The Whaling City Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon to be held on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in New Bedford, MA, the world's most famous whaling era seaport and the number one fishing port in America.
The Whaling City Triathlon is a terrific race for beginner and seasoned triathletes alike. The 0.25 mile swim takes place in Buzzards Bay on the southeast side of the city in the Clark's Point section. After completing the swim athletes will transition to a flat, fast and scenic bike course closed to traffic. The bike course is 2-loops of a 6-mile course (12 miles total) and roughly 10 miles of the course is along the shoreline of Buzzards Bay and Clark's Cove offering you incredible water views. Once the bike leg is finished athletes will run a 3.1 mile loop that is all on sidewalks (no cars to worry about!) which also offers gorgeous water views, a sea breeze to keep you cool and a fantastic finish in historic Fort Taber Park. With multiple opportunties to see athletes on the swim, as they ride the 2 loop bike course, and complete an out and back run course, this is one of the most spectator-friendly triathlons in New England!