Start and 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 Tee given to each registrants.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
- 5:00pm-6:30pm – Early Packet Pick-Up & Registration: Located at Transition (bike racking available)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
- 6:00am-7:30am – Packet Pick-Up & Registration at Transition
- 6:00am – Transition Area opens
- 8:00am – Race Start
Millennium and Sunapee State Park play host to the new Capital Well 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.
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 through the lakeside town of Sunapee. 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 course configuration on 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: 5m – one loop course alongside Lake Sunapee
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be available with Gatorade, water, Untapped energy, and bananas.
Event Details, Rules, & FAQ’s
HEALTH & SAFETY
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is the most important aspect of our events. Our team at Millennium Running helped spearhead the implementation of guidelines published by Governor Sununu’s Task Force for road races and events in the State of NH. Millennium Running will continue to ensure all safety procedures at our events are followed to protect our athletes and community.
At this event we will be limiting the field size, utilizing a time trial start, have a physically distanced transition area and implementing other safety procedures.
MASK / FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with NH Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order 63 Pursuant Executive Order 2020-04 and Extend by Order 2020-05 to 2020-16, face coverings will be required for this event during the following circumstances or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Check-in / Registration Area
- Transition Area
- Post Race Area
Face coverings are NOT REQUIRED while participating (swimming, biking and running).
Per our permit from the NH State Parks and in order to maximize social distancing for our athletes and charity volunteers, there will be NO spectators permitted at the Sunapee State Beach (which includes the registration area, the swim, transition, and finish line). Spectators are welcome to cheer along the public streets along the bike and run course only. Additionally, spectators are encouraged to track participants on the Millennium Running App or live results feed.
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 6:30 am on race morning, and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the 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 in real-time through the Millennium Running App. Select the people you want to follow as they navigate their way through the course. You will receive notifications as your favorited athlete(s) pass over timing locations for each discipline. Download the Millennium Running App from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Finish Area: The finish venue is lakeside right adjacent to Transition and Lake Sunapee Beach! The backdrop for finish line photos is awesome!
All results will 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
– 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.