The challenging, highly rewarding Litchfield Hills Triathlon allows athletes to enjoy the scenic beauty of New Hartford, CT and the surrounding area in this Olympic distance event.
Olympic Triathlon and AquaBike
Swim Course:The swim is a 1500m course in the clean, clear waters of West Hill Lake, which has one of the highest water ratings in the state. Swim waves start three minutes apart from the beach at Brodie Park. The swim is a counter-clockwise triangular course of 750 meters with the athletes exiting the water and completing a second loop followed by a 1/4 mile uphill run to the Transition. (Bring a pair of shoes to leave at the waterfront; you don't want to make this run barefoot)
Bike Course:Bike a beautiful loop course along back roads and wide shouldered main roads with a screaming downhill at the start and a rather painful uphill at the end. In between, the course rolls without any major up or downhills. The course measures 24.8 miles.
Transition: right onto West Hill Rd – 2 miles. Right onto Route 183 – 2.5 miles. Right onto Route 44 – 10 miles. Right onto Route 179 – 300 yards. Right onto Route 202 – 5 miles. Right onto Route 219 – 1 mile. Left onto Dings Rd – 0.5 miles. Right onto Maple Hollow Rd – 1 mile. Left on Bruning Rd – 2 miles mostly uphill. Left onto West Hill Rd – 0.8 miles. Right into Bike Finish and Transition at Brodie Park.
Participants in the AquaBike competition will complete the event after the bike. Finish times are recorded as participants cross the timing mat as they enter transition. Finishers can make their way to the Finish Line for their race medals.
Run Course:The hilly 10K run course takes place completely in a rural neighborhood on quiet, well-shaded, rolling streets.
From Transition, turn left toward flagpole, through park and left onto Niles Rd. Niles becomes West Hill Rd at town line. Straight onto Bsullak Rd. Right onto East West Hill Rd. East West Hill becomes Tumbull Rd. Right onto Berkshire Dr. Left onto Arrowhead Dr. Right onto Burwell Rd. Left onto Niles Rd. Right into Brodie Park, straight to finish chute.
Male: 1:59:21 – William Schumann - 2010
Female: 2:14:27 – Cassandra Maximenko - 2010
The Litchfield Hills 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.
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+ AquaBike (Top 3 Overall Male and Female) Relay Teams (Top 3)
Prizes to the Top 3 in each Division Prizes to Top 3 Teams (each member of the team will receive an award). Certificates to Top 3 in each Age Group. All participants receive a race t-shirt and finisher medal.
Water & Hammer Nutritionat start/finish, transition and three locations on the 10K run course. No fluids offered on bike course. Port-a-johns at race start/finish No rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. No dogs. No unregistered participants. No transferring of bib #’s to other people. Headphones discouraged.
AFTER PARTY: Picnic lunch provided, BEER ZONE under the shade trees, music and socializing. A great time to relax and share stories of the challenge you just conquered.
This is a USAT sanctioned event, all rules and regulations apply. There is no refund for this event nor do we allow bib transfers. If necessary please contact us before race day and we may allow you to defer your registration to 2021 or to another Wilson Endurance Sports event. Race will be held rain or shine. All athletes must produce a valid USAT Annual Membership on race day along with photo ID or purchase a one-day license for $15 or $10 for Kids Annual Membership 17 & Under.