New England’s favorite half distance triathlon! Discover why thousands have chosen the award-winning Patriot Half as their first half distance triathlon.

NOTE: The 2017 Patriot Half is SOLD OUT and the wait list is full. 

The 2017 Patriot Half will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. This year marks the 11th year of this award-winning race which was recognized as “Best Triathlon” in the 2016 Best of Competitor Awards (Northeast) and “Best Small Race (less than 1,000 athletes) in the “2013 Triathlete’s Choice Awards” program. The Patriot features a 1.2 mile swim in Long Pond, the largest fresh water body of water in Massachusetts, a 2-loop bike course offering 56 miles of beautiful, flat roads with a few rolling hills and a 13.1 mile run along country roads, farms and lakes with aid stations at every mile… plus special attention to the little things that set our events apart from the rest.


10 Reasons To Do This Race

Here are 10 reasons to put the Patriot Half on your ‘A’ list of races for the season…

  1. finisher_tri fury_cropped from bottom reducedAn award winning race and great reputation: In January 2014 the Patriot Half was recognized as “Best Small Race” (less than 1,000 athletes) in the Triathlete’s Choice Awards and the race has sold out the last 6 years — each year faster than the one prior (the 2016 race sold out in early December 2015). Ask around and you’ll learn why!
  2. Safety first: Your safety is our greatest concern. To ensure the safety of athletes we utilize plenty of lifeguards and medical professionals to support the swim, police details to help control traffic, volunteers along the bike and run courses, signage that alerts motorists a race is in progress, emergency medical staff on site at each venue and more.
  3. A gorgeous, convenient venue: The Patriot is held at Cathedral Camp which is situated on the shore of Long Pond and about a 45 minute drive from Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Cathedral Camp offers plenty of open space for spectators to hang out, relax and root on racers as well as parking right on site, just a short walk from transition.
  4. A rural, scenic setting: The swim is in beautiful Long Pond, the largest freshwater body of water in MA and the bike and run are along country roads where you’ll pass cranberry bogs, lakes and farms.
  5. A course just right for your first or next half: There’s no such thing as an “easy” half, but the swim is in the relatively calm and warm (2016 race day temp: 70F) waters of Long Pond and the bike and run are on flat, but rolling roads offering you just the right challenge  — learn why thousands of athletes have chosen the Patriot as their first half!
  6. Excellent value: Other halfs can cost over $300; registration for the Patriot is $250 through 10/31/16, which includes a first-class race, terrific swag (t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal and more), race photos, a delicious post race catered meal, a chance at winning some valuable giveaways and 70.3 miles of great racing.
  7. An experienced, award-winning event production team: The Patriot Half 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 Cranberry Trifest and TRI-MANIA.
  8. aid station_reducedGenerous volunteer support:Volunteers are key to a successful race; we’ll have 150+ on hand to help you from registration and body marking right up to putting that finisher’s medal around your neck.
  9. Race along side teammates: Are you a member of a tri club? We rack members of teams together in transition so tell us what club you are a part of when you register and we’ll rack you along side teammates. (note: relay teams, elite athletes and aquabike athletes are racked together regardless of team association)
  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-winnning race experience that has exceeded the expecations of countless athletes. A strong focus on safety, superior organization, friendly staff, generous volunteer support, personalized rack positions, gender-specific t-shirts, 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.

BONUS reason! If you’re racing Ironman Lake Placid, the Patriot Half is the ideal tune-up.  Patriot is 5 weeks before IMLP and gives anyone racing that race a good test of your fitness.  And if you want to be careful about the number of miles you’re running, the Patriot Half aquabike (swim-bike only) is the perfect option.

Event Details

Event Date and Location: The Patriot Half will be on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The first Patriot wave (Elite, male & female athletes) will be sent off at 7:00AM. The site of the race is Cathedral Camp located at 167 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, MA on the shores of Long Pond.

Event Distance: Swim: 1.2 miles (1 loop); Bike 56 miles (2-loop course); Run: 13.1 miles (1 loop); Aquabike athletes complete the same 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike course as athletes doing the triathlon

Cut-off Times: You must complete the swim by 9:00am, the bike course by 12:45pm and the run by 3:00pm. If you do not complete the segment of the race by the designated time, you will not be allowed to continue in the race. Some leniency on the run cut-off has been granted in the past but do not count on this for 2017.

Age Groups: Standard USA Triathlon age divisions in five year increments (e.g. 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.). Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2017! MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old as of December 31, 2017.

Special Divisions: There will be Clydesdale (Men, 220+ lbs), Athena (Women, 165+ lbs), Paratriathlete and Aquabike (swim and bike only) divisions.

Paratriathletes will be started 5-10 minutes prior to 7:00am in wave “1A”.

All male & female aquabike athletes will start in the last swim wave and then bike the same course as other athletes doing all three legs of the triathlon. Aquabike athletes receive a finisher medal and the same swag as athletes doing the full triathlon. The Aquabike field will be divided into 2 age groups for awards purposes if the number of registered Aquabike athletes exceeds 50 otherwise awards will be given to the top 3 male & female athletes only.

race_3048_photo_38327232Awards and Cash Prizes: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group as well as to the top 3 Athenas, Clydesdales, Paratriathletes and Male and Female Aquabike participants. All 3 members of the 1st place male, female and mixed relay teams will also receive an award.

A cash prize purse of $1,000 will also be distributed to the first ($300) and second ($200) place male and female finishers in the Open/Elite category. You MUST race in the Open/Elite category to be eligible to win prize money. If you race as an age grouper and still finish as one of the two fastest overall males or females you still won’t be eligible to win prize money. If you think you have a shot at prize money, register in the Elite/Open category.

Awards for athletes in the Aquabike category will be distributed at approximately 1:30pm. Awards in all other categories will be given out at approximately 2:00pm.

Post Race Meal, Music and Giveaways: All athletes are invited to enjoy the post-race catered meal which will include vegetarian and gluten free food options. There will be plenty of picnic tables to sit at as well as some shady spots to enjoy a well-earned feast! The post-race meal will be accompanied by music from our DJ, live music (band to be announced), the awards ceremony and valuable giveaways from sponsors.

FREE Race Photos: Participating athletes will have an opportunity to download race day photos for FREE! Official race photographer to be announced.

USA Triathlon Membership: The Patriot is a USAT sanctioned event. All athletes must (a) present a valid, current USAT Annual Membership Card at registration OR (b) purchase a 1-day USAT license. If you are an annual member, but forget to bring your card you will be required to purchase a 1-day license.

Important 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 are incurred when cyclists cross the yellow centerline of the road. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Chin strap must be buckled at ALL times you are on the bike even 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

USAT SanctionedThe Patriot Half is a USAT sanctioned event. USAT Annual members will need to have a valid USAT license on race day. If you are not an annual member, you will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license for $15. Your entry fee includes a great race, swag (t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal and more), a free pass to the post-race catered meal and eligibility for giveaways from our sponsors.  2017 registration fees are listed below.

 

Triathlon, Individual:

  • $250 from opening of registration on 10/4/16 through 10/31/16
  • $265 from 11/1/16 and thereafter

Triathlon, Relay Team:

  • $350 from opening of registration on 10/4/16 through 10/31/16
  • $365 from 11/1/16 and thereafter

Aquabike, Individual:

  • $235 from opening of registration on 10/4/16 through 10/31/16
  • $250 from 11/1/16 and thereafter

Triple Dog Dare:

tddlogoIt’s back! The Triple Dog Dare challenges you to race 3 different Sun Multisport races at 3 different distances and pay one great price. The TDD includes the Patriot Half, the Cranberry Trifest Olympic (8/20/17)  and the SME sprint distance triathlon of your choice. Our sprints include the Westborough Sprint Triathlon (6/10/17), Whaling City Triathlon (7/30/17) and Cranberry Trifest Sprint (8/19/17).  All TDD athletes get a commemorative t-shirt (distributed at Patriot), a great deal and plenty to brag about. Pricing for the Triple Dog Dare is:

  • $399 until 10/31/16
  • $429 from 11/1/16 until all TDD spots are sold

Event Schedule

Event Timeline (tentative):

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LandrysVERY IMPORTANT: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP A RACE PACKET FOR ANYONE BUT YOURSELF AND ALL ATHLETES MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID… NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Athletes that indicated they were USAT Annual Members must show a valid USAT license or will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license.All members of a relay team must come to packet pick-up together.

  • 5:00pm: Packet pick-up at Landry’s Bicycles in Boston (890 Commonwealth Ave)
  • 7:30pm: Packet pick-up concludes

Friday, June 16, 2017:
VERY IMPORTANT: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP A RACE PACKET FOR ANYONE BUT YOURSELF AND ALL ATHLETES MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID… NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Athletes that indicated they were USAT Annual Members must show a valid USAT license or will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license. All members of a relay team must come to packet pick-up together.

  • 4:00pm: Packet pick-up/athlete check-in at Cathedral Camp (167 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA)
  • 7:00pm: Packet pick-up concludes

Saturday, June 17, 2017 (RACE DAY!):
VERY IMPORTANT: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP A RACE PACKET FOR ANYONE BUT YOURSELF AND ALL ATHLETES MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID… NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Athletes that indicated they were USAT Annual Members must show a valid USAT license or will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT license. All members of a relay team must come to packet pick-up together.

  • liz_00405:00am: Transition opens; body marking and packet pick-up/athlete check-in begins at Cathedral Camp (167 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA)
  • 6:30am: All athletes must be checked-in; pre-race meeting with Race Director (athletes must be in/around transition)
  • 6:50am: Race start: Wave 1a , Paratriathletes
  • 7:00am: Wave 1, male & femal Elite/Open athletes; complete wave schedule to be announced 1-2 weeks prior to the event (Note: Aquabike athletes will be the last wave)
  • 9:00am: All athletes must have completed the swim course
  • 12:45pm: All athletes must have completed the bike course
  • 3:00pm: All athletes must have completed the run course

Race Cut-Off Times:
The Patriot Half will begin at 7:00AM. Cut-off times for each leg of the Patriot race are as follows: All swimmers must be out of the water by 9:00AM, all cyclists must be off the road by 12:45PM and all runners must be off the course by 3:00PM. Athletes that do not complete the swim or bike leg by the specified cut-off time will be stopped in transition and not allowed to continue on in the race. Athletes that do not complete the run by 3:00PM will be pulled from the course. Race Management and medical personnel reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears they are not sufficiently trained to complete the remainder of the course in a safe manner.

Course Info and Maps

Description of the swim, bike and run courses for the Patriot Half courses are below.

The Swim (Cut-off time: 9:00am): The 1.2 mile swim is the calm waters of Long Pond. The swim course is a counterclockwise rectangular swim with that will have lifeguards stationed all along the route in kayaks and boats ready to assist if needed. Water temperatures are expected to be around 70 degrees F (wetsuits have been allowed each year of the race and the 2016 race day water temp was 70F). There is a separate swim start and finish and the finish brings racers right into transition. For spectators, there are plenty of photo opportunities.  Click here for a map of the swim course.

swim outThere will be approximately 10 swim waves.  Each wave will be organized by race category (e.g. Age Group, Elite, Athena, etc.). Wave 1 will feature Paratriathlete athletes starting at 6:50am and Elite athletes starting at 7:00am. The Elite wave will start with a traditional “all at once” start 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 at a time, every 5 seconds. There will be 2 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. You must complete the swim by 9:00am or you will not be allowed to continue in the race.

PLEASE NOTE: Swimming in Long Pond at Cathedral Camp is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless a lifeguard is on duty.  We understand athletes like to familiarize themselves with the body of water they will be swimming in on race day, but you are not allowed to just show up and swim in Long Pond.  Athletes swimming in Long Pond without a lifeguard is a liability for Cathedral Camp and if it continues it will jeopardize the future of the race. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS REQUEST OF RACE MANAGEMENT  Athletes will have an opportunity to do a short practice swim at the swim start at Cathedral Camp the day before the race and the morning of the event.  These will be a lifeguard supported swims. This swimming session will be preceded at 5:45pm by a short talk on open water swimming tips and techniques by Elaine Vescio of Vmps.  This talk will also take place at the swim start. If you are looking for a more comprehensive learning opportunity consider signing up for the open water swimming (OWS) clinic segment that is part of the Patriot Half Training Camp on May 20, 2017 at Cathedral Camp.

Swim waves for the 2016 Patriot Half with estimated swim start times were as follows:

  • Wave 1: Paratriathletes (6:55am) and Male & Female Elites (7:00am)
  • Wave 2: Male, Age 40-44 (7:01am)
  • Wave 3: Female, Age 39 and under (7:05am)
  • Wave 4: Male, Age 39 and under (7:08am)
  • Wave 5: Female, Age 50+ and Athenas (7:12am)
  • Wave 6: Female, Age 45-49 (7:16am)
  • Wave 7: Male, Age 45-49 and Clydesdales (7:19am)
  • Wave 8: Female, Age 40-44 (7:23am)
  • Wave 9: Male, Age 50+ (7:26am)
  • Wave 10: Male & Female Aquabike and all Relay Teams (7:30am)

Transition 1: After exiting the water athletes will enter transition which will be set up right next to the swim out. After grabbing their bike they will exit transition on the bike out. Click here for a PDF map with an aerial view of Catherdral Camp detailing the swim in and bike out for the Patriot Half.

The Bike (Cut-off time: 12:45pm): Patriot bikerThe Patriot bike course is 2 loops of a 28-mile bike course (56 miles total). The course is generally flat with some rolling hills that will occasionally force you to get up and out of your saddle. The loop is along country roads where you’ll pass farms, cranberry bogs and the scenic Pocksha Pond Causeway (get a glimpse of it with a click here). There will be a water bottle exchange on the loop giving you multiple chances to get water or an electrolyte drink from bottle exchange station volunteers.  The location of the bottle exchange station is to be determined and you must throw a bottle to get a bottle (a hockey net will be set up for you to throw your old bottle into).  Click here for a map of the bike course with turn by turn directions and an elevation chart. You must complete the bike by 12:45pm or you will not be allowed to continue in the race.

Bike Course Nutrition and the Water Bottle Exchange: The Patriot will feature 2 water bottle exchange stations on the 28-mile bike loop (to be completed twice; 56 miles total) offering you 4 opportunities on your ride to re-fuel.  The water bottle exchange station is designed to be an additional resource for athletes. Athletes are encouraged to have 2 bottle cages on their bike to start the race filled with their preferred hydration drink. If they need to refuel the bottle exchange stations are available as your resource.

liz_0662Bottle exchange stations will feature 24 oz. water bottles with water and 24 oz. Gatorade Endruance Formula sports bottles (lemon-lime flavor). If you would like to receive a bottle of water or Gatorade you will need to discard a water bottle as you approach the bottle exchange (there will be a soccer net set up for you to toss your water bottle into) and then call out to a volunteer what you want (water or Gatorade). The volunteer will jog along side of you and hand you your bottle. If you do not need anything from the bottle exchange we encourage you to stay left as you approach the bottle exchange to avoid cyclists that will be requesting a bottle. Athletes should assume any water bottle discarded is gone forever (while we will bring the discarded ones back to Cathedral Camp for proper disposal there will be hundreds of sticky, used bottles to go through to find your own).

Transition 2: Athletes returning from the bike course will enter transition through the bike in and re-rack their bikes before heading out on the run.  Click here for a PDF map with an aerial view of Catherdral Camp detailing the bike out and run in for the Patriot Half.

The Run (Cut-off time: 3:00pm): The one loop 13.1 mile run is also pretty flat with some rolling hills. Along the way you’ll pass farms and lakes and be greeted at each mile with an enthusiastic volunteer-staffed aid station.  All aid stations will feature water, Gatorade Endurance Formula and cola (flat).  Oranges, pretzels and energy gels will be available at every other aid station. The last quarter mile of the run course is on the grounds of Cathedral Camp.  Click here for a map of the run course and cue sheet. You must complete the run by 3:00pm or you will pulled from the course. Event Management has shown leniency on this deadline in the past but do not assume this for 2017.

liz_0772Run Course Nutrition: The run course will have aid stations at approximately every mile (12 total). All aid stations will offer water, Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime flavor) and flat cola. Every other run aid station will feature oranges, pretzels and energy gels.

Training Camp

img_3381Sun Multisport Events in partnership with the coaches at Vescio Multisport Performance Services (Vmps) will host the 6th annual Patriot Half Training Camp. To be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Cathedral Camp in east Freetown, MA, this training camp is ideal for anyone training to race the Patriot Half or anyone preparing to compete in their first half iron (it’s not just for Patriot Half athletes!).  This full day camp includes swim, bike and run clinics on the Patriot Half course as well as classroom instruction to help you ace your half distance triathlon experience.

Vmps coaches specializing in open water swimming, cycling technique, running form, nutrition, tapering and more will be on hand to share their expertise and answer your questions. To maximize the learning opportunity the coach to athlete ratio will be 15 to 1 (if not better). Also on hand will be Mark Walter, USAT Certified Race Director for the Patriot Half.

img_3383Open Water Swim Camp only: As an alternative to the full day camp, athletes also have the option to participate in just the Open Water Swim (OWS) Clinic segment of the camp.  Athletes that select this option would participate in the same OWS clinic as athletes participating in the full camp would experience from 8:30am to 10:00am. The OWS clinic is designed to help swimmers of all levels become more confident and effective during the swim segment of a triathlon. Participants spend the majority of the clinic in the lake practicing the skills needed in open water swimming. Fearful beginners work on learning how to relax and breathe while swimming in a lake. Intermediate and advanced swimmers work on skills like sighting and drafting which will help them to navigate the swim course in a triathlon more quickly. All this is done under the watchful eyes of experienced coaches and life guards.

Pricing:

  • Full Camp: $180 from 10/4/16 through 10/31/16; $190 from 1/31/17 through 4/30/17; $199 through 4/30/17; $219 thereafter (SAVE $30 when you register for the race and camp at the same time by selecting the race-camp option from the Patriot Half registration page).
  • Open Water Swimming Clinic Only: $30 from 10/4/16 through 1/31/17; $35 from 2/1/17 through 4/30/17; $45 thereafter

CLICK HERE to register.

Tentative Camp Schedule:

  • 8:00AM-8:15AM: Registration
  • 8:15AM-8:30AM: Welcome/Introduction and review of day’s schedule
  • 8:30AM–9:00AM: Open Water Swim (OWS) Seminar
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM: Put on Wetsuits for OWS
  • 9:15AM-10:15AM: OWS Clinic in Long Pond (Wetsuits strongly recommended)
  • 10:15AM-10:30AM: Break (snacks provided); change into cycling clothes; review bike course
  • 10:30AM-11:30AM: Cycling Seminar: Cycling Tips and Strategies; Pacing; Equipment Selection.
  • 11:30AM-1:00PM: Cycling Clinic; Ride part of the Patriot bike course
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch (provided); discuss swim and bike sessions
  • 2:00PM-3:15PM: Seminar: Getting ready for race week; Race week—nutrition, tapering, mental preparation
  • 3:15PM-3:30PM: Break
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM: Running Clinic; Running Tips and Form Session; Pacing strategy; run the last 2 miles of Patriot course.
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM: Wrap Up/Q&A

CLICK HERE to register

Charity Partners

Note that we offer an Active Military Personnel Registration Discount. To claim this discount email Mark at info@SunMultisportEvents.com for details. You must provide proof of your current active service.

Beneficiaries of the 2017 Patriot:

A portion of the proceeds from the Patriot Half go to the various community groups that volunteer to help produce the event.  2016 beneficiaries included the Freetown Youth Athletic Association, Whitman Food Pantry, Middleborough Demolay, the UMASS Dartmouth Volleyball Team, Bristol-Plymouth Technical School and others. Many of these groups will return in 2017.

HFOTSun Multisport Events also donated $25 of every entry received on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2016, to Homes for Our Troops, a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. We pledge to offer a similar program for the 2017 race by donating $25 of every registration received on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12, 2016  (up to 75 entries).

 

Getting There

The Patriot is based at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA, about 50 miles directly south of Boston and 40 miles east of Providence, RI. The street address is 167 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA.

If driving from the Boston area…
Take I-93 South to Rte 24 South to Route 140 South (exit 12). Take Rte 140 to exit 8 for Chace Road, East Freetown/Lakeville. Coming off the exit make a right on Chace Road. Go straight through the next intersection where Chace Road becomes Mason Road and take Mason Road to the end (< 1 mile). At the end of Mason Road make a left onto Middleboro Road and Cathedral Camp will be about 1 mile down the road on your left at 167 Middleboro Road.

If driving from Providence…
Take I-195 East to exit 14 and at the end of the ramp take a left at the stop sign, go under I-195 and take an immediate left to get back onto I-195 heading south (this is necessary because exit 13B for Rte 140 is closed for construction). Take Rte 140 North to exit 8 for Chace Road, East Freetown/Lakeville. Coming off the exit make a left on Chace Road. Go straight through the next intersection where Chace Road becomes Mason Road and take Mason Road to the end (< 1 mile). At the end of Mason Road make a left onto Middleboro Road and Cathedral Camp will be about 1 mile down the road on your left at 167 Middleboro Road.

Where to Stay

Recommended Hotel Accommodations

FAIRFIELD INN MIDDLEBOROUGH: Book your room at the Fairfield Inn by May 16, 2017 and you’ll get a rate of $144 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 and can be reached at (508) 946-4000. The Fairlfield Inn is 10 miles from Cathedral Camp, site of the race. Mention the Patriot when registering to get this special rate.

HAMPTON INN RAYNHAM-TAUNTON:  The rate at this hotel is $139 for single or double occupancy and includes a hot breakfast buffet starting at 6:00am.  You must book by May 16, 2017 to secure this rate. The Hampton Inn Raynham-Taunton is located about 15 miles from the race site at 600 New State Highway in Raynham and can be reached at 508-822-6222.

COURTYARD MARRIOTT RAYNHAM: The Courtyard Marriott room rate is $159 for 1 king bed or 2 queens. This cut-off date for this rate is May 16, 2017. They are located at 37 Paramount Drive in Raynham, MA and can be reached at 508-822-8383. This hotel is 14 miles from the Patriot Half race site. Mention the Patriot to secure this rate.

Other local hotels to consider include the Holiday Inn Express in Middleborough (508-946-3398), the Quality Inn in Raynham (508-824-8647) and the Day’s Inn in Middleboro (508-946-4400).

Volunteers

Volunteers wanted!


body markingVolunteers are the backbone of any good triathlon. If you aren’t racing this year’s Patriot Half but still want to be a part of the action, help support the event as a volunteer. All volunteers (minimum 4 hour committment) get a free ticket to the post-race catered meal and the satisfaction of contributing your support to the athletes that are giving it their all in this long distance triathlon. From set up the day before the race, Friday, June 16th, to any of the varied jobs on race day, Saturday, June 17th, we can use your help.

Click here to see a list of volunteer job opportunities and to sign up.

Attention community groups: Are you looking to raise money for your organization or your designated charity? We can help! We believe in the value of building strong relationships with local community groups and work with many across our events. Volunteer to help at our races and we’ll make a donation to the charity of your choice. If you are looking to raise money for a good cause email us at info@SunMultisportEvents.com… we’d love to hear from you.

Results

Results from the first Patriot Half 2007-2016

The inaugural Patriot Half was in 2007. Click the links below to access results through the years.

Policies: Event Cancellation. Refunds, Deferrals and Transfers

protectedeventsmalllogo-with-text-002-002Event Cancellation: Sun Multisport Events has arranged for the 2017 Patriot Half to be protected by an event cancellation policy that will give athletes a full refund if the event is canceled due to adverse weather, natural catastrophe or acts of terrorism.  This policy is made by possible by haku, our race registration platform partner, who has contracted directly with an insurance company. Additional terms and conditions can be found here.

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 due to these circumstances.

Refunds: Refunds may be requested no less than 75 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. Refund requests received less than 75 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 by SME (contact USAT to submit a refund request). 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. injury, pregnancy, military transfer) at the discretion of Event Management. An athlete that is granted a deferral will be required to pay an administrative fee when they redeem the deferred entry for the following year’s race per the following schedule:

  • Deferrals requested on or before May 3, 2017 (45 or more days before the event) will pay a $25 deferral fee
  • Deferrals requested between May 4, 2017and June 2, 2017 will pay a $50 deferral fee
  • NO DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER JUNE 2, 2017

Transfers to other SME races: Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2017 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 by SME (contact USAT for a refund request). Online processing fees are also non-refundable.

Switching to the Patriot Half Aquabike: If you are registered for the Patriot Half Triathlon and for whatever reason (lack of training, injury, etc.) you don’t feel capable of completing the run you have the option to switch to the Patriot Half Aquabike category. The Aquabike consists of the same 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike as the triathlon with no run. Requests to switch to the Aquabike must be submitted to Mark at info@SunMultisportEvents.com within 30 days of the event.

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