Lobsterman Triathlon Returning to South Freeport
23 Feb, 2016
The Lobsterman Triathlon is coming to Winslow Park in South Freeport, Maine, on September 17, 2016.
The website for the event is www.lobstermantri.com
The 2016 Lobsterman Triathlon will start at 8:45 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
The Lobsterman Triathlon is one of the most popular destination races in New England, attracting athletes from across the US. Ranked as a Top Race in America, The Lobsterman Triathlon and Aquathon features a stunning venue on the coast of Freeport, ME. A truly amazing Maine experience, complete with a full lobsterbake following the race, the Lobsterman is as good as triathlon gets.
Men’s Health, Triathlete Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Competitor Magazine and Fodor’s Travel have all recognized The Lobsterman Triathlon as one of the top races in the USA. A true destination race, it draws a sell-out crowd from 30 states to Freeport, Maine. September 17th is the perfect day for this spectacular Olympic-distance Triathlon & Lobster Bake creating a full day endurance festival that will appeal to all types of athletes and their families. In 2016, The Lobsterman Triathlon will again almost certainly sell out months before race day.
Swim 1.5 kilometers, Bike 40 kilometers, Run 10 kilometers
Swim 1.5K (.93 miles): Starting at the boat launch near the entrance to Winslow park, athletes will do a counterclockwise slightly diamond swim in Casco Bay that finishes on the beach. Average water temperature for September is low to mid-60s, but can be colder depending on the weather leading up to race day.
***Wetsuits: Due to the potentially chilly water, all athletes are required to wear a wetsuit when competing in the Lobsterman.
Bike 40K (24.7 Miles): Bike along the scenic coastline of Freeport and Brunswick. Enjoy waterviews, sprawling pastures, and low traffic. The route is a challenging lollipop, with rolling terrain that includes a couple of climbs.
Run 10K (6.2 miles): Leave Winslow park and run through the quaint village of South Freeport before returning. The course features closed roads and lots of spectator support! There will be aid stations at approximately every mile with water and lemon-lime electrolyte replacement drink. Some stations will have energy gels and other snacks as well.
Aquabike – A great option for athletes who only want to swim and bike, the Aquabike course is the same as the Triathlon, minus the run! Aquabike athletes will start in one of the waves and race alongside triathletes until the end of the bike. They will dismount their bike and rerack them in Transition, then head out toward the Run. But instead of going left onto the course, they will take a right and run down the Finish Chute. Aquabike athletes will be given a finisher award and provided access to all the post-race areas.
Relays – Team members are required to transfer their chip at their assigned rack space in the Transition Area. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members. Specific relay information will be available at packet pick-up.