Make this event the kickoff to your Memorial Day celebrations. Conveniently located on the Coast Guard base just over the Bourne Bridge, the race starts early enough that you miss the Cape traffic still have the rest of the holiday weekend to enjoy while savoring the memories of your duathlon.
The run is a quick two mile loop with a bit of a hill leading back to the transition area. The bike course is a two loop course. It is fairly flat and fast with virtually no traffic. Expect windy conditions to add to the fun.
Come to race, but stay for the festivities. Your race experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post race treats, and sponsor giveaways.
USA Triathlon age group divisions in five year increments are employed for this event, for example: 30 to 34 years, 35 to 39 years, etc. Age group is determined by age as of December 31, 2016. There is a Clydesdale category for men who weigh 220+ pounds and an Athena category for women who weight 165+ pounds. Also there is a relay category for two person teams.
Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, and in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions, and to all three members of the top male relay team, top female relay team, and mixed relay team. And a random award or two may be given out at the race director's discretion.
MWR: Taking Care of Those Who Protect and Defend
The mission of the Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) Program is to uplift the spirits of the Coast Guard Family and be an essential element of Coast Guard readiness, retention, and resiliency through customer-owned and driven MWR programs and services.
Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to
save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of
emergency-services and operational missions.
Search and Rescue
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.
Air Force Support
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.
joined the "war on drugs" in 1986 when, pursuant to congressional
authorization, CAP signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and U.S.
Customs Service offering CAP resources to help stem the flow of drugs
into and within the United States.