All participants must have...
- Swimmers: all swimmers will be issued a colored swim cap that must be worn during the swim leg. This will help keep swimmers visible to water safety personnel.
- Kayakers: all kayakers must wear a Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device during the kayak leg.
- Cyclists: ANSI approved helmets are required on all bicycle riders during the bicycle leg.
Colchester Triathlon Race Officials and Colchester Police reserve the right to remove any participant from the race that may pose a risk to themselves, other participants, volunteers and/or the general public. Course closes promptly at 11:00 AM. Runners not yet across the finish line will be picked up in a sag vehicle and returned to the finish line. Runners will not be allowed to finish the race on their own.
Colchester Rescue and Police Departments will be available at the Start and Finish. Colchester Police will be stationed throughout the course, monitoring the water from their Marine Unit and controlling intersections on the bike and run course.
Colchester Police Marine Unit, Colchester Technical Rescue and the Malletts Bay Fire Department will be on the water. Bayside Waterfront lifeguards will be stationed along the swim route as well.
Colchester Rescue and Colchester Technical Rescue personnel will be available to respond to medical emergencies.
Beach Check In
All racers (swimmers AND kayakers) must check-in upon arriving at the beach. A team of volunteers will record your bib number. If you leave the beach, you must check-out with this same team of volunteers. Bayside Beach is at 2 West Lakeshore Drive. This is where your swim will begin and end.
Each year we receive many questions about why we still mark each racer in four points (both shoulders and both calves). We will continue to require this at the request of our EMS personnel on site. Marking racers with their individual bib number is one of the quickest ways for us to identify a racer if they need medical attention (especially during the swim portion). Bibs are helpful, but can rip or be displaced from a racer's clothing. Timing chips can also be lost, and most commonly fall off during the swim portion. Body marking is more reliable. Therefore we continue to ask all racers to report to the Colchester High School on the morning of the race to be marked. We use non-toxic, permanent markers - the numbers will wash off after a few days.