The Nantucket Hero Triathlon comes on the heels of the highly successful Nantucket Sprint Triathlon. Now in it’s 6th year, the Nantucket Triathlon brings in 1,000 athletes from around the country to enjoy everything the island has to offer. Nantucket’s long and storied history as the whaling capital of the world, combined with historic architecture, cobblestone streets, vibrant waterfront, pristine beaches, clean waters and beautiful moorlands will provide a perfect backdrop to a race inspired to give back to the very people who have fought for our freedom.
- Sunday, July 20, 2014
- .75 mile swim, 28 mile bike, 6.8 mile run
- Jetties Beach
- There will be no parking at Jetties Beach from 5 AM to 12 PM on race day.
- Athlete check in and mandatory bike racking will take place on Saturday afternoon, July 19.
Transportation to Nantucket
The Hero Triathlon is very pleased to announce the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority as the Official Sponsor of the 2014 Hero Triathlon. Please go here for more information.
- .75 miles - The race start will be on the beach to the LEFT of the west Jetty in front of the Community Sailing huts. Racers will be corralled to the right of the boardwalk in a "chute" down towards the water and "penned" in groups by age pending a "wave" start format. Swim waves will be sent off at 3 minute intervals on a buoy-marked course to the LEFT of the west Jetty. Water temperatures should be between 65-68 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. When the athletes have completed the swim they will exit the water, run up the beach and to the upper parking lot near the tennis courts and into the transition area.
- 28 miles - two complete loops - The athletes will exit the transition area and mount their bikes in a designated "mount" zone near the entrance to the upper parking lot. The athletes will ride their bikes out Bathing Beach Road to North Beach Street, down North Beach to Easton, right on Easton to Cliff Road, right on Cliff Road to the intersection of Madaket Road and Cliff Road. At the intersection of Madaket Road and Cliff Road, the racers will bear right and head out Madaket Road to the Westender where they will turn around and head back to Jetties Beach via the same route.
- 6.8 miles - two complete loops - Once back at the upper parking lot, the athletes will re-rack their bikes and head back out on their run. Athletes will head back out taking a right onto Bathing Beach Road to North Beach, bear left onto North Beach to the end, right on Easton, right up Cliff Road, right on Cabot Lane, left on Grant Ave., around Lincoln Circle, right on Nantucket Ave., left back onto Cliff Road, left on Chester Street at the bottom of Cliff Road and onto Easton, down to the end of Easton near Brant Point, left on Hulbert Ave., at the Brant Point Rotary right on Bathing Beach Road.
25% off the above rates for active military athlete(s).
Entry fee includes post-race food and drink, swim cap, chip timing with five splits, plus a sensational racer giveaway (we are keeping it a secret for now)!
No refunds will be granted due to injury or sickness prior to race day. No credits or refunds will be given if the race is cancelled or the timing or date of the event is altered for reasons outside the control of the race organizers or if the race course is changed due to poor weather.