swim Cap: A colored swim cap will be issued at bib pickup and must be worn by all swimmers during the swim leg.
PFD's: Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are required for all kayakers during the kayak leg.
Helmets: ANSI approved helmets are required on all bicycle riders during the bicycle leg.
Early Bib Pickup: Saturday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Park, 2 West Lakeshore Drive, Colchester, VT 05446
Race Day Bib Pickup (inlcudes, body marking and timing chip pickup): Sunday, July 31, 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. at Colchester High School, 131 Laker Lane, Colchester, VT 05446
Race Start: All participants must be at the water/beach starting area by 8:20 a.m.
Safety: Colchester Triathlon Race Officials and Colchester Police reserve the right to remove any participant from the race that may pose a risk to themselves, other participants, volunteers and/or the general public. Course closes promply at 11:00 a.m.. Runners not yet across the finish line will be picked up in a sag vehicle and returned to the finish line. Runners will not be allowed to finish the race on their own.