The VIRTUAL Patriot Half gives you the opportunity to complete a half distance multisport event where you want (indoors or outdoors) when you want between the dates of 6/20/20 and 7/5/20 and in recognition of your accomplishment you’ll receive lots of great Patriot Half swag!
Complete each leg of this multisport challenge in succession in the order you want OR spread them out between 6/20/20 to 7/5/20. When you’re done, upload your results (details below) and we’ll mail you your swag PLUS you’ll receive a 15% discount on registration for the 2021 Patriot Half!
The Virtual Patriot Half gives you the flexibility to choose from 3 race category options (i.e. triathlon, aquabike or duathlon) and complete the required distances where you want and when you want during the race period of 6/20/20 to 7/5/20. See the next tab for some course ideas based on the existing Patriot bike and run courses as well as the option to join a scheduled ride with Breakthrough Performance Coaching and other virtual racers on Zwift on Saturday, 6/20/20.
Once you complete all the legs of the multisport race you choose, you upload the results (see “Uploading Your Results” tab below) and then we will mail you a bunch of Patriot swag!
Once you register, download your race bib! Log into your account here at manage.hakuapp.com/login and then follow these 3 steps:
- Click “YOUR REGISTRATIONS” tab at the top
- Click “Virtual Patriot Half”
- Click “Get Your Virtual Bib” (on the right side of the screen)
Choose one of three race categories:
- Triathlon – Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles and Run 13.1 miles
- Aquabike – Swim 1.2 miles and Bike 56 miles
- Duathlon – Run 3.1 miles, Bike 56 miles and Run 13.1 miles
Swimming: If you choose the Triathlon or Aquabike category your options are to swim in a pool or in open water, but if swimming in open water DO NOT SWIM BY YOURSELF WITHOUT SAFETY SUPPORT (lifeguards, a friend in a kayak, etc.). Also, please do not attempt to swim in Long Pond at Cathedral Camp (site of the “live” Patriot Half).
Biking: If you’re looking for a route you can ride the 2020 Patriot Half bike course which can be seen on MapMyRun with a click here. Note that the 2020 course is a new course. If you prefer to ride the “old” Patriot bike course you can find it on MapMyRun with a click here. The old course was 28 miles and completed two times. Note that these are suggestions (not requirements) and they will NOT be marked. You are responsible for your own 56 mile bike course.
On Saturday, 6/20/20, the first day of the Virtual Patriot Half race period, our friends at Breakthrough Performance Coaching will lead a 56 mile virtual ride on Zwift. This is a great option for those who want to ride indoors with other athletes registered for the Virtual Patriot Half (though you don’t have to be registered for the Virtual Patriot Half to join the ride). More details on how to join this ride coming soon.
Running: The Patriot Half 13.1 mile run course course can be found on MapMyRun with a click here. This is just a suggestion and this course will not be marked. You are responsible for your own 13.1 mile run course if doing the Triathlon or Duathlon (as well as your own 3.1 mile run if doing the Duathlon).
Virtual Patriot Half athletes have the option to complete the 56 mile bike ride with other virtual racers on Zwift. This ride that will be led by Coach Jeffrey Capobianco of Breakthrough Performance Coaching and will start at 8:00AM EST on Saturday, 6/20.
If you don’t have a Zwift account you will need to create one. There is a monthly fee for Zwift membership, but you can set up an account for a 7-day free trial a few days before 6/20 and then cancel your membership after if you wanted. Setting up your bike to ride on Zwift is not difficult, but there are some set-up steps to follow (e.g. pairing devices) which are explained here.
Once you have a Zwift account there are 2 additional steps to take to join this Zwift ride:
- STEP 1: Complete this form to get an invite for the Virtual Patriot Half Zwift Meet-Up
- STEP 2: Follow Jeffrey Capobianco #TeamBPC on Zwift, to receive an invitation. To do so, open the Zwift Companion App > click “More” in the lower right > find Zwifters > Jeffrey Capobianco #TeamBPC > click the + icon on the right.
The price of registration is the same regardless of race category and this price include the cost of shipping your swag to the address you provided when you registered:
- Triathlon: $75
- Aquabike: $75
- Duathlon: $75
All participants will receive the following:
- Finisher medal
- Water bottle
- Cycling socks
- 15% off registration for the 2021 Patriot Half
- VALUE of swag and discount: $85+
Note: Athletes that originally registered for the “live” Patriot Half will receive a greater discount on the 2021 Patriot Half (20%) and some additional “surprise” swag.
Because participants in the Patriot Half will be completing different courses at different times there will be no awards for fastest times in each event. However, we will include random giveaways with the swag we mail to participating athletes post-event. To be eligible for giveaways you need to do the following:
- “Like” the Sun Multisport Events facebook or instagram page
- Post a picture to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VirtualPatriotHalf
Giveaways to include Patriot Half fleece blankets and Klean Kanteen pint cups.
To upload your results, login to your account you had or you created when registering (log in to your account here: manage.hakuapp.com/login) and then:
- Go to the “YOUR REGISTRATIONS” tab at the top
- Select “Virtual Patriot Half”
- Scroll down down the page to where you can enter your results and upload a photo of your results.
We will be asking that you submit a time for each leg of the multisport event that you complete plus your overall time.
Refunds : Refunds will not be issued. Please register for the event only if you are sure you will be able to participate.