FOR THE COMMUNITY.
July 11, 2020
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.
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.
Registration opens in February each year.
The race begins promptly at 8 a.m. from Lake Pennesseewassee Park on Route 118, in Norway, Maine. All competitors wear RFID timing chips to gather accurate transition times and split times. Relay swimmers, bikers and runners transfer chips at the exchange. The exchange will be the tag off.
A 1/2 mile (750 km) lake swim, with wave starts of 30 to 50 per wave.
Competitors are placed in the appropriate wave based on stated ability and experience.
The course is a triangle around two offshore markers with a return to the start for the bike transition.
Boats with certified life guards and medical professionals will be on the swim course for assistance.
Use of wet suits will depend on the water temperature race day.
There is a jog from the water to the transition area over a wood chip path. Shoes may be left at the water venue if desired.
A 12.4 mile (20 km) out and back course with rolling and flat terrain and lake views on low traffic country roads.
An aid station is set at the midpoint along the route, as well as lead and sweep vehicles.
Athletes should have water on board. Bike maintenance is the responsibility of the rider.
Relays are required to tag off at their designated bike rack spot only. The cyclist cannot remove the bike from the rack before being tagged by the swimmer. The cyclist cannot tag the runner before re-racking the bike. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members.
Relays may have 2 or 3 competitors.
Timing will be performed by Back 40. Each leg of the triathlon will be timed. Top finisher times will be announced on the day of the event as awards are given.
SEE IMAGES FROM 2019 here.
Top 3 male/female individual overall
Top 3 male/female/coed relay
Top 3 in each age category (19 and under and every 5 years.)
The Norway Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). If a participant is not a member of USA triathlon, you will need to purchase a $15 one-day membership when you register.
There will be an awards ceremony, music, raffle, and plenty of food and drinks available to athletes. It will be a fun, festive atmosphere for the family so stay around and hang out with your fellow triathletes starting approximately at 11 AM.
The Norway Tri will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose a danger to athletes or volunteers. Race management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of athletes and volunteers. This includes but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in case of weather-caused changes or cancellations. If cancelled the Norway Tri will not be rescheduled.
Registration may be cancelled up to June 14, 2019. The $80.00 individual or $120.00 relay team registration fee will be refunded. However, we are unable to refund RunSignUp's processing fee. No refunds will be honored after June 14, 2019. Should it be necessary to cancel your registration contact or call 207-739-2124.
WE ARE SPONSORED BY:
Carter's XC Ski
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c/o Western Foothills Land Trust
P.O. Box 107
Norway, ME 04268