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"To say that Pumpkinman wins best post-race food is the understatement of a lifetime."
Racing is fun, and winning is always my favorite result, but something about racing at Pumpkinman transcends the usual swim-bike-run contest. You’ll never mistake the environment for the intense and over the top Ironman races, but rather notice something very different about the way people carry themselves here. Even the fastest, most competitive athletes, are just having a great, fun time. Everybody is happy. Laughter is in the air. Sure, there’s a clock to beat, but that’s just one small detail. To me, Pumpkinman is everything great about grassroots triathlon, and at the end of the day, just a fantastic reminder that triathlon is supposed to be fun, a fact that is far too easy to forget at other races. I promise that if you put Pumpkinman on your race calendar next season, it will be the highlight of your season.
Tim Russell, Pro Triathlete
The Pumpkinman Sprint Triathlon is a sprint distance race consisting of a 1/3 mile swim, 14 mile bike, and 3 mile run with a field size of 600 participants and up to 50 relay teams. The race starts at 7:00 AM on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Spring Hill in South Berwick, ME. There is no rain date and race management reserves the right to modify or shorten the race course in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, and to accept or reject any entry. No transfers or substitutions. The minimum age to compete is 15.
Each competitor will receive a unique, t-shirt, the best goody bags, finisher medal, imprinted swim cap, custom awards, massage services, and a complimentary post-race brunch style feast including the amazing pumpkin whoopie pies, Madison’s cafe famous pumpkin pancakes, a complimentary mimosa or beer, and much more. We will have chip timing and race announcing by Andy Schachat. There will be boat, motorcycle and sag vehicle support, USAT Officials and Marshalls, the seacoast’s best volunteers and an amazing and safe race course!
All relay team members will receive a custom finishers medal and their own swag bag. All relay team members are encouraged to finish as a team down the finish chute and receive their medals together.
All 3 members of the 1st place male, female and mixed relay teams will also receive an award.
The Pumpkinman Triathlon will take place at Spring Hill, a beautiful and scenic location illustrating the best of what the Seacoast has to offer. Spring Hill is located at 117 Pond Road, South Berwick, ME.
The Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival was created in 2006. With the support of the Town and the South Berwick, Berwick and North Berwick Police Departments, Pumpkinman is sure to be an exciting event for multiple seacoast communities.
It is with great pleasure that we announce proceeds generated by the Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival, after all production costs, will be donated to the Marshwood Education Foundation, Maine Veteran's Count, and within the South Berwick and Eliot communities.
The Pumpkinman Sprint Triathlon will take place at Spring Hill, a beautiful and scenic location illustrating the best of what the Seacoast has to offer. Spring Hill is located at 117 Pond Road, South Berwick, ME and directions can be found here.
The race will host 550 multi-sport athletes and up to 50 relay teams from all over Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and beyond and will cater to both new and veteran athletes. It is a sprint distance triathlon consisting of:
1/3 mile swim in Knights Pond
14.25 mile beautiful rolling bike course along the well maintained Eastern Trail (paved surface).
5k scenic loop run that starts out with a welcomed downhill start, long flat section along the Eastern Trail with a finish to remember!
This destination race showcases both the beauty of the venue as well as the South Berwick portion of the Eastern Trail.
Please note that the roads are NOT closed to traffic, but we will have volunteers all along the course to point you in the right direction.
ZONE3 SWIM COURSE
The swim is a 1/3 mile triangle swim in the counter clockwise direction in Knights Pond.
Average water temperature in September is 65 degrees and wetsuits will be allowed.
The Official wetsuit sponsor for Pumpkinman 2020 is ZONE3!
There will be American Red Cross Certified Life Guards on site and there will be kayakers providing support to swimmers.
Start waves will be small and safe with approximately 100 swimmers per start wave.
POWDER HOUSE HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
Unlike other triathlons, Pumpkinman offers a unique hill climb from the water exit to the bike transition. Approximately 250 meters from the waters edge, athletes will summit a replica of Powderhouse Hill; a locally owned ski hill that is run by the residents of South Berwick. Powderhouse Hill is one of the oldest operating ski areas in the entire country. In racing up the hill, athletes will have an additional split time for “summiting” the Hill Climb Challenge. Both male and female winners will receive an award and an amazing gift from our sponsors!
PHILBRICKS SKI BOARD & BIKE
(0.0 mi) Exit Lodge Parking Lot and TURN RIGHT on to POND ROAD
(0.8 mi) TURN LEFT on to JUNCTION ROAD
(1.5 mi) TURN LEFT on to KNIGHTS POND ROAD
(3.6 mi) BEAR RIGHT on to HOOPER SANDS ROAD
(5.4 mi) TURN LEFT on to EMERYS BRIDGE ROAD
(8.4 mi) TURN LEFT on to BOYDS CORNER ROAD (becomes Ogunquit Rd at 9.5 mi)
(9.8 mi) TURN LEFT on to THURRELL ROAD
(11.4 mi) TURN RIGHT on to GREAT HILL ROAD
(12.2 mi) TURN RIGHT on to HOOPER SANDS ROAD
(13.9 mi) TURN RIGHT on to POND ROAD
(14.2 mi) TURN RIGHT into Lodge Parking Lot
Exit Lodge Parking Lot and TURN LEFT on to POND ROAD
(.41 mi) TURN RIGHT on to KNIGHTS POND ROAD
(1.00 mi) TURN RIGHT on to JUNCTION ROAD
(1.78 mi) TURN RIGHT on to POND ROAD
(2.60 mi) TURN LEFT into Lodge Parking Lot
Proceed to finish
Friday, September 11th, 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Packet pickup at Spring Hill
Saturday, September 12th, 2020
5:00am – Packet and Chip Pick Up & Transition Opens
6:30am – Parking & Registration Closes
6:45am – Transition Area Closes
7:00am – Sprint Race Begins with Wave 1 Swim Start
8:00am – Expo and Food Tent Opens for Athletes
9:30am – Awards Ceremony
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Packet Pickup for Sunday Events
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
7:30am – Sunday Events Packet Pickup
9:00am- 13 miler start
10:00am- 8.675309 miler start
11:00am- 3.14 miler start
HARVEST FEAST BEGINS AT 11AM!!
AWARD TIMES TBD
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
117 Pond Road
South Berwick, Maine
Spring Hill is located at 117 Pond Road in South Berwick, Maine, just an hour north of Boston, and minutes away from Portsmouth and the Seacoast. We’re located in a beautiful, but secluded area – so we can be tricky to find. If you need more specific directions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
COMING FROM THE SOUTH?
COMING FROM THE NORTH?
COMING FROM DOVER?
COMING FROM ROCHESTER?
COMING FROM STANFORD?
When booking please contact the Hotel directly and request the Athlete’s rate for your selected room.
Comfort Inn & Suites
10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820
8.5 Miles From Race
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 High Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
18 Miles From Race
10000 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
17 Miles From Race
The Governor’s House
32 Miller Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
18 Miles From Race
Strawberry Banke Inn
314 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
17 Miles From Race
The Silver Fountain Inn
103 Silver Street, Dover, NH 03820
13 Miles From Race
Wentworth By the Sea
588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854
23 Miles From Race
We have a no refund policy. We know life can sometimes get in the way so we do allow deferrals and transfers with the following schedule:
Transfer Request Schedule
COACHING AND TRAINING
Bike Course Tours
Swim Course Training and Clinic
ATHLETE GUIDES / BIB LIST
The Pumpkinman SPRINT Triathlon and each of the RUNNING RACES will award the top 3 overall winners, and the Age Group Competitors with a custom trophy. There are no duplicate awards, and out of respect for all award winners, you must be present to receive your award (no trophies will be mailed). All athletes competing in the Sprint and running races will receive a custom finishers medal. If participating in a relay, all team members will receive a finishers medal. All team members can run through the finish together.
All 3 members of the first place male, female and mixed relay teams will also receive a custom award.
WHY PARTNER WITH US?
When you choose to partner with us, you can feel good knowing you are supporting multiple non-profits and making the world a better place. With all events combined, over $380,000 has been donated back to the community and to non-profits, as well as scholarships awarded to local high school students. Forward Motion is a philanthropic events company whose mission is to "Create Community through Collaboration and Connection." Working with us means creating relationships for you and our participants. We will work creatively with you to help you achieve your goals. Working together for the betterment of the community has never felt better!