Twelve iconic New England triathlon races have been selected for inclusion into the New England Triathlon Tour for 2017.
BOSTON – Twelve iconic New England triathlon races have been selected for inclusion into the New England Triathlon Tour for 2017.
The events are:
June 3: King Pine Triathlon (Madison NH)
June 11: Sebago Lake Triathlon (Casco ME)
June 17: Hyannis 1 Triathlon (Cape Cod MA)
July 5: Pat Griskus Triathlon (Middlebury CT)
July 16: Falmouth Triathlon (Falmouth MA)
July 23: Hockomock Triathlon (Wrentham MA)
July 30: Whaling City Triathlon (New Bedford MA)
Aug. 5: Rhode Island Triathlon (Smithfield RI)
Aug 19: Cranberry Sprint Triathlon (Lakeville MA)
Sept 9: Hyannis 2 Triathlon (Cape Cod MA)
Sept 16: Duxbury Beach Triathlon (Duxbury MA)
Oct 15: Gut Check Triathlon (Brewster MA)
The races include some of the most honored triathlon events in the United States. The Hyannis Triathlons (June 17 and September 9) were featured on a list of the top 20 triathlons in the U.S. by Men’s Health magazine. The Cranberry Sprint Triathlon has been honored as “Best Small Triathlon Race” by Triathlon Business International. And the three-year-old Gut Check Triathlon was one of the top six “bucket list” triathlons named by the Triathlete’s Choice awards in 2017.
Triathletes who compete in any races within the series are eligible to win free entries to the events of their choosing in 2018. There are three ways to win: by accumulating points based on age group placement at each race in which they participate; by competing in a race in each of the five states during the season; or by competing in six or more tour events.
Established in 1983, the New England tour holds the distinction of the oldest triathlon circuit in the U.S. along with the Los Angeles Triathlon Series. This will be its 35th season. Website for the tour is newenglandtriathlontour.com.
The New England Triathlon Tour is owned and administered by New England Endurance Events, a race production company located on Cape Cod which produces seven annual events, including four of this year’s tour races. The company’s website is neeevents.com.