Pemaquid Beach Triathlon returns in August

Mon, 03/27/2023 - 1:45pm

After a three-year hiatus, Bristol Parks and Recreation is partnering with Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust to bring back the scenic Pemaquid Beach Triathlon on Aug. 27. 

Advertised as “Maine’s most beautiful triathlon,” the Pemaquid Tri includes a 400-yard ocean swim off of Pemaquid Beach, a 17-mile bike ride around the Pemaquid peninsula, and a 3-mile out-and-back run along Pemaquid Trail, a quiet residential street with views of Johns Bay. 

Participants may compete as an individual or as part of a relay team. The Pemaquid Tri is not only scenic but it is a fun community event. All skill levels are welcome. 

Early-bird registration is $85 for individuals and $90 for a relay team of up to three people. The first 40 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Registration is through RunSignUp at

Bristol Parks and Recreation is a department of the Town of Bristol, responsible for the management of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park, Pemaquid Beach Park, Ellingwood Information Center, and a number of other properties including a swimming hole and boat launches. For more information, email or visit