The New England Multisport Women's Gravel Multisport Festival is a day to come together and enjoy a day in beautiful Pawtuckaway State Park. The event is presented by SHEcoast Multisport, and it is open to any person who identifies as a woman including cis, trans, non-binary, or any significantly female-identifying persons. SHEcoast members get 50% off race registration, but you do not have to be a club member to participate.
Thank you to Major Sponsor Core Orthopedics and Sports Med for partnering on this event!
Please note that this is not a race and there will not be chip timing - this is an opportunity to enjoy a fun multisport event in a beautiful park area surrounded by supportive friends. Transition area will be in the parking lot. While we will have volunteers in the area, each participant is responsible for their own items. Please plan for a way to secure your valuables, including bike, while you are out on the course.
Options for registration:
Triathlon: Swim 0.3 miles/Bike 6 or 15.5 miles/Run 3 miles
Duathlon: Run 1.5 miles/Bike 6 or 15.6 miles/Run 3 miles
Relay: Grab a friend or 2 and complete the duathlon or triathlon as a team!
Registration cost schedule:
Registration cost includes your admission to the state park. Registration will close at 5 pm on Friday, 9/29/23. There will be NO day of registration.
Please note: each relay member will pay their own individual fee, which includes admission to the state park.
06/01/2023 - 07/01/2023
Individual Triathlon/Duathlon: $65
Relay Triathlon/Duathlon: $35 per person
07/02/2023 - 09/15/2023
Individual Triathlon/Duathlon: $75
Relay Triathlon/Duathlon: $40 per person
09/16/2023 - 09/29/2023
Individual Triathlon/Duathlon: $85
Relay Triathlon/Duathlon: $45 per person
Courses: All courses are open to the public, please respect others that you see out on the course.
Swim Course: A personal swim buoy like THIS ONE is required for this event! Please purchase one well before the event to ensure you are able to participate in the swim leg. If you do not have a swim buoy, you may be asked to change to the duathlon.
The swim course is an out and back in Pawtuckaway lake, supported by lifeguards and volunteers on paddleboards.
Bike Course: Helmets are required for the bike course. Bright clothing and front and rear lights are strongly encouraged.
We have 2 options for bike courses - please select the option that you plan to do (or your relay partner plans to do) while registering.
6 mile course: The entirety of the 6 mile bike course is within the park on a mix of park road, trail and gravel road. The trail will be a rolling trail and has some rocks and roots. A gravel or mountain bike is required to participate!
15.5 mile course: 9 miles of the 15.5 mile bike are on quiet, public roads, and will be a mix of gravel and road. 6 miles of the course is within the park on a mix of park road, trail and gravel road. The trail will be a rolling trail and has some rocks and roots. A gravel or mountain bike is required to participate!
Run Courses: Trail running shoes are suggested for this event.
The 1.5 mile run for the duathlon and the 3 mile run for the triathlon and duathlon will be on a mix of park roads (paved and gravel) and rolling trail.
Event Day Schedule:
7 am: Checkin opens (no day of registration)
7:40 am: Course overview, announcements
8 am: Triathlon and Duathlon begin!
10-11 am: Triathlon and Duathlon wrap up - post race snacks and celebration
11 am: Event and course close down
In the event, this festival is cancelled/re-scheduled/postponed due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, a partial refund of 50% will be given.
Course Modifications: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of the course at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.
Refunds/Deferrals: We understand life happens and things may come up. A partial refund of 75% will be given if the participants cancel by 11:59 pm on 09/01/23. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a fee for administration purposes. In the case of event cancellation due to public safety, inclement weather or some other unforeseen power at be, the event will follow the above cancellation policy of 50%.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to complete the event within a certain time to participate?
We have a 3 hour time limit to complete the event. You may stay in the park afterward, but all support and directional aids on the course will be removed after the 3 hour time limit. Please note that gravel and trail riding and running are quite a bit slower than riding and running on the road. While we have left extra time to account for this, we are offering a 6 mile bike route to accommodate those who are new to riding off road or who are concerned about finishing within the time limit.
Will the course be available to view before the event?
Yes - GPX files, as well as turn by turn directions will be posted for all bike and run legs. A course preview for the bike courses is scheduled for Sunday, September 24th at 8:30 am. You can select this add on at registration.