What You Need to Know About Lacing Up For the Nantucket Triathlon

Tighten your best running shoes and snag a ticket on the Steamship Authority for an athlete’s dream race. The Nantucket Triathlon is a traditional swim, bike, run race around the island’s most pristine landscape. It’s the perfect way for any athlete to see the island, and it’s an easy excuse for an Atlantic vacation. Discover everything you need to know about the island’s biggest race today!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Nantucket Triathlon

Lace-up for one of the most stunning athletic events in the nation. The Nantucket Triathlon is one race every athlete needs to have on their bucket list. We have everything you need to know about attending the annual island race. 

  • Course Description

    • Swim Course | .25 Miles

The race begins on Jetties Beach, west of the jetty. A series of water buoys mark the course, and the area is secured from harbor traffic. Racers will be released in waves by age in three-minute intervals. Water temperatures are typically up to 70 degrees, but wetsuits are optional for racers.

    • Bike Course | 13.4 Miles

Upon completion of the swim course, racers will mount their bikes for the 13.4-mile trek to Madaket Beach. The course is relatively flat and wide open, but not without sprawling scenery. The turnaround is near Millie’s Restaurant and is marked with an orange traffic cone. 

    • Run Course | 3.4 Miles

If you’re a member of Brant Point Runners, you already know this route like the back of your hand. Racers will dismount their bikes at Jetties and head towards Brant Point Lighthouse. Then they will loop around Downtown Nantucket with views of the beautiful cottages and coastline at bay. The finish line is once again at Jetties Beach.    

  • Post-Race Party at Cisco Brewery

Once you’ve finished the race, don’t miss out on the post-race party at Cisco Brewery. The White Shark Party is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features great beer, live music, and the company of your favorite racing friends! You ran the race—unwind, Nantucket style. Purchase your tickets on the Nantucket Triathlon website.  

Book Your Lodging for the Nantucket Triathlon

Horatio - Door Signage - CloseupRest your feet at the Anchor Inn during your stay for the Nantucket Triathlon. Book your stay in the Horatio Room and enjoy a plush queen-size bed, 100% cotton linens, Malin + Goetz bath products, and a complimentary breakfast each morning. Our outdoor terrace is the ideal spot to unwind after the big race. 

Explore the island like a local this summer with our ultimate guide to Nantucket! It includes the best way to get there, where to stay, and all of the best things to do and see. We can’t wait to welcome all of the wonderful athletes to our tiny Atlantic island!