The Colchester Triathlon is a recreational event that is great for the first time triathlete or a team.
Swim 1/2 mile (or Kayak 2 miles)
Bike 12 Miles
Run 3 Miles
Limit of 400 participants!
1/2 mile swim or 2 mile kayak
The first leg of the triathlon, the swim or kayak portion takes place in Lake Champlain in beautiful Malletts Bay. The swim portion is a triangle design and the kayak portion is a 1-mile paddle out and 1-mile paddle back to shore.
12 mile bike
The bike course starts along the waterfront taking you past a few camps which leads to Main Street Colchester in the center of town. You will pass the historic Meeting House and the Burnham Memorial Library. This is an open course to traffic.
3 mile run
The run will take you along a shaded path through quintessential New England neighborhoods and back along the waterfront until you arrive in Colchester's reknowned Bayside Park through the finish line.
COLCHESTER TRIATHLON COURSE
Red Line = Swim Green Line = Kayak Blue Line = Bike Black Line = Run
Bayside Park 1 West Lakeshore Drive Colchester, VT 05446
Take I-89 North (from NH/VT Border about 1.5 hours) From I-89, take Exit 16 (Colchester/Malletts Bay).
At the bottom of the exit take a right and follow Route 2 & 7 North for approximately 1.9 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 2 & 7, Blakely and Severance Road (just after a steep hill).
Turn left at the light onto Blakely Road. Continue .6 miles beyond the Colchester Police Department and Town Offices (will be on your right .1 miles after you go over a bridge).
You will pass two schools on your right. Then you will go through a traffic light at a cross walk and another blinking light at Laker Lane. .2 miles beyond that Blakely road Ends.
Bayside Park is on your left at the light. Take that Left .