Endorsed by Curators:
The 1/3 mile ocean swim will follow a triangle route starting and ending on the beach in front of Wallis Sands State Beach concession stand. For your safety and comfort, wetsuits are highly recommended. Sleeveless wetsuits are permitted. The transition area will be a short run up the beach to the parking lot of the State Beach.
The 14.5 mile bike is flat and fast course, traveling north along the seacoast, turning inland for a bit through the Town of Rye then turning back north for a tailwind-aided (keep your fingers crossed!) finish along the coast on Route 1A.
Bike Route Directions:
Turn Right on Route 1A out of Wallis Sands State Beach
Turn Left on Bracket Rd.
Stay right on Bracket Rd. at the first fork
Stay left at the 2nd fork to continue on Bracket Rd.
Turn Right on Wallis Rd.
Cross Sagamore Rd. to continue on Wallis Rd. by the Mobil Station
Continue on Washington Rd. by Rye Junior High School
Turn Left on Central Rd. and stay on Central until it hits the ocean
- Stay right on Central at Locke Rd.
- Stay left on Central at Grove Rd
- Stay right on Central at Cable Rd.
Turn Left on Route 1A at the ocean and return to the Wallis Sands State Beach transition area
The 3.2 mile (5K) run course offers sensational ocean views. The one loop course starts north along the coast on Route 1A then turns around at the Odiorne State Park entrance returning south along the coast to the transition area/finish line.
There will be one Transition Area located in the parking lot of Wallis Sands State Park. The transition area will open at 6:15am on race morning and will be closed approximately 20 minutes before the start of the first wave. Only volunteers, staff, and registered athletes are allowed into the Transition Area at any time. You must be bodymarked before entering Transition (relays included), and have a safe, approved helmet and have your bikes inspected for USAT compliance. Once you complete the race, you will not be allowed back into the Transition Area until all of the cyclists are back, the bike time cutoff is reached, or your are notified by race officials.
The Wallis Sands Triathlon finishes on the grass above the beach overlooking the water. It is a short walk from the transition area and provides spectacular views of the ocean. There is a tent set up for the post-race festivities, which will take place regardless of the weather.
Relay members are required to hand off the timing chip after each leg of the race. The handoff takes place at their designated bike rack spot only. The cyclist cannot remove the bike from the rack before being tagged by the swimmer. The cyclist cannot tag the runner before re-racking the bike. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members.
Professional chip timing will be provided by All Sports Events. Every athlete and relay team will receive a timing chip to be worn around the ankle. Participants will receive times for swim, bike, run, T1, T2, and finish.
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Top 3: Male/Female overall,
Top 3 in each age category (Male and Female every 5 years beginning with U-19)
Top Coed, All-Male, and All-Female Relays
Please note that age (and age group) is based on Dec. 31st of the year of the race, NOT what your age is on race day.
Entry Fee Includes:
Your place at the start line; a great technical t-shirt; chip-timing; well-marked and scenic course; on-course support; post-race refreshments; sponsor schwag, finisher award; high quality, safe and fun experience.
The Wallis Sands Triathlon will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not an annual member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a $15 one-day membership as part of your registration.
Please look over the rules - you are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them. They are available on the USA Triathlon website.
The Wallis Sands Triathlon will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose extreme danger to athletes and volunteers. Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way deemed is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in the case of weather-caused changes or cancellations. If cancelled, the Sebago Lake Triathlon will not be rescheduled.http://tri-maine.com/refund-policies