Maine State Triathlon / Aquabike & Kids' Tri

Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Bethel, Maine 8 Station Place BethelME  04217
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Bethel, Maine 8 Station Place BethelME  04217

About This Activity

Adult Tri, Sunday, Aug 11: 8AM 750 meters swim, 24K cycle, 5.8K run.

Kids' Tri: Saturday, Aug 10: 3PM - 100 yd. swim, 3.2 mi cycle, 1 mile run.

Late Registration

Accepting paper registrations through Saturday, August 10, until 6 PM Eastern Time. See for application.


8 a.m. start timeand CHIP TIMING as usual. Same course as 2012, start/finish at Bethel Inn Lakehouse on Songo Pond.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations -- $10 handling fee. No refunds within 2 weeks of event.

Late Registration Fees

Adult: After July 26 -- $79 individual, $110 team. (No T-shirt guaranteed.)


Handmade mugs from Elements Art Gallery
Two-night, three-day stay at The Bethel Inn Resort – includes golf, breakfast, all resort facilities

Ski tickets from Mt. Abram Ski Resort

Trail passes from Great Glen Trails (mtn bike or nordic ski)

Nordic ski tickets from Bethel Nordic Ski Center

$10 gift certificates to True North Adventureware to winning team members

Sponsors-many thanks

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

Host 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


For adult tri & aquabike, performance t-shirt.Cotton t-shirt for the kids' triathlon.

T-Shirt Size Charts

Choice of Women's Small and Men's S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Plan ahead before you register -- see the sizing charts at the following URL's TBD. (paste into new browser tab or window):Women's Small (6-8)and Medium (10-12) only -- TBD
Men's -- TBD


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 10: 3pm-6pm, at Bethel Area Chamber office, 8 Station Place, Bethel, ME (behind closed movie theater on Cross Street; shows it well).
There is NO SAME-DAY adult registration.
Recommended RACE MEETING, 7pm in chamber office.

KID Check-In

Saturday, August 10, 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


3 pm, SATURDAY, August 10, 2013 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.)


8am, SUNDAY, August 11, 2013 at Songo Pond. (across the street from 561 Songo Pond Road, Albany Twp., ME.)

Chip Pick-up

All adult racers must pick up timing chip before race, return at finish.

Adult Divisions/Categories

-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:

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:

RULES (adult race)

No drafting, no walkmans, no swim aids.
Wet suits are allowed.

Must wear provided swim cap.


USAT rules & regulations apply. View them online at


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! We all 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


Adult Tri: individual: $69 thru July 26, then $79; TEAM $115 thru July 26, then $125

Kids' Tri $25 (no teams)

Additional Date Information
ADULT TRI: Sunday, 8am; KID TRI: Saturday, 3pm

Organizer Info

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