Sprint Triathlon/Aquabike & Olympic Distance Tri/Aquabike – USAT Sanctioned

 

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Description of Event: By popular demand, we’re bringing back an Olympic distance traithlon to and from the shores of Lake Champlain, and this year, for the first time EVER, RaceVermont.com will be including two Aquabike divisions in this race. Enjoy the beauty of Vermont as you swim/bike and possibly run to and from Shelburne Beach.The triathlons begin with a rectangular swim at Shelburne Beach. The lake is shallow for this swim and is monitored by race volunteers and/or lifeguards on several boats along the course. Following is and out-and-back bike ride for those participating in the Sprint Tri, and a loop course through Shelburne, Charlotte and Ferrisburg for those racing in the Olympic Tri followed by an out-and-back run past scenic Shelburne Orchards.The aquabike divisions will swim and bike the same distance and courses as their triathlon counterparts; however, there will be no running segment to these divisions.

Family and friends can cheer you on from Shelburne Beach while little ones play at the playground there. Enjoy a BBQ or picnic afterward as there are BBQ’s and tables at the town beach. Following the Olypmic Distance races and our awards ceremony, we will have a random raffle prize drawing. A wetsuit, donated by XTERRA wetsuits will be the grand prize, and you MUST be present to win.

This race is a USAT Sanctioned race, therefore there is an additional $12 charge for anyone who is not a current USAT member.

Date/Time: Sunday, August 17, 2014; 8:00 am
Distance: Sprint Aquabike: 500 yard swim, 15.8 mile bike
Sprint Triathlon: 500 yard swim, 15.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Aquabike: .9 mile swim, 27 mile bike
Olympic Triathlon: .9 mile swim, 27 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Cost: Please note that registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable. Sprint Distance races:  $50 plus $12 if you are not a USAT member
Olympic Distance races:  $95 plus $12 if you are not a USAT member.Proof of USAT membership is required at check-in unless the $12 day fee has been paid. Pre-registration closes on August 13, 2014.  In the event that this race does not sell out, an additional $10 will be added to registration on race day. Event t-shirts (wicking) are available for an additional $20. Shirts are unisex and seem to run true to size. Registration must be received by July 27 if you would like to reserve a t-shirt.Sprint Olympic Front 2014 Shirt FrontSprint Olympic sleeve 2014 Shirt Sleeve
Registration Information:
Registration Confirmation: Click here to see a list of all pre-registered racers as of July 22, 2014. Please contact ute@racevermont.com if anything is wrong with your listing.
Race Day Information: Click here for important 2013 pre-race and race day information.  IMPORTANT: This same information will be emailed to you if you have provided us with a legible email address.  Please make sure that you do not have racevermont.com blocked from your inbox and that you have not removed yourself from our e-newsletter mailing list.  If you have, please go back to our home page and sign up, otherwise, you will not receive this important information.
Wetsuit Information: Click here for more details.
Directions to Race: From the north: Take Route 7 south until you are in the village of Shelburne, Vermont. Pass the Shelburne Museum on your right. Take the next right (at a light at the top of the hill) onto Bostwick Road. Follow Bostwick Road until it bears sharply to the left (approximately 2 miles). Turn right at the bend onto Beach Road and follow signs for parking.From the south: Take Route 7 north until you are in the village of Shelburne, Vermont. Take the left (at the first traffic light) onto Bostwick Road. Follow Bostwick Road until it bears sharply to the left (approximately 2 miles). Turn right at the bend onto Beach Road and follow signs for parking.
Where to Park: Racers: Field on right hand side of Beach Road just before entering the beach parking lot.
Volunteers: Same as racers
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available after the race courtesy of Brueggers, Shelburne Supermarket and Baker Distributing.
Awards: Men’s & Women’s: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place plus 1st place in all age groups for all divisionsRaffle prizes are awarded post-race to participants whose names are drawn randomly (must be present to win).
Volunteers: Information
Volunteer Duties: Registration, parking, road marshalls and water stations
General questions: Call Rayne Herzog: (w) 802-985-4410, (c) 802-316-7142