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Final plans in place for the Mad Tri

The Sugarbush Adventure Games. Photo: Sandy Macys

Final plans in place for the Mad Tri (formerly Sugarbush Adventure Games)

Registration is underway for the reconfigured multi-event spring race, now known as the Mad Tri which continues the tradition of the Sugarbush Adventure Games in raising money to support the Mad River Path Association.

The Mad Tri, reborn out of the Sugarbush Adventure Games, takes place on Saturday, May 12, and features a 7.2-mile run, a 6-mile paddle, a 10-mile bike and an on-mountain 3-mile run. The 26.2-mile course runs through Warren, Waitsfield and Fayston.

Sugarbush Adventure Games, kayaking. Photo: Sandy Macys

The race begins at8 a.m.at Sugarbush’s LincolnPeak. The race also ends atLincolnPeak(see map). Team relays as well as iron men and women will compete on Saturday. A separate kids’ triathlon takes place that same afternoon atLincolnPeak. The day concludes with awards, a barbecue and live music.

As competitors return to Sugarbush, the resort will be hosting a Vermont Department of Tourism press conference celebrating the state’s sports culture. That press conference starts atnoonand features Vermont Tourism deputy commissioner Steve Cook, Mad Tri and Mad Marathon director Dori Ingalls, a Sugarbush spokesperson plus speakers discussingVermont’s recreational opportunities.

The Mad Tri will continue to be a fundraiser for the Mad River Path Association. Registration is available on active.com or by downloading an entry form on the race website at www.madtriathlon.com. For more information about the Mad Tri at Sugarbush, contact Kyler Turnbull at (802) 583-6571.

Sugarbush Adventure Games, running. Photo: Sandy Macys


Mad Tri Schedule

Friday, May 11:

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Clearwater Sports Informational Paddling Session: dry land and river training session featuring paddling instruction, boat handling and safety instruction.ClearwaterSports,4147 Main Street, Waitsfield. (802) 496-2708.

5-7 p.m. Packet Pick-up at Gate House Lodge,LincolnPeak, Sugarbush Resort.


Saturday, May 12

6-7:15 a.m. Packet Pick-up upstairs in the Gate House Lodge,LincolnPeak, Sugarbush Resort.

7:45 a.m. Racer meeting in front of the Schoolhouse,LincolnPeak, Sugarbush.

8 a.m. Race Start. Start Waves: Individuals,8 a.m.; Kayak teams,8:05 a.m.; Canoe teams,8:10 a.m.

Schoolhouse Lodge,LincolnPeak, Sugarbush Resort

9:30-11 a.m. Kids’ Triathlon Registration, upstairs in the Gate House Lodge.

11:30 a.m. Kids’ Triathlon Start.LincolnPeakBase Area at Kyle's Park.

11 a.m.-2 pm. Post-Race Party including BBQ, live music with Phineas Gage, and the Awards Ceremony. Castlerock Pub,LincolnPeak, Sugarbush Resort.

Noon: Vermont Department of Tourism Press Conference.

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