2021 The Polarbear Triathlon And Duathlon - Virtual Race Sprint Triathlon,Sprint Duathlon,Sprint Aquabike
2021 The Polarbear Triathlon and Duathlon - Virtual Race
2021 The Polarbear Triathlon And Duathlon - Virtual Race 2021 The Polarbear Triathlon and Duathlon - Virtual RaceSprint Triathlon,Sprint Duathlon,Sprint Aquabike
Location:Brunswick (USA)
Apr 30, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Event link: tri-maine.com

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Event Description

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing closure of Bowdoin’s campus to the public and continuing pandemic, the Polar Bear Triathlon / Duathlon will again be a virtual event and take place from May 1-31.  While we will miss seeing everyone at Bowdoin, we hope those of you on streaks will use this as an opportunity to start your training and earn some amazing swag!

Swim: Pool swim 525 yards (21 lengths) with wave starts (approx 30 athletes per wave). You will be placed the appropriate wave based on the estimated swim time that you give when registering (so it is very important that it is accurate!). If you did not give an accurate swim time, PLEASE go time yourself in a pool and update your registration online. There is a 20 minute time limit to complete the swim portion of the race. If you do not complete the swim in 20 mins, you will be asked to get out of the pool. You will be allowed to finish the rest of the race, but your time will be considered unofficial and you will not be eligible for awards. PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that you provide an accurate swim time for 525 yards. If you give a false swim time that puts you in an inappropriate wave, we reserve the right to move you to a different wave at any point.

Bike: 11.5 mile loop course with rolling/flat terrain and ocean views on low traffic country roads. There are no aid stations, but there will be lead and sweep vehicles. You are responsible for your own water/support on the bike course. If you have mechanical issues on the bike, do not count on a mechanic coming to help you. You should have the tools and knowledge to handle a breakdown, if it were to happen. All athletes must be off the course by 11:45 a.m. If you are not finished with the bike leg by that time, you will be picked up by a sweep vehicle and returned to the transition area. You will be allowed to finish the rest of the race, but your time will be considered unofficial and you will not be eligible for awards.

Run: 3 mile off and on road course. Wide trails and quiet neighborhood streets. There will be aid stations approximately every 1 mile. This year's route will have one and a half laps of the trail. Please see course map link above for more detailed explanation.

Duathlon: The first 2 mile run will be a shortened version of the second run, with only half a lap of the trail. The bike, second run, and transition will be the same as the triathlon. The Duathlon will begin at approximately 9 a.m.

Relays: 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.

Results: 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.

Location and accomodation

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Sports & distances

Sprint Triathlon
Sprint Duathlon
Sprint Aquabike
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