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Let's start with the obvious!  This is not your average "tri".  Not only are the distances shorter, but the traditional swim is swapped out for a "paddle" leg, which means you won't get wet (per se), and you'll get to have a taste of what the Merrimack River offers from the water!

Be aware that this triathlon is taking place on trails and grass.

It's meant to showcase the future location of the MRGT.

Please prepare and plan accordingly.

Equipment Checklist:

BIKE (1st Leg)

Mountain bike, or at the very least, a hybrid (no skinny tires!) with end caps on handle bars, helmet, sunglasses (optional), water bottle (optional).

Run (2nd Leg)

Running shoes, hat (optional), sunglasses (optional)

Paddle (3rd Leg)

Any human powered watercraft is acceptable for the paddle.  This includes kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and rowing shells.  (Be sure to bring a lifejacket/ PFD!)  If you have a craft that you're not sure about, just ask!
If you don't have one or can't find one to borrow, our friends at Contoocook River Canoe Company can help!  They will be on site to rent kayaks to participants, but will need an approximate number of how many to bring.  Please call them directly at (603) 753-9804 to reserve yours!
(They'll be renting a standard 12 foot recreational kayak for $25 if you reserve in advance, or $33 if you rent the day of.  A 14 foot light touring boat is $30 in advance, or $40 day of.)
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