Mainiac Triathlon

One of New England's most scenic races, the Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon will be held on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.  All proceeds from this event benefit our financial assistance program.

       

 

Mainiac Triathlon & Duathlon

This year's Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon will be held at the scenic Gil Boucher Park in Biddeford Pool on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.  Registration is open!

 

NEW THIS YEAR!!  Sign up for all 3 of our Endurance Series Events (Tri for the Y & Duathlon; Peaks to Portland Swim; and the Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon) and become a YMCA Endurance Athlete!  Are you up for the challenge of competing in all 3 of our Endurance Series Events?  *The 2014 Endurance Series is full!  Interested?  Be thinking ahead to 2015!*

 

TRIATHLON

DUATHLON

The triathlon will be a sprint
triathlon consisting of:

  • 1/4 mile swim in the calm, smooth waters of Fletchers Neck
  • 15.1 mile bike ride
  • 3.1 mile run

The duathlon will consist of:

  • 2 mile out-and-back beach run
  • 15.1 mile bike ride
  • 3.1 mile run

This event is intended to encourage participation by people with a variety of fitness levels and competitive experiences.  We encourage families to participate so we are allowing ages 13 and up at this event.

 

Who Benefits from these Events?

The YMCA is committed to offering programs and services to the community that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.  To that end, we turn no one away because of an inability to pay.

The money raised at these events will go toward our financial assistance program.  In total, the Y provided more than $809,547 in financial assistance to members of our community last year.  1 in 3 members of the Y received some level of assistance in the past year.  The proceeds from these events will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.

In addition to supporting a healthy community, your participation in these events will provide you with an enjoyable day of family fun!  We look forward to seeing you on race day!  If you have any questions, or need any further information than is provided on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at mainiactri@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

 

Race Information

Race Date: September 14, 2014
Race Time: 10:00 am Race Start
Location: Gil Boucher Park in Biddeford Pool

 

Race Categories

Individual Triathlon:  Swim 1/4 mile, Bike 15.1 miles, Run 3.1 miles
Triathlon Relay:  Consists of 2 or 3 people completing the following three segments as a team: Swim 1/4 mile, Bike 15.1 miles, Run 3.1 miles
Duathlon: Run out-and-back 2 miles, Bike 15.1 miles, Run 3.1 miles

 

Entry Fees

SAVE $10!!  Early Bird Registration Fees (before June 30th):

Individual Triathlete: $75*
Triathlon Relay Team Member:
2 person: $80;  3 person: $120
Duathlon:
$75*

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Fees after July 1, 2014:

Individual Triathlete/Duathlete:  $85
2 Person Triathlon Relay Team:  $90
3 Person Triathlon Relay Team: $130

Your entry fee includes your place at the start line, a great t-shirt, well-marked and supported course, post-race refreshments, and a family fun-filled day!

 

USAT Sanctioning

The Mainiac Tri will be a USAT sanctioned race. 

 

Rules

Please look over the USAT Rules.  You are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them. 

 

Athlete Guide

The 2014 Athlete Guide coming soon!

 

Course Information

For more information on the race course, view the Course Maps.

 

Awards

Triathlon - The top 3 males and females in each age group (19 and under and every 5 years to 85+) and Clydesdale and Athena will receive a Mainiac medal.  Also, the top (one) relay teams of all women, men, and co-ed teams will get medals.

Duathlon - The top 3 males and females in each age group (19 and under and every 5 years to 85+) and Clydesdale and Athena will receive a Mainiac medal.

 

Fundraising

One of the key components to the success of the Mainiac Tri is fundraising!  The money raised at this event will go toward our financial assistance program.  In total, the YMCA provided more than $809,547 in financial assistance to members of our community last year.  The proceeds from this event will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.

Need help setting up your imATHLETE Fundraising Page?  Click here for detailed instructions!

All athletes who fundraise over $250 will receive the following prizes:

Top Fundraiser ($1,500)

  • Free Year YMCA Membership
  • Fleece
  • Towel
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

$1,000+ Fundraiser

  • Fleece
  • Towel
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

$500+ Fundraiser

  • Towel
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

$250+ Fundraiser

  • Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

Included with Entry

  • Performance T-Shirt

 

Training

We are offering Mainiac Triathlon Training classes at all 4 branches to help you get ready for the Mainiac Tri!  Whether your just competed in your first tri or are looking for a great training program to enhance your performance, this course is for you.  Our experienced triathlon experts will lead you through a class that will include swimming, cycling (indoor), and running.  Due to the number of indoor bikes, there are maximums for each class so sign-up early!  Non-members must be registered for the event before registering for this training class. 

See the times and dates of the training classes at your local branch:

CASCO BAY
     Date: May 19 - July 6;  July 7 - September 7
     Day:  Tues, Thurs
     Time:  6:00am - 7:30am
     Ages:  14 & up
     Fees:  Members: $98;  Non-Members: $196

NORTHERN YORK COUNTY
     Date:  May 19 - July 6;  July 7 - September 7
     Day:  Tues & Thurs
     Time:  6:00am - 7:30am
     Ages:  14 & up
     Fees:  Members: $98;  Non-Members: $196

PORTLAND
     Date:  May 19 - July 6;  July 7 - September 7
     Day:  Mon & Weds
     Time:  9:00am - 11:30am; 6:00pm - 7:30pm
     Ages:  14 & up
     Fees:  Members: $98;  Non-Members: $196

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Whether you just competed in your first Tri or are looking for a great training program to enhance your performance, this is the course for you!  Our experienced triathlon experts will lead you through a class that will include swimming, indoor/outdoor cycling, and indoor/outdoor running.  Due to the number of indoor bikes, there are maximums for each class, so sign up early!

 

 

Volunteers

We will need approximately 100 volunteers to make our race a success!  We hope you will be part of our team.  Volunteers will get a great t-shirt and will also get refreshments during their time with us.  We will need volunteers in the following areas:

    • Pre-Race Registration
    • Race Set Up
    • Lifeguards (must be qualified)
    • Medical Staff
    • Transition Area Monitors
    • Body Marking
    • Bike Check-In
    • Bike Monitors
    • Run Monitors
    • Finish Line
    • Water Stations
    • Post-Race Festivities
    • Clean Up and Break Down

Remember, we can't put on a race without volunteers!  We need your help!

All volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Waiver Form  To sign-up to volunteer, please e-mail Michelle Sawyer at msawyer@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org and include the following information in the e-mail: name of volunteer, e-mail address, and phone number.  Thank you!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to do the race with my child.  Can he/she participate?

Athletes must be 13 years of age or older to participate individually or as a member of a team. Any athlete under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please view the course before allowing any child under 18 to do the race.

What do I wear for the race?

You should wear something that you will swim, bike and run in. The clothing you wear should be dry fit or polyester or nylon so that it dries quickly. Cotton is not a good choice. Bring plenty of layers in case of cold weather or rain.

What should I bring with me on race day to the transition area?

Bike, approved Bike Helmet, Bike Shoes, Running Shoes, Pre-filled Water bottles, extra clothes to change after the race. Self Confidence!

Where should I park?

Parking areas will be sent you to with your athlete package.

What if there is inclement weather?

The event will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose extreme danger to athletes and volunteers.  Race management reserves the right to modify or shorten the race course in any way they deem is in the best interest of teh athletes and volunteers.  This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc.  There will be no refunds in the case of changes or cancellations due to weather.  If cancelled, the Mainiac Tri will not be rescheduled.

Where can a spectator get something to eat or drink?

We will have food available to purchase at the event.

Will there be professional medical personnel on hand?

Yes, we will have plenty of medical personnel on hand if needed. We will also have ambulances on location if they are needed.

What kind of bike can I ride?

You may ride a bike from following categories: mountain, hybrid, road or tri bike. You may not ride a recumbent bike or a tandem bike. If you plan to use a bike that has not been ridden for an extended period of time, make sure it is in top working condition before you begin training with it. Do not ride a new or different bike for the first time on race day. Do not arrive at the event with a bike that is not in good operating condition, including the tires. Be aware that there is bike maintenance or assistance on the course.