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Try Simsbury: Adventure Triathlon

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Try Simsbury, CT at a different pace! The sixth annual “Try Simsbury” Adventure Triathlon  & Duathlon will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Originally created by town volunteers to encourage athletic tourism and persuade folks to “Try Simsbury,” the Triathlon & Duathlon highlight Simsbury’s wonderful outdoor assets, including numerous hiking trails, the wild and scenic Farmington River, and terrific bike paths and trails. All race proceeds will be put towards expansion in town - maintaining and/or expanding hiking and biking trails and working towards establishing a boating site.
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 West Hartford. 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 Simsbury 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. Kayaks will be available for rental.

The Adventure Duathlon will consist of a 5K run, sponsored by Fleet Feet West Hartford, a 12 mile bike ride, sponsored by The Bicycle Cellar Simsbury, and a 5K run back to the finish line.

This year we will also be offering a Kids Fun Run! Sponsored by CrossFit Simsbury, this run will be a 1/2 mile loop around the Simsbury Meadows soccer fields. This run is for kids ages 3-10; cost is $10 and all participants will receive a finisher medal. The Kids Fun Run will take place at 8:30am.
The race is organized by the Town of Simsbury and Race Director Andrea Buono. All race proceeds will be put towards expansion in town - maintaining and/or expanding hiking and biking trails and working towards establishing a boating site.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Ensign Bickford Industries of Simsbury.



Individuals (Triathlon & Duathlon): $70 1/2/19-3/17/19; $80 from 3/18/19 to 5/2/19; $90 race day

Teams (Triathlon & Duathlon): $105 from 1/2/19-3/17/19; $115 from 3/18/19 to 5/2/19; $125 race day

Online registration closes Thursday, May 2nd at midnight. 

The race will be capped at 250 participants, so register early! 
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. Free babysitting will also be available fo any parent participants who need it during the race.
For information on how to become a sponsor or just get involved in the “Try Simsbury” Adventure Triathlon, contact Andrea Buono at

Join us for our Cinco de Mayo themed post-race festivities, which will take place at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center. Post race food and beer with be available, and every racer over the age of 21 will receive a free beer ticket. 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.  Prizes will be for the Top Male and Female overall for both races, and the top Male and Female age groupers.  The race will be capped at 250 participants, so register early!

For more information, visit our website at, visit our Facebook page at or email

Online registration will CLOSE on Thursday, May 2nd 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 March 18th, and will increase again for race day registrations.

Registration will close completely when we have reached maximum participants, so don't wait to sign up!    


If you would prefer to complete a registration form and mail in a check, please print off the Event Registration Form below and mail in with your payment.

Please mail registration form and payment to:

Simsbury Recreation Department
re: Try Simsbury
933 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070

Accident Waiver & Release of Liability
All competitors must complete an Accident Waiver & Release of Liability before they will be able to participate in the event. The form is found below, and should be brought with the competitor on race day. If you send someone else to pick up your race packet, you must send your signed waiver form with them or they will not be able to get your packet.

No refunds will be given after April 1, 2019. You may not transfer your registration to another person.

Prize Information
Overall Female (Triathlon & Duathlon)

Overall Male (Triathlon & Duathlon)

Male/female ages 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (1st place only)

Male, female or co-ed relay team - 2 or 3 members (1st place only)

Road Closure Alert:
The annual Simsbury Triathlon will be held on Sunday, May 5th in downtown Simsbury. There will be restricted access and alternating traffic from Route 10 to Terry’s Plain Road from 9:30am-11:00am. If you have any questions on the race, please contact Andrea Buono at or visit

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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