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Appleman Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike

Sun July 21, 2024 Littleton, MA 01460 US Directions


Sprint Triathlon (.5 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 3.0 Mile Run)

$95 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT

Duathlon (1.5 Mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, 3 Mile Run)

$85 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT

AquaBike .5 Mile Swim and 10 Mile Bike

$85 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Town Rd.
Littleton, MA US 01460


Welcome to the 20th Annual Appleman Triathlon

The beach front transition area, challenging and scenic race course, and crowds of spectators have made this race a New England favorite for many years.

The Appleman Triathlon is now managed and timed by the top-notch team at New England Timing.

All race options sells out quickly, so register early if you want to call yourself an Appleman this year.

Entry Fees

Triathlon: $95 Individual, $125 Relay Team

Duathlon & AquaBike: $85

Additional $10 for race day registrations
$15 Single Day USA Triathlon license

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, July 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Littleton Town Beach.

Sunday, July 21st from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM at the race venue, Littleton Town Beach

Athlete parking will be at the Shaker Lane Elementary School, 35 Shaker Lane, Littleton, MA.

Please do not try to park on any of the side streets near the beach.

Inclement Weather 

Please note the race will be held rain or shine, but if the weather or other unforeseen circumstances threaten the safety of athletes, race management reserves the right to cancel the event or alter portions of the swim, bike, and/or run courses. 

Please understand that in the unlikely case that we did have to cancel the event, no refunds would be issued, however, a partial credit would be offered to next year’s race; further details will be communicated post-race.

Schedule of Events on Race Day

-          Transition zone will open at 6:15 AM and close at 7:45 AM

-          Race day registration from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM

-          Transition zone will be re-opened around 9:30 AM 

-          Awards presentation will begin at approximately 10 AM. Please be present for your award or have someone pick it up for you as we cannot mail out.

-          Pre-Race Meeting is at 7:45 AM at the swim start on the beach


The GPS measured swim takes place in placid Long Pond and is a .50 mile triangular course. There will be a time trial start. Swim angels are available for athletes who would like an experienced triathlete to accompany them on the swim.

The 10 mile bike course is a single loop through Littleton with some hills in the park area that are sure to raise your heart rate a beat or two.

The well-marked and marshaled run course is one of the most interesting run routes of any sprint triathlon with an off-road section that keeps you focused and gives you great material for your post-race stories. The run finishes along the beach with cheering spectators fueling the athletes along the final stretch. Then it’s under the giant New England Timing finish arch and on to the post-race festivities.


The triathlon will have a time trial swim start.. Your race time will start when you cross over the Swim Start mats on the beach.


The duathlon will start approximately at the same time as the first swimmers enter the water. The start will be at the Run-Out portion of transition with your race time starting when you cross over the Run-Out timing mat.


The swim will be part of the regular swim and they will not have a special start. Your race will finish when you cross the BIKE-IN mats. You do not have to go to the finish line. Please return your timing chip to one of the volunteers in the transition area.

Race Venue Activities

Come to race but stay for the festivities. Your triathlon experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post-race treats, and sponsor giveaways. This is a family-friendly race venue with a playground on the beach.


Please support our sponsors:

Workers Credit Union

Sanctuary Medicinals
Badger Funeral Home
Acton Toyota
Vincent Cooper Trust
The Point
Gore Foundation
Burroughs Foundation
Burroughs Foundation
Cowley Associates
Main St. Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank
Littleton Business Association
Idylwilde Farms  
Kimball Farms
Littleton Lumber
Littleton Liquors
Acton Refrigeration
St Anne/St Catherine Church
Walter Fey CPA
Knox Realty
DCU Credit Union
Marx Running and Fitness
CK Bikes
Edward Jones
Miller Automotive
Alpha Graphics
Littleton Fire Dept.
Littleton P&R
Gould Law Office
Town of Littleton
Boy Scout Troop 20
Littleton Highway Dept.
Littleton Police Dept.
RM Ratta
Dunkin Donuts/Donovan



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USAT Sanction Information

Event is USAT sanctioned. Participants will be required to list their USAT license or buy a One Day License for $15.


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