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Details on the swim, bike and run courses for all three races in the New England Trifest



All races in the New England Trifest are based on the grounds of Camp Horizons at the corner of Route 244 and Middlebrook Road in Fairlee, VT. The Camp Horizons grounds will be home to parking, the race expo, transition, the swim start and finish, the run finish and all post-race festivities. Click here to see an aerial view of Camp Horizons and the venue layout and click here to see pictures of race day 2013 from the "flying fish".

You can also view pictures of the New England Trifest venue and the swim, bike and run courses available on our Facebook page.

HALF COURSE INFO
Fairlee_swim courseTHE SWIM: Athletes in the half will complete a 1.2 mile swim in pristine Lake Fairlee (shown at left) which is situated on the shores of Camp Horizons. Athletes in the half will start the race at 7:00am and will be sent in waves. The swim will be marked with large orange buoys for easy sighting and supported by a team of lifeguards and emergency medical personnel.  After completing the swim athletes will exit the water and run along a grassy path, go under a bridge that runs under Route 244 and proceed to transition. The Lake Fairlee water temperature at the inagural New England Trifest in 2013 was in the low 70s.

THE BIKE
:The bike course is a 26.3 mile loop that will be completed twice for a total of 53 miles. The bike course will wind through Fairlee, Norwich, Thetford and West Fairlee. The first 17 miles are generally flat with rolling hills. Cyclists will then cross the Union Village covered bridge and begin a 2.7 mile climb of Academy Street. The reward?  A nice 2.5 mile descent down Thetford Hill!  The course then presents a short climb (about 0.75 miles) before flattening out for the ride back to Camp Horizons.  Towards the end of the ride be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the famed "Vermontasaurus"!  The course will be marked with signage and staffed with volunteers, police and traffic control personnel to get you safely around the course. There will also be one water bottle exchange near mile 13 and 39 (just after the turn onto Rte 132) for athletes to re-fuel with a bottle of water or an electrolyte drink. Click here to see a map of the bike course, cue sheet and elevation chart. NOTE: We had previously announced the 2014 bike course was going to be different from 2013 due to planned road construction. This road construction project has been delayed so the 2014 bike course will be the same as the 2013 bike course.

Fairlee_run courseTHE RUN (CHANGED FROM 2013): The run course for the 2014 New England Trifest half has been changed from the run course featured in 2013 to eliminate running up (and then down) the steep and very challenging 1.5 mile hill that led to the turnaround.  The 2014 half run will have athletes complete a 3 mile out and back loop twice as part of the 13.1 mile course.  This is a scenic run along Middlebrook Road in Fairlee (shown at left) that is generally flat with some rolling hill and passes farms, woods, ponds and country homes.  And since it's an out and back, it provides a great opportunity to see other athletes ahead and behind you in the race.  The run course will feature multiple aid stations staffed by enthusiastic volunteers and stocked with water, electrolyte drink, flat coca-cola, gels, pretzels, oranges and bananas. Click here to see a map of the Half run course, a cue sheet and elevation chart.



OLYMPIC COURSE INFO

THE SWIM
: Athletes in the New England Trifest olympic will complete a 0.9 mile swim in pristine Lake Fairlee which is situated on the shores of Camp Horizons. Athletes in the olympic will be sent in waves after all athletes in the half distance race have been sent. The swim will be marked with large orange buoys for easy sighting and supported by a team of lifeguards and emergency medical personnel. After completing the swim athletes will exit the water and run along a grassy path, go under a bridge that runs under Route 244 and proceed onto transition. The Lake Fairlee water temperature at the inagural New England Trifest in 2013 was in the low 70s.


biker NET bridgeTHE BIKE:  The bike course is a 26.3 mile loop (the same 26.3 mile loop that athletes in the Half will completed twice). The bike course will wind through Fairlee, Norwich, Thetford and West Fairlee. The first 16 miles are generally flat with rolling hills (shown at left). Cyclists will then cross the Union Village covered bridge and begin a 2.7 mile climb of Thetford Hill. The reward? A nice 2.5 mile descent down the other side! The course then presents a short climb (about 0.75 miles) before flattening out for the ride back to Camp Horizons. Towards the end of the ride be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the famed "Vermontasaurus"! The course will be marked with signage and staffed with volunteers, police and traffic control personnel to get you safely around the course. There will also be one water bottle exchange near mile 13 (just after the turn onto Rte 132) for athletes to re-fuel with a bottle of water or an electrolyte drink. Click here to see a map of the bike course, cue sheet and elevation chart. NOTE: We had previously announced the 2014 bike course was going to be different from 2013 due to planned road construction. This road construction project has been delayed so the 2014 bike course will be the same as the 2013 bike course.

THE RUN
: Athletes in the olympic will run a 6.2 mile out and back loop that is along Middlebrook Road in Fairlee. The run course is generally flat with some rolling hills with a turnaround station located at the 3.1 mile mark on Middlebrook Road. After reaching the turnaround station, athletes will run back to Camp Horizons and onto the finish. The run course will have mile markers at each mile and feature multiple aid stations staffed by enthusiastic volunteers and stocked with water, electrolyte drink, flat coca-cola, gels, pretzels, oranges and bananas. Click here to see a map of the run course with cue sheet.



KIDS DUATHLON COURSE INFO

Fairlee_kids duThe kids duathlon will consist of a 0.4 mile run followed by a 0.4 mile bike and then the initial 0.4 mile run will be repeated. The run and bike will all be on the grounds of Camp Horizons. The run and bike courses will be offroad with kids running and cycling on grass and dirt paths (shown at left). Common youth bikes with fat (2"-3") tires should be used and all kids must wear a helmet. Click here to see the course map.  
 

 

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