Altogether, nearly 3500 athletes will attend the two main events of the 15th annual Timberman Triathalon. On Sunday, August 17th, 2014, the main event will be held, a 70.3 mile, “half-ironman” triathalon, featuring a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Winnipesaukee, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run, all starting from Ellacoya State Park in nearby Gilford, about 7 miles from Weirs Beach. In 2006, the winner finished with an incredible sub-4 hour total time of 3 hours, 57 minutes, and 46 seconds! Currently nearly 2000 athletes compete in this event, an official qualifier for the Ironman World Championships.
On Saturday, August 16th, 2014, a shorter, 18.4 mile “sprint” triathalon, consisting of a 0.3 mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run, will be held, attracting an additional 1400 athletes.