Lake Peneesseewassee Park, Norway, Maine, Oxford County, United States

Start Date

07/09/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Triathlon, 25.75K

The Norway Triathlon is a United States Triathlon (USAT)-sanctioned sprint triathlon that combines swimming, bicycle riding, and running. 

Competitors begin with a 750-meter swim on a triangular course from Norway’s Pennesseewassee Park beach area near Route 118. Upon returning to the beach, swimmers will run to the transition area and mount their bikes for a 12.4-mile (20 km) ride up Route 118, taking a right turn on Greenwood Road to a turnaround point beyond Richardson Hollow Road. Once back at the transition area the final leg begins; a 3.1-mile (5 km) run through the paved roads of the Ashton neighborhood. The run continues back to Pennesseewassee Park for the finish line. Individual competitors undertake all three legs. Relay teams may be formed with 2 or 3 competitors. Racers of all abilities are encouraged to compete.

All proceeds benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT). WFLT protects over 7,600 acres of land in the greater Oxford Hills via fee-owned lands and conservation easements with private landowners. The Trust manages over 30 miles of recreational trails for public use at six of their preserves.  Shepard’s Farm Preserve and Roberts Farm Preserves are very close to the Triathlon site in Norway, both featuring sculptures of the late Maine artist Bernard Langlais. Roberts Farm Preserve has 18k of grassed and groomed Nordic trails and a warming hut open during the winter.  Shepard’s Farm offers 3 miles of mountain bike/hiking/running trails and is perfect for kite flying and sledding.  It also includes a half-mile ADA-accessible loop trail suitable for all abilities.

As we plan for this year’s triathlon, we will be following all Maine CDC guidelines and will look to the USAT guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and racers. Our current plan based on these recommendations is to hold the event in person, but please be aware that we may move to virtual if racing in-person no longer falls within these safety guidelines.

RACE DETAILS (Course Maps)
•    750-meter swim
•    12.4 miles (20 km) bike
•    3.1 miles (5 km) run

RESTRICTIONS
•    All participants must be 18 years or older.
•    Relays may have 2 or 3 competitors.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP
•    Friday, July 8, 2022: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM; at Little Red Schoolhouse, Route 118, Norway, Maine. (Just east of the Pennesseewassee Park entrance).
•    Race Day: 6:30 AM at Lake Pennesseewassee Park, Route 118, Norway, Maine.

RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS
The race will begin promptly at 8:00 AM EDT. Participants should arrive between 6:15 am and 7:30 am to set up. You will need to pick up a timing chip and get your body marked with your numbers before the race. Racers will meet with the race director at 7:30 am. The decision to allow wetsuits or not will be made the morning of the race.

VOLUNTEER
Please ask family and friends to volunteer. Email info@wfltmaine.org to sign up to volunteer.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Individual Sprint Triathlon

    750 meter swim (0.465 miles) 20k bike (12.5 miles) 5k run (3.1 miles)
    Activity Starts: 7/9/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/9/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
    Activity type: Triathlon
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance Race Shirt Order before June 1 to guarantee size
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
      Registration closes : 7/6/2022 14:30
      Race fee : $80.00
      Processing fee : $5.75


  2. Male Team Triathlon

    750 meter swim (0.465 miles) 20k bike (12.5 miles) 5k run (3.1 miles) PLEASE register all 3 participants at once to avoid additional charges.
    Activity Starts: 7/9/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/9/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
    Activity type: Triathlon
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance Race Shirt Order before June 1 to guarantee size
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
      Registration closes : 7/6/2022 14:30
      Race fee : $120.00
      Processing fee : $8.15


  3. Female Team Triathlon

    750 meter swim (0.465 miles) 20k bike (12.5 miles) 5k run (3.1 miles) PLEASE register all 3 participants at once to avoid additional charges.
    Activity Starts: 7/9/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/9/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
    Activity type: Triathlon
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance Race Shirt Order before June 1 to guarantee size
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
      Registration closes : 7/6/2022 14:30
      Race fee : $120.00
      Processing fee : $8.15


  4. COED Team Triathlon

    750 meter swim (0.465 miles) 20k bike (12.5 miles) 5k run (3.1 miles) PLEASE register all 3 participants at once to avoid additional charges.
    Activity Starts: 7/9/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/9/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
    Activity type: Triathlon
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance Race Shirt Order before June 1 to guarantee size
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/14/2022 07:01
      Registration closes : 7/6/2022 14:30
      Race fee : $120.00
      Processing fee : $8.15


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