New Hampshire’s Premier Triathlon!
Compete in one of the most beautiful & pristine event venues in the world!
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
- 5:30am-9:30am – Packet Pick-Up & Registration at Transition, Echo Lake Beach
- 5:30am – Transition Area opens
- 6:45am – Mandatory Race Meeting at beach for ALL Half-Iron athletes on the beach.
- 7:00am – Half Triathlon Start
- 8:15am- Mandatory Race Meeting at beach for ALL Olympic athletes on the beach.
- 8:30am – Olympic Triathlon Start
- 10:00am – Mandatory Race Meeting at beach for ALL Sprint athletes on the beach.
- 10:15am – Sprint Triathlon Start
- 11:00am – Post-Race BBQ at the finish at Peabody Lodge
- 12:00pm – Awards Ceremony for Olympic & Sprint at Peabody Lodge
- 1:00pm – Awards Ceremony for Half at Peabody Lodge
Cannon Mountain and Franconia State Park plays host to the White Mountains Triathlon.
Friday’s early bib pick up is at Transition located at the parking lot for Echo Lake Beach.
The pristine Echo Lake is the swim venue, Transition is in the Echo Lake parking lot and the finish is slope side at Cannon’s Peabody Lodge. Parking is conveniently located in the main Cannon Mountain Parking area.
All White Mountains Triathlon Festival races swim within the beautiful Echo Lake, starting at the beach along the base of Cannon Mountain.
Sprint (.25mi): One .25 mile loop in pristine Echo Lake.
Olympic (1500 meters): Two times a 750m rectangle. Olympic Distance is two loops around the intermediate marked yellow buoys.
Half (1.2 miles): Two times along a 6/10 mile rectangle for the half. Half Distance is swim course is marked by two loops around the large orange buoys.
Wetsuits: Due to water temperatures typically in the low 60’s in June, wetsuits will be MANDATORY for all races. Wetsuits may be sleeved or sleeveless.
Please Note: Olympic and Half swimmers will not exit the water between their first and second loops. All athletes will complete their first loop and stay in the water to begin their second.
Sprint (7.25 mi): The Sprint ride of the begins with a quick descent of along Rt. 18 until a sharp right turn takes you onto Rt. 141. This is where the course starts climbing until riders cross under I-93 after a 1.5 mile climb. Riders will take a right on Rt. 3 and continue on the paved bike path back to Rt 18.
Aid Stations: There will not be an aid station on the Sprint bike. Aid is available at transition prior to and following the 7 mile bike ride.
King of the Mountains Challenge: Our iconic KOM challenge begins at Mile 2.5 on the climb up Rt 141 / Butterhill Rd and finishes two miles later.
Olympic (40k): New and Improved for 2021! – The Olympic ride begins with a 3 mile descent of 10% along Rt. 18 all the way in to Franconia Village. New this year, athletes then turn left onto Rt 116 and weave through an awesome section through the beautiful White Mountains. After almost 8 miles, riders turn around and head back towards Franconia. At Mile 18, the course turns right onto Wells Rd for a return to Rt 18. At Rt 18, athletes turn left for a brief downhill and sharp turn onto our famous King of the Mountain section. The next 2 miles climbs almost 600ft and athletes can test their mettle against one another with a KOM timing split. The course finishes with a turn onto Rt. 3 and brings you back to Cannon and the transition area via a beautiful, paved bike path for the final 2 miles.
Aid Stations: Aid can be found at miles 12.5 and 19.5. Water and Gatorade bottle exchange will be available.
King of the Mountains Challenge: Our iconic KOM challenge begins at Mile 20 on the climb up Rt 141 / Butterhill Rd and finishes two miles later.
Half (56 miles): New and Improved for 2021! – The Half ride begins with a 3 mile descent of 10% along Rt. 18 all the way in to Franconia Village. New this year, athletes then turn left onto Rt 116 and weave through an awesome section through the beautiful White Mountains. At the junction of Rt 116 and Rt 112, athletes turn right on Rt 112 and head out along the beautiful Wild Ammonoosuc River for the next 6 miles. The course turns left on French Pond Rd followed by another left on Benton Rd before returning to Rt 116. The next 7 miles winds through rural Haverhill, NH before returning to Rt 112. Athletes will take a right onto Rt 112 and follow that for 4 miles before turning around at the Wildwood National Forest Campground. The course then turns right onto Rt 116 for a return to Franconia. At Mile 49, the course turns right onto Wells Rd for a return to Rt 18. At Rt 18, athletes turn left for a brief downhill and sharp turn onto our famous King of the Mountain section. The next 2 miles climbs almost 600ft and athletes can test their mettle against one another with a KOM timing split. The course finishes with a turn onto Rt. 3 and brings you back to Cannon and the transition area via a beautiful, paved bike path for the final 2 miles.
King of the Mountains Challenge: Our iconic KOM challenge begins at Mile 51 on the climb up Rt 141 / Butterhill Rd and finishes two miles later.
Aid Stations: Aid can be found at miles 23, 43, and 50. Water and gatorade bottle exchange will be available.
Run Course: All three White Mountain Triathlon Festival run courses use the beautiful, paved recreation trails of Franconia Notch State Park. The series of paths weave and wind through the pristine terrain, affording athletes some of the best views in the Whites! Landmarks such as the Cannon Mountain Tramway and Echo Lake are points of interest along your route. All runs finish at the base of Cannon Mountain’s main Peabody Lodge and lift area for a post race party and celebration.
Sprint Run Course (One Loop – 3.2 miles)
Click Here to View Interactive Sprint Map!
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be available with Gatorade, water, energy gel, 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.
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 COVERINGS
Per current CDC guidance, face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Face coverings are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated during the following circumstances or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Check-in / Registration Area
- Starting Zone
- Post Race Area
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 Franconia Notch State Park or at the White Mountains 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: Water temperature is typically in the low 60’s in June, wetsuits are MANDATORY for all races. Wetsuits may be full length or sleeveless.
Bike Support: Our friends at Littleton Bike & Fitness will be at transition to help with any prep work, but you’ll need to be prepared and equipped to deal with flats as there will not be bike course support en route.
Bike Rentals: From out of town and in need of a quick bike rental? Our friends at Littleton Bike & Fitness have you covered! They’re located just 15 minutes from the race venue.
Bike Aid Stations: Two aid stations with Gatorade and water bottle exchange will be strategically sited on the bike course.
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be provided with Gatorade, water, UnTapped energy gel, and bananas on the run course.
Course Cut-Off Times: It’s our desire to permit adequate time for triathletes to finish our race. That said, while we haven’t imposed a hard and fast cut-off policy, the bike component of all distances needs to be completed by 1:00pm to ensure the completion of each athletes respective distance within our permit issued by the NH State Parks.
Follow your favorite athletes live! You can track competing athletes by using the Millennium Running App. You will be able to see their progress as they navigate the courses and cross over various timing spots.
Finish Area: The finish venue is slope side of the Peabody Lodge, adjacent to the lodge deck! The backdrop for finish line photos is awesome and post race festivities with food will take place alongside the finish, so there will be plenty of action and a great environment.
Post-Race Food: The post-race BBQ is slated to be underway by 11:00AM. Athletes will be admitted with their “Food” tear off tag from their bib number. Additional tickets for friends and family will be available for sale ($10) during online registration and on-site. Additional food tickets purchased during registration will be included in athlete packets.
Post-Race Beer: Enjoy a post-race beer provided by our friends at Woodstock Inn & Brewery at the Peabody Lodge .
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 and on the Millennium Running app.
RACE PHOTOS sponsored by AutoFair
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event thanks to our friends at AutoFair. Photos will be posted online 3-4 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 our Travel Page for all the info you’ll need to know about the Franconia Notch area!
Do I get any schwag?: Of course! All registrants to each of the 3 races will receive the following:
– Official event T-Shirt
– Finisher’s Medal
– Entry to post race party/food
– Included beer post race courtesy of Woodstock Brewing
– Race photos!
Refund Policy: Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.
Millennium Running is proud to have The Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country as the official charity of the White Mountains Triathlon.
Each registrant has an opportunity to support Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country by participating in the optional fundraising platform that is auto-created when you register online.
The mission of Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country is to enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities through year-round sport, recreation, and wellness. They seek to enhance the personal development and self-esteem of participants and provide an opportunity to take risks in a safe and supportive environment. They believe that the opportunity to experience the thrill of accomplishment can be a life-affirming experience. They are committed to including the families and friends of our participants, volunteers, partner organizations, and the North Country community in our efforts.
To learn more about this charity click here.