New Hampshire’s Newest Triathlon!
Finish off your triathlon season with a must do event!
Lake Sunapee may be the best venue in New England to host a Triathlon!
All participants will have the chance to earn their custom finisher’s medal at the finish line!
Wrap up for the rest of the year with the Sunapee Tri Hoodie given to each registrants.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
- 4:00pm-6:00pm – Early Packet Pick-Up & Registration: Located at Transition (bike racking available)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
- 5:30am-7:30am – Packet Pick-Up & Registration at Transition
- 5:30am – Transition Area opens
- 7:45am- Mandatory Race Meeting at beach for ALL athletes on the beach.
- 8:30am – Race Start
- 12:00pm – Awards Ceremony
Millennium and Sunapee State Park play host to the new Sunapee Triathlon!
Friday’s early bib pick up is at Transition located in the Sunapee State Park Beach parking lot.
The pristine Lake Sunapee is the swim venue, Transition is adjacent to the beach within the State Park lot with the finish alongside Lake Sunapee. Parking is located in the Mount Sunapee Ski Parking area, accessible by shuttle bus (limited VIP parking is available for the venue).
The swim starts and finishes at the Sunapee State Park beach.
Length: 1500 meters – single triangle configuration loop marked with yellow and orange buoys.
Wetsuits: This event will follow USAT regulations in regards to Wetsuit use, however they are not mandatory
Bike Course: The Olympic ride begins with a right out of Sunapee State Park, skirting the initial rotary on continuing onto Rt 103.The route turns right on Rt 11, bringing athletes back into the lakeside town of Sunapee. From here, the remainder of the course circles around Lake Sunapee, first turning right onto the widening Jobs Creek Rd, then returning briefly to Rt 11. A right onto 103A bring riders all the way back to center Newbury for a brief ride on Rt 103 back to Sunapee State Park. The route features exclusively right hand turns!
Run Course: The Sunapee Tri features a two loop course configuration on entirely closed lakeside roads. Exiting transition, athletes head up the Beach Access road before a quick turn onto Bay Point Rd. Runners will enjoy rolling hills, beautiful foliage, and gorgeous lakefront retreats.
Length: 10k – two loop course totaling 10k
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be available with Gatorade, water, Untapped energy, and bananas.
Event Details, Rules, & FAQ’s
Packet Pick-Up: Available Friday evening and on race morning. Please refer to the athlete guide and schedule for times and locations. To pick up your packet, per USAT guidelines you must present a picture ID, and if a USAT Annual Member, your membership card. Packets may not be picked up for any other competitor, and may be claimed by the athlete only.
Relay Team Packets: All relay team materials will be included in ONE team packet. The packet may be picked up by any team member, provided they have Photo ID.
USAT Membership: This is a USAT (USA Triathlon) sanctioned event, thus requiring every participant to hold either an annual membership or a one day USAT license. Athletes who cannot provide proof of active annual membership will be required to purchase a one day license.
Rules and Guidelines: As a USAT sanctioned event, the each event within the White Mountain Triathlon festival will adhere to USAT Rules and Guidlines. Please see below for USAT resources and literature:
– USAT Competitve Rules
– Commonly Violated USAT Rules
Transition Area: Opens at 5:30 am on race morning, and will close 20 minutes prior to the start of each respective race. Bike frame number must be applied to enter the TA. Transition will open for athletes to collect gear and bicycles after the last athlete has finished the bike portion of each event.
Pets – Can I bring my furry friend?: While we are animal lovers, pets are not allowed in Sunapee State Park or at the Sunapee Triathlon for safety reasons.
Competition Category: As a USAT sanctioned event, results will be submitted to USA Triathlon and all individual finishers will be ranked within their competition category nationally. All individual athletes will be required to chose one of the following categories to compete within. Swim waves will be compiled from category so that like category athletes compete directly with one another. Athletes who change swim wave will have their competition category updated accordingly.
Elite – Elite athletes start and wave 1 and will only be eligible for overall awards
Age Group – All athletes wishing to race against their same-age and gender participants. This category will make up the bulk of participants.
Clydesdale – Men 220+ lbs
Athena – Women 165+ lbs
Novice – For athletes more comfortable starting in the final swim wave. Novice athletes are not eligible for age group awards.
Wetsuits: This event will adhere to USAT wetsuit regulations. Wetsuits are not mandatory.
Bike Support: Omer & Bob’s Sportshop will be providing athlete assistance at transition, however you’ll need to be prepared and equipped to deal with flats as there will not be bike course support en route.
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be provided with Gatorade, water, UnTapped energy gel, and bananas on the run course.
Athlete Tracking: You can track competing athletes by going to the event results page. You will need to select the correct Event tab – Individual, Relay or Aquabike. Once on the correct Event tab you will need to search for the athlete(s) you want to track by typing in their name or bib number. When you find your athlete please select them as a Favorite by clicking on the Fav Star in the first column of their row. You can favorite as many athletes as you wish. Once you have all your favorites selected you will need to go to the Favorites tab on the results page. Each time an athlete crosses a time point during the race results their results will be updated.
Post Race Recovery provided by Apple Therapy
Finish Area: The finish venue is lakeside right adjacent to Transition and Lake Sunapee Beach! The backdrop for finish line photos is awesome and post race festivites will take place alongside the finish, so there will be plenty of action and a great environment.
All resultswill be displayed live at the Millennium Running timing trailer adjacent to the finish line. Live online results will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com.
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event. Photos will be posted online 2-3 business days following the event.
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video. The link will be emailed online 1-2 business days following the event.
What is the area like? Where can I stay?: Check out the Lake Sunapee Chamber of Commerce for all the info you’ll need to know about the region!
Do I get any schwag?: Of course! All registrants will receive the following:
– Official event Hoodie
– Finisher’s Medal
– Entry to post race party/food
– Included post race beer
– Race photos and finisher video!
Refund Policy: Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.
Millennium Running is proud to have New England Healing Sports Association as the official charity of the Sunapee Triathlon.
Each registrant has an opportunity to support NEHSA by participating in the optional fundraising platform that is auto-created when you register online.
New England Healing Sports Association (NEHSA) is a charitable organization [501(c) 3] located at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, New Hampshire. Founded in 1972 as a weekend alpine ski program for people with physical disabilities, it serves those who want to enjoy active and independent lives through participation in sports. In the past 40 years it has grown to include a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. NEHSA also takes pride in welcoming our disabled Veterans home, whether it is for therapeutic reasons or for rest and relaxation. In addition to adaptive skiing, both stand-up skiing and sit skiing, NEHSA also provides services for adaptive snowboarding, cross-country skiing, kayaking, rowing, tubing and water skiing. The services for these sports include access to specialized adaptive equipment, access to highly skilled coaches, and individual instruction. Through these programs, NEHSA enables its clients to gain a sense of independence, a positive attitude, access to social opportunities, and personal growth through the challenges that sport and recreation present.
To learn more about this charity click here.