Litchfield Hills Triathlon

Litchfield Hills Triathlon
Date & Time
July 13, 2019 | 7:30 am
Location
580 West Hill Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057

About this Event

Litchfield Hills Triathlon

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.  

Race day registration is always available.  Cash, check, credit/debit card.

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

The Duathlon and Aqua Bike races will run simultaneously with the Triathlon on the same swim & bike course.

The Duathlon starts with a 4.5K run and then joins the triathlon’s bike course and finishes with the 10K run.

Olympic Triathlon and 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. Swim waves start three minutes apart from the beach at Brodie Park. The swim is a right-hand, triangular course; corners are to be taken on the right shoulder back to the beach where there is a 1/4 mile uphill run to the Transition. 

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.

Transition: right onto West Hill Rd – 2 miles. Right onto Route 183 – 2.5 miles. Right onto Route 44 – 10 miles. Right onto Route 179 – 300 yards. Right onto Route 202 – 5 miles. Right onto Route 219 – 1 mile. Left onto Dings Rd – 0.5 miles. Right onto Maple Hollow Rd – 1 mile. Left on Bruning Rd – 2 miles mostly uphill. Left onto West Hill Rd – 0.8 miles. Right into Bike Finish and Transition at Brodie Park.

Participants in the Aqua Bike competition will complete the event after the bike. Finish times are recorded as participants cross the timing mat as they enter transition.  Finishers can make their way to the Finish Line for their race medals.

Run Course: The 10K run course takes place completely in a rural neighborhood on quiet, well-shaded, rolling streets.

From Transition, turn left toward flagpole, through park and left onto Niles Rd. Niles becomes West Hill Rd at town line. Straight onto Bsullak Rd. Right onto East West Hill Rd. East West Hill becomes Tumbull Rd. Right onto Berkshire Dr. Left onto Arrowhead Dr. Right onto Burwell Rd. Left onto Niles Rd. Right into Brodie Park, straight to finish chute.

Course Records:

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

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

The Litchfield Hills Triathlon can be entered as a relay team of 2 or 3 members; each completing 1-2 of the event legs. Team members exchange the timing chip inside the transition area.

Duathlon

The Litchfield Hills Duathlon is a 4.5K run, 40K bike and 10K run. The Duathlon starts simultaneously with the triathlon swim. The first run of the Du is a 2.85 mile course along the same roads used for the 10K. Starting at the water’s edge, the race begins with an uphill 1/4 mile climb on a dirt road in Brodie Park. The rest of the run travels along the quiet roads surrounding the park.

The Duathlon bike course and second run are the same as the triathlon. Duathletes and triathletes will race together. 

Course Records:

Male: 2:01:22 – Doug Benedetto – 2015

Female: 2:14:12 – Sara Szollosy – 2015

The Litchfield Hills Duathlon can be entered as a relay team of 2 members; each completing one of the event legs. Team members exchange the timing chip inside the transition area.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Female Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • AquaBike (Top 3 Overall Male and Female)
  • Relay Teams (Top 3)

AWARDS:

  • Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Awards to Top 3 Teams (each member of the team will receive an award)

COURSE SUPPORT:

  • Water & Hammer Nutrition at start/finish, transition and three locations on the 10K run course. No fluids offered on bike course.
  • Port-a-johns at race start/finish and on run course
  • On-course bike support.

No rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. No dogs. No unregistered participants. No transferring of bib #’s to other people.  Headphones discouraged.

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.  NOTE, bar ends must be plugged (plugs are readily available at bike shops). Any bike without bar ends plugged will not be allowed to race. It is the participant’s 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 or on race day.  $15 for Adults, $10 for Children.  Cash or check only on race day.

Race day registration is always available for $10 more than last published rate with cash or check only.

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.com or 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.

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