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We are excited to announce The Polar Bear Triathlon / Duathlon has received permission to take place on its traditional date of May 6, 2023. Bodwoin may require specific covid policies, such as proof of vaccination or testing. It will be the responsibility of the participants to meet these policies.
The Polar Bear Triathlon / Duathlon is New England’s season opening event! A sprint triathlon and duathlon perfect for beginners and experienced triathletes alike combining a pool swim, a scenic bike course on country coastal roads, and epic and fast run on wide hard packed trails and quiet neighborhood streets,
8:00a Start Time
The Polar Bear Triathlon and Duathlon takes place the first Saturday of May annually to open the triathlon season in New England. The race is contested on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College with world class facilities including a 16 lane pool, locker rooms with showers (pending availability), wonderful flat grass transition area and world class event production. This pool swim triathlon is a great race for beginners to get their feet wet and seasoned triathletes to start their season without the concerns of a cold, open water swim.
525 yard swim OR 2 mile run for duathletes
11.5 mile bike
3 mile run
Virtual participants compete them all at once, or separately, it’s up to you. Swag will be mailed after May 7th to all virtual participants.
The Polarbear Triathlon / Duathlon will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not an annual member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a $15 one-day membership when you register.
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