New Hampshire’s Premier Triathlon!
Compete in one of the most beautiful & pristine event venues in the world!
Tri to find a better view than this picturesque and challenging course through NH’s breathtaking White Mountains National Forest!
All participants will have the chance to earn their custom finisher’s medal at the finish line!
With a unique pre-race summit social on top of Cannon Mountain and a post race slope side BBQ this race has it all!
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019
- 4:00pm-5:00pm – Swim Clinic: Free Open Water Swim Clinic for Beginners by TriathlonSkills.com (Please sign up on the registration page)
- 4:30pm-6:00pm – Early Packet Pick-Up & Registration: Located at Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway Lodge
- 5:30pm-7:30pm – Summit Social: Attendees will take the Cannon Mt Aerial Tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain and be treated to a beer from Woodstock Brewery, race friendly appetizers, nutrition sampling, and of course a beautiful sunset across the White Mountains.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
- 5:30am-9:30am – Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration at Peabody Lodge, Cannon Mt.
- 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
- 1:00pm – Awards Ceremony at Peabody Lodge
Cannon Mountain and Franconia State Park plays host to the White Mountains Triathlon.
Friday’s early bib pick up is at the base of Cannon Mt. at the Aerial Tram House. Friday evening’s Summit Social is at the top of Cannon Mountain and is accessed via the Aerial Tram.
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 as a preview of the final 2 miles for Sunday’s races.
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.
Olympic (40k): The Olympic ride begins with a 3 mile descent of 10% along Rt. 18 all the way in to and through Franconia Village. Turning into Bethlehem on Rt. 302, you’re in for an awesome section through the beautiful White Mountains. A turn onto Rt. 3 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 8 and 15. Water and Gatorade bottle exchange will be available.
Half (56 miles): The Half ride begins with a 3 mile descent of 10%. It remains along Rt. 18 all the way in to Franconia Village prior to turning on scenic Rt. 116. While challenging, this part the route along side Lost River is where our famous “King of the Mountains” challenge awaits. Riders will turn around at the Beaver Pond rec area and head back into town. You’ll continue through the pristine White Mountains, turning onto Rt. 18 and continuing onto Rt. 302 into the town of Bethlehem. A turn onto Rt. 3 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 18 on the climb to Kinsman Notch’s Beaver Pond finishing two miles later.
Aid Stations: Aid can be found at miles 20, 40, and 47. Water and gatorade bottle exchange will be available.
Run Course: All three White Mountain Triathlon Festival run course use the beautiful, paved recreation trail 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 Old Man of the Mountain View Center 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 (3 miles) – one short loop around Echo Lake and bike paths of Franconia Notch State Park
Click Here to View Interactive Sprint Map!
Olympic Run Course (4.25 miles) – is one loop of 4.25 miles.
Click Here to View Interactive Olympic Map!
Half Run Course (13.1 miles) – 3 loops of the Olympic course
Click Here to View Interactive Olympic Map!
Run Aid Stations: Aid stations will be available with Powerade, water, energy gel, and bananas.
Registration: Take advantage of our low tier registration!
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 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, 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, we expect to look to see where, and how many folks are on the half iron distance bike course by 11:45AM. With a 7:00-7:15 swim start window for half iron athletes, 4.5 hours is sufficient for all bikers to ride the 56 miles, that’s a 12.4mph average.
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.
RACE PHOTOS provided by Tufts Health Freedom Plan
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event thanks to our friends at Tufts Health Freedom Plan. 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 New England Tri Tour?: The White Mountains Triathlon is a proud member of the New England Tri Tour. The NETT is a great regional series with events all over New England. Offering both Sprint and Olympic distance series, make sure to check out our partner events! The Tour features perks for age group winners, completion of multiple events, and completion of events in all NE states.
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
– 2-for-1 Franconia Notch State Park entry coupon
– Race photos!
Refund Policy: Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.