The Bath Area Family YMCA's USAT sanctioned sprint distance Triathlon is for ages 13 and up. Register for the full Sprint Tri (swim, bike, run), the Aqua-bike (swim, bike), the Duathlon (run, bike, run), or the Sprint Triathlon Relay. Not ready to compete in the adult tri? We also have a Teen Tri with shorter distances suited for youths in grades 6 to 12!
Want to do it all? The swim (525 yards) is in the Y's Main Pool, the bike segment (10 miles) takes you along scenic Bath roads, and the run segment is a 5K (3.1 miles) through the streets of Bath.
Not a runner? The Aqua-bike is for those who wish to complete only the swim and bike segments (on the same course as the full sprint tri).
Not a swimmer? The Duathlon is for those who wish to complete only the run and bike segments. The sequence will be run, bike, run (on the same course as the full sprint tri).
Tag, you're it! A relay team consists of three members (swimmer, cyclist, and runner) who each complete one segment of the full Sprint Triathlon. Relay teams can also have two members where one member completes two segments of the race.
A fun tri for grades 6 through 12 with shorter distances suited for this age group. This race consists of a 125 yards swim, 2.75 mile bike ride, and 1 mile run. The Teen Tri is also USAT sanctioned.
Registration Dates - Race is September 28th, 2014
- Registration Opened until 9-22-2014.
- Registration for the Sprint Triathlon, Triathlon Relay, and Aquabike closes on 9-22-2014 or when capacity is reached.
- Registration to the Duathlon and Teen Tri closes on 9-22-2014 or when capacity is reached.
The Y-Tri has filled to capacity in past years and we anticipate the race will again be popular this year. Therefore we suggest you register well before registration closes.
2014 Registration Fees
*Y-Tri Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike: $85.00
*Y-TRI Relay Team (Ages 13+): $99.00
Teen-Tri (ages 12-17): $35.00
*Participants who are not 2014 USA Triathlon (USAT) members must buy a one-day USAT membership with cash or check payable to USAT at race packet pickup day on June 1st. Participants who are 2014 USAT members must present their USAT membership card at race packet pickup on June 1st.
All schedules, times, and race details are subject to change. Watch www.bathymca.org for the latest updates. The YMCA reserves the right to modify the course, including shortening or lengthening the triathlon segments. Refunds will not be provided. All entries for individual participants are non-transferable and non-refundable. All roads are open to traffic.
USAT triathlon rules
Amenities/Packet Pickup/Schedule Information (coming soon)
- Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, Duathlon course maps (swim info, bike, run) info (click here)
- Teen Tri Triathlon course maps (swim info, bike, run) info (click here)
Tentative Event Schedule for 2014
12-2 pm: Check in and pick up your packet
6:30-7:35 am: Check in and pick up your packet and T-shirt (if you didn't on Saturday)
*Get your bike safety-checked and racked in the transition area.
*Get body marked.
7:00 to 7:35 am: Pool is open for warm up swim.
7:35 am: Transition Area closes and all athletes must be out of the transition area until their turn to race.
*Pool Closes for warm-up swims.
7:45 am: Opening remarks and mandatory pre-race meeting in gymnasium.
8:00 am: First swim wave begins.
11:15 am: *Last participant finishes (approx)
*All bikes must be removed from the transition area within 15 minutes after the last athlete finishes. You are encouraged to remove your bike from the transition area and secure it when you finish your race.
*Awards ceremony and raffle shortly after last athlete finishes.
Awards Ceremony and Raffle
Be sure to stay for the awards ceremony after the race for age-group and overall awards-- and a fun raffle. Last year's raffle was a great success, with plenty of gift certificates from area restaurants and businesses and beautiful gift baskets.
Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place
in the following categories:
Male and Female for each age group: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)
2008 Race Results
2009 Race Results
2010 Race Results
2011 Race Results
Help make the Y-Tri a safe, fun, and successful event. No previous cycling, running, or swimming experience is required. Volunteers play a key role in making this event happen! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Volunteer Coordinator Mike Proulx at 443-4112x27 or Michael@bathymca.org or Kevin Shute at 442-4112x22 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click Here to download a volunteer form.
Volunteer positions include:
- Registration - Check in athletes and volunteers
- Body Marking - Write numbers on athletes.
- Transition Area Support - Guide athletes in and out of the transition areas
- Volunteer Swim Lap Counters – Count swimmer laps in the pool area.
- Bike Course Monitors - Direct athletes along the course and ensure safety.
- Run Aid Stations- Hand out fluids to athletes on the run course
- Finish Area - Hand out water and food to athletes.
- Set-up - Set up street signs, bike racks, and fencing
- Clean up and Breakdown Crew
All volunteers will receive a Y-Tri Triathlon Volunteer T-shirt (to be guaranteed a t-shirt we ask that you commit by May 1st) and a sincere thank you from the Y.
If you own a business and would like to donate an item or gift certificate for the raffle (a terrific way to get exposure for your company or service) contact raffle organizer Francie Tolan.
You may be outside for several hours, so be sure to bring sunscreen, water, snacks and a hat or appropriate clothing for the weather. The race will be held rain or shine. If it is raining, we still need volunteers to come out and help!
Remember to wear your volunteer T-shirt.
Most important tip of all: Smile and have fun! Your enthusiasm is contagious.
Maine Masters Swim Club
Maine Masters Swim Club group workout meet at the Bath YMCA Saturday mornings from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Drop in fee is $8 for non Y members. Contact Pam Torrey Phillips at email@example.com if interested. For more information see www.mainemasters.org/
Session Fee: Y Members: Free / Community: $8.00
Midcoast Triathlon Club
The Midcoast Triathlon Club (MTC) is a non-profit association whose goal is to encourage and support multi-sport activities in Maine. MTC welcomes athletes of all abilities. For more information contact Jim Favreau, Midcoast Triathlon Club - Presidentat Jim@brunswickmultisport.com. For more information please visit www.midcoasttriathlonclub.com. Not a YMCA event, open to the community.
Richard Cromwell Merry Meeting Wheelers member offers free group rides and group runs for people of all skills and abilities. Meet Wednesdays at the Gazebo in the Brunswick mall at 5:45 PM. For more information contact Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Meeting Wheelers Ride Schedule
Not a YMCA event, open to the community.
For more information about the Bath Area Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon, or to volunteer, contact Kevin Shute at 442-4112x22 or email@example.com
The Y-Tri is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Participants must be members of the USAT, or must buy a one-day USAT membership for (cash or check made payable to USAT) and sign a USAT waiver at race packet pickup the day before or the morning of the race. ALL members of a relay team must be USAT members, or buy a one-day membership and sign the waiver. Everyone MUST present a PHOTO ID to pick up a race packet. USAT members must also present their USAT membership card.
If you wish to become an annual member of USA Triathlon, call the USAT at 719-597-9090 or visit their website at www.usatriathlon.org.
Synopsis of Y-Tri USAT rules and guidelines: Please note that violations of these rules may result in time penalties or disqualifications according to the USAT. See Official USAT Rules and Regulations for the complete list of rules and penalties.
- False information submitted on the entry form will result in forfeit of entry fee and disqualification from the race.
- Race management has the authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times.
- Bicycles placed on the wrong rack in the transition area will be removed.
- Entry into the transition area is only allowed to competitors with numbers.
- No participant shall accept from any person (other than a race official) physical
assistance in any form, including food, drink, equipment, support, pacing, or a replacement bicycle or bicycle
- Verbal abuse of race officials or volunteers will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.
- Race officials have the authority to remove participants who violate race rules or act irresponsibly.
- Sportsmanlike conduct is expected following the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
- Awards will not be mailed. Participants must be present at the awards ceremony to receive an age-group or top finisher award.
- Participants must clearly display their race numbers at all times. Race numbers must be maintained in an unaltered, readable state at the start and finish gates, in the transition areas, and
on the course.
- Pool swim distance is 525 yards, 10 1/2 laps (21 lengths.)
- Up to sixteen swimmers will compete in each wave, with two swimmers per swim lane.
- Swimmers are ulitmately responsible for keeping track of the number of laps they have completed, but race officials will count and record the number of lengths each swimmer completes, and will inform swimmers when they are on their last length.
- Swimmers are placed in waves according to swim time.
Swimmers must start in their assigned wave unless otherwise directed by a race official.
- Swimmers are allowed to stop and hold onto the pool wall or lane floats. Using the lane floats to make forward progress will result in disqualification.
- Swimmers may stand or walk on the bottom of the pool.
- Swimmers may wear, but are not required to wear, swim goggles or face masks. Swim caps are not required if hair is shorter than ear-length. YMCA pool rules require that hair longer than ear-length must be restrained with either a swim cap or hair elastic.
- Swimmers may not wear wetsuits. Swimmers may not use or wear any artificial propulsion devices, including, but not limited to, fins,
gloves, paddles, or flotation devices.
- Participants must use caution when moving from the pool to the transition area. Pool deck and floors may be slippery.
- Bike course distance is 10 miles.
- Cyclists must display their race number on their bike and on their person.
- The bike course is on public roads open to traffic. Cyclists must obey traffic laws unless directed otherwise by a race official.
- Cyclists must have their helmet on and chinstraps buckled before they unrack their bike. Cyclists must have their helmet on and chinstraps buckled at all times while on the bike course.
- When embarking on the bike course, cycists must walk their bikes to the transition exit before mounting.
- Cyclists must ride on the right and pass on the left. Cyclists have 15 seconds to overtake another cyclist. If unable to pass, cyclists must drop back three bike lengths.
Riding beside another cyclist is prohibited.
- Drafting is prohibited. Cyclists must maintain three bike lengths from the bike in front except when passing.
- Headphones, headsets, walkmans, etc. are prohibited.
- Handlebars must have bar plugs.
- Particpants are responsible for knowing the course (see the bike course map). Turns are marked with paint. Race officials will be stationed at course intersections to control traffic and direct participants.
- Upon return from the bike course and before embarking on the run course, cyclists must dismount at the transition entrance, walk their bikes to their racks, and rack their bikes.
Bike must be racked before helmet is removed.
- Run course distance is 5K (3.1 miles)
- Runners must wear their race number fixed to their front.
- Headphones, headsets, walkman's, etc. are prohibited.