REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
This beautiful race along the New Hampshire coast is not to be missed for amazing scenery and a great experience. Athletes rave about the stunning oceanfront views and scenic country roads on the bike and run course. Beginner triathletes will enjoy the flat roads while experienced triathletes will set new PRs! The ocean swim takes place in the Atlantic Ocean off of a beautiful sandy beach.
8:00a Start Time
The Wallis Sands Triathlon is held at Wallis Sands State Park in Rye, New Hampshire. After a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, the bike course completes a scenic loop in the town of Rye and takes in the beautiful views along route 1A. The run course is an out and back with the turnaround at Odiorne Point State Park.The Wallis Sands Sprint Triathlon is a perfect event to wind down the triathlon season has it has it all – a beautiful course, easy parking, exceptional race management, and a fun community spirit!
The Wallis Sands Triathlon will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not an annual member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a $15 one-day membership when you register.
For 2017 we have a tiered pricing schedule that includes significant discounts for early registration. Register early to receive the be best pricing!
Included with your entry: Race Tech Shirt, Finisher swag, post race food and of course a scenic and safe course through the NH Seacoast.
USA Triathlon (USAT)
Members will be required to be a one day membership during the registration for $15
What is USAT? USA Triathlon (“USAT”) is the national sanctioning body for the sport. Every participant in the Polarbear must have an Annual USAT Membership or purchase a one-day license for $15.
Pricing and Entry Deadlines
|In person at packet pick-up||$99||$149|
The Wallis Sands Triathlon will have a no-refund policy (click here to read the specifics and reasons why). However, we understand that things come up and plans change. Therefore, we are offering a new option to purchase a “fully refundable entry” at the time you sign up, for an additional $25. This will provide peace-of-mind, knowing that your entire entry fee is refundable up until three days before the race. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you read the details by clicking here.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ID AND USAT CARD IF YOU’RE AN ANNUAL MEMBER TO PICK-UP YOUR PACKET
Tentative Packet Pick-up Schedule
There are two available times for packet pick-up:
Friday, September 15 location is TBA from 3p to 5p
Saturday, September 16 at Wallis Sands State Park from 6:15a to 7:15a
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PICK-UP YOUR PACKET IN ADVANCE AT ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WE OFFER. CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES
Friday, September 15
|4:00p-6:00p||Packet Pick-up location TBA|
Saturday, September 16
|6:00a||Parking Opens – Wallis Sands State Park|
|6:15a||Packet Pick-up begins, body marking and chip pick-up begin, transition area opens|
|7:30a||Packet Pick-up ends|
|7:35a||Race numbering and timing chip pick-up ends|
|7:40a||Transition area closes|
|7:45a||Opening remarks and mandatory pre-race meeting on the beach|
|8:00a||Triathlon wave 1 starts|
Courses Descriptions and Maps
The 1/3 mile ocean swim will follow a triangle route starting and ending on the beach in front of Wallis Sands State Beach concession stand. For your safety and comfort, wetsuits are highly recommended. Sleeveless wetsuits are permitted. The transition area will be a short run up the beach to the parking lot of the State Beach.
Swim Course Video
The 14.5 mile bike is flat and fast course, traveling north along the seacoast, turning inland for a bit through the Town of Rye then turning back north for a tailwind-aided (keep your fingers crossed!) finish along the coast on Route 1A.
Bike Route Directions:
- Turn Right on Route 1A out of Wallis Sands State Beach
- Turn Left on Bracket Rd.
- Stay right on Bracket Rd. at the first fork
- Stay left at the 2nd fork to continue on Bracket Rd.
- Turn Right on Wallis Rd.
- Cross Sagamore Rd. to continue on Wallis Rd. by the Mobil Station
- Continue on Washington Rd. by Rye Junior High School
- Turn Left on Central Rd. and stay on Central until it hits the ocean
– Stay right on Central at Locke Rd.
– Stay left on Central at Grove Rd
– Stay right on Central at Cable Rd.
- Turn Left on Route 1A at the ocean and return to the Wallis Sands State Beach transition area
Bike Course Video
The 3.2 mile (5K) run course offers sensational ocean views. The one loop course starts north along the coast on Route 1A then turns around at the Odiorne State Park entrance returning south along the coast to the transition area/finish line.
Run Course Video
Free parking is available at the Wallis Sands State Beach parking lot. Overflow parking is available on the street 1/4 mile north of the Wallis Sands Beach parking lot and 1/2 mile south of Wallis Sands Beach parking lot where the street signs allow for parking. All athletes should be parked no later than 7:00 am. Friends and family coming to watch the race should be parked by 8:00 am to avoid any delays. Please make sure to follow posted street parking signs–if you park on a street that says “No Parking” you may be towed.
Relays are required to hand off the chip 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.
Top 3: Male/Female overall
Top 3 in each age category (19 and Under, then every 5 years up to 70 and over)
Top 3 Clydesadales (over 220 lbs) and Athenas (over 165lbs)
Top relay in each division (all-male, all-female, co-ed)
Please note that age (and age group) is based on Dec. 31st of this year, NOT what your age is on race day.
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There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must except any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complementary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.
The race has a no-refund policy (click here to read the specifics and reasons why). However, we understand that things come up and plans change. Therefore, we are offering a new option to purchase a “fully refundable entry” at the time you sign up, for an additional $25. This will provide peace-of-mind, knowing that your entire entry fee is refundable up until three days before the race. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you read the details by clicking here.
Water temperatures have ranged from the high 50s to high 60s for this race. Wetsuits are STRONGLY recommended and may be required. You can receive a discount through our partners JustWetsuits.com and Wetsuitrental.com. They provide the largest selection to fit any body type and best service including at least 7 brands of high quality wet suits!
Once you’ve registered, look for emails with discount codes or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The deals are just too good to post here!
There will be an awards ceremony with food and refreshments. It is a fun, festive atmosphere for the whole family with a beach and park. Stick around and hang out with your family and fellow triathletes. It is the perfect way to enjoy the day!
There will be chip timing and results will be available the day after the race. Athletes will receive their swim, T1, bike, T2, run, and overall times. Please click here for results
Please look over the rules – you are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them. They are available at www.usatriathlon.com.