DKH, Give it a TRI (8 AM start)

Saturday, August 22, 2015
DKH Give it a Tri
Moosup Pond Rd
Plainfield, CT
8:00 AM Start

Sprint Triathlon:

Swim 0.50 Mile, Bike 12 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles

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About the 4th Annual DKH Give it a Tri

Join us in beautiful eastern Connecticut for a wonderful community supported sprint triathlon. Moosup Pond is a lovely, small lake with clear, clean water and a wide sandy beach, great for entry and exit. The bike loop is a scenic ride through the rural countryside of Plainfield and Killingly with 4 short, moderate hills. The running course is an out-and-back route which takes you most of the way around the lake through this lovely waterfront community. Come on and “Give it a Tri!”

Registration and Entry Fees

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

Packet Pick up
6:30 AM to 7:45 AM on race day

Pre Race Meeting
7:45 AM at the swim start on the beach

Course Maps Coming Soon!

 Swim MapBike Map Run Map Transition Map

Bike course is ~ 12 miles with two moderate hills and several smaller inclines along course.

  • Start at Moosup Pond going west on Moosup Pond Road.
  • Turn right on Green Hollow road [north] to Danielson Medical Center 55 Green Hollow road.
  • Reverse direction travel south on Green Hollow Road.
  • Turn right on All Hallows Road [west] to intersection of Moosup Pond Road.
  • Turn left [east] on Moosup Pond Road crossing over Green Hollow Road to finish line at Moosup Pond.

Run Course is ~ 3.0 miles of nicely shaded road out and back along the pond.

  • Start at Moosup Pond, proceed east about 200 feet.
  • Turn left on Salmon Drive to end of road
  • Follow footpath up small incline [75ft] to Pond Hill Road.
  • Turn left on Pond Hill Road to the end.
  • Reverse direction and follow Pond Hill Road to the intersection with Snake Meadow Road.
  • Reverse direction and return to footpath connecting to Salmon Drive.
  • Continue on Salmon Drive.
  • Turn right on Moosup Pond Road to finish line at Moosup Pond.

Danielson Adventure Sports will provide race day bike support. A mechanic will be available prior to the start of the race for minor repairs, and will provide support during the bike segment. 

Race Venue Activities

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


Wetsuits keep you warmer and more buoyant during the swim, allowing you to complete the swim faster and with less energy expenditure.
Wetsuits are available for rent or purchase from Vmps in Grafton, MA. Visit for more information or contact them at or 508-612-3000. 

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 Power Swimming classes, a time trial series, a triathlon boot camp for women, 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 & Parking

Race Venue Location
Moosup Pond Road
Moosup, CT

Click here for directions

Parking: There are roughly 125 spots by the transition area that will be used on a firsst come first serve basis. Next lot is at the Staples Distribution Ctr. 85 Moosup Rd. (1.6) miles from site. There will be a shuttle bus here for spectators. Athlete's will be asked to ride your bike down to the site from here.

Directions to Moosup Pond from I-395

Take exit 89. Take a left onto route 14 then quick left onto Squaw Rock Road (Savings Institute Bank on corner). Go to first four way stop then turn right onto Moosup Pond Rd.  Pond is straight ahead with staff directing athletes to drop off area/transition. 

There will be parking for disabled/handicapped by the pond. Please contact Kim Lane at if you or someone in your party needs handicap parking. 

Charitable Partner- Day Kimball Healthcare 

Day Kimball Healthcare is a non-profit, integrated medical services provider. The mission of Day Kimball Healthcare is to meet the health needs of our community through our core values of clinical quality, customer service, fiscal responsibility and local control.

Click here for more information

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.