"The Colchester Triathlon has been a tradition in the small town of Colchester for 32 years now. The growing popularity of the event has been astounding, and we’ve continued to increase our maximum number of participants due to the high demand. We take pride in offering a quality event that participants will find both physically challenging and mentally satisfying, encouraging people to strive for exceptional physical conditioning while attaining the courage necessary to finish the race with their best personal time. As a municipal recreation department, we recognize that being an athlete is not just about winning, but about developing a routine, being committed to training, and establishing a healthy lifestyle. Our mission is summarized as “Optimizing the Experience of Living,” and the Colchester Triathlon has become a vessel through which we encourage our participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Triathlon is also a community-centered event, drawing excited spectators from within and around the Town of Colchester to spend a summer morning together as they bring positive energy to cheer and congratulate the participants in the race. The energy generated by the town for this annual event is undeniably euphoric, becoming a recreational occasion that certainly enhances the experience of living and visiting Colchester."
Athletes can participate as individuals or in relay team or up to 3 racers. Race starts at 8:30 AM at Bayside Beach, Colchester [3 starting waves].
Water Leg: 500 meter swim OR 1.5 mile kayak
Bike Leg: 12 miles
Runing Leg: 3 miles
This is NOT a closed course - traffic will be present during bike and run legs, though Colchester Police will monitor busy intersections and stop traffic for safety, as needed. Course closes at 11:00 AM.
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 .
All participants will receive results, event t-shirt, post-race refreshments, and goodies from our sponsors (in racer packet).
Chip timing results will provide 5 timing splits: swim time, transition zone 1, bike time, transition zone 2, run time. Chip timing provided by New England Timing
Top three finishers in each race category will receive a limited edition Colchester Triathlon pint glass!