The Eighth Annual Kingdom Triathlon
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Our triathlons continue to grow. Challenging for the highest level of triathletes. But, fun and accessible to all ages and all abilities. Run on a variety of terrains making use of some of the most pristine waters in North America. Our Willy Youth Tri and the Echo Lake Road Race & Swim are youth friendly and great for families. Our Aquaman will challenge the very strongest of triathletes. Our Willoughby Tri is looking to be a classic. Here’s the line up:
Willoughby Tri – July 18, 2015 – Westmore, VT
7 mile bike on logging roads on Bartlett Mountain followed by a 1.2 mile swim from South Beach to Devil’s Rock and back and then a 2.6 mile trail run up to a finish on the top of Mount Pisgah. Will we be able to offer fresh, steamed corn at the Top? Won’t know till you get there.
Willy Youth Tri – July 18, 2015 – Westmore, VT
This youth triathlon is run on the afternoon of the Willoughby Tri (which is run in the morning) It is a 100 yard swim in shallow water, a 2 mile bike ending at the Mount Pisgah trailhead, and a 1 mile trail run up to a finish at Pulpit Rock. Parents are welcome to do this with their kids.
Aquaman Even-Up – Ollie Even-Up – Sprint – August 1, 2015 – Derby and Morgan, VT
The distances say it all with the Aquaman. A 13.1 mile run (standard half iron distance) a 34 mile bike and a 3.5 mile swim. Designed so that strong athletes would spend about 1.5 hours on each leg. The Ollie is also an even up: 1.75 mile swim, 15 mile bike, and 10 K run. If you are a triathlete who is also a strong swimmer, this is the race for you. And then there’s The Sprint, a longstanding favorite. 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike, and 5 mile run. Brings out the jack rabbit in the best of us.
Echo Lake Road Race & Swim – August 22-23, 2015 – East Charleston, VT
This has been a classic running and biking event on dirt roads around Echo Lake for 22 years. In 2014 we split them to hold the run in the morning and the bike in the afternoon. We added a swim on Sunday and created a stage triathlon opportunity. It’s a blast. Kid friendly and family friendly, this one. And the water in Echo Lake is pristine. 5 or 10 mile run. 5 or 10 mile bike. 1 or 3 mile swim. Create your own custom designed triathlon and have some fun. Do one leg or do them all.
On our August 1st triathlon, we offer special prizes for that team of four individual participants in the Aquaman, Ollie, and Sprint with the fastest cumulative time: The Stick, was won by the Boston Triathlon Team in 2010. It was put back in play in 2011 and won by the Quebec Nordiques, who have since been fined a bottle of Maple Whiskey for excessive celebration. Massachusetts reclaimed it in 2012, only to have the Nordiques reclaim it in 2013. A grand tradition of cross border rivalry. For some photos of 2011 click here or here, Another prize has been created for the fastest team of four in The Ollie. The Rocks were won by Quebec in 2012 and captured by the US in 2013 and again 2014. This year will be the first year we will also be awarding a team prize in the Sprint. Each team of individual entrants will be measured on the fastest four individuals’ collective time. The prize is a winged sneaker.
Aerial photo of Derby, VT courtesy of Scott Wheeler