A New England classic now in it’s 17th year offering a weekend of sprint and olympic distance multisport racing

The 2019 Cranberry Trifest will be August 24-25, 2019.  Registration opens on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12, 2018, at 9:00am EST and SME will donate $10 of every entry received that day (up to 50 entries) to Homes for Our Troops.  The mission of HFOT is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.

Cranberry Trifest offers a terrific weekend of racing that includes a sprint distance triathlon and splash & dash on Saturday, August 24, 2019 and an olympic distance triathlon and aquabike on Sunday, August 25, 2019. 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).


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 2019 Cranberry Trifest

  1. A New England favorite for 17 years: Look around and you won’t find too many triathlons in the region that have been around for 17 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, 8/24/19, or the olympic triathlon or aquabike (swim-bike) on Sunday, 8/25/19. 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 food, drink — including a BEER; 1st beer is free — and massages and free photos. Sunday’s olympic tri and aquabike is followed by a catered meal. 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 our 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.

Details of the Sprint Tri and Splash and Dash

Event Date, Times and Location: Day 1 of the Cranberry Trifest is Saturday, August 24, 2019, and includes a sprint distance triathlon (0.50 mile swim-14 mile bike-3.1 mile run) and splash & dash (0.50 mile swim-3.1 mile run). 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.

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, 2019! 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.

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 athletes entering the water every 10 seconds. The 2018 wave plan is below.  The 2019 swim wave schedule will be announced 1-2 weeks before race day.

 

 

 

 

 

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.  A Loon Pond water temperature update will be posted 1-2 weeks before the event and then late in race week.

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.

award winnerAwards: 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. The top 3 male and females in the Splash & Dash will also receive an award.

Post Race 
After the sprint distance race there will be a light brunch (e.g. bagels, fruit, Clif bars), opportunities to get a post-race massage, an awards ceremony and random sponsor giveaways.

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 a purchase a 1-day USAT license ($15). Athletes age 17 and under can purchase an annual license for $10 (there is no 1-day license fee opton 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.

Details of the Olympic Tri and Aquabike

Event Dates, Times and Location: Day 2 of the Cranberry Trifest is Sunday, August 25, 2019.  The triathlon (0.9 mile swim-26.2 mile bike-6.2 mile run) and aquabike (0.9 mile swim-26.2 mile bike) will start at 7:30AM start.  All events and activities take place at the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA.

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, 2019! 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 athletes entering the water every 5 seconds. The 2018 swim wave plan is below The 2019 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. A Loon Pond water temperature will be posted 1-2 weeks before the event and again towards the end of race week.

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 11:30am 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 12:30pm will be removed from the course.

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 2019 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 22, 2019.

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.

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 must have a valid annual license (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.

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 food &drink
  • Post-race massage from the Marathon Physical Therapy Sports Medicine tent
  • A chance to win valuable sponsor giveaways

SPRINT Triathlon Individual (Adult):

  • $79 until 1/31/19
  • $89 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $95 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

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

  • $59 until 1/31/19
  • $69 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $75 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

SPRINT Triathlon Relay Team:

  • $129 until 1/31/19
  • $139 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $145 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

SPRINT Splash & Dash:

  • $39 until 1/31/19
  • $49 from 2/1/19 until close of registration

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 massage from the Marathon Physical Therapy Sports Medicine tent
  • A chance to win valuable sponsor giveaways

OLYMPIC Triathlon Individual (Adult):

  • $119 until 1/31/19
  • $139 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $145 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

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

  • $99 until 1/31/19
  • $119 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $125 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

OLYMPIC Triathlon Aquabike:

  • $109 until 1/31/19
  • $129 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $135 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

OLYMPIC Triathlon Relay Team:

  • $199 until 1/31/19
  • $209 from 2/1/19 to 7/26/19
  • $215 from 7/27/19 until close of registration

FREE Training Plans

Breakthrough Performance Coaching is Official Coach of the Sun Multisport Events 2019 triathlon race series and will prepare FREE training plans specifically for the Cranberry Trifest sprint and olympic triathlons. Training plans to be available early in 2019.

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, May 18, 2019.  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 is in the Loon Pond Lodge building on the grounds of the Ted Williams Camp located at 28 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA (i.e. the race site).

Friday, 8/23/19:

  • 4:00PM: Packet pick for all races in the Cranberry Trifest
  • 5:00PM, 5:30PM and 6:00PM: FREE transition clinic presented by Breakthrough Performance Coaching; clinic to take place in transition.
  • 7:00PM: Packet pick-up concludes

Saturday, 8/24/19:

  • 5:30AM: Packet pick-up begins for the sprint tri and splash & dash only; transition opens, body marking begins
  • 7:00AM: Packet pick-up concludes; pre-race meeting with announcements from the Race Director; all athletes must be in or near transition.
  • 7:25AM: All athletes must be out of transition
  • 7:30AM: Race start for the sprint tri and splash & dash
  • 10:00AM (est.): Awards ceremony
  • 10:15AM-11:30AM: packet pick-up for the olympic tri and aquabike
  • 2:00PM-5:00PM: Packet pick-up for the olympic tri and aquabike

Sunday, 8/25/19:

  • 5:30AM: Packet pick-up for the olympic tri and aquabike
  • 7:00AM: Packet pick-up concludes; pre-race meeting with announcements from the Race Director; all athletes must be in or near transition.
  • 7:25AM: All athletes must be out of transition
  • 7:30AM: Race start for the olympic tri and aquabike
  • 10:15AM: Serving of the post-race BBQ begins
  • 10:30AM: Live band begins to play (band TBA)
  • 11:00AM (est): Awards ceremony

Course Info for Sprint and Splash and Dash

 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 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. A Loon Pond water temperature will be posted 1-2 weeks before the event and again towards the end of race week.

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. The bike course is NOT closed to traffic — remain alert at all times!

Click here for a map of the sprint bike course.

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.


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.

Course Info for Olympic Triathlon and Aquabike

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 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.

2018 swim waves to be announced 1-2 weeks before the race.

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. A Loon Pond water temperature will be posted 1-2 weeks before the event and again towards the end of race week.

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 11:15am. 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.


DSC_0485The Run: The 6.2 mile run is along country roads and takes athletes past farms, cranberry bogs and wooded areas. The course is generally flat with the biggest hill just before mile 5 (the elevation gain is only about 50′). 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. Click here to download a map of the run course with a cue sheet and elevation chart.

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

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 2018 Cranberry Trifest included the Fairhaven High School After Prom Committee, the Middleborough Demolay, Buzzard’s Bay Coalition, Boy Scouts Troop 247 and the Apponequet Boosters.

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 2019 Cranberry Trifest


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

FAIRFILED INN MIDDLEBOROUGH: Book your room at the Fairfield Inn by July 23, 2019 and you’ll get a rate of $149 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. As a special accommodation to Cranberry athletes, the hotel will have cold breakfast items available at 5am and hot breakfast items at 6am.

COURYARD MARRIOTT RAYNHAM: The Courtyard Marriott room rate is $159 for 1 king bed or 2 queens. This cut-off date for this rate is July 24, 2019. They are located at 37 Paramount Drive in Raynham, MA. Book your room online with a click here or call them at 508-822-8383. This hotel is less than 10 miles from the Ted Williams Camp, site of the Cranberry Trifest. If you call them to book your room, mention the Cranberry Trifest to this rate.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: The Holiday Inn Express room rate is $149 for 1 king bed or 2 queens and the cut-off date for this rate is July 24, 2019. 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. Click here to book your room now or 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.

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 per the following schedule:

  • Deferrals requested on or before June 30, 2019 will pay a $25 deferral fee
  • Deferrals requested between July 1, 2019 and August 9, 2019 will pay a $35 deferral fee
  • NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER AUGUST 9, 2019

Transfers to other SME races : Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2019 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.