Course Description

The content that follows was originally published on the Lobsterman Triathlon website at http://www.lobstermantri.com/event/event-2/

Packet Pick Up Info:

Thursday, Sept 14 – 3pm to 6pm at Gorham Bike and Ski (Portland)

Friday, Sept 15 – 4pm to 7pm at LL Bean Flagship Store (Freeport)

Saturday, Sept 16 – 6am to 8:30am at Winslow Park (Race Venue)

WAVE ASSIGNMENTS AND START TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13.

RACE DATE & START TIME: Saturday, September 16, 8:15 A.M.

Where: Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine

Distances: Olympic

Swim 1.5 kilometers, Bike 40 kilometers, Run 10 kilometers

Swim 1.5K (.93 miles): Starting at the boat launch near the entrance to Winslow park, athletes will do a counterclockwise slightly diamond swim in Casco Bay that finishes on the beach. Average water temperature for September is low to mid-60s, but can be colder depending on the weather leading up to race day.

***Wetsuits: Due to the potentially chilly water, all athletes are required to wear a wetsuit when competing in the Lobsterman.

Bike 40K (24.7 Miles): Bike along the scenic coastline of Freeport and Brunswick. Enjoy waterviews, sprawling pastures, and low traffic. The route is a challenging lollipop, with rolling terrain that includes a couple of climbs.

Run 10K (6.2 miles): Leave Winslow park and run through the quaint village of South Freeport before returning. The course features closed roads and lots of spectator support! There will be aid stations at approximately every mile with water and lemon-lime electrolyte replacement drink. Some stations will have energy gels and other snacks as well.

Aquabike – A great option for athletes who only want to swim and bike, the Aquabike course is the same as the Triathlon, minus the run! Aquabike athletes will start in one of the waves and race alongside triathletes until the end of the bike. They will dismount their bike and rerack them in Transition, then head out toward the Run. But instead of going left onto the course, they will take a right and run down the Finish Chute. Aquabike athletes will be given a finisher award and provided access to all the post-race areas.

Relays – Team members are required to transfer their chip at their assigned rack space in the Transition Area. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members. Specific relay information will be available at packet pick-up.