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 11:45PM. 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.
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.