Sudbury Spring Sprint Triathlon

May 17, 2015
Atkinson Pool
Fairbanks Road, Sudbury, MA
8:00 AM Start

Pool Triathlon

Pool Swim 400 Yards, Bike 7 Miles, Run 2.3 Miles

About the 26th Annual Sudbury Spring Sprint Triathlon

The Sudbury Spring Sprint Triathlon with its pool swim and relatively short bike and run courses just seems to attract everyone from first timers to Olympians. This ever popular race sells out quickly so sign up early if you want to be a part of it. 

Registration and Entry Fees

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

Registration available online til midnight the Thursday before event or until race hits capacity. Race day registration is available. 
Packet Pick up available on Saturday at venue from 9-11 AM
Packet Pick up: Race morning at venue from 6:00-8:00 AM

For safety reasons, all athletes must be at the race venue by 8:00 AM no matter what their swim start time. 

The Race Course

The swim is up and down 8 lanes of the Atkinson Pool for a total of 400 yards. It's a time trial start for the swim with swimmers going off one at a time. Your start time is based up the estimated swim you enter in the registration form with the fastest swimmers going off first. Try to be as accurate as possible with your estimated swim time even practicing swimming 400 yards in a pool ahead of time and using that as your estimated time.
The bike is a 3.5 mile loop that is pretty flat. You do the bike loop twice before heading off on the run which includes some quality time on a nice dirt running path. 


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 which consists of 1 swimmer/ 1 biker/ 1 runner.

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 race 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:

Race Site Bike Mechanic and Support

Steve the Bike Guy will be at the race venue for minor repairs.

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, 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. 

Race Venue Directions

Atkinson Pool
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, Ma

Charitable Partner
Sudbury Park and Recreation Department offers a comprehensive and varied program of public recreation activities, services, and resources for residents. Programs are self-sustaining and offer an opportunity for quality use of leisure time in a productive and healthy manner. Recreation facilities include the Atkinson Pool, Fairbank Community Center, toddler playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, outdoor skating area (weather permitting), and fields for baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, softball, and soccer. Major recreation areas include Davis Field, Frank G. Feeley Field, and Haskell Recreation Area.

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.   

Online Registration is Closed. Race Day Registration Available

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