Try Simsbury, CT at a different pace! The fourth annual “Try Simsbury” Adventure Triathlon will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Originally created by town volunteers to encourage athletic tourism and persuade folks to “Try Simsbury,” the Triathlon highlights Simsbury’s wonderful outdoor assets, including numerous hiking trails, the wild and scenic Farmington River, and terrific bike paths and trails.
ABOUT THE RACE
The race will start and finish at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center.
This year’s Adventure Triathlon begins with the Melissa Milan Memorial Run, sponsored by Fleet Feet. The run will begin with a lap around the soccer fields, and after waving to family and friends, participants will head off for a 5K trail through Simsbury Meadows. Enjoy running on the lost-but-not-forgotten and now re-established “River Walk” trail system.
The Bicycle Cellar is the sponsor for the bike section, which is a 2-loop, spectator-friendly ride (approximately 12 miles) on Simsbury’s scenic country roads paralleling the Farmington River.
The paddle, sponsored by Collinsville Canoe & Kayak, will begin just under Simsbury’s Landmark Flower Bridge. A 2-mile paddle will take participants upriver first. After the turnaround, enjoy the downriver return paddle under the Flower Bridge to the take-out point, after which participants will finish with a strong run back to the Performing Arts Center Finish.
Participants can compete on their own or with friends on a team. Male, female and co-ed team competition prize categories will be for 1st place only. Individual prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to Overall Male & Female, and age groups 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
The race is organized by the Town of Simsbury and Race Director Sharon McHale. The proceeds of the Triathlon will benefit the “River Walk” Trail and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Special thanks to returning Platinum Sponsor Simsbury Bank.
Individuals: online, $65 up to 1/31/17; $75 from 2/1/17 to 5/19/17; $85 race day.
Teams: online, $105 up to 1/31/17; $115 from 2/1/17 to 5/19/17; $125 race day.
Online registration closes Thursday, May 18th at midnight.
HOW TO REGISTER
The race will be capped at 250 participants, so register early! Registration can be completed online at www.trysimsbury.com.
Race organizers encourage participants to bring family and friends. Race packets will be filled with discounts and deals from local businesses, where everyone can enjoy themselves and grab a bite to eat.
For information on how to become a sponsor or just get involved in the “Try Simsbury” Adventure Triathlon, contact Sharon McHale at email@example.com.
Post-race festivities take place at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center. Bring the family to take advantage of deals in your race bag and of all that Simsbury has to offer.
Racers can participate as individuals or on teams, including male, female and co-ed. Twenty-four contestants will win prizes as first through third place finishers in their categories. The race will be capped at 250 participants, so register early!
For more information, visit our website at www.trysimsbury.com, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/trysimsbury or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration will CLOSE on Thursday, May 18th at midnight, or if we reach a maximum number of participants, whichever comes first. No pre-registrations will be taken after that time. Prices will increase on February 1, 2017.
Registration will close completely when we have reached maximum participants, so don't wait to sign up!