Norway Triathlon 2020:
BE ACTIVE. IN NATURE.
FOR THE COMMUNITY.
Due to the current pandemic,
the Norway Triathlon will
be moved to a virtual event.
The Norway Triathlon is an exciting and fun sprint triathlon on and around beautiful Lake Pennesseewassee
(also known as Norway Lake) in the Oxford Hills region of western Maine.
This year due to the current pandemic we are going virtual with a StayAthlon. This means you can do the Norway Triathlon on your terms: solo, team, over 1 day, over the course of 3 days and you can even choose where you
want to swim, bike and run! All proceeds from this year's event will be used to continue maintaining the lands
and trails of Western Foothills Land Trust. Now more than ever, our connection with nature is so important.
The purpose of the triathlon is to promote healthy active lifestyles, to conserve local natural resources and to help
the local businesses and economy. Proceeds from the event benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust and support
its mission to conserve and preserve the natural ecosystem and scenic landscapes in western Maine.
Online registration is now open.
All proceeds this year will benefit Western Foothills Land Trust and will go towards maintenance and improvements of our trails and trailheads. Public access to trails has never been more important than this spring as our families and communities have dealt with staying healthy while sheltering in place.
Registration is $40 and will be considered your membership donation for the year.
A 12.4 mile (20 km) out and back course with rolling and flat terrain and lake views on low traffic country roads.
You can opt to bike the traditional course (map below) or one of your choice near where you live.
A 1/2 mile (750 m) lake swim,
You can opt to swim in any lake or pool.
A 3.1 mile (5 km) course on paved roads with rolling hills.
You can opt to run the traditional course (map below) or one of your choice near where you live.
Be creative this year and be safe. You are in charge of designing a safe and enjoyable sprint course.
You may assemble a tri team that wants to undertake & time a tri as if during a normal competitive event;
please refrain from physical tagging and maintain 6-12’ social distancing at transitions.
Each leg may be swum, biked, or run separately wherever team members live. The overall time for a relay
will be the aggregate of times for each of the members tri leg. Again, this extraordinary circumstance calls
for creative solutions that inspire health, connection, and community. You may want to create a team that
races independently in series, using text messaging instead of chip or baton hand-offs. You may want your dispersed team to select a specific start time and all go at once estimating transition times.
Relays may have 2 or 3 competitors. Families are welcome to form teams. We suggest that kids be
accompanied at safe distance by an adult spotter on their route. Please organize a kayak or canoe
spotter for the swim leg in particular.
To register as a team, please have each individual register separately, and you may email your team name to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not have any special team registrations this year, as each member will become a member of the Western Foothills Land Trust. The cost per team member is $40 and includes a membership to Western Foothills Land Trust and a Norway Tri buff.
Again, the StayAthlon is a fun event that will support the Western Foothills Land Trust’s trail development
& maintenance work. Please time yourselves using a devise or your phone and don’t forget to take selfies
or videos of your training and of your StayAthlon. Inspire yourself and others. We will not be basing awards on times this year, but we welcome your submissions of times and photographs via email, Facebook, or Instagram
SEE IMAGES FROM 2019 here.
We will be drawing from our registrants for gift certificates and prizes on a social media live event (more details to follow). Each registrant will receive a Norway Tri buff that will be mailed after the event.
By August 1st we will be uploading a Norway StayAthlon 2020 video composed of all the
selfies and videos submitted. We will hold the closing ceremony on Facebook Live or Instagram.
July 10-July 20: WATCH THE WEATHER
Please be attentive to the weather when approaching your chosen Stayathlon date and be flexible.
Consider changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. Do not risk a swim
if there is any threat of electrical storms in your region.
Your $40 fee for the 2020 StayAthlon includes an annual membership in the Western Foothills Land Trust.
You will receive our digital program listings, conservation updates, and newsletters. More importantly you
will be supporting over 30 miles of trails and outdoor programming on our six preserves.
Thank you to our
generous past sponsors:
Carter's XC Ski
GET IN TOUCH
c/o Western Foothills Land Trust
P.O. Box 107
Norway, ME 04268