Litchfield Hills Triathlon

Litchfield Hills Triathlon
Date & Time
July 10, 2021 | 7:30 am
Location
580 West Hill Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057

About this Event

We are racing!  Permission has been granted, permits submitted and we are ready. 

The challenging, highly rewarding Litchfield Hills Triathlon allows athletes to enjoy the scenic beauty of New Hartford, CT and the surrounding area in this Olympic distance event.

Start with a 1500m swim in the crystal clear waters of famous West Hill Lake, among the cleanest fresh water lakes in Connecticut, followed by a 40K bike course with stunning mountain vistas and finish with a 10K run on rural back roads.

Paratriathletes and relay teams welcomed.

Olympic Triathlon & AquaBike

Swim Course: The swim is a 1500m course in the clean, clear waters of West Hill Lake, which has one of the highest water ratings in the state. Bring your shoes because there is a 1/4 mile uphill run to the bike transition!

Participants in the Aqua Bike competition will complete the event after the bike.   There are no relay team entries for the AquaBike.

Bike Course: Bike a beautiful loop course along back roads and wide shouldered main roads with a screaming downhill at the start and a rather painful uphill at the end. In between, the course rolls without any major up or downhills. The course measures 24.8 miles.

SAG vehicle on course.

Turn by turn instructions:

Out of transition turn right onto West Hill Rd.

Turn right onto Route 183 

Turn right onto Route 44

Turn right onto Route 179 

Turn right onto Route 202 

Turn right onto Carpenter Road

Turn left onto Dings Rd and cross over Route 219

Turn right onto Maple Hollow Rd 

Turn left on Bruning Rd  

Turn left onto West Hill Rd 

Turn right into Bike Finish and Transition at Brodie Park.

Strava link to bike course

Strava link to run course

Run Course: The 10K run course takes place completely in a rural neighborhood on quiet, well-shaded, rolling streets.. Fully stocked aid stations at every mile marker on the course with Hammer Nutrition products and more. 

Schedule of Events:

Friday – 12p – 8pm – Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)

Saturday – 7:30am – Olympic Triathlon (Individuals and Relay Teams) & AquaBike                               

DIVISIONS & AWARDS:

  • Triathlon  – Top 3 Overall Male and Female; M/F 5 year age groups 19&U – 80+
  • Paratriathletes – Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • AquaBike – Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Relay Teams – Top 3 Overall
  • Individualized certificates will be emailed to each winner in each category above.

POST RACE:

Finisher medals & Race T-shirts

Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)

Post race BBQ provided by Wilson Endurance Sports.  (Will depend where we are with Covid on what is offered.).

RULES:

All races are USAT sanctioned and all rules and regulations apply, and there will be no refunds for this event or bib transfers. Race is held Rain or Shine. It is the participants responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon. 

If not a current USAT member you will be required to purchase one day event coverage during registration.  $15 for Adults, $10 for 17 & Under.

**Please note that with Covid restrictions in place for 2021 – there will be NO race day registration.  Protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.

There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at tonia@coachmarkwilson.comor 716-353-1288.

Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.

Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut.  We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com.  Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.

Course Records:

Male: 1:59:21 –  William Schumann  – 2010

Female: 2:14:27 –  Cassandra Maximenko  – 2010

Lodging options: The Old Riverton Inn – host hotel offering 10% discount when booking with the Litchfield Hills Triathlon. 

Litchfield Hills lodging options

Please thank and support our awesome sponsors:

New Hartford Economic Development Commission 

Town of New Hartford, CT 

Old Riverton Inn

Simsbury Inn 

Radwick’s Coffee and Sandwich

So Fine Pizza

Grey Area Tavern

Bamboo Asian Restaurant

Six Spoons Chocolatier

Non-Stop Ballroom

Super Foodtown

New Hartford Diner

Brewery Legitimus

Michel Angelos

Barden Farm Market

Petricones Apothecary

Pete’s Pizza

Gresczyk Farms

New Hartford Barber Co.

RC Antiques and Collectibles

Parrott Delaney

Roshambo

Better Half Bistro

Connecticut Valley Winery

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