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Quaboag Plantation Triathlon
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
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 11th 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 during the week before race day.
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).
Some challenging hills with scenic, peaceful back-roads abutting forests 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.
Route winds through neighborhood side streets.
Roads are not shut down to cars; police direct traffic.
Water station at half-way point
Chip timed by Back40 Timing and Event Services (www.back40timing.com).
Real-time results posted on-site and online.
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)
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!)
See our kids race photos on this website and on our facebook page to get an idea of what the race is like for kids and parents!
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 to review the previous race and incorporate comments from athletes to improve operating and safety protocols.
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.