Sea to Summit Triathlon

EVENT INFORMATION

The Sea to Summit is not your traditional triathlon. This is an amazing day: combining the elements of a long-distance triathlon with the challenges of an adventure race. This largely self-supported event consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 95-mile bike ride, and a strenuous 5.5-mile run/climb up the tallest mountain in the Northeast U.S. The 2024 race starts at 5:30 am, Saturday July 27 in the coastal village of South Berwick, Maine and ends atop Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. You’ll be ready for that post-race turkey dinner.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

We must place strict qualification restrictions to be sure all athletes finish safely during daylight. Required is the completion of either:

   –  a 140.6 (“Ironman”) triathlon in 13:49 or less 

  –  or a 70.3 distance triathlon in 6:19 or less

These qualifying events must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018.  For long triathlons of slightly different distances, calculate your finishing time against these standards. Prior S2S athletes who have finished within the time restriction are pre-qualified.

The race directors may allow entries for athletes who have completed other recent races of similar difficulty if they are convinced the athlete likely has excellent swim proficiency as well as the ability to reach the checkpoints before the cut-off times (see below). Athletes must be 18 years of age or older.

REQUIRED OF COMPETITORS

Each competitor must designate a support person (porter) who is in good health and will be present throughout the race including; at the race start, drive the course (although not behind or alongside the athlete) to the base of Mt. Washington, take away his/her racer’s bike at T2, meet the athlete at the top of the mountain (accessible by toll road) and chauffeur the athlete away from the post-race party.

Each competitor and support person must attend the virtual pre-race meeting at the start of race week (date and time TBA). Additional questions can be addressed at packet pick-up at the Spring Hill Recreation Center, South Berwick, Maine on Friday, July 26 from 4 to 6 pm. There is no day-of-race packet pick-up. The porter will, like the racer, receive a race shirt, bike bottle and entry to the post-race party and dinner.

 

For more information regarding the event, please check the event website!

Event Details

Date

July 27, 2024

Time

5:30 AM

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