Adult Tri, Sunday, Aug 10: 8AM 750 meters swim, 24K cycle, 5.8K run.
Kids' Tri: Saturday, Aug 9: 3PM - 100 yd. swim, 3.2 mi cycle, 1 mile run.
Accepting paper registrations through Saturday, August 9, until 6 PM Eastern Time. See www.mainestatetriathlon.com for application.
2014 START TIME
8 a.m. start time
and CHIP TIMING as usual. Same course as 2013, start/finish at Bethel Inn Lakehouse on Songo Pond.
All cancellations -- $10 handling fee. No refunds within 2 weeks of event.
Late Registration Fees
Adult: After July 25 -- $79 individual, $110 team.
Presenting Sponsor: OXFORD NETWORKS
Amenity Bag Sponsor: NORWAY SAVINGS BANK
Swim Leg Sponsor: In Memory of Denny Bunn
Bike Leg Sponsor: Bethel Bicycle
Running Leg Sponsor: New Balance
Beverage Sponsor: Dasani
Host Hotel: River View Hotel
RIVER VIEW RESORT: 2 BR condos, full kitchen for early morning needs. Rates start at $93 for 2 people/$10 for each additional guest.For reservations: call 888.224.8413/207.824.2808, online at www.riverviewresort.com
NEW FOR 2014: The adult triathlon race fee includes short-sleeved dri-fit t-shirt (white with royal blue side inserts), printed on-site in the size of competitor’s choice! Or racer may upgrade to a different item such as long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc. for an additional fee. Cotton t-shirt for the kids' triathlon.
Bethel is where Routes 2, 26, & 5 merge -- 70 miles northeast of Portland, Maine; 22 miles east of Gorham, NH.
Bethel Area Info
ADULT Check-in/Packet Pickup
Saturday, August 9: 3pm-6pm, at Bethel Area Chamber office, 8 Station Place, Bethel, ME (behind closed movie theater on Cross Street; maps.google.com shows it well).
There is NO DAY-OF-RACE adult registration.Recommended RACE MEETING, 7pm in chamber office.
Saturday, August 9, 1:30-2:30pm, at Angevine Park, North Road, Bethel (2.1 miles from Rt. 2). Same day registration for kids' tri is accepted, but no guarantee of t-shirt.
Many thanks to the BETHEL OUTING CLUB for running the kids' triathlon. FMI see www.bethelouting.org.
KIDS' TRI START TIME
3 pm, SATURDAY, August 9, 2014 at Angevine Park (North Road, Bethel -- 2.1 miles west from Rt. 2)
Sunday Morning Check-In, 6-7am
If there is a SERIOUS need, we can accommodate some Sunday morning check-ins/packet pick-ups, but we greatly prefer a Saturday check-in. Have a friend pick up your packet. Sunday morning check-in at 561 Songo Pond Road, Albany Twp, ME, 6-7 a.m. NO CHECK-INS AFTER 7am! Don’t be late, please! (Do NOT email saying you need a Sunday check-in.)
ADULTS' TRI START TIME
8am, SUNDAY, August 10, 2014 at Songo Pond. (across the street from 561 Songo Pond Road, Albany Twp., ME.)
All adult racers must pick up timing chip before race, return at finish.
-Triathlon: 5-year age divisions.
-Aquabike category (swim/bike).
-Two alternative race categories: Novice (your definition is fine, just be fair!) and Athena/Clydesdale (women 150+ lbs. / men 200+ lbs.)
So, you compete in ONE of four categories only -- regular age divisions, novice, Athena/Clydesdale, or aquabike. (There are NO age groupings in Novice or Athena/Clydesdale. Aquabike has two age groups: 39 & under, 40 & up.)
Child Age Divisions, but UNTIMED
Male & Female (no teams)Ages 8-11 & Ages 12-14
Kids' Tri Awards
Every child will receive a medal of recognition at the end of the event. This is non-competitive...everyone is a winner! This fun kids' triathlon will be untimed -- check your watch if you want your time!
Adult Course Description
750 meters SWIM, clockwise loop (new, shorter swim!), Bethel Inn Lakehouse, Songo Pond, Rts. 5/35 S. of Bethel.
24k BIKE, counter-clockwise loop, south on Rt. 5/35, left on Vernon St., rt. on Main St., left on Railroad St., left on Lovers’ Lane (Rts. 5/35) back to swim/bike transition. 5.8k RUN, counter-clockwise loop, south on Rts. 5/35, left on South Shore Ln which becomes Morning Star Lane, left on Baker Rd., left on Rts. 5/35 to finish at Lakehouse.
Link to Google Map
For adult course, paste the following into a browser: http://tinyurl.com/betheltrimap
Child Course Description
100 yard swim, across Angevine Pond at Angevine Park (North Rd, Bethel).
2.1 mile bike, Bike 1.5 miles east on North Road.Turn left on Airport Road. (Google maps says Davis Road.) Soon after turning onto Airport Road, do a 180 degree turn at cone and volunteer. Return to Angevine Park.
1 mile runRun out to North Road, turn right on North Road. Take first left onto Daisy Bryant Road, continue approximately 1/2 mile to turnaround cone/volunteer. Return the way you came.
Want Kids' Tri Map?
For kid course, paste the following into a browser: http://tinyurl.com/bethelkidstrimap
RULES (adult race)
No drafting, NO HEADPHONES while cycling, no swim aids.
Wet suits are allowed.
Must wear provided swim cap.
BIKE HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.
USAT rules & regulations apply. View them online at http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx
PARKING at bike rack zone of Start/Transition/Finish (Bethel Inn Lakehouse & yard across the street).
NO PARKING ON ROUTES 5 & 35. Park like Europeans! All cars fit if you do! Also, .5 mile north start is side street, Skillings Road.
All info at www.mainestatetriathlon.comADULT TRI - One of the most beautiful courses in New England, the Maine State Triathlon draws athletes from throughout Maine, NH, VT, NY, MA and Quebec. Gift certificates for winners and some other prizes. Come and see for yourself why this is one of the most popular triathlons around!
Teams or individuals; also aquabike. (And the kids' tri the day before!)
Performance t-shirt (adult triathlon only),Organized by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 207.824.2282 for more information, or email email@example.com
Adult Tri: individual: $69 thru July 25, then $79; TEAM $115 thru July 25, then $125
Kids' Tri $25 (no teams)