Quaboag Plantation Triathlon

Event Date

Sun, Jul 7, 2019

Address

West Brookfield, MA

About This Activity

RACE-DAY REGISTRATION FROM 6:00AM - 7:15AM (Cash or Check only)

Are you an experienced triathlete or a first-timer?

The 10th annual sprint distance triathlon is organized by local athlete volunteers who designed a race where you and your kids will be challenged! Our triathlon is limited to 200 racers, so it’s novice-friendly, but large enough to provide a competitive field of triathletes with a wide range of ages. 
  • Sprint Tri:  SWIM 1/4 mile (440 yards)  |  BIKE 12 miles  |  RUN 3 miles
  • Kid's Tri:  SWIM  50 yards  |  BIKE 1/2 mile  |  RUN 300 yards

Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Information

  • Packet pickup is on race-day from 6am-7:15am
  • There is no pre-race day packet pickup
  • Pre-race information will be distributed via email, after online registration closes, before race day.

Swim

  • Wetsuits are allowed, but not required.  Race is not USAT sanctioned.
  • Swim caps are provided.
  • Open-water swim is a counter-clockwise triangle, with left turn around buoy.
  • Lifeguards and Regional Dive-Team stationed near turnaround point.
  • Kayakers stationed both on outbound and inbound side of course for swimmers who want to rest.
  • Five Waves: Males <40, Females <40, Males 40+, Females 40+, Teams (Waves range between 20 to 40 swimmers).

Bike 

  • Some challenging hills with scenic, peaceful back-roads abutting forest and farms (very few cars on back roads).
  • Roads heading back to town will have some cars with police directing traffic at critical intersections.
  • Bike racks in transition area near lake/beach is for racers only.

Run 

  • Route winds through neighborhood side streets.
  • Roads are not shut down to cars; police direct traffic.
  • Water station at half-way point

Timing

  • Chip timed by Back40 Timing and Event Services (www.back40timing.com).
  • Real-time results posted on-site and online.

Awards

  • Distinctive Finisher's Medal 
  • Top 3 Overall, Male and Female
  • Top 3 for 10-year age categories, Male and Female (Note: ages 13-15 and ages 16-19 are distinct award categories)
  • Top 3 Teams
  • Fastest Swim, Fastest Bike, Fastest Run (excluding Teams)
  • Fastest Swim, Fastest Bike, Fastest Run (Teams)

Kids’ race

  • Floaties are allowed. 
  • Water shoes are allowed, and they may be worn for the remainder of the race.
  • Parents may wade/run alongside their children.
  • Parents may accompany their children into the transition area and help with shoes and helmets.
  • Finisher's medal for all kids (and a refreshing popsicle in assorted fruit flavors!)
  • See our [2018 Kids Race Photos] on this website to get an idea of what the race is like for kids and parents!

Safety

  • First responders and volunteers are stationed throughout the course at each turn/junction.
  • Our organizers work closely with town lifeguards, police, and fire/rescue personnel
  • Each year we review the previous race in detail and incorporate comments from athletes to improve operating and safety protocols.

Parking

  • Grass parking lot is located just past the beach entrance on the right-hand side of the road.  
  • The main road to and from the beach will be closed to traffic prior to the start of the kids race. 
  • An announcement will be made to allow time for vehicles to use the road to leave the area. 
  • The kids race begins at approximately 11:00 and lasts about one hour. 
  • The road will be reopened after the racers have crossed the finish line in the kids race.

Scholarship & Donations

  • Proceeds from the race fund an annual scholarship for Quaboag Regional High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to college or a vocational/technical certificate program.
  • Students may apply in their senior year if they have competed in the race or volunteered for the race in their 9th, 10th, or 11th grade year.
  • Scholarship applications are available through the Quaboag Regional High School Guidance Office.
  • In addition, we have made donations to community service organizations, including: West Brookfield Rescue Squad, North Brookfield Regional Fire Training Center.

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