Come participate in the 5th annual Stamford KIC IT Triathlon!
The Olympic race is open to triathletes and relay teams of all abilities.
Participants will brave the Long Island Sound for a .9-mile swim, quickly mount their bikes for a 24.8-mile ride through North Stamford, and then will run through the streets of downtown to complete the 6.2-mile run.
Three hundred area volunteers will support the athletes as they race to raise money for Kids in Crisis and then will enjoy a family festival at Columbus Park.
With great restaurants, shopping and accommodations just steps from the finish line, the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon has something for both athletes and their families and makes a perfect weekend destination race.
All proceeds go to Kids in Crisis, an emergency crisis counseling and residential shelter for infants, children, and teens.
2013 Stamford Olympic Triathlon Race Course:
The swim begins and ends at Cummings Park Beach and is a .9 mile triangular course in Long Island Sound, sheltered by Shippan Point to the east and Cove Beach to the north.
The 24.8 mile bike is diverse, has gradual climbs, fast downhills and demands your attention.
It begins with a loop along the water through breathtaking Shippan Point, then whizzes through the corporate canyon of downtown Stamford amidst towering office buildings and finally heads into the beautiful wooded terrain of North Stamford.
An exciting transition awaits back in downtown Stamford at Columbus Park, in the heart of the restaurant district.
The 6.2 mile run is a 2-loop course through downtown Stamford.
The entire course was designed for great viewing. Spectators can grab a front row seat in Columbus Park to see the early stages of the bike, the excitement of transition #2 and the spectacular finish line.
Post-race festivities at Columbus Park include food, drink, awards, music and expo.
This is a USAT sanctioned event.
Directions To Race Site:
Cummings Park Beach is located on Long Island Sound in Stamford, CT
From the East:
Take I-95 South.
Take the Elm Street Exit 8 and continue 0.29 miles.
Turn left onto Elm Street and continue 0.21 miles.
Turn right onto Jefferson Street and continue 0.07 miles.
Turn left onto Magee Avenue.
Take left onto Shippan Avenue and this will lead you into the park.
From the West:
Take I-95 North.
Take the Atlantic Street Exit 8 and continue 0.21 miles.
Stay straight to go onto South State Street and continue 0.54 miles.
Turn right onto Elm Street and continue 0.37 miles.
Turn right onto Shippan Avenue and Cummings Park will be on your left.