Join experienced race veterans and triathlon newcomers alike for the 38th year of Hyannis Triathlons – part of the New England Triathlon Tour.
These are two of the longest-running triathlons on the East Coast — and after all these years, the accolades still continue:
Named as one of the 20 Best Triathlons in the Nation by Men’s Health magazine (2016)
Named one of The Most Amazing Triathlons to Do in the USA Today by The Culture Trip (2017)
Voted one of the Top 5 Small Races Worldwide by the Triathlete’s Choice Awards (2018)
Both the Hyannis 1 and Hyannis 2 races start and finish at picturesque, sandy Craigville Beach. They’re challenging — but still able to be completed by fitness enthusiasts who have trained for the distances. The atmosphere is special; the views are spectacular; and your satisfaction of accomplishment will last for a long time!
USAT'S MASSACHUSETTS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
June's Hyannis Triathlon 1 is designated as the Massachusetts State Age Group Championship (Olympic) and the MA High School Championship (Sprint) race. Age groupers: enhance your chances at making it to nationals! And high schoolers: this is the event of the year!
The State Championship Race will have a 25% qualification for the Olympic-Distance race and a 35% qualification for the Sprint-Distance race at the 2020 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Championships in Cleveland, OH. All finishers of High School State Championships will automatically qualify for Sprint-distance Nationals.
Sprint Course Description
SWIM: 1/4 mile
A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps in the mid-70s). The course is rectangular in shape (approx 150 yards between the two turns). Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a moderate chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Nantucket Sound.
BIKE: 10.2 miles
The “rolling hills” course is a shade over 10 miles: first entering the historic village of Centerville, then winding out to the villages of Osterville and Wianno before returning along a beachside road to Craigville Beach. Single loop; and no duplication of any stretch of road!
RUN: 3.6 miles
The athletes head off toward Hyannisport, with a quarter-mile flat run evolving into a gradual climb for a quarter-mile, then a gentle rolling grade until the last mile which is a gentle downhill grade. A water stop is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers at the midpoint of the 3.6-mile run.
Olympic Course Description
SWIM: .9 miles
A sandy, waist-deep start at Craigville Beach (expect temps in the mid-70s). The course is rectangular in shape. Wave conditions over the years have ranged from glass-calm to a moderate chop; never “big surf” in the protected waters of Nantucket Sound.
BIKE: 20.5 miles
The “rolling hills” course is 20.5 miles long: first entering the historic village of Centerville, then winding out to the villages of Osterville and Wianno before returning along a beachside road to Craigville Beach. Two loops.
RUN: 6.2 miles
The athletes head off toward Hyannisport, with a quarter-mile flat run evolving into a gradual climb for a quarter-mile, then a gentle rolling grade until the last mile which is a gentle downhill grade. A water stop is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers at the midpoint of both loops.
Start time: Olympic 7:00am, Sprint 7:30am
Packet pick-up and Late registration: 5:30-7am at race site morning of race or 5-7pm Friday evening at race site. All participants: BRING ID AND USAT CARD.
Late registers: check this website beforehand to be sure there hasn’t been a sell-out! Add $10 for registration race weekend.
Additional charges: Non-USAT members will be required to purchase a one-day event insurance license from USA Triathlon. Cost: $15
Registration deadline: On-line registration will close Sept 9th at 5pm.
Transfers: Private transfers will be allowed as long as both parties notify registration personnel by noon the Thursday before race. There will be no refunds or wait list but race director will try to assist racers to arrange transfers ahead of race date.
Water Conditions: Race director does reserve the right to substitute a beach run for the swim if water temperature is below 65 degrees, water quality tests indicate any health hazard, or if surf conditions are extremely rough.
Relay Teams: Yes! Your choice: 2-person or 3-person, male, female and co-ed.
Timing: Chip timed. Results link will be posted on this website and the race Facebook page.
USAT sanctioned: Results will count toward national and regional rankings. All USAT rules and regulations will apply. Racers are subject to time penalties or disqualification for infractions of USAT rules.
Sprint distance athletes that need to leave before 9:00am: park at the lot on Craigville Beach Rd. (inland side) across from the registration tent. All other Sprint athletes and Olympic distance athletes: park at the main parking lot (beach side) adjacent to the transition area. A short walk to the race!
Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 10am day of race. Honors are presented to top three competitors in each age group (both male and female) as well as top Elites, Clydesdale/Athena, First-Timers, Male, Female and Mixed Relay Teams, and Aquabike. Those who cannot remain for the ceremony may designate someone else to receive their award, or can pick it up weekdays at New England Endurance's office in Brewster.