Join experienced race veterans and triathlon newcomers alike for our fifth season hosting the USA Triathlon Massachusetts State Championships, held at June 10th’s Hyannis 1 Triathlon.
There’s an Olympic distance race (Age Group Championships) and a Sprint distance race (Age Group and High School Championships). New this year: a Sprint Duathlon and a kids Splash ‘n Dash! All of these races are challenging — but still able to be completed by fitness enthusiasts who have trained for the distances. The atmosphere is special; the views are spectacular; and your satisfaction of accomplishment will last for a long time!
Massachusetts State Championships
June 10th’s Hyannis Triathlon has been designated as the State Championships for Massachusetts by the sport’s governing body: USA Triathlon.
If you finish in the top 35% of your age group in the Sprint or Olympic distance event, you will quality for the Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee August 4-6th.
State championship awards will be given to the top three boys, girls and non-binary athletes in the Sprint race. Additionally, all high schoolers who compete on June 10 are qualified into the Junior & Youth National Championships on August 4-6th in Milwaukee.
Sprint Course Description
SWIM: 1/4 mile
A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps in the upper 60s for Hyannis1; mid-70s for Hyannis2). The course is rectangular in shape (approx 150 yards between the two turns). Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a moderate chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Nantucket Sound.
BIKE: 10.2 miles
This “rolling hills” course leaves the shores of Craigville to enter into the historic village of Centerville, then winds its way through the villages of Osterville and Wianno before returning along a shoreside road to Craigville Beach. Single loop; and no duplication of any stretch of road!
RUN: 3.6 miles
The athletes head off toward Hyannisport, with a quarter-mile flat run evolving into a gradual climb for a quarter-mile, then a gentle rolling grade until the last mile which is a gentle downhill grade. A water stop is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers at the midpoint of the 3.6-mile run.
Olympic Course Description
SWIM: 0.9 miles
Likely temperatures will be in the upper 60s for Hyannis1; mid-70s for Hyannis2. This is a single-loop swim course.
BIKE: 20 miles
The course is familiar to longtime racers of the sprint distance. The difference will be seen on the return to Centerville, when racers will turn left onto Bay Lane and head north to start the next loop on Bumps River Road. After visiting quaint Osterville once again the racers will follow Main Street to Centerville, and then turn right to decend on Craigville Beach Road to the transition area.
RUN: 6.2 miles
This 10k follows the sprint course, with the difference being that while the sprinters complete one loop and head home to the finish, the Olympians running west on Craigville Beach Road will come upon a U-turn which they will round for one more loop. The finish stretch is the same as the sprint course!
New! Duathlon Course Description
RUN #1: 1.4 miles
Our duathletes will depart at the same time as the Sprint Triathletes (7:30). The first run will be an out-and-back along Craigville Beach Road. Yes: there will be a water/hydration station!
BIKE: 10.25 miles
Following the same course as the Sprint distance triathlon, you will depart from the transition area at Craigville Beach to enter the historic village of Centerville, then winds its way through the villages of Osterville and Wianno before returning along a shoreside road to Craigville Beach. Single loop; and no duplication of any stretch of road!
RUN #2: 3.6 miles
Leaving your bike at the transition area, you'll head east toward Hyannisport, with a quarter-mile flat run evolving into a gradual climb for a quarter-mile, then a gentle rolling grade until the last mile which is a gentle downhill grade. Two water stops are staffed by enthusiastic volunteers along the way.
New! Kids Splash n' Dash
We are pleased to join with USA Triathlon to create this race “just for kids!"
How it will work: As the swim leg of the Sprint Distance race (start time: 7:30) is winding down, the race’s marker buoys will be brought in close to shore, and will be set close to the beach at a depth where our Splash n’Dashers can all stand. Kids aged 7 to 10 will swim 100 meters (approx 100 yards) then run 1 kilometer (about 0.6 mile). Those aged 11 to 15 swim 200 meters then run 2k (about 1.6 miles). Both swims will be well protected by our lifeguards. And best of all, the kids will finish their runs under the same big arch as all other competitors! USA Triathlon medals to all!
Date: June 10, 2023
Location: Craigville Beach, Centerville Village, Town of Barnstable MA
Start time: Olympic event: 7:00am; Sprint race: 7:30am
Packet pick-up and late registration: Friday evening 5 - 7 pm at race site or 5:30 - 6:30 am morning of race. All participants: bring photo ID and USAT card — if you have one.
Early-bird registration fees (for a limited time):
Sprint Triathlon: $110 (Youth - $65)
Olympic Triathlon: $160 (Youth - $75)
Sprint Aquabike: $100
Olympic Aquabike: $150
Sprint Relay Team: $180
Olympic Relay Team: $255
Sprint Duathlon: $100
Splash and Dash (kids ages 7- 15 only): $40
Tri It Your Way ("virtual" race, done on your own with t-shirt and swag shipped to you): $55
Additional charges: Non-USAT members will be required to purchase a one-day event insurance license from USA Triathlon. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for youth
Registration deadline: On-line registration will close the Wednesday before each race at 12pm. Race weekend registration will be available Friday from 5-7pm and race morning (add $15)
Transfers: Private transfers will be allowed for a $25.00 fee as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Wednesday before the race. There will be no refunds unless you purchase Refund Protect during the registration process. There will not be a wait list.
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 and 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.
OLYMPIC & SPRINT DISTANCES
Our Olympic athletes will depart a half-hour before the Sprint, at 7am.
Swim .9 , bike 21, run 6.2 miles.
Our sprint athletes enter the water in a wave start beginning at 7:30.
Swim a .25, bike 10, run 3.6 mile.
NEW! DUATHLON CATEGORY
Not interested in swimming? Our duathlon event is made just for you! Run 1.4 miles, Bike 10 miles, then Run 3.6 miles to the finish. Awards for top finishers.
NEW! KIDS SPLASH AND DASH
A fun day of racing for kids! Children aged 7 to 10 swim 100 meters (approx 100 yards) then run 1 kilometer (about 0.6 mile). Those aged 11 to 15 swim 200 meters then run 2k (about 1.6 miles)
USAT SANCTIONED RACE
All of our triathlons are USA Triathlon sanctioned events. Always look for triathlons that are sanctioned by USAT so you know that there is race director education and safety protocols in place. It also means that these races count towards your overall USAT ranking.
Sprint distance athletes who need to leave before 9:00am: park at the lot on Craigville Beach Rd. (inland side) across from the registration tent. All other Sprint athletes and Olympic distance athletes: park at the main parking lot (beach side) adjacent to the transition area. A short walk to the race!
We love our volunteers! Friends and family members of athletes are encouraged to volunteer while watching the action. Priority parking, T-shirt, refreshments and swag bag are only some of the perks! Please contact the volunteer coordinator
Sorry, but we cannot accept e-bikes of any kind at this race — including those that are presented to us sans battery with the stated intention of being pedal-powered alone.
We all love our pets. But town regulations forbid dogs on or near the beach this time of the year. Leave the pooch at home!
Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 9:30am day of race. Awards presented to top three competitors in each age group (male, female and non-binary) as well as top Elites, Clydesdale/Athena, First-Timers, Para-triathletes, Male, Female and Mixed Relay Teams, Aquabike and Duathlon. Those who cannot remain for the ceremony may pickup their award at the Awards table or by contacting Lori for shipping instructions. Results will be posted on our website within 24 hours of event.
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For clubs and teams:
The Lobster Pot Challenge
Are you a member of a triathlon club or college team? We’re holding two club competitions this year: at each of the Hyannis Triathlons. Bring 6 or more members of a team and give it your best shot!
- For the winning team: the Lobster Pot Trophy
- Winning team receives 5 Race Entries
- 2nd Place receives 3 Race Entries
- 3rd Place receives 1 Race Entry
Choose from these race options:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:00 pm: A "Town Hall" meeting to learn all about the MA State Championships via Zoom. Participate by computer device or phone. We will have lots of information about this race (including the new Duathlon and kids Splash 'n Dash) and will answer questions about how to prepare.
TUESDAY BEFORE RACE
7:00 pm: A pre-race meeting for all athletes via Zoom. Participate by computer device or phone. Registered athletes will be emailed with login instructions a few days prior, and again the morning of the meeting. A recording of this meeting will be available on this race page the following afternoon.
WEDNESDAY BEFORE RACE
12:00 pm: On-line registration closes at noon!
DAY BEFORE RACE
5-7 pm: On-site registration or packet pick-up. If you are pre-registered, don't forget to bring a legal ID and -- if you're a member -- your USAT ID card!
DAY OF RACE
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