Stratton Mountain Triathlon

August 5, 2012
Stratton Mountain Triathlon
Stratton Mountain, Vt
8:00 AM Start

Sprint Triathlon:

Swim 0.50 Mile, Bike 18 Miles, Run 3 Miles

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About the Stratton Mountain Triathlon

One of New England's best kept secrets is summer in Vermont. Warm days and cool nights in a rustic mountain setting makes Vermont a wonderful destination location for a multisport festival featuring the Stratton Mountain Triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon that lets you swim, bike, and run in one of the prettiest parts of the USA. 

The Race Course

The half mile swim takes place in Stratton Mountain's Snow Pond. In the winter, this man made pond produces snow when mother nature doesn't. In the summer, it is a wonderful setting for a triathlon swim. The bike course is classic New England cycling-- over hills and past farms dotting the countryside. The run follows a dirt road beside the mountain before finishing under the huge F.I.R.M. arch. 

Course Maps--Coming soon!

 Swim MapBike Map Run Map Transition Map

Race Venue Activities

Saturday, August 4, 2012 
Race to the Summit--two mile running race to the summit of Stratton Mountain 

Muddy Mayhem--5K set in a grown up's playground with obstacles, trees, and plenty of mud 

Base Lodge Gathering--Dinner and a live concert

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Stratton Mountain Triathlon--sprint distance triathlon with a DJ playing great tunes, giveaways, and a post race brunch

Packet Pick up--6:00 AM to 7:45 AM on race day 
Pre Race Meeting--7:45 AM at the swim start on the beach

Win a Quintana Roo Triathlon Bike

Earn entries to win a Quintana Roo Seduza or a Quintana Roo Dulce triathlon bike when you participate in F.I.R.M. events in 2012. Plus you get additional entries if you place in the top three in your category. Two winners (one male, one female) will be selected from the entries at the end of the race season. The male winner will be awarded the QR Seduza, and the female winner will be awarded the QR Dulce. 

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, 2012. There is a Clydesdale category for men who weigh 200+ pounds and an Athena category for women who weight 150+ pounds. Also there is a relay category for two 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.


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 Triathlon Center in Millbury, MA. Can't get to Millbury? Vmps can deliver the wetsuit to you at the race venue on race day. Visit for more information or contact them at or 508-612-3000. 

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.
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Registration and Entry Fees

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

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 open water swim clinics, an open water swim training race series, coached swim workouts, a time trial series, sports nutrition services, and personal coaching services for beginners through elite. 

Their triathlon training center in Millbury, Ma includes a cycling studio and retail store with bikes, wetsuits, wetsuit rentals, triathlon clothing, triathlon gear, and sports nutrition products. 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

Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Choose a convenient hotel room or a spacious mountain home right in the heart of the resort. Special packages available for the triathlon festival. Rates starting at $69 per night. Save up to 30% on lodging. 

Code: 4BE181    

Click here for directions

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

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 If you do not receive a confirmation of the request within 24 hours of making the request, forward your original request to 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. 

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