Lions Spring Sprint Triathlon

May 10, 2015
Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
80 Broadmeadow Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
8:00 AM Start

Sprint Triathlon:

Pool Swim 250 Yards, Bike 9.3 Miles, Run 3.2 Miles

Click Here to Register

About the 26th Annual Lions Spring Sprint Triathlon

This early season pool triathlon is a great way to dive into the triathlon season. With its convenient location and carefully planned race course, this professionally organized event is a wonderful way to kick off your triathlon season.

Registration and Entry Fees

Entry Fees
$70 Individual, $80 relay team
$10 Late fee for race day registration
$12 Single day USA Triathlon license

Online registration is available online until 9 AM the day before event. 
Packet Pick up and race day registration is on race morning at venue from 6:45-7:45 AM

The Race Course

The swim is up and down 5 lanes of the pool for a total of 250 yards. Swimmers are sent off one at a time, every thirty seconds. Starting order is determined by the times entered on the registration form with faster swimmers being sent off first. Please try to be as accurate as possible when you estimate your time for the 250 yard swim.

The bike course is a scenic, out and back route on rolling terrain. Please note there is no bike support; please make sure your bike is in good working order for the race. The run is out and back with a little more uphill on the way out than on the way back.

Course Maps

Race Venue Activities

Come to race, but stay for the festivities. Your triathlon experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post race treats, and sponsor giveaways.

Race Divisions and Awards

Standard USA Triathlon age group divisions in five year increments are employed for this event, for example: 30 to 34 years, 35 to 39 years, etc. Age group is determined by age as of December 31, 2014. There is a Clydesdale category for men who weigh 220+ pounds and an Athena category for women who weight 165+ pounds. Also there is a relay category for three person teams.

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.

USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event

This is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event managed by a USA Triathlon Certified Race Director. All athletes either must present a valid USA Triathlon annual membership card at registration or purchase a single day USA Triathlon license, no exceptions. Single day licenses may be purchased for $12 during the registration process. If you are planning to do at least three USA Triathlon sanctioned events in a one year period then you might want to purchase an annual membership from USA Triathlon for $45.  For more info:

Triathlon Training and Coaching

Vmps, the official triathlon training & coaching organization for the F.I.R.M. Race Series, can help you achieve your endurance sports goals. They offer professional triathlon coaching services for beginners through elite, open water swim clinics, triathlon training swims, six week swim classes, a time trial series, triathlon training camps, and sports nutrition services. Their Tri Barn in Grafton, Ma includes a Computrainer studio, professional bike fitting, wetsuit rentals, and individualized shopping for tri bikes, wheels, Computrainers, and wetsuits. Plus their triathlon team provides a welcome opportunity for like-minded folks to train and race together. With their combined offerings, Vmps provides you with everything you need for your multisport lifestyle. 

Directions & Lodging

The race venue is at the Wayside Racquet and Tennis Club, 80 Broadmeadow Street in Marlboro, Ma. 

Click here for directions

Embassy Suites
123 Boston Post Road West
Marlboro, Ma

Charitable Partner- Marlboro Lions Club

The mission of the Marlboro Lions Club is a simple statement: "We serve". And that is what they do both locally and globally. Lions volunteer at hospitals, senior centers, schools, and eyeglass recycle centers. 

USA Triathlon Rules

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.

ChampionChip Timing Systems

ChampionChip Timing Systems is used to time this event. A timing chip attached to a black velcro strap is provided in each competitor's race bag. The timing chip must be worn on the left ankle at all times during the race for an official race time to be recorded. Return the timing chip to a volunteer at the finish line to avoid the $30 replacement fee. Race results are posted at the race venue, and on and


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 to volunteer.

Refund  & Exchange Policy

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. 

All refunds requested two weeks prior to event will be honored less a $25 dollar processing fee. 
Exchanges to other FIRM events will be granted up to the week before the event. 
Any requests made the week of the event are not subject to refunds or exchanges. 

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