We are so excited about this “hometown” race! Growing up on Long Pond, our founding partners, Derek Savas and Jay DeLeon, know just how special and unique the “FreeLake” area is. We are thrilled to introduce an Olympic Distance race to the shores of our beloved pond. In addition, we are pleased to announce that a portion of our proceeds from this race will be donated to the formation of the Freetown Lakeville Lake District. This group of local residents is actively working to resurrect and protect the watershed, which is currently in imminent danger of extinction.
This Olympic distance race kicks off with a time trial start, out and back swim which will be calm and quick. Our single loop bike course then winds you around five different lakes and ponds, providing scenic pastoral views for the entire route. The fast and flat run course on tree-lined country roads (think shade!) will appeal to all athletes during this mid-summer race.
Why the name, “Sunken Island”? We grew up hearing so many tales regarding this storied Long Pond landmark, which is a notorious boating hazard. The real story goes, many years ago Assawompsett Pond, which is connected to Cathedral Camp’s Long Pond via Long Pond River, was damned. This caused the water level of Long Pond to rise substantially, completely submerging what was left of a small island to the Northwest of Lewis Island, then coined Sunken Island. Today, all that remains of Sunken Island are a few rocks that peak through the surface of the water. We chose to name our race “Sunken Island” as a nod to Long Pond’s long lost and legendary island.
Race Information Below
- 7:00 am
Early Bird Pricing, 12/1/18 – 3/1/19:
Late Registration, 3/2/19 – 7/26/19:
Day of Race:
Early Bird Pricing, 11/1/18 – 3/31/19:
Late Registration, 4/1/19 – 6/19/19:
Day of Race:
Guests Fee For Post-Race Food
- Friday, July 26th, 2019 at Cathedral Camp 4 pm to 7 pm
- Saturday, June 27th, at Cathedral Camp 5 am to 6 am
Timing chips: will be provided on Race morning.
Swag Bags: All athletes will receive one of our OYL Racing swag bags and finisher medals. Our swag is sure to make you smile as we plan to get you the best that OYL swag has to offer.
All race participants must pick up their race packet in person. The only exception will be if the participant is a minor (under 18), their parent or legal guardian may pick up their packet for them or accompany them during packet pickup. Every athlete must be a member of USA Triathlon, present their membership card along with a drivers license or photo ID at the time of their packet pickup. If you are not a member of USAT, you will need to purchase a one day membership during your registration process.
Be prepared to meet our great team of body markers, and to smile like these guys!
There is ample parking on site at Cathedral Camp.
Our parking attendants will guide you to our designated parking areas.
Parking opens at 5 am race morning.
Rules: A Message from the Head Referee:
All competitors please read. It is your responsibility to know the rules!!! Most triathletes come to races with only a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the sport. Indeed, few have ever read through the Competitive Rules in its entirety. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of Position Violations, which you probably know as the drafting rules. We have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:
- RIDE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR LANE
- NO DRAFTING! KEEP THREE BIKE LENGTHS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE CYCLIST IN FRONT OF YOU
- PASS ON THE LEFT OF THE CYCLIST IN FRONT, NEVER ON THE RIGHT
- COMPLETE YOUR PASS WITHIN 15 SECONDS
- IF PASSED, YOU MUST DROP COMPLETELY OUT OF THE ZONE, TO THE REAR, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPASS
- ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CHINSTRAP FASTENED
- NO IPODS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE
Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are trained referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be no warnings if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. We hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all of your goals.View USAT webpage or download
Watch this space!
Results will be posted at onyourleftracing.com website. You will also be able to print your results onsite upon race finish.
An On Your Left medal
Overall (Men and Women)
- 1st place: $100, Local Artisan Crafted Pottery & On Your Left Swag
- 2nd place: $75, Local Artisan Crafted Pottery & On Your Left Swag
- 3rd place: $30, Local Artisan Crafted Pottery & On Your Left Swag
Age Groups, Athena and Clydesdale (Men and Women)
- 1st place: Prize Money (TBD), Local Artisan Crafted Pottery, On Your Left Swag
- 2nd place: Local Artisan Crafted Pottery & On Your Left Swag
- 3rd place: Local Artisan Crafted Pottery & On Your Left Swag
We are pleased to have the talent of Bud Morton Photography documenting the Sunken Island Triathlon.
Bud has been photographing for 35 years with a specialization in sports action images. His portfolio includes Triathlons, road races, and sports including horse racing, football, baseball, soccer, field hockey, and track and field events.
Remember to give the photographers a big smile as you whizz past them!
Cathedral Camp is located in East Freetown, MA, on the southern shore of beautiful Long Pond – a shallow, warm water pond, the largest natural body of water in Massachusetts.
Since the camp has been in operation for 100 years, it has a long tradition, not the least of which is its reputation for water sports.[Learn more…]