Megunticook Race Festival

Saturday, August 31
2019 marks the 39th year of the triathlon!

The Megunticook Race Festival builds on the history of the original Tinman and Maine Sport Triathlons. One of the longest-standing races in the United States, it’s organized by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers and is supported through local business sponsorship. Profits benefit One Community Many Voices.

This is a great, family-friendly event. We aim to put on a quality race with chip timing but keep costs low to maximize funds going to our local community. So that means volunteer race directors and limited race swag.

LOCATION: Barrett’s Cove, Public Beach 104, Beaucaire Ave., Camden, Maine

RACE OPTIONS:

Olympic – Individual or relay teams

 Sprint – Individual only

  • 750-meter swim (rectangular clockwise course in Barrett’s Cove, Megunticook Lake)
  • 12-mile bike
  • 3.2-mile run (maybe a little over)

5K Run/Walk 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE: This is an approximate and TENTATIVE schedule.  Check back before race day!

7-8:30 a.m. – Race Check-in, Transition and Day of Registration is open for all racers. Registration on the day of is by CASH or CHECK only (sorry, no credit cards!). Race Day Registration pricing is: Sprint: $80, Olympic: $100, Olympic Relay: $125, 5K: $25. This race has chip timing, and you’ll 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 portion of the race.

8:30 a.m. – Registration and Check-in closes.

8:45 a.m. – Mandatory pre-race meeting on the beach. Transition area closes.

9 a.m. – Olympic Triathlon Swim starts with a single “mass start.”

9:05 a.m. – Sprint Triathlon Swim Start.

9:30 and 9:45 a.m. – 5K Run start (once all bikes are out of transition).

11 a.m. – Approximate time for 5K Race Awards.

11:30 a.m. – Cut Off – Triathletes must have STARTED the run course. With safety and volunteers in mind, race directors reserve the option to kindly remove racers from the course who haven’t met this cut-off time – but we’ll do our best to allow everyone to finish.

12:30 p.m. – Race Awards and Prizes for Sprint and Olympic Triathlon. Get your race results at the finish with our cool timing system by age group. We have awards for overall top three winners and recognition for the fastest racer in each 10-year age group.

OTHER RACE DAY INFO:

On-Course Water Station:  We’ll have two water stations (second one is on Olympic course only) on the run course. If you feel you’ll need more water, please bring a water bottle.

Food: The PenBay YMCA Sailfish Swim Team will run a morning snacks and post-race food truck from 8:30-10:30 a.m., including water, juice, coffee, muffins, bread, Cliff bars and fruit for sale. From 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., there will be hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, mac-n-cheese, desserts, drinks, etc.  Please bring extra cash to support our local swim team!

Drink: A beer tent by The Drouthy Bear of Camden will be set up at Barrett’s Cove. All racers ages 21+ get a free beer ticket. Others 21+ can make a donation to One Community Many Voices for a beer.

Register by clicking here.

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