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It’s a rite of summer on Cape Cod: an event that attracts not only local triathletes but also visitors from across the nation and the world. Join a very festive yet competitive atmosphere at the 2020 Falmouth Sprint Triathlon.
A highlight of the New England Triathlon Tour, this “short” sprint race (so say the triathlon vets) is unique for its warm salt-water swim, a beautiful bike that climbs to the majestic Nobska Point Light, and a 5k run entirely alongside one of New England’s most beautiful beaches. “Casual” athletes and newcomers are encouraged to join the tri-geeks…it’s a wonderful day for everyone!
Event details and schedule
SWIM: 1/3 mile
A sandy, waist-deep start at Surf Drive Beach (expect temps well into the 70s). The course is rectangular in shape and well lifeguarded. Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a slight chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Vineyard Sound.
BIKE: 8.5 miles
After a mile-long flat stretch to warm up the legs, you begin a gradual climb of 2 winding miles to Nobska Light. Then it’s a rolling four miles entering into the village of Woods Hole and then returning along a new, quieter route to Falmouth Village. The remaining two miles are either downhill or flat to the finish.
RUN: 3.1 miles
A very level and fast run on paved road and walking trail along Vineyard Sound. Consider a hat and sunglasses — not much shade! Two staffed water stops. The last 50 yards are on the sand of Surf Drive Beach where the biggest cheering crowd of the New England Triathlon Tour awaits you!
Dates: July 12, 2020
Location: Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod MA
Start time: 7am
Packet pick-up and Late registration: 5-6:30am at race site morning of race or 5-7pm Saturday evening at race site. All participants: BRING ID AND USAT CARD.
Late registers: check this website beforehand to be sure there hasn’t been a sell-out! Add $10 to race fee for race weekend registrations.
Additional charges: Non-USAT members will be required to purchase a one-day event insurance license from USA Triathlon. Cost: $15
Registration deadline: On-line registration will close July 8th at 5pm.
Transfers: Private transfers will be allowed as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Thursday before race. There will be no refunds or wait list but race director will try to assist racers to arrange transfers ahead of race date.
Water Conditions: Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water temperature is below 65 degrees, water quality tests indicate any health hazard, or if surf conditions are extremely rough.
Relay Teams: Yes! Your choice: 2-person or 3-person, male, female or co-ed.
Timing: Chip timed. Results link will be posted on this website and the race Facebook page.
USAT sanctioned: Results will count toward national and regional rankings. All USAT rules and regulations will apply. Racers are subject to time penalties or disqualification for infractions of USAT rules.