The 31st Sprint 1 is the perfect way to kick off your Summer season! Ideal for all athletes, First-Timer to Elite-Pro. The longest-established sprint triathlon around, you'll want to clear your calendar for this one! It's time to dust off the bike and pull the wetsuit out of the closet for this season opener! Only a 90-minute drive from Boston. Swim start field limit: 950 entrants. Hyannis (Cape Cod), MA
1/4-mile swim: refreshing Atlantic Ocean setting with a close-to-shore
10-mile bike: scenic and lightly-rolling loop through Historic Osterville and Centerville. Incredible ocean vistas!
3.5-mile run: a flat and scenic lollipop out-and-back within Craigville Village
HYANNIS SPRINT I TRIATHLON SWIM COURSE (1/4 Mile):The swim course is rectangular shaped,with the swimmers traveling in a clockwise direction. Participants will start with their small swim wave (40-50 athletes) waist deep in the water. Keeping all the large orange buoys on right hand side you'll swim in a clockwise direction. We'll have plenty of lifeguards and volunteers to keep you safe in the water. If for any reason you're not able to complete the swim we'll safely pull you back to the beach and you may continue racing under an "unofficial" status
HYANNIS SPRINT I TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE (10 Miles):The Hyannis Sprint I bike course is a scenic and lightly-rolling loop through Historic Osterville and Centerville with incredible ocean vistas! If this is your first time competiting in the Hyannis Sprint I, the bike course truly is one of the most scenic around. Athletes will leave transition and ride through the downtown areas of Centerville and Osterville before hitting the shoreline for the remaining 2-miles of the course! HYANNIS SPRINT I TRIATHLON RUN COURSE (3.5 Miles):The Hyannis Sprint I run take athletes on a flat and scenic lollipop out-and-back course within Craigville Village. Upon leaving transition the course starts out flat, then hits a gradual climb as it enter the loop part of the course. The loop section features gradual rolling hills and is fully shaded. Aid stations are located as athletes leave transition and also at the half-way mark of the course. Upon returning to the beach make sure to save a little bit for the 100m beach run into the spectator lined finish chute!
Directions to the Hyannis Sprint I Triathlon
From Boston: At the Route 3/Route 128 split in Braintree: Route 3 South, 42 miles to/over the Sagamore Bridge. Take Route 6 East (Mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 6 for Route 132 towards Hyannis. On the ramp, take the road to the right (at Craigville Motel) marked Craigville Beach, which brings you to Shoot Flying Hill Road. Turn right on Shoot Flying and follow the brown signs depicting a swimmer on water. Shoot Flying ends two miles ahead, just after going through a stop sign (head for the tall water tower). Turn left onto Old Stage Road. Just ahead, cross through the traffic light for Rte 28 (Mobil gas on the right) continuing on Old Stage. Old Stage becomes Main Street at first stop sign...go straight at the stop about a mile to and through the Centerville Four Corners traffic light (at Centerville Corners Motor Lodge). Pass through the light onto Craigville Beach Road ...beach is a half-mile down on the right. About 90 minutes from Boston.
Parking: FREE at Craigville Beach on first-come, first-parked basis. Private lots may charge lot fees. Also, facing the beach, look left for about 1/4-mile for lots at Association Beach and Covells Beach. Do not park along Craigville Beach Road (posted no parking...this is the race course). Expect long lines race morning after 6:00am!!!