Set in the lovely resort community of Narragansett, Rhode Island, FirmMan is a long time favorite for many athletes and their families. There are several race options to welcome participants of varied interests: half distance triathlon, sprint triathlon, aquabike, and open water swim race. No matter which race you choose, you get a scenic course, enthusiastic volunteers, and welcome support.
Come to race, but stay a few extra days to enjoy the gorgeous beaches, wonderful restaurants, and local attractions of this tourist playground.
This is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event managed by a USA Triathlon certified Race Director. All athletes either must present a valid USA Triathlon annual membership card at registration or purchase a single day USA Triathlon license, no exceptions. Single day licenses may be purchased for $15 during the registration process. If you are planning to do at least three USA Triathlon sanctioned events in a one year period then you might want to purchase an annual membership from USA Triathlon for $50. For more info please visit www.usatriathlon.org. By purchasing either a yearly membership or a single day pass, you hereby agree to follow all USAT rules and regulations contained at http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/ruleb....
The swim takes place in Narragansett Bay. The 1.2 mile swim for the half distance triathlon and aquabike is a point to point swim course. The .5 mile swim for the sprint triathlon is a triangular course. Typical water temperatures range from 65-70F, therefore wetsuits are highly
The 56 mile bike route for the half distance triathlon and aquabike combines riding on scenic rolling countryside roads and hammering fast sections on the Route 1 freeway. Winds tend to be from the south each year so a tailwind is present most of the time on the return leg of the course. There are two water bottle exchanges: one at mile 27; one at mile 35. Water, Gatorade, Gu, and bananas are available at each exchange. The bike course closes at noon. The 10.1 mile bike route for the sprint is out and back. There are not bottle exchanges on the sprint bike course.
The run course for the half distance triathlon offers 13.1 miles of beautiful Narragansett scenery with enthusiastic volunteers to support the runners along the way. An aid station is located approximately every mile with water, gatorade, Gu, bananas, pretzels, and electrolytes. The final hundred yards includes a beach run with hundreds of beach-goers cheering the athletes as they finish. The run course closes at 3:00 PM. The 3 mile run course for the sprint triathlon is an out and back run along Ocean Road, and includes the same final beach run section as the half iron event.