A New England classic now in it’s 19th year, Cranberry Trifest offers a weekend of sprint and olympic distance multisport racing at a terrific venue, with a great post-race party

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020: (1) An Olympic distance duathlon; (2) a new run course for the Olympic distance triathlon; and (3) post-race lunch and beer after the Sprint as well as after the Olympic.

Cranberry Trifest offers a terrific weekend of racing that includes a sprint distance triathlon and splash & dash on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and an olympic distance triathlon, aquabike and — new for 2020 — duathlon on Sunday, August 16, 2020. All events take place at the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA.

Cranberry Trifest promises you safe and scenic races and the attention to the little things that add up to an award-winning race experience. You’ll enjoy a festive and friendly atmosphere with a DJ, delicious post-race food, valuable giveaways and more. Additional festivities after Sunday’s olympic include a live band, beer tent, and crowning of the King and Queen of Cranberry (i.e. the fastest male and female that race in both the Cranberry sprint and olympic triathlons).

WIN A NEW QUINTANA ROO BIKE WORTH $3,000+! Quintana Roo is the Official Tri Bike of our 2020 multisport race series which includes the Cranberry Trifest, Patriot Half, Whaling City Tri & Du and the Pilgrimman Triathlon. The name of one lucky registrant to one of these races will win a PRfour Disc triathlon bike valued at $3,149… to be eligible to win all you need to do is register for one of these races, opt into the giveaway and then cross your fingers! The more races you enter, the more chances you have to win! Click here for complete contest details.


Watch the video below to see what makes Cranberry such a fun and family-friendly event.


10 Reason To Do This Race

Here are 10 reasons why you should do the 2020 Cranberry Trifest

  1. A New England favorite for 19 years: Look around and you won’t find too many triathlons in the region that have been around for 19 years. Ask around and you’ll learn why. A great venue, a scenic course, superior organization, first-class production value… this and more is why Cranberry is a New England classic.
  2. Safety first: Your safety is our greatest concern. To ensure the safety of athletes we utilize plenty of lifeguards and EMTs to support the swim, police details to help control traffic, lots of volunteers along the bike and run courses, signage that alerts motorists a race is in progress, emergency medical staff on site  and more.
  3. A race for all ages and abilities: Athletes can race the sprint triathlon (swim-bike-run) or splash & dash (swim-run) on Saturday, 8/15/20, or the olympic triathlon, aquabike (swim-bike) or — new for 2020 — the duathlon (run-bike-run) on Sunday, 8/16/20. Race both the Cranberry  sprint AND olympic tri and you’ll compete for the title of the King or Queen of Cranberry Trifest.
  4. Terrific value: The price of registration for all the adult races includes swag (t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal), post-race lunch, drink — including a BEER; 1st beer is free — post-race stretching and TLC from Marathon Physical Therapy and complimentary photos. All athletes are also eligible to win awesome giveaways and enjoy an award-winning race experience from Sun Multisport Events.  Check out our Discount Race Packages for athletes that race two or more of our events.
  5. A scenic course: The swim is in the calm waters of Loon Pond, the bike is on rural country roads that go by cranberry bogs, farms and water features and the run is through suburban neighborhoods with aid stations at every mile.
  6. A convenient venue with something for everyone: Cranberry Trifest is based at the Ted Williams Camp (TWC) in Lakeville, MA. TWC is a large complex with tennis courts, basketball courts, a skate park, horseshoe pits and plenty of open space. There’s ample on-site parking just a short walk to packet pick-up, transition, the finish and all post-race festivities.
  7. A great race for teams: If you’re part of a team and competing in one of the triathlons tell us your name when you register and we’ll rack you along side your teammates in transition.
  8. An experienced, award-winning event production team: The Cranberry Trifest is organized by Sun Multisport Events winner of the “Best Triathlon Series” in voting by athletes in the “Triathlete’s Choice Awards” and the same team behind other popular events including the award-winning Patriot Half, voted “Best Small Race” not once, but twice (2014 and 2017) in the “Triathlete’s Choice Awards”… and by Competitor magazine (2016)!
  9. Generous volunteer support: Volunteers are key to a successful race and we’ll have 150+ on hand through the weekend to help you from registration and body marking right up to putting that finisher’s medal around your neck.
  10. Attention to the “little things”: We pride ourselves on paying attention to the little — and not so little — things that add up to to an award-winning race experience that has exceeded the expectations of thousands of athletes. A strong focus on safety, superior organization, friendly staff, generous volunteer support, personalized rack positions, gender-specific t-shirts, aid stations at every mile of the run, and a water bottle wrapped in a cold hand towel at the finish are just some of the things you can expect from a Sun Multisport Events production.

Sprint Tri and Splash and Dash - Overview

Event Date, Times and Location: Day 1 of the Cranberry Trifest is Saturday, August 15, 2020, and includes a sprint distance triathlon and splash & dash. The sprint tri and splash & dash begin at 7:30am. All events take place at the Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, MA located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA.

Event Distances: The sprint distance triathlon consists of a 0.50 mile swim, a 14 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The splash & dash is a 0.50 mile swim and 3.1 mile run. The swim and run course is the same for the triathlon and the splash & dash.

Sprint Tri Categories: Athletes in the triathlon may register for any of the following categories:

  • Open/Elite
  • Age Group
  • Athena (females, 165+ lbs)
  • Clydesdale (males, 220+ lbs)
  • Paratriathlete
  • Friends, Families & Beginners.
  • Relay team divisions (all male, all female or mixed gender).

Athletes who wish to compete to be the overall male or female winner should register for the Open/Elite category.

Age Group categories begin with 19 and under and then follow standard USA Triathlon age breaks in five year increments (e.g. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.). Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2020! MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old as of race day, but younger athletes will be accepted if they have experience training/racing the distances they plan to race and/or are interested in participating as a member of a relay team.

The Friends, Families & Beginners category is for athletes just getting started in triathlon or prefer to start the race in the same wave with a friend or family member.  Athletes that choose the Families, Friends & Beginners category when registering will be grouped together in the same wave so they can start the swim together. These athletes will receive all timing splits, but will not be eligible for any age group awards. Note that we are offering this category to give people an opportunity to start the race together and athletes in this category are welcomed to stay together throughout the event, but drafting on the bike is not allowed and is a USAT rules infraction.

Splash & Dash: The Splash & Dash is a 0.50 mile swim followed by a 3.1 mile run. All athletes in the Splash & Dash will be grouped together into the last wave and will be sent into the water in a time trial start format (as described below) after all athletes in the triathlon have exited the water.

The Swim Start Format: Athletes will be sent into the water in waves. The first waves will consist of athletes in the Paratriathlete, Collegiate and Open/Elite divisions with all athletes starting at once. All other waves will follow a time trial start format with 2-3 athletes entering the water every 5-10 seconds. The 2019 wave plan is below.

 

 

 

 

Water Temp  and Wetsuits: Cranberry is a USAT sanctioned event and per USAT rules wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is 78F or less.  If the water temperature is between 78.1F and 83.9F participants may wear a wetsuit but will NOT be eligible for awards (they will still receive all timing splits).  USAT rules also mandate that if the water temperature is 84F or higher, no participants will be allowed to wear a wet suit. The Loon Pond water temperature has been in the upper 70s the last few years. Day 1 of the 2019 race was not wetsuit legal with a water temperature of 78.2F while Day 2 of the 2019 race was wetsuit legal with water temperature at 77.9F.

Swim Caps: All participants will be given a swim cap that must be worn during the swim. The swim cap color corresponds to the wave each athlete is assigned to.

Timing: Triathletes will receive 6 timing splits: (1) the swim, (2) transition 1, (3) the bike, (4) transition 2, (5) the run and (6) overall. Splash & Dash athletes will receive 4 timing splits: (1) the swim, (2) transition 1, (3) the run and (4) overall.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female triathlon finishers in each Age Group as well as the Athena (females 165+ lbs) and Clydesdale (males 220+ lbs) divisions. All 3 members of the 1st place Mixed, Female and Male relay teams will also receive an award.

Awards in the Splash & Dash will be distributed to the top 3 male and females .

Post Race: Athletes in the sprint distance race will be served lunch and receive one drink ticket for a complimentary beer or wine (must be 21 years of age or older) plus there will be post-race stretching and TLC from the Marathon Physical Therapy tent, other sponsor tents to visit, an awards ceremony, random sponsor giveaways and more.

USA Triathlon Membership: This is a USAT sanctioned event and all participating athletes age 18 or older must have either a valid annual USAT membership OR  purchase a 1-day USAT license ($15). Athletes age 17 and under who aren’t already a USAT annual member can purchase an annual license for $10 (there is no 1-day license fee option for athetes under the age of 17).

Rules: USA Triathlon rules will apply. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org. There will be USAT Officials present at the event. Three areas of common violations are (1) Drafting, (2) Blocking and (3) Centerline. To avoid drafting violations you must stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you. When attempting to pass you must do so within 15 seconds. Blocking violations are assessed for failing to ride to the right (except when passing). Centerline violations can be avoided by not crossing the yellow centerline of the road. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Chin strap must be buckled at ALL times you are on the bike even when in the transition area. Handlebars/aerobars must have bar-end plugs securely inserted into the bar. Taping over bar ends is not permitted. Lack of bar end plugs will result in disqualification.

Sprint Tri and Splash and Dash - Course Info

 The Swim: The Cranberry sprint swim is a 0.50 mile counter-clockwise loop that will be marked by buoys and supported by lifeguards in kayaks and in the water.

The swim start format will be a combination of a traditional, “mass start” approach and a time trial start. Athletes in the Elite wave will approach the water through the swim corral, wade into the water and start the race following a traditional, mass start approach on “GO!”. Athletes in subsequent waves will start the race following a time trial format. These athletes will enter the swim corral and go into the water side-by-side, 2 or 3 at a time, every 5-10 seconds. There will be lanes leading from the swim corral to the timing mat to help organize this procession. An athlete’s time begins when he/she crosses the timing wire buried in the sand at the water’s edge. The last swim wave will consist of athletes in the Splash & Dash.

Click here for a map of the sprint SWIM course (0.50 miles); PLEASE NOTE: Swimming in Loon Pond at the Ted Williams Camp is NOT ALLOWED without special permission from the Lakeville Parks Commission. Athletes swimming in Loon Pond without permission is a liability for the Ted Williams Camp. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS REQUEST OF RACE MANAGEMENT.

Water Temperature and Wet Suits: Cranberry is a USAT sanctioned event and per USAT rules wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is 78F or less.  If the water temperature is between 78.1F and 83.9F participants may wear a wetsuit but will NOT be eligible for awards (they will still receive all timing splits).  USAT rules also mandate that if the water temperature is 84F or higher, no participants will be allowed to wear a wet suit. The Loon Pond water temperature has been in the upper 70s the last few years. Day 1 of the 2019 race was not wetsuit legal with a water temperature of 78.2F while Day 2 of the 2019 race was wetsuit legal with water temperature at 77.9F.

TransitionClick here for a map of TRANSITION for the sprint distance race

The Bike: The 14 mile bike course winds it’s way through Lakeville, Taunton, Freetown and then back into Lakeville. This is a relatively flat course and will be supported with police details to help control traffic and volunteers and signage to guide you along the course. Aside from a partial road closure for approximately 1.2 miles on Pierce Ave (mile 8.5 to mile 9.7), the bike course is NOT closed to traffic — remain alert at all times! Click here for a map of the sprint bike course.

Technical Support: Tech support from Spark BRS of Lakeville, MA will be available starting at 5:30am the morning of the event for any last minute, minor technical adjustments (e.g. a rubbing brake, tire inflation). A tech support van will also patrol the bike course to identify and help resolve issues during the race (e.g. flat tire), but athletes are encouraged to be prepared to handle their own technical difficulties as their is no guarantee that on course support. At a minimum, pack a spare inner tube and a pump.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Athletes are reminded NOT to ride 3-4 across in the road during the bike segment of the race. Doing so blocks traffic and has been a source of resident complaints in the past. Please respect the rules of the road and the permission we are granted to utilize these roads for the race. Failure to comply with this request jeapordizes the future of the race. Officials will be on the course and if you are caught riding 3-4 across during the race you will be assessed a penalty or risk disqualification.


finisher_500wThe Run:  The 3.1 mile run is through suburban neighborhoods around the Ted Williams Camp. This is a flat course except for a hill that begins at about the 1.5 mile mark and last for about 0.50 mile. There will be aid stations at Mile 1 and Mile 2 with water and Gatorade Endurance Formula. Mile 1 Aid Station will also have Clif Shot gels.  The sprint tri run course map can be seen with a here.

Olympic Tri and Aquabike - Overview

Event Dates, Times and Location: Day 2 of the Cranberry Trifest is Sunday, August 16, 2020.  The triathlon and aquabike will start at 7:30AM.  All events and activities take place at the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA.

Event Distances: The Cranberry Trifest Olympic distance triathlon is a 0.9 mile swim, a 26.2 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. The aquabike is the same 0.9 mile swim and 26.2 mile bike as the triathlon without the run.

Olympic Tri Categories: Athletes in the triathlon (0.90 mile swim-26.2 mile bike-6.2 mile run) may register for any of the following categories:

  • Open/Elite
  • Age Group
  • Athena (females, 165+ lbs)
  • Clydesdale (males, 220+ lbs)
  • Paratriathlete
  • Friends, Families & Beginners.
  • Relay team divisions (all male, all female or mixed).

Athletes who wish to compete to be the overall male or female winner should register for the Open/Elite category.

Age Group categories begin with 19 and under and then follow standard USA Triathlon age breaks in five year increments (e.g. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.). Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2020! MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old as of race day, but younger athletes will be accepted if they have experience training/racing the distances they plan to race and/or are interested in participating as a member of a relay team.

Aquabike: The Aquabike is a 0.90 mile swim followed by the 26.2 mile bike. All athletes in the Aquabike will be grouped together in their own wave and will be sent into the water in a time trial start format (as described below).

The Swim Start Format: Athletes will be sent into the water in waves. The first waves will consist of athletes in the Paratriathlon and Open/Elite divisions who will all start at once. All other waves will follow a time trial start format with 2-3 athletes entering the water every 5-10 seconds. The 2019 swim wave plan is below. The 2020 swim wave schedule will be posted about a week before the event.

 

 

Water Temperature and Wetsuits: Cranberry is a USAT sanctioned event and per USAT rules wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is 78F or less.  If the water temperature is between 78.1F and 83.9F participants may wear a wetsuit but will NOT be eligible for awards (they will still receive all timing splits).  USAT rules also mandate that if the water temperature is 84F or higher, no participants will be allowed to wear a wet suit. The Loon Pond water temperature has been in the upper 70s the last few years. Day 1 of the 2019 race was not wetsuit legal with a water temperature of 78.2F while Day 2 of the 2019 race was wetsuit legal with water temperature at 77.9F.

Swim Caps: All participants will be given a swim cap that must be worn during the swim. The swim cap color corresponds to the wave each athlete is assigned to.

Timing: All triathletes will receive 6 timing splits: (1) the swim, (2) transition 1, (3) the bike, (4) transition 2, (5) the run and (6) overall.

Cut-off Times: Athletes must complete the swim by 9:00am, the bike course by 11:00am and the run course by 12:30pm. Athletes that do not complete the swim and bike legs of the race by these cut-off times will not be allowed to move on to the next leg and athletes that do not complete the run by 1pm may be removed from the course.

10614350_10152633424247419_7524431916254803946_nPost Race Food and Refreshments, Music and Giveaways: After the olympic distance race there will be a delicious catered meal with vegetarian and gluten-free options. A DJ will be on hand to keep the mood festive and racers will be eligible to win valuable giveaways from our sponsors. The post-race festivities of the olympic will also include live music (band to be announced) and an opportunity to get a massage.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group as well as for the top 3 in the Athena, and Clydesdale categories. The top 3 male and females in the Aquabike races and all 3 members of the 1st place Mixed, Female and Male relay teams will also receive an award.

We will also crown the King and Queen of Cranberry Trifest 2020 to the fastest male and female that competes in both the sprint and the olympic. Overall times will be determined by combining their sprint and olympic time — fastest time wins! The King and Queen will receive gift certificates, products from our sponsors and more for their achievement. All participants in the King and Queen competition must be registered by the close of online registration on Thursday, August 14, 2020.

USA Triathlon Membership: This is a USAT sanctioned event. All athletes age 18 or older must have a valid USAT Annual Membership Card OR purchase a 1-day USAT license for $15. Athletes with age 17 and under who do not already have an annual USAT license will be required to purchase one for $10 (there is no 1-day license option for athletes age 17 and under).

Rules: USA Triathlon rules will apply. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org. There will be USAT Officials present at the event. Three areas of common violations are (1) Drafting, (2) Blocking and (3) Centerline. To avoid drafting violations you must stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you. When attempting to pass you must do so within 15 seconds. Blocking violations are assessed for failing to ride to the right (except when passing). Centerline violations can be avoided by not crossing the yellow centerline of the road. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Chin strap must be buckled at ALL times you are on the bike even when in the transition area. Handlebars/aerobars must have bar-end plugs securely inserted into the bar. Taping over bar ends is not permitted. Lack of bar end plugs will result in disqualification.

Olympic Tri and Aquabike - Course Info

swim-at-cranberryThe Swim Coourse: The 0.90 mile Olympic swim will have athletes swim one counter clockwise loop around the perimeter of Loon Pond.

Swim Start Format: The start for the olympic swim will consist of a combination of a traditional, “mass start” approach and a time trial start. Athletes in the Elite wave will approach the water through the swim corral, wade into the water and start the race following a traditional, mass start approach. Athletes in subsequent waves will start the race following a time trial format. These athletes will enter the swim corral and go into the water side-by-side, 2-3 at a time, every 5-10 seconds. There will be lanes leading from the swim corral to the timing mat to help organize this procession. An athlete’s time begins when he/she crosses the timing wire buried in the sand at the water’s edge.

The swim cut-off time is 9:00am. Any athletes that do not complete the swim by this time will not be allowed to move on to the next segment of the race.

CLICK HERE for a map of the sprint SWIM course (0.90 miles); PLEASE NOTE: Swimming in Loon Pond at the Ted Williams Camp is NOT ALLOWED without special permission from the Lakeville Parks Commission. Athletes swimming in Loon Pond without permission is a liability for the Ted Williams Camp. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS REQUEST OF RACE MANAGEMENT.

Water Temperature and Wetsuits: Cranberry is a USAT sanctioned event and per USAT rules wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is 78F or less.  If the water temperature is between 78.1F and 83.9F participants may wear a wetsuit but will NOT be eligible for awards (they will still receive all timing splits).  USAT rules also mandate that if the water temperature is 84F or higher, no participants will be allowed to wear a wet suit. The Loon Pond water temperature has been in the upper 70s the last few years. Day 1 of the 2019 race was not wetsuit legal with a water temperature of 78.2F while Day 2 of the 2019 race was wetsuit legal with water temperature at 77.9F.

The Bike: The 26.2 mile bike course is a relatively flat ride with rolling hills through Lakeville, Middleborough, Rochester and Freetown. This is a very scenic ride past farms, water features and cranberry bogs and long strecthes are on recently paved roads. Too many, the bike course is their favorite part of the the Olympic. There will be one water bottle exchange on the bike course. Click here to see a map of the olympic bike course.

The bike cut-off time is 11:00am. Any athletes that do not complete the bike by this time will not be allowed to move on to the next segment of the race.

Technical Support: Tech support from Spark BRS of Lakeville, MA will be available starting at 5:30am the morning of the event for any last minute, minor technical adjustments (e.g. a rubbing brake, tire inflation). A tech support van will also patrol the bike course to identify and help resolve issues during the race (e.g. flat tire), but athletes are encouraged to be prepared to handle their own technical difficulties as their is no guarantee that on course support. At a minimum, pack a spare inner tube and a pump.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Athletes are reminded NOT to ride 3-4 across in the road during the bike segment of the race. Doing so blocks traffic and has been a source of resident complaints in the past. Please respect the rules of the road and the permission we are granted to utilize these roads for the race. Failure to comply with this request jeapordizes the future of the race. USAT officials will be on the course and athletes caught blocking traffic will be penalized and risk disqualification.


The Run (NEW COURSE FOR 2020): The 6.2 mile olympic distance triathlon run has been redesigned for 2020. The first 2 miles is nearly the same as the 2019 course, but near the mile 2 mark athletes will turn left on Hill Street and complete an out and back loop that is about 1.5 mile along Hill Street and Katies Way. Athletes will then turn right on Montgomery, go left on Barstow Street and then right on Precinct Street and run back to Ted Williams Camp. Click here to see a map of this new course.  There will be aid stations at every mile. All aid stations offer runners water and Gatorade Endurance Formula and aid stations 1, 3 and 5 will offer Clif Shot gels.

The run cut-off time is 12:30pm. Any athletes that do not complete the run by this time may be removed from the course.

Olympic Duathlon - Overview

Event Dates, Times and Location: Day 2 of the Cranberry Trifest is Sunday, August 16, 2020.  The triathlon and aquabike will start at 7:30AM start and the duathlon will start at 7:45AM.  All events and activities take place at the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA.

Event Distance: The olympic distance duathlon consists of a 1.5 mile run, a 26.2 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. Duathletes complete the same 26.2 mile bike and 6.2 mile run as the triathletes.

Duathlon Categories: 2020 is the first year of the Cranberry Olympic Duathlon and the number of participants is estimated at 25-35. Given this, there will only be male and female categories (no agre groups unless registrations exceed 50).

Timing: All duathletes will receive 6 timing splits: (1) the 1st run, (2) transition 1, (3) the bike, (4) transition 2, (5) the 2nd run and (6) overall.

Cut-off Times: Duathletes must complete the bike course by 11:00am and the run course by 12:30pm. Athletes that do not complete the bike leg of the race by this cut-off times will not be allowed to move on to the next leg and athletes that do not complete the run by 12:30pm may be removed from the course.

Awards: The top 3 male and females in the duathlon will receive an award.

Post Race Food and Refreshments, Music and Giveaways: After the olympic distance race there will be a delicious catered meal with vegetarian and gluten-free options. A DJ will be on hand to keep the mood festive and racers will be eligible to win valuable giveaways from our sponsors. The post-race festivities of the olympic will also include live music (band to be announced) and an opportunity to get a massage.

USA Triathlon Membership: This is a USAT sanctioned event. All athletes age 18 or older must have a valid USAT Annual Membership Card OR purchase a 1-day USAT license for $15. Athletes age 17 and under that don’t have a current USAT annual license will be required to purchase one (cost: $10; there is no 1-day license option for athletes age 17 and under).

Rules: USA Triathlon rules will apply. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org. There will be USAT Officials present at the event. Three areas of common violations are (1) Drafting, (2) Blocking and (3) Centerline. To avoid drafting violations you must stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the competitor in front of you. When attempting to pass you must do so within 15 seconds. Blocking violations are assessed for failing to ride to the right (except when passing). Centerline violations can be avoided by not crossing the yellow centerline of the road. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Chin strap must be buckled at ALL times you are on the bike even when in the transition area. Handlebars/aerobars must have bar-end plugs securely inserted into the bar. Taping over bar ends is not permitted. Lack of bar end plugs will result in disqualification.

Olympic Duathlon - Course Info

Run (leg 1): The first leg of the duathlon is a 1.5 mile, 2 loop run around the fields of the Ted Williams Camp. This is a pancake flat course that is all on grass. Click here to see a map of this run course which begins near the Cranberry Trifest finish line and finishes at the entrance to transition where athletes in the triathlon and aquabike also enter transition after their swim.

The Bike: The 26.2 mile bike course is a relatively flat ride with rolling hills through Lakeville, Middleborough, Rochester and Freetown. This is a very scenic ride past farms, water features and cranberry bogs and long strecthes are on recently paved roads. Too many, the bike course is their favorite part of the the Olympic. There will be one water bottle exchange on the bike course. Click here to see a map of the olympic bike course.

The bike cut-off time is 11:30am. Any athletes that do not complete the bike by this time will not be allowed to move on to the next segment of the race.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Athletes are reminded NOT to ride 3-4 across in the road during the bike segment of the race. Doing so blocks traffic and has been a source of resident complaints in the past. Please respect the rules of the road and the permission we are granted to utilize these roads for the race. Failure to comply with this reques jeapordizes the future of the race.


Run (Leg 2): The 2nd run leg of the duathlon is the same 6.2 mile run course as the one covered by athletes participating in the triathlon. This is an out and back course and you can see a course map and cue sheet with a click here.  There will be aid stations at every mile. All aid stations offer runners water and Gatorade Endurance Formula and aid stations 1, 3 and 5 will offer Clif Shot gels.

The run cut-off time is 12:30pm. Any athletes that do not complete the run by this time may be removed from the course.

Registration Fees

This is a USAT sanctioned event and all participating athletes must have either a valid USAT annual membership OR will be required to purchase an adult 1-day USAT license ($15; age 18 or older) OR a youth annual license ($10; age 17 or younger).

NOTE! Register for this race and one or more others and SAVE! Click here for details on our Discount Race Packages.  

In addition to a safe, fun and well-managed event, the registration fee for the Sprint Triathlon or Splash & Dash includes:

  • Gender-specific soft cotton T-shirt
  • Water bottle wrapped in a cold hand towel at the finish
  • TYR swim cap
  • Finisher medal
  • Race photos
  • Post race lunch & drinks
  • 1 free drink ticket at the beer & wine tent
  • Post-race stretching and TLC from the Marathon Physical Therapy Sports Medicine tent
  • A chance to win valuable sponsor giveaways

SPRINT Triathlon Individual (Adult):

  • $84 until 1/31/20
  • $94 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $99 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $109 during packet pick-up hours on Fri and Sat (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

SPRINT Triathlon Individual (Youth, Age 13-19):

  • $64 until 1/31/20
  • $74 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $79 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $89 during packet pick-up hours on Fri and Sat (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

SPRINT Triathlon Relay Team:

  • $119 until 1/31/20
  • $129 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $139 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $149 during packet pick-up hours on Fri and Sat (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

SPRINT Splash & Dash:

  • $39 until 1/31/20
  • $49 from 2/1/20 until close of online registration
  • $59 during packet pick-up hours on Fri and Sat (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

Click here to register.

In addition to a safe, fun and well-managed event, the registration fee for the Olympic Triathlon or Aquabike includes:

  • Gender-specific soft cotton T-shirt
  • Water bottle wrapped in a cold hand towel at the finish
  • Race photos
  • Post race catered meal with all the fixins!
  • 1 free drink ticket at the beer & wine tent
  • Post-race stretching and TLC from the Marathon Physical Therapy Sports Medicine tent
  • A chance to win valuable sponsor giveaways

OLYMPIC Triathlon Individual (Adult):

  • $119 until 1/31/20
  • $139 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $149 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $159 during packet pick-up hours on Fri, Sat and Sun (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

OLYMPIC Triathlon Individual (Youth, Age 15-19):

  • $99 until 1/31/20
  • $119 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $129 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $139 during packet pick-up hours on Fri, Sat and Sun (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

OLYMPIC Triathlon Relay Team:

    • $189 until 1/31/20
    • $199 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
    • $219 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
    • $229 during packet pick-up hours on Fri, Sat and Sun (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

OLYMPIC Aquabike:

  • $109 until 1/31/20
  • $129 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $139 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $149 during packet pick-up hours on Fri, Sat and Sun (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

OLYMPIC Duathlon (NEW FOR 2020):

  • $109 until 1/31/20
  • $129 from 2/1/20 to 7/24/20
  • $139 from 7/25/20 until close of online registration
  • $149 during packet pick-up hours on Fri, Sat and Sun (see “Event Schedule” tab for packet pick-up hours)

Click here to register.

FREE Training Plans

Breakthrough Performance Coaching is Official Coach of the Sun Multisport Events 2019 triathlon race series and will provide FREE training plan for the Cranberry Trifest Sprint Olympic distance triathlons (coming in 2020).

For a training plan customized to your specific needs or if you have questions about these free training plans, contact Jeff Capobianco at BPC at jeffrey@breakthroughperformancecoaching.com.

Training Camp

The coaches of Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC) in partnership with Sun Multisport Events will present a Triathlon Skills Training Camp at Cathedral Camp  in East Freetown, MA on Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Ideal for any triathlete who wants better results from their training and an opportunity for structured learning from knowledgeable coaches in a fully supported environment, this 1 day training camp offers individual instruction and group sessions to help you prepare to exectute your best possible race and includes classroom-based instruction; transition set-up and practice; and swim, bike and run training and skills development.

Click here for more information on the camp including pricing, a schedule and info on the BPC coaches that will be in attendance.

Event Schedule

packet pick upPacket pick-up hours for all races in the Cranberry Trifest are below. Note that all members of relay teams must be present to pick up their race packet together and every registered athlete MUST provide a photo ID. Athletes may NOT pick up race packets for anyone but themselves. Packet pick-up will be under the big tent on the grounds of the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA (i.e. the race site).

Friday, 8/14/20:

  • 4:00PM: Packet pick for all races in the Cranberry Trifest under the tent at the Ted Williams Camp (not in the Loon Pond Lodge)
  • 6:30PM: Packet pick-up concludes

Saturday, 8/15/20:

  • 5:30am: Transition opens, race packet pick-up begins  for the Sprint race under the tent at Ted Williams Camp (not in the Loon Pond Lodge), body marking available
  • 7:00am: Race packet pick-up concludes and pre-race meeting with announcements from the Race Director; athletes must be in or near transition
  • 7:10am-7:30am: Warm-up swim in Loon Pond
  • 7:20am: All athletes must be out of transition
  • 7:30am: Race start
  • 10:00am (est): Awards ceremony and giveaways
  • 10:15am: Race packet pick-up for the Olympic races begins; packet pick up in the Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp; PHOTO ID REQUIRED for packet pick-up… NO PHOTO ID, NO RACING, NO EXCEPTIONS; USAT annual members must show a valid USAT license or will be required to purchase a 1-day license; if you purchased a 1-day USAT license when registering online you are all set.
  • 11:15am: Race packet pick-up for the Olympic ends

Sunday, 8/16/20:

  • 5:30am: Transition opens, race packet pick-up begins inside the Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp, body marking available; PHOTO ID REQUIRED… NO PHOTO ID, NO RACING, NO EXCEPTIONS; USAT annual members must bring a valid USAT license; if you purchased a 1-day USAT license when registering online you are all set.
  • 7:00am: Race packet pick-up concludes and pre-race meeting with announcements from the Race Director; athletes must be in or near transition
  • 7:10am-7:30am: Warm-up swim in Loon Pond
  • 7:20am: All athletes must be out of transition
  • 7:30am: Triathlon and aquabike race start
  • 7:45am: Duathlon race start
  • 10:00am: Riccardi’s Restaurant to begin serving the post-race catered meal (complimentary for athletes and volunteers; spectators required to pay a fee)
  • 11:30am (est): Award ceremony and giveaways

Charity Partners

Numerous community groups are our charity partners and volunteer to help with production of the Cranberry Trifest. In exchange for their time and effort a donation is made to their organization by Sun Multisport Events.  Community groups supporting the 2019 Cranberry Trifest included the Fairhaven High School After Prom Committee, the Middleborough Demolay, Buzzard’s Bay Coalition, the Apponequet Boosters and St. Joesphs ACTS of Fairhaven.

Getting There

How to get there…


Directions to Ted Williams Camp: From Boston (42 miles): Take Rte. 93 South to Rte 24 South towards Fall River; take Rte 24 South to exit 14A for Rte. 495 South towards Cape Cod; take Rte. 495 South to exit 5 for Rte. 18 South; turn right off the ramp and follow Rte 18 South/Bedford Street approximately 3 miles; look for the sign to the rear entrance to the park on your right (just past the Lakeville Police station).

Parking: The grounds of the Ted Williams Camp (TWC) offer ample parking for athletes and spectators and our parking crew will be in place on race mornings to help direct you where to park when you arrive. The camp has two entrances with one on Rte 18/Bedford Street and one on Precinct Street. Most of the TWC parking is located near the Rte 18/Bedford St entrance. On race mornings the Precinct Street entrance will be closed once the TWC parking near that entrance is filled. Athletes and spectators that park near that entrance will not be able to leave until all bikes are off the course which will be approximately 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Cars that park near the Rte 18/Bedford Street entrance will be able to come and go throughout the morning.

Where to Stay

Host Hotels for the Cranberry Trifest


Host hotels offering 2020 Cranberry Trifest athletes a special rate are as follows:

FAIRFILED INN MIDDLEBOROUGH: Book your room at the Fairfield Inn by July 14, 2020 and you’ll get a rate of $155 for a room with two double beds or a room with one king size bed. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast. They are located at 4 Chalet Road, Middleboro, MA 02346 which is a 10 minute drive to the Ted Williams Camp, site of the race. Click here to book your room online or call them at 508-946-4000 to make your reservation over the phone. If you decide to call them be sure to mention Cranberry Trifest to get this special rate.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: The Holiday Inn Express room rate is $154 for 1 king bed or 2 queens and the cut-off date for this rate is July 24, 2020. The hotel is located at 43 Harding Street in Middleboro, MA which is a 10 minute drive to the Ted Williams Camp, the site of the race. Call them at 905-426-0406 to make your reservation over the phone and be sure you mention the Cranberry Trifest to secure this rate.

COURTYARD RAYNHAM: The Courtyard Raynham is located at 37 Paramount Dr Route 44, Raynham, MA which is approximately 8 miles from the Ted Williams Camp, site of the race. The room rate is $159 for 2 queen beds and the cut-off date to secure this rate is 7/14/20. Click here to book your room online or call them at 508-822-8383 to book your room and be sure to mention the Cranberry Trifest to secure this rate.

HAMPTON INN RAYNHAM-TAUNTON: This hotel is located at 600 New State Highway in Raynham, MA and is 8 miles from Cathedral Camp, the race site. The room rate is $149 for a room with a King or two Queens. Click here to book your room now or you can call them at 508-822-6222.

Volunteers

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are the backbone of any good triathlon. If you aren’t racing this year’s Cranberry Trifest but still want to be a part of the action, help support the event as a volunteer. All volunteers get a free t-shirt, food and drinks and the satisfaction of contributing your support to the athletes that are giving it their all in a triathlon.  Click here to see the list of available volunteer jobs, a brief description of the roles and the time commitment.

Are you looking to raise money for your community group? If yes, we should talk. We partner with a variety of community groups who volunteer for our races as part of a fundraising effort. To learn more about volunteering at our events as an individual or as part of a community group fund raising effort please contact Mark Walter at info@SunMultisportEvents.com.

Policies: Event Cancellation, Refunds, Deferrals and Transfers

Event cancellation: If a race is cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, a partial credit will be offered to the following year’s race. A significant amount of time, effort and expense is invested by the day of a race (e.g. shirts, medals, awards, signage, supplies) that can not be recovered and for this reason a 100% refund is not possible.

Please note: We love what we do and what we do is put on events. After months and months of planning, coordinating and making our very best effort to create a race experience that we consider the best in New England the last thing we ever want to do is cancel a race. We also understand that athletes devote a significant amount of their time, money and effort preparing for a race. So, if we need to make the difficult decision to cancel a race it’s a great disappointment for us and we know it’s a great disappointment to you. Unfortunately, though, that is the risk we share. You may feel you are entitled to a full refund if we cancel a race, but this is not feasible given the costs incurred by race day. If you can’t accept the terms of this partnership, we respectfully ask that you don’t register for our events.

Course changes: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued if changes are made to a race.

Refunds : Refunds may be requested no less than 60 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued less a processing fee equivalent to 25% of the registration fee paid. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Refund requests received less than 60 days from the date of the event will be denied. Note that any USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are, therefore, not refundable. Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

Deferral requests: Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Deferrals may be granted under certain circumstances (e.g. pregnancy, military transfer) at the discretion of Event Management. Deferrals granted will require that the athlete pay an administrative fee when redeeming the deferred entry the following year. Deferrals must be redeemed for the following year’s race (i.e. use it or lose it). The deferral fee schedule is as follows:

  • Deferrals requested on or before June 30, 2020 will pay a $25 deferral fee
    Deferrals requested between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 will pay a $35 deferral fee
  • NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER JULY 31, 2020

Transfers to other SME races : Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2020 SME race. Transfer requests must be made no less than 30 days from the race date. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is LESS than the registration fee already paid, the difference in price is forfeited. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is MORE than the registration fee paid you will be required to pay the difference in registration fees. Note that any USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are, therefore, not refundable. Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

The exchange, transfer or sale of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.

Results

This race was established in 2002 as the Cranberry Country Triathlon and was expanded in 2009 to a full weekend of racing. Results for every race for every year of Cranberry are below.

Register

Registration is still open. Please click this link to register online.