The MascomaMan Triathlon is organized by Casey Albert, a former collegiate swimmer who was born and raised in Enfield, NH. Much of the race staff and volunteers are former teammates of Casey’s, and apply their knowledge and energy into making MascomaMan a truly rewarding event. Race proceeds are donated to the University of New Hampshire Swimming & Diving Program, and the race would not happen without HUGE support from some generous sponsors – Drummond Cycles (Enfield, NH), Retail Control Systems (Enfield, NH), Hammer Nutrition, Team Psycho, Good N Natural, Switchback Brewing Company, Chobani, 90 Percent Mental (Keene, NH), Back 40 Timing, Killdeer Farm (Norwich, VT), and Green Mountain Aquatics.
Please note the different days for the Half and the Sprint. The MascomaMan Half Triathlon takes place on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The MascomaMan Sprint Triathlon takes place the next day, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
- 7:00am for Half-Tri Distance
- 9:00am for Sprint Distance
Timing is done by Back 40 Timing (back40timing.com). Timing will stop at 3:00pm.
Packet pickup is available at Drummond Cycles (see location) the night before the race, or in the morning from 5:30am until 30 minutes before the start of your race. See the location page for directions and parking info. An ID is required and you must be there in-person to receive your packet.
MascomaMan Triathlon rules differ slightly from USAT rules. Read the following carefully:
- Athletes must wear cap provided by race.
- No fins, gloves, paddles or flotation devices of any kind are allowed. Aqua socks (neoprene booties) may be worn if the water temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit or below, but are prohibited in water temperature greater than 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Swim goggles or face masks may be worn.
- No individual paddlers or escort allowed. The course will be adequately patrolled by boats, canoes and paddleboards.
- Wetsuits are allowed for all athletes if the water is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
- Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification if forward progress was made. Athletes are permitted to use kayaks and boats as aid, so long as no forward progress is made. Special provisions are made for wheelchair athletes. Course officials and medical personnel reserve the right to remove athletes from the course if determined medically necessary.
- Position Rules:
- Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed.
- Athletes must keep 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) distance between bikes except when passing. Failure to do so will result in a drafting violation.
- A pass occurs when the overtaking athlete’s front wheel passes the leading edge of the athlete being overtaken.
- Overtaking athletes may pass on the left for up to 20 seconds, but must move back to the right side of the road, after passing. Failure to complete a pass within 20 seconds will result in a drafting violation. Athletes may not back out of the 7-meter draft zone once it is entered (drafting violation).
- An overtaken athlete must immediately fall back 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) before attempting to regain the lead from a front running bike. Immediately re-passing prior to falling back 7 meters will result in an overtaken violation.
- An overtaken athlete who remains within 7 meters (~4 bike lengths) for more than 20 seconds will be given a drafting violation.
- Athletes must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing another rider, or for reasons of safety. Side-by-side riding is not allowed and will result in a position violation.
- Athletes who impede the forward progress of other athletes will be given a blocking violation.
- Bicycles must be racked in a manner such that the majority of the bicycle is on the contestant’s side of the bike rack.
- A shirt or sport top must be worn at all times. Contestants caught without a shirt or sport top may be disqualified.
- No tandems, recumbents, fairings, or any add-on device designed exclusively to reduce resistance are allowed. Any new, unusual, or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of legality by the event organizer and/or Head Referee.
- The sole responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed cycling course rests with each athlete. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for athletes who fail to follow the proper course for any reason whatsoever.
- Athletes must obey all traffic laws while on the cycling course unless otherwise specifically directed by an official, race monitor or designee with actual authority. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
- No athlete shall endanger himself or another participant. Any athlete, who intentionally presents a danger to any athlete or who, in the judgment of the Head Referee, appears to present a danger to any athlete may be disqualified.
- A shirt or race top must be worn at all times.
- If a bib number for the bike is provided by the race organizer, athletes must wear the bib number at all times while on the course. The bib number must be placed low on the BACK of athlete’s jersey where it is clearly visible. Folding or cutting bib number or intentional alteration of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Race belts may be worn.
- If a bike helmet number is provided by the race organizer, athletes must wear the number on the front of their helmet.
- Athletes must have a bike frame number fixed to their bike and the entire number must be clearly visible from the left side.
- CPSC-approved helmet is required during the entire bike portion including in and out of transition area. Any athlete riding without an approved helmet or chinstrap not fastened may be disqualified. Alterations to hard-shell helmet, which affect its integrity, are not allowed.
- No individual support allowed. Ample aid and food stations will be provided. Friends, family members, coaches, or supporters of any type may NOT bike, drive, or run alongside athlete, may not pass food or other items to athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all athletes to avoid the disqualification of a athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort.
- NOTE: BIKE AID STATIONS ARE LOCATED APPROXIMATELY EVERY 10 MILES. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SLOW FOR SAFE NUTRIENT PICK-UP. CALL OUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS CLEARLY AND IN ADVANCE. CREWS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO STEP ACROSS THE WHITE LINE FOR HANDOFFS. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DON’T TOSS BIKE BOTTLES, CUPS, OR NUTRIENT BAGS ON THE ROADSIDE ALONG THE COURSE. BIKE BOTTLES MUST BE TOSSED TOWARD THE BOTTLE DROP AT THE ENTRANCE AND/OR EXIT OF EACH AID STATION. A PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED FOR DISCARDING A BIKE BOTTLE OR ANY OTHER LITTER/TRASH OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED DROP ZONE.
- Athletes must be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own bike. Athletes should be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction. Assistance from official race personnel is permitted.
- Athletes may walk bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike course unaccompanied by their bicycle.
- Bike inspection is not mandatory and will not be provided at bike check-in, although technicians will be available. Athletes are ultimately responsible for their own bikes. However, race officials may at their discretion make final judgment as to the soundness of bikes. In the event of foul weather, large plastic bags, which cover the entire bike, will be permitted as long as the bags are securely fastened to the bike.
- HEADSETS OR HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING ANY PORTION OF THE EVENT.
- MEDICAL SUPPORT. If you need minor medical assistance, Sag Wagons will pick you up and take you to the medical tent, where you shall receive treatment. Alternatively, depending upon medical emergency, ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital to receive treatment. If you have a technical problem or have bonked, the Sag Wagons will take you to the next aid station. At every bike and run aid station, there will be rest areas and medical personnel to assist in any medical problem. Additionally, there will be radios to contact ambulances and medical assistance. If you have a problem, please go to an aid station for further assistance.
- Total cut off time is 8 hours. Athletes still on the course after the cut-off times will be listed in the results as DNF (Did Not Finish) and will not be permitted to continue in the event.
- No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.
- Athletes must wear their officially issued bib number in front of them clearly visible at all times on the course. Bib numbers identify the official athletes in the race. Folding, cutting the bib number, intentional alteration of any kind, or failure to wear race number is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and may result in disqualification.
- NO INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT VEHICLES OR NON-PARTICIPANT ESCORT RUNNERS ARE ALLOWED. This is an individual endurance event. Teamwork as a result of outside assistance, which provides an advantage over single competitors, is not allowed. Individual support vehicles or non-participant escort runners will result in disqualification. A non-participant escort runner includes athletes who have withdrawn from the race, have been disqualified or have finished the race. Friends, family, members, coaches or supporters of any type may not bike, drive or run alongside athlete, may not pass food or other items to athlete and should be warned to stay completely clear of all athletes to avoid the disqualification of a athlete. It is incumbent upon each athlete to immediately reject any attempt to assist, follow, or escort. It IS permissible for an athlete who is still competing to run with other athletes who are still competing.
- Athletes are expected to follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
- The sole responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed running course rests witheach athlete. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for athletes who fail to follow the proper course for any reason whatsoever.
- Total cut off time is 8 hours. Athletes still on the course after that time will be listed in the results as DNF and given the opportunity to unofficially finish the race.
- Public nudity is prohibited and will result in disqualification.