Y-Not Tri of South County

September 20, 2015
Roger Wheeler State Beach
Sand Hill Cove Rd
Narragansett, RI
9:00 AM Start

Sprint Triathlon

Swim .25 Miles, Bike 9 Miles, Run 3 Miles

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About the 5th Annual Y-Not Tri of South County

Set in the lovely resort community of Narragansett, Rhode Island, this sprint triathlon is held at Roger Wheeler State Beach (aka Sand Hill Cove Beach). Come to race...scenic courses, enthusiastic volunteers, lot of spectators...but stay a few extra days to enjoy the gorgeous beaches, wonderful restaurants, and local attractions of this tourist playground. 

Y-Not Tri South County is managed by F.I.R.M., the largest triathlon production company in the Northeast. 

Registration and Entry Fees

For your convenience, you may register online. 

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

Race Day Registation/Packet Pickup
7:00 AM to 8:45 AM at the race venue

The Race Course


The race begins with a 1/4 mile swim in the sheltered area of Sand Hill Cove Beach. The swim is rectangular shaped. 

Water temperatures tend to be in the low seventies which would mean that wetsuits would be allowed during the swim.  Wetsuits may be rented from Vmps. Email info@mpstraining.com for rental info. 


The bike course consists of three 2.9 mile loops in and around the scenic port of Galilee. 


Triathletes are treated to a scenic run in the neighborhoods of Sand Hill Cove in Narragansett. The 3 mile run is out and back with very little traffic. Enjoy the sights as the course winds its way close to the ocean and through surrounding neighborhoods. Finish your triathlon under the giant F.I.R.M. finish line and join in the post race festivities. 

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 snacks, a delicious meal, and sponsor giveaways.

Then spend the day at this gorgeous beach taking in one of the few remaining days of summer--doze off listening to the waves or stroll the sandy beach looking for shells. 


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 Vmp. Visit www.mpstraining.com for more information or contact them at info@mpstraining.com or 508-612-3000. 

Race Divisions and Awards

Standard USA Triathlon elite category and 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: www.usatriathlon.org.

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. 

The Vmps 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

100 Sand Hill Cove Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Charitable Partner-YMCA of Wakefield, RI

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 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 wendy@firm-racing.com 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.