July 19, 2015
Town Rd, Littleton, MA
8:00 AM Start
Swim 0.5 Mile, Bike 10 Miles, Run 3 Miles
About the 12th Annual Appleman Triathlon
The Appleman Triathlon sells out quickly so register early if you want to call yourself an Appleman this year.
$70 Individual, $80 relay team
$10 Late fee for race day registration
$12 Single day USA Triathlon license
Packet Pick up
Saturday, July 18 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Town Beach.
Don't miss the Saturday evening carbo loading dinner with live music, yummy food and the Appleman himself, its almost as much fun as the race.
Sunday, July 19 from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM at the race venue, Littleton Town Beach
Pre Race Meeting
7:45 AM at the swim start on the beach
The GPS measured swim takes place in placid Long Pond and is a .50 mile triangular course. There will be five swim waves with each swim wave going off every three minutes. Athletes are assigned to swim waves based on their race category (age group, relay division, athena, clydesdale). Swim angels are available for athletes who would like an experienced triathlete to accompany them on the swim.
Due to construction on Nashoba Road the bike course has been changed this year to a two loop configuration. Cyclists exit transition going up the left side of Town Road. At the end of Town Road, turn right onto Goldsmith Street, again staying on the left side of the road. Continue past Shaker Lane where Goldsmith Street turns into Newtown Road, again staying on the left side of the road. Turn left onto Nagog Hill Road, crossing over to the right side of the road. Continue on Nagog Hill Road, crossing Nashoba Road. Take a right onto Fort Pond Road into Acton. At the end of Fort Pond Road, take a right onto Acton’s Newtown Road which turns into Fort Pond Hill Rd upon reentering Littleton. At the bottom of the hill bear right onto Littleton’s Newtown Road. At the top of the hill, cyclists on their first loop turn right back onto Nagog Hill Road, and continue along as described above. Cyclists on their second loop cross over to the left side of Newtown Road, and continue past Shaker Lane where it becomes Goldsmith Street, again staying on the left side of the road. Turn left onto Town Road, again staying on the left side of the road, and back into the transition area.
The run is one of the most interesting run routes of any sprint triathlon with an off road section that keeps you focused and gives you great material for your post race stories. You enter the Two Brothers Trail through a gate across from the Congregational Church on King St. (#13 on Map). It follows the right edge of two large fields before entering the woods. Once in the woods you cross two parallel rock walls after which the trail turns left through some wetlands. It then turns uphill steeply with a left turn where it intersects another trail coming in from the right. It flattens out for a bit and then at the large Pine Tree there's another trail intersection with a sign post. Don't go straight (to Edsel Rd), instead turn right up a steep hill. At the top of the hill take a left at the sign post. The trail goes down into a gully and then back up to Birch St where the trail section ends. Turn right down the hill on Birch St. toward the lake and the finish line. The run finishes along the beach with cheering spectators fueling the athletes along the final stretch. Then it's under the giant F.I.R.M. finish arch and on to the post race festivities.
Come to race, but stay for the festivities. Your triathlon experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post race treats, and sponsor giveaways. This is a family-friendly race venue with a playground on the beach.
Wetsuits are available for rent or purchase from Vmps. Pick up the wetsuit at Vmps in Grafton or Vmps can bring the wetsuit to the race venue on race weekend. CLICK HERE for more info.
Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, and in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions, and to all three members of the top male relay team, top female relay team, and mixed relay team. And a random award or two may be given out at the race director's discretion.
For more info: www.usatriathlon.org.
Race Site Bike Mechanic and Support
Fitwerx will be at the race venue for minor repairs and will provide support on the bike course.
CLICK HERE for more info on Fitwerx
Open Water Swim Training at Long Pond in Littleton
Vmps Open Water Swim Clinic at the Littleton race venue
June 25, 2015
Vmps Triathlon Training Swims at the Littleton race venue
July 9, 2014 and July 16, 2015
Triathlon Training Camp in Littleton
This half day training camp is designed to help people who are new to the sport prepare for a sprint triathlon. Led by USA Triathlon Certified Coaches from Vmps, this camp includes open water swim, bike, run, and transition clinics, as well as a very mini triathlon.
June 14, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Triathlon Training and Coaching
Littleton is conveniently located off route 495.
Race Venue--Town Beach
22 Town Road
Charitable Partner- Littleton Rotary Club
The Littleton Rotary Club raises funds to support the Littleton High School scholarship fund, Loaves and Fishes, The Children's Hands-On Art Museum, Indian Hill Arts, SADD and other local civic and charitable organizations. The Rotary Club also contributes towards Rotary International's efforts to eradicate Polio throughout the world. Over the years the Rotary Club of Littleton has contributed over $200,000 to these community and international projects.
USA Triathlon rules apply. The most commonly violated rules are drafting, blocking, and crossing the center line of the road. To avoid a drafting penalty, stay at least three bicycle lengths behind the rider in front of you and complete any pass within fifteen seconds. If you are overtaken, you must drop back three bicycle lengths before attempting to pass. To avoid a blocking penalty, ride to the right of the road except when passing other competitors. To avoid a center line penalty, do not cross the center yellow line of the road.
Helmets with the chin strap fastened are required whenever you are on your bike. Bar end plugs are required on handlebars and aero bars; taping over the bar ends is not permitted. Head phones and music players are strictly prohibited.
www.firm-racing.com and www.coolrunning.com.
Not racing, but want to be a part of this event? Then volunteer. It's a fun way to help others enjoy this sport. Volunteers receive a tech race shirt, post race food, and a sense of satisfaction from helping others. Email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Refund & Exchange Policy
Participants may receive a refund of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee if they cancel their registration at least 7 days before the event takes place. Entries to a FIRM event may be changed to another FIRM event in the same season if notification of the change is made at least 7 days before the event takes place. All requests for refunds or exchanges must be made in writing. Email requests to email@example.com. If you do not receive a confirmation of the request within 24 hours of making the request, forward your original request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Save the confirmation for your records.
No refunds will be made if an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control such as but not limited to inclement weather, unsafe racing conditions, or the decision of town administrators or safety personnel. Entries would be moved to the following year's event. Events may be changed in distance or event nature for safety or other reasons at the discretion of the race director.