_ The 2021 Norway Tri:
The Norway Triathlon is a United States Triathlon (USAT)-sanctioned sprint triathlon that combines swimming, bicycle riding, and running.
As we plan for this year’s triathlon, we will be following all CDC guidelines and will look to the USAT guidelines on safely returning to racing. Our current plan based on these recommendations, is to hold the event in person, but please be aware that we may move to virtual if racing in-person no longer falls within these safety guidelines.
Competitors begin with a 750-meter swim on a triangular course from Norway’s Pennesseewassee Park beach area near Route 118. Upon returning to the beach, swimmers will run to the transition area, mount their bikes for a 12.4 mile (20 km) ride up 118, taking a right turn on the Greenwood Road to a turnaround point beyond the Richardson Hollow Road. Once back at the transition area the final leg begins; a 3.1 mile (5 km) run through the paved roads of the Ashton neighborhood. The finish line is back in Pennesseewassee Park. Individual competitors undertake all three legs. Relay teams may be formed with 2 or 3 competitors. Racers of all abilities are encouraged to compete.
All proceeds will benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust. WFLT protects over 4,000 acres in the greater Oxford Hills through conservation easements with private land owners, and owns over 3,000 acres. The Trust manages 25 miles of recreational trails for public use on six Preserves, with more trails to come. Shepard’s Farm and Roberts Farm Preserves are very near the Triathlon site in Norway, both featuring Bernard Langlais sculptures. Roberts Farm has 16k of grassed and groomed Nordic trails and a warming hut. Shepard’s Farm has 3 miles of mountain bike/hiking/running trails and is perfect for kite flying and sledding.
RACE DETAILS (Course Maps)
• 750 meter swim
• 12.4 mile (20 km) bike
• 3.1 mile (5 km) run
• No onsite registration. Registration closes July 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.
• All participants must be 18 years or older.
• Relays may have 2 or 3 competitors.
RACE PACKET PICK-UP
• Friday July 9, 2021: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM; at Little Red Schoolhouse, Route 118, Norway, Maine. (Right next to the Lake Pennesseewassee Park entrance).
• Race Day: 6:30 AM at Lake Pennesseewassee Park, Route 118, Norway, Maine.
RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS
The race will begin promptly at 8:00 AM EDT. Participants should arrive between 6:15 am and 7:30 am to set up. You will need to pick up a timing chip and get your body marked with your numbers before the race. Racers will meet with the race director at 7:30 am. The decision to allow wetsuits or not will be made the morning of the race.
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