It’s a rite of summer on Cape Cod: an event that attracts not only local triathletes but also visitors from across the nation and the world. Join a very festive yet competitive atmosphere at the 2020 Falmouth Sprint Triathlon.
A highlight of the New England Triathlon Tour, this “short” sprint race (so say the triathlon vets) is unique for its warm salt-water swim, a beautiful bike that climbs to the majestic Nobska Point Light, and a 5k run entirely alongside one of New England’s most beautiful beaches. “Casual” athletes and newcomers are encouraged to join the tri-geeks…it’s a wonderful day for everyone!
Date: July 12, 2020
Location: Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth, Cape Cod MA
Start time: 7:00 AM
Registration deadline: On-line registration will close July 8th at 5pm.
Price: $100 - $130; Youth is always $65.00!
Additional charges: Non-USAT members will be required to purchase a one-day event insurance license from USA Triathlon. Cost: $15
Packet pick-up and Late registration: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Friday at race site and 5:15 - -6:30 AM Saturday at race site. All participants MUST BRING ID AND USAT CARD.
Late registers: Check this website http://www.neeevents.com/falmouth-triathlon/ to see if the race has sold out. Add $10 to race fee for race weekend registrations.
Transfers: Private transfers will be allowed as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Thursday before race. There will be no refunds or wait list but race director will try to assist racers to arrange transfers ahead of race date.
Water Conditions: Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water temperature is below 65 degrees, water quality tests indicate any health hazard, or if surf conditions are extremely rough.
Relay Teams: Yes! Your choice: 2-person or 3-person, male, female or co-ed.
Timing: Chip timed. Results link will be posted on this website and the race Facebook page.
USAT sanctioned: Results will count toward national and regional rankings. All USAT rules and regulations will apply. Racers are subject to time penalties or disqualification for infractions of USAT rules.
A sandy, waist-deep start at Surf Drive Beach (expect temps well into the 70s). The course is rectangular in shape, following the shoreline, and well life-guarded. Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a slight chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Vineyard Sound.
BIKE: 8.5 miles
After a mile-long flat stretch along the edge of Nantucket Sound to warm up the legs, you will climb gradually to the headquarters of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. You will actually ride through the campus of this, one of the world's most acclaimed scientific research centers, before re-joining Surf Drive and heading toward the village of Woods Hole. A highlight of your ride will be a climb to a coastal bluff where you will circle past the spectacular Nobska Light. The remaining three miles are either downhill or flat to the finish.
RUN: 3.1 miles
A very level and fast run on paved road and walking trail along Vineyard Sound. Consider a hat and sunglasses — not much shade! Two staffed water stops. The last 50 yards are on the sand of Surf Drive Beach where the biggest cheering crowd of the New England Triathlon Tour awaits you!