front transition area, challenging and scenic race courses, and crowds
of spectators have made this race a New England favorite for many years.
Plus the Appleman Triathlon is managed by F.I.R.M., the largest race
production company in the Northeast.
The Appleman Triathlon sells out quickly so register early if you want to call yourself an Appleman this year.
This race is a fundraiser for the Littleton Rotary Club. The Littleton
Rotary Club raises funds to support the Littleton High School
scholarship fund, Loaves and Fishes, The Children's Hands-On Art Museum,
Indian Hill Arts, SADD and other local civic and charitable
organizations. The Rotary Club also contributes towards Rotary
International's efforts to eradicate Polio throughout the world. Over
the years the Rotary Club of Littleton has contributed over $200,000 to
these community and international projects.
GPS measured swim takes place in placid Long Pond and is a .50 mile
triangular course. There will be five swim waves with each swim wave
going off every three minutes. Athletes are assigned to swim waves based
on their race category (age group, relay division, athena, clydesdale).
Swim angels are available for athletes who would like an experienced
triathlete to accompany them on the swim.
bike is a single loop through the Littleton with some hills in the park
area that are sure to raise your heart rate a beat or two.
The run is
one of the most interesting run routes of any sprint triathlon with an
off road section that keeps you focused and gives you great material for
your post race stories. You enter the Two Brothers Trail through a gate across from
the Congregational Church on King St. (#13 on Map). It follows the right edge of two large fields
before entering the woods. Once in the
woods you cross two parallel rock walls after which the trail turns left
through some wetlands. It then turns
uphill steeply with a left turn where it intersects another trail coming in
from the right. It flattens out for a
bit and then at the large Pine Tree there's another trail intersection with a
sign post. Don't go straight (to Edsel
Rd), instead turn right up a steep hill.
At the top of the hill take a left at the sign post. The trail goes down into a gully and then
back up to Birch St where the trail section ends. Turn right down the hill on Birch St. toward
the lake and the finish line. The run finishes along the beach with cheering spectators fueling the athletes along the final stretch. Then it's under the giant F.I.R.M. finish arch and on to the post race festivities.
Littleton is conveniently located off route 495.
Race Venue--Town Beach
22 Town Road
Come to race, but stay for the festivities. Your
triathlon experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post race
treats, and sponsor giveaways. This is a family-friendly race venue with
a playground on the beach.
Vmps, the official triathlon training & coaching organization for
the F.I.R.M. Race Series, can help you achieve your endurance sports
goals. They offer professional triathlon coaching services for beginners
through elite, open water swim clinics, triathlon training swims, six
week Power Swimming classes, a time trial series, a triathlon boot camp
for women, and sports nutrition services. Their Tri Barn in Grafton, Ma
includes a Computrainer studio, professional bike fitting, wetsuit
rentals, and individualized shopping for tri bikes, wheels,
Computrainers, and wetsuits. Plus their triathlon team provides a
welcome opportunity for like-minded folks to train and race together.
With their combined offerings, Vmps provides you with everything you
need for your multisport lifestyle.
2012 Results at firm-racing.com: Individual / Relay / Awards2011 Results at firm-racing.com: Individual / Relay / Awards2010 Results at firm-racing.com: Individual / Relay / Awards 2009 Results at firm-racing.com: Individual / Relay / Awards
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