The Aquaman Even Up Triathlon is definitely one of the toughest
triathlons in the East. Its a half iron level tri with a twist. It
includes a traditional 13.1 mile run. But we have shortened the bike to
34 miles and increased the swim to 3.5 miles. Say, What? Yep. The
course is a response to what we call the Swimmers Lament, that
traditional triathlons are stacked against them. Strong swimmers,
runners, and bikers should spend just about 1.5 hours on each leg. The
course was field tested in 2010 by members of the Boston Triathlon
Team and other strong athletes from Quebec, Massachusetts, Vermont and
Pennsylvania. They loved it. Some said theyd been waiting for an
event like this most of their adult lives. And the swim in Lake Seymour
involved some of the cleanest, clearest most pristine water some had
ever competed in. We are pleased to have four of them join us on our
organizing committee. The Aquaman Field is limited to 50 participants
The Ollie Even Up offers a traditional 6.2 mile (10K) run, but
with a shorter, 13.25 mile bike and a much longer 1.75 mile swim (one
loop) in Lake Seymour. This event is also capped at 50 participants.
Because the Aquaman and Ollie involve real open water swimming legs, we
feel it is important for safety reasons to limit the numbers in the
water to assure sufficient support during the swim.
Our more traditional Sprint involves the same distances we have
offered the past six years: a 500 yard swim, a 13 mile bike, concluding
with a 5 mile run. The cap on this one is 100 participants.
Individual entries and three person relay teams are welcome in all events.
There are special prizes for that team of four individual
participants in the Aquaman, Ollie, and Sprint with the fastest
cumulative time: The Stick,
was won by the Boston Triathlon Team in 2010. It was put back in play
in 2011 and won by the Quebec Nordiques, who have since been fined a
bottle of Maple Whiskey for excessive celebration. Massachusetts
reclaimed it in 2012, only to have the Nordiques reclaim it in 2013. A
grand tradition of cross border rivalry. For some photos of 2011 click here or here,
A new prize has been created for the fastest team of four in The
Ollie. The Rocks were won by Quebec in 2012 and captured by the US in
2013. This year will be the first year we will also be awarding a team
prize in the Sprint. Each team of individual entrants will be
measured on the fastest four individuals collective time. The prize
has yet to be determined.