The Ironbear Tri/Duathlon is the first multisport event of the year and the first of five races in the Tri-Maine Series in 2007. The race begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at Farley Field House on the Bowdoin campus.
The Iron Bear consistently sells out hundreds of entries in a matter of hours, making it one of the most popular races in New England. The hardest part about the race is getting in! And indeed, the Iron Bear sold out this year in record time.
The Ironbear Triathlon is a sprint distance multi-sport event that will include a 525-yard swim (21 lengths in Greason Pool), an 11-mile bike ride (along the country roads of Brunswick), and a 3.1-mile run (around the Pickard Fields, an off-road loop that takes athletes through the woods and across large open areas with mostly grass and dirt terrain).
Ironbear will also feature a simultaneous duathlon, which will substitute a 2-mile run for the swim.
With registration consistently over 400 athletes, the Irobnear is the premier early season event. A portion of the proceeds are given to the Bowdoin College Common Good Grant Program, which supports a number of local charities in the Brunswick area.
For more information, visit Tri-Maine.com.