Megunticook Race Festival

Sat August 31, 2019 Directions
Events

Megunticook Sprint Triathlon

9:05AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Megunticook Olympic Triathlon

9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Kid's Race

8:30AM EDT - 8:40AM EDT

5k Run

9:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Place
Barrett's Cove Public Beach
104 Beaucaire Ave
Camden, ME 04843
Race Day Information

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS.  It’s a great way to get involved even if you’re not racing.  Please email megunticooktri@gmail.com.  We especially need people on the race course at intersections.  The more volunteers we get the more on-course volunteers there will be!

7:00 AM-8:30AM Race Check-in, Transition and Day of Registration is Open for all races - Day of Registration only by CASH OR CHECK.  We don't have the ability to take credit cards at this race venue sorry! Race Day Registration pricing is as follows: Sprint $90, Olympic $110, Olympic Relay $130, 5k $30. COME EALRY if you need to register the day of the race, it is very difficult for us to register athletes after 8:00AM.  This race has chip timing and you will be given a race bib to wear for the 5K and run portion of the triathlon.  Relay teams receive ONE chip that must be handed off in the transition area at the bike. 

8:00 AM DAY OF REGISTRATION CLOSES

8:30AM   CHECK-IN  CLOSES FOR ALL RACES

8:30AM Kids Race - parents must sign a waiver at check-in

8:45AM Mandatory Pre-race meeting on the beach.  Transition area closes.

9:00AM Olympic Triathlon Swim Start - single "mass start"

9:05AM Sprint Triathlon Swim Start

9:30AM-9:45AM 5K Run start (once all bikes are out of transition)

11:00 AM  Approximate time for 5K Race Awards

11:30AM Cut Off - Triathletes must have STARTED the run course by 11:30am, Race directors reserve the option to kindly remove racers from the course who haven't met this time cut-off due to safety and course volunteers.  But we will do our best to allow everyone to finish!

12:30PM Race Awards and Prizes for Sprint and Olympic Triathlon!   You will get your race results at the finish with our cool timing system by age-group, We have some awards for overall top 3 winners, and recognition for the fastest racer in each 10-year age-groups.

On Course Water Station:  There will be TWO (2nd one is on Olympic course only) water stations located on the run course.  If you feel you will need more water than this please carry your own water bottle! 

TOP RACE TIPS FROM THE RACE DIRECTORS

1.     PLEASE REVIEW THE COURSE BEFORE THE RACE!!!!! DRIVE THE COURSE!!!!! Some people got lost last year.  It’s your responsibility to know the course.  We will have people at SOME intersections – but you should still review the course before the race. All intersections are marked with at least one sign.  We HIGHLY recommend you drive the course ahead of time.

2.     Wetsuits are NOT REQUIRED.  The water is above 70 degrees.  Some athletes will choose to wear wetsuits – that is fine.  But you don’t have to.

3.     Arrive early – parking is tricky – see more on parking below.

4.     Bring your own food, water, extra supplies – this is a small race there isn’t a lot of extra support, vendors, etc.

5.     Ask a friend or family member to volunteer on race day – ask them to email megunticooktri@gmail.com! Hug a volunteer and the race directors!  This is a 100% volunteer led race.

6.     Have fun and BE PROUD!  You’re racing in one of the longest standing triathlons in the world!!!!!! Congrats!!!

PenBay YMCA Sailfish team is running a small concession stand at the race.  Please bring some extra cash to support our local swim team! There will be drinks and baked goods!

Warning- limited parking. Please use common sense. This is a local, community event during a busy time of year.  Let's not get a bad reputation for the race.

NO PARKING areas include:

Lake side of Beaucaire Ave & Beaucaire between Route 52 and transition
Lake side of Route 52
Barrett's Cove parking lot - that is the transition area
Megunticook Lake Boat Ramp parking lot - this is reserved for vehicles with boat trailers, please respect that!
Recommend Parking Areas:

Trail head parking lot for Maiden's Cliff
Even better PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING WITH FRIENDS, biking over, or parking at a friend's house that is nearby! Park at the snowbowl and ride you bike over to the race venue as a warm up!

Description

Kid’s Race, Sprint Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Relay Triathlon, 5K Run/Walk

The Megunticook Race Festival builds on the history of the original Tinman and Maine Sport Triathlon, one of the longest-standing races in the U.S. 2019 marks the 39th year of the Triathlon. It is organized by a group of dedicated and passionate local volunteers and supported through local business sponsorship. All profits this year are going to One Community Many Voices. This race will be a great, family friendly event.  We are aiming to put on a great race with chip timing, but will be keeping costs low in order to maximize funds going to our local community.  So that means volunteer race directors and limited race swag. 

NEW THIS YEAR: 

Olympic – Individual or Relay Teams

 Sprint – Individual Only

5K Run/Walk

Note: All distances are approximate, based on Map My Run.  The course has NOT been officially measured.

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Directions

Barrett's Cove Public Beach
104 Beaucaire Ave
Camden, ME 04843

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