Cranberry Trifest offers three races the weekend of August 24-25, 2013. On Saturday, August 24th there will be a sprint distance triathlon followed by a kids duathlon. On Sunday, August 25th will be the 12th annual Cranberry Trifest olympic distance race, a long time New England favorite that sells out each year.
Additional details on the 2013 Cranberry Trifest are below.
Event Dates, Times and Location:
Saturday, August 24, 2013: Sprint triathlon (7:30AM start) and kids duathlon (11:30AM start). Sunday, August 25, 2013: Olympic triathlon (7:00AM start). The site of the Cranberry Trifest is the Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, MA with entrances off Precinct Street and Rte 18.
Parking will be available on the grounds of Ted Williams Camp. Please enter from the camp entrance on Rte 18/Bedford Street (do NOT enter from the camp entrance on Precinct Street).
Sprint: Swim: 0.5 mile; Bike: 14.2 miles; Run: 3.1 miles
Kids Duathlon: 0.5 mile run, 0.8 mile bike, 0.5 mile run
Olympic: Swim: 0.9 miles; Bike 26.2 miles; Run: 6.2 miles
Field Limits (Note: All races are expected to sell out):
Kids Duathlon: 150
Entry Fees and the Registration Fee Reimbursement service:
Individual race entry fees for the 2013 Cranberry Trifest are as follows: $115 for the Olympic, $80 for the Sprint and $20 for the Kids Duathlon. The entry fee for Relay teams in the Olympic is $225 and the fee for relay teams in the Sprint is $150. Click here to register. Note that the Cranberry Trifest events are USAT sanctioned and USAT annual members will need to have a valid USAT license on race day. If you are not a USAT annual member, you will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license for $12.
Race both the Sprint and Olympic for $175 (a $20 savings) and be eligible to be crowned the King or Queen of Cranberry Trifest. The King and Queen will be the male and female that complete both races and have the fastest combined time. You must be registered to compete in both races by Friday, August 23, 2013 to be eligible to compete in the King or Queen competition.
As a service to paid registrants in the 2013 Cranberry Trifest, Sun Multisport Events is providing you with the opportunity for registration fee protection -- absolutely free through 365Competitiors, LLC. This service offers you 100% reimbursement of your registration fee and related online processing fee if you get sick or injured and can't race. This service is subject to terms and conditions including submission of a claim form signed by your doctor within 3 days prior to the event. The coverage is applied automatically and effective immediately when you register. However, it's a limited-time offer... you must register for the Cranberry Olympic by 12/31/12 and you must register for the Cranberry Sprint by 3/31/13 to receive this benefit. Click here for important coverage details. Please note the registration fee protection service will NOT be available if you register AFTER after 12/31/12 for the Olympic or after 3/31/12 for the Sprint.
Awards, Cash Prizes and Performance Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group as well as for the top 3 Athenas and Clydesdales. The top 3 male and females in the Aquabike (olympic race only) will also receive awards. All 3 members of the 1st place Mixed, Female and Male relay teams will also receive an award. The kids duathlon is intended to be a fun event -- awards will not be distributed.
We will also crown the King and Queen of Cranberry Trifest 2013 to the fastest male and female that competes in both the sprint and the olympic. Overall tmes will be determined by combining their sprint and olympic time -- fastest time wins! The King and Queen will receive gift certificates, products and more for their achievement. All participants in the King and Queen competition must be registered by Friday, August 23, 2013.
The Cranberry Sprint is also the finale in the USAT Northast Talent ID series. Developed for triathletes age 19 and under, the Talent ID Series consists of 13 sprint tris in the region where athletes can earn points based on performance. As the series finale, the Cranberry Sprint will award double points. Athletes with the most points in the 2013 Talent ID Series will be recognized during the awards ceremony following the Cranberry Sprint. Contact Matt Valyo, USAT Regional Athlete Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
USA Triathlon Membership:
This is a USAT sanctioned event. All athletes must (a) present a valid, current USAT Annual Membership Card at registration OR (b) purchase a 1-day USAT license. If you are an annual member, but forget to bring your card you will be required to purchase a 1-day license.
Sprint and Olympic: Standard USA Triathlon age divisions in five year increments (e.g. 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.). Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2013. MINIMUM AGE for the sprint and olympic: 15 years old as of December 31, 2013.
KIds Duathlon: Children age 7-14 are eligible to participate. This event is designed to be a fun event with the idea of letting the kids race without caring about how they finish. There will be finish times only, no splits, and no ranking by age group or gender.
There will be Clydesdale (Men, 220+ lbs), Athena (Women, 165+ lbs), and Open divisions in both the Sprint and Olympic. The Sprint will also feature the Friends, Families and Beginners category (see below). The Olympic will feature an Aquabike category. The Aquabike category is for athletes that only want to swim and bike. Aquabike athletes start in a swim wave with other athletes in the aquabike category and swim and then bike the same course as other athletes doing all three legs of the triathlon. Aquabike athletes receive a finisher medal and the same swag as athletes doing the full triathlon. Awards will be given to the 3 fastest males and 3 fastest females in the aquabike category.
Families, Friends and Beginners (NEW for 2013!)
Just getting started in triathlon? More interested in participating in the race with a friend or family member? This is the category for you! Athletes in the Families, Friends and Beginners category will be grouped together in the same wave so you and start the race together. Athletes in this category will be sent off in the last wave and timed, but will not be eligible for any age group awards. Note that we are offering this category to give people an opportunity to start the race together and athletes in this category are welcomed to stay together throughout the event, but all USAT rules remain in effect and drafting on the bike is still not allowed. Question? Email Mark at info@SunMultisportEvents.com.
Race Packet Pick-up/Event Check-in:
Registered athletes will be able to pick-up their race bag and timing chip based on the schedule below. Note that all members of relay teams must be present to pick up their race packet and every registered athlete MUST provide a photo ID. Athletes may NOT pick up race packets for anyone but themselves. The packet pick-up schedule is as follows:
- Friday, 8/23/13: 4:00PM-7:00PM (Sprint, Kids Du and Olympic racers)
- Saturday, 8/24/13: 5:30AM-7:00AM (Sprint racers only); 10:00AM-11:45AM (Kids Du racers only); 1PM-4PM (Olympic racers).
- Sunday, 8/25/13: 5:00AM-6:30AM (Olympic racers)
Water Temperature and Wet Suits:
All participants may wear a wet suit and be eligible for rankings and prizes if the water temperature is less than 78 degrees F. If the temperature is between 79 and 84 degrees F, participants wearing a wet suit will not receive a ranking or be eligible for awards (they will still receive split times). If the temperature exceeds 84 degrees F, no participants will be allowed to wear a wet suit. Typically water temperatures are less than 78 degrees F (one exception was the water temperature for the 2011 Cranberry Trifest when it hit 79 degrees F.
All participants will be given a swim cap that must be worn during the swim.
Race and Recovery Nutrition:
Hammer Nutrition and Muscle Milk are nutrition sponsors for this year's Cranberry Trifest. The Cranberry Trifest Olympic racwe will feature 1 water bottle exchange station on the bike course at approximately mile 20. Water and Heed from Hammer Nutrition will be available in water bottles -- you must throw a bottle to get a bottle. The Cranberry Trifest Olympic run course will offer aid stations at every mile. All aid stations will offer water, Heed and Hammer energy gels. There will be 2 aid stations on the Cranberry Trifest sprint race run course.
The Muscle Milk Rejuvenation Startion will be located in an area adjacent to the finish line of the Cranberry Trifest races and will feature free bottles of Muscle Milk to all participating athletes. Muscle Milk is the Official Performance Protein Drink for all 2013 races produced by Sun Multisport Events.
Post Race Food and Refreshments, Music and Giveaways
After the sprint distance race there will be a light brunch (e.g. bagels and fruit). After the olympic distance race there will be a delicious catered meal. A DJ will be on hand during both days to keep the mood festive and racers will be eligible to win valuable giveaways from our sponsors.
"Winning Time Chip" timing to be provided by Bay State Race Services. Sprint and Olympic race athletes will receive time splits for the swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2 and the run.
The Kids Duathlon is designed to be a fun event with the idea of letting the kids race without caring about how they finish. There will be finish times for the kids duathlon, but no splits and no ranking by age group or gender.
USA Triathlon rules will apply. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org. There will be USAT Officials present at the event. Three areas of common violations are (1) Drafting, (2) Blocking and (3) Centerline. To avoid drafting violations you must stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you. When attempting to pass you must do so within 15 seconds. Blocking violations are assessed for failing to ride to the right (except when passing). Centerline violations can be avoided by not crossing the yellow centerline of the road. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Chin strap must be buckled at ALL times you are on the bike even in the transition area. Handlebars/aerobars must have bar-end plugs securely inserted into the bar. Taping over bar ends is not permitted. Lack of bar end plugs will result in disqualification.
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Event cancellation: If a race is cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, a partial credit will be offered to the following year’s race. A significant amount of time, effort and expense is invested by the day of a race (e.g. shirts, medals, awards, signage, supplies) that can not be recovered and for this reason a 100% refund is not possible.
Please note: We love what we do and what we do is put on events. After months and months of planning, coordinating and making our very best effort to create a race experience that we consider the best in New England the last thing we ever want to do is cancel a race. We also understand that athletes devote a significant amount of their time, money and effort preparing for a race. So, if we need to make the difficult decision to cancel a race it’s a great disappointment for us and we know it’s a great disappointment to you. Unfortunately, though, that is the risk we share. You may feel you are entitled to a full refund if we cancel a race, but this is not feasible given the costs incurred by race day. If you can’t accept the terms of this partnership, we respectfully ask that you don’t register for our events.
Course changes: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued if changes are made to a race due to these circumstances.
Refunds due to Injury or sickness: As a service to paid registrants in the 2013 Cranberry Trifest, Sun Multisport Events is providing you with the opportunity for registration fee protection -- absolutely free through 365Competitiors, LLC. This service offers you 100% reimbursement of your registration fee and related online processing fee if you get sick or injured and can't race. This service is subject to terms and conditions including submission of a claim form signed by your doctor within 3 days prior to the event. The coverage is applied automatically and effective immediately when you register to participate in the 2013 Patriot Half. However, it's a limited-time offer and you must register by 12/31/12 for the Olympic or by 3/31/13 for the Sprint to receive this benefit. Click here or on the logo at left for important coverage details. Please note the registration fee protection service will NOT be available after the 12/31/12 and 3/31/13 cut-off dates detailed above..
Exchange and transfer of entries: The exchange or transfer of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.
Refund or deferral requests: Refunds will not be issued. Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to info@SunMultisportEvents.com no less than 60 days in advance of an event. Deferrals may be granted under certain circumstances (e.g. pregnancy, military transfer) at the discretion of Event Management. Any deferral granted will require the athlete to pay $20 to cover administrative fees.