Sun Multisport Events (SME) is an award-winning endurance event production company based in New England offering a unique set of events for athletes of all levels of experience. Our line-up includes the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, a day designed to educate, equip and inspire endurance athletes on the eve of a new season… an award-winning multisport race series which includes sprint, olympic and half iron distance multisport triathlons… and Barn to Run, New England’s first and only farm-based trail race series. We are also proud partners in production of the New England Kids Triathlon, the largest youth-focused triathlon in New England with 1,000+ kids.
Sun Multisport Events (SME) has won multiple awards for the quality of it’s events. SME’s Patriot Half won “Best Triathlon” in the 2016 Best of Competitor (Northeast) and “Best Small Race” (less than 1,000 athletes) in the 2018, 2017 and 2013 “Triathlete’s Choice” awards program administered by Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and business of triathlon. Our triathlon series was also awarded “Best Race Series” in the 2013 Triathlete’s Choice Awards.
Our mission is to further the passion of the endurance sports community with events that prioritize safety and superior organization… are staged from scenic venues with attractive courses… and feature generous volunteer support.
Sun Multisport Events is led by Mark Walter. A certified USA Triathlon Race Director since 2006, Mark’s passion for the sport of triathlon began with his first race, the inaugural Mooseman Triathlon at Waterville Valley, NH in 2004. After years of nurturing the Sun Multisport Events business during late nights, early mornings and weekends, Mark successfully transitioned to full time management of Sun Multisport Events in February 2012. Mark continues to race in triathlons and other endurance events and in October 2018 completed his first full distance triathlon (IRONMAN Louisville).