Duxbury Beach Triathlon 20th Anniversary
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 • 10am
I regret to inform you but the 2021 Duxbury Beach Triathlon set for Saturday, September 18 is cancelled.
This extremely difficult decision was made after the realization that reaching a certain number of participants in order to conduct the event would not materialize. I am quite saddened for all the athletes who had registered and surely many who would have, but also for the many volunteer groups who come out and work their tails off and rely on Duxbury Tri for their fundraising.
There were 3 obstacles that I felt we just couldn't overcome: Registrations opened much later than usual, our budget was significant and we were competing with four other triathlons within a 70 mile radius on the same weekend, three of them on the same day. This race has been blessed with incredible energy from the people involved and good karma for many years. I was relying on that but it appears it was too much of a risk.
I had planned on stepping away from the triathlon after this year. The next two years, 2022 and 2023, have very challenging tides, something unique to this event where we truly need a high tide to conduct the safest race for all swimmers. We'll see. If not, 2024 has an 8:30am high tide on September 14! We hope we can return at least by then and 3 years to plan is better than 3 weeks.
I hope you understand and know my disappointment is immense. Train safe, keep training and keep racing!
Lastly, I do need to thank my registration coordinator for the last 12-13 years, Neil Withington. She is the brains of this race during the planning but especially during race week. If you raced before and had a good experience, it's largely in part due to Neil. Thank you Neil!
The Duxbury Beach Triathlon consists of a .35-mile straight-line swim across Duxbury Bay, a 13-mile rolling out and back course and a 3-mile run through one the most scenic locations in New England. It is also one the safest events you will participate in anywhere. The event is will now close with a limit of 750 total entries, approximately 700 individuals and 50 relay teams.
Divisions include Athena and Clydesdale, 5-year incremental age groups from 20 years and up, Inlet (Police, Fire, Military, etc.) and also 2 or 3-person relay teams. The minimum age for individual participants is 13 unless otherwise approved by the race director. Prize money is awarded to the top 3 overall finishers thanks to our long-time sponsor Team Psycho with $300-200-100 to the top 3 Male & Female athletes respectively. Medals are given to the top 3 in all individual divisions.
Partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts
The 2021 Duxbury Beach Triathlon is proud to be partnering with Special Olympics of MA and their LETR Program (Law Enforcement Torch Run). For more information please contact race director Brian Noyes, 781-706-1166, or Stephanie Esposito with SOMA at 508-485-0986 x256.
For all race inquiries please contact Race Director Brian Noyes at 781-706-1166 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.