FAQ

How can I sign up for the triathlon?
We have 2 ways to register.
1. Register online using your credit card at zapevent.com: Adult Race or Youth Event
2. Race day registration, but typically not available as the race usually fills before Race Day

How will I receive my race packet?
Race packets will not be mailed. All packets can be picked up at the South Cove Activity Center, 25 Road Round the Lake, Grantham, NH. All packets will be available for pick up either the Friday evening before the race from 5 to 7 PM at the South Cove Activity Center or on race day starting at 6:30 AM. Please note that you must have your swim cap, bib number, bike number and timing chip to race.

Where is the race site?
At Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center, 25 Road Around the Lake, Grantham, NH 03753. Click here for directions.

I live in Eastman. Will I be affected by the race?
Traffic will be detoured throughout the morning. View a complete list of detours here.

Is there lodging available in the area?
Yes, you can find lists of accomodations through the Lake Sunapee Region and Hanover Area chambers of commerce. On-site rentals are available through Gray Ledges Rentals and Shepherd Realty.

Can I register on race day?
Only if the field limit of 220 has not been filled prior to race day. Register early to ensure yourself a spot.

Are there any maps of the race venue?
Course info listed under Sprint tab for adults.

Course Info listed under Kids race tab for kids.

What are the expected water temperatures? Do I need a wetsuit?
Water temperatures average 72 degrees F in mid-June. Some people do wear wetsuits.

How do I get a refund if I cannot attend?
No refunds will be given after May 18. Prior to that a partial refund will be given less a $35 administrative fee. All refund requests must be made in writing.

Do I need to be present to receive my award?
No awards will be mailed; you must be present to receive your award.

What is USAT and why do I need a one-day permit?
USAT is the national governing body for triathlons in the United States. A one-day license allows a novice athlete to compete in a USA Triathlon-sanctioned race without purchasing a full membership. The membership provides the athlete with accident insurance for that race only.

What happens if I don’t have my USAT card at packet pick up?
You will have to pay for a one-day USAT membership. This is not refundable.

How does chip timing work?
Each participant will wear a ‘chip’ that transmits data to the receiving antenna when the athlete crosses a timing mat.

Where do I wear the chip?
The timing chip is attached to a neoprene strip that goes around your ankle and secured with velcro.

Where and when do I pick up my timing chip?
Your timing chip will be found in your packet, which will be picked up at registration.

Do I need to wear the chip for the entire race?
Yes, timing mats will be set up to record 5 splits: one for each leg (3) and one for each transition (2). If you do not have the chip on when you cross the finish line, you are not guaranteed a finish time.

Can I keep my chip?
No, the chips must be turned in at the end of the race. Volunteers will be at the finish line to help with removal. Participants will be charged $45 for unreturned chips.