Vermont Sun Triathlon

June 26, July 18, and August 15, 2021

600 yard Swim | 14 mile Bike | 3.1 mile Run
Lake Dunmore, Vermont

Nestled against the Green Mountains, just below Rattlesnake Point is Branbury State Park. The lake region is a most spectacular and pristine place to swim, bike and run. Novice and advanced athletes alike marvel the beauty of our courses and enjoy the mountains, lakes and streams of Central Vermont.

Race Details

Registration / Bib Pick Up:

June Races: Between 6:40-7:45 am at Branbury State Park on race morning.

July Race: Between 6:55-8:00 am at Branbury State Park on race morning.

August Races: Between 6:25-7:45 am at Branbury State Park on race morning.

Detailed pre-race announcements will be emailed prior to registered participants.  Final announcements at 7:45 am for June and August races and  8:15 am for July race.  Sprint racers can register first, then listen to pre-race announcements, then set up their transition area.

Race Time: Race Starts at 8:30 am.

Photos: Beautiful professional photos free to all racers. Each racer as many as 8-10 professional photo’s done by Pat Hendrick Photography.

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Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2021, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2021 season.

Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women.

Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams. Categories will be: all female, all male, and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division).  Relay teams tag in the transition area.

Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and the top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony to be held at approximately 10:45 am

Amenities: Included in your entry fee is free Professional digital photos, free sports drinks, bagels, customized swim cap, customized water bottle, custom awards to top 5 overall and top 3 in each age group, fully supported aid stations, sponsor samples, awesome raffle giveaways, safe course and post-race refreshments.

We are excited to offer Massage ($1 per minute), custom Vermont Sun tech shirts (only $13 if ordered with online registration),  beautiful custom finisher Medals ($7.50 must be ordered 1 month in advance during pre-registration), Louis Garneau and DeSoto triathlon race clothing and more for those who are interested.

Food and Refreshments: Free to athletes at all events.

Branbury Admittance: Included in your entry fee. Spectators will be charged $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children at the gate. Fee is good for the entire day so bring the family and enjoy the spectacular lake, beach, and mountain setting! Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash and are not permitted on the beach.

Thank you for supporting Branbury State Park, without whom we would not have these great events.

Massage: Available at all events

Refund/Transfer Policy: Registrations may be transferred to another race or athlete within the current series for a fee of $18 and providing it is requested at least 1 week prior to race day.  Absolutely no refunds or transfers into the 2022 season.

When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, Vermont sun maintains the right to cancel the event.  Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or the post-awards ceremony to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety.  Such conditions fall under the label “Acts of God,” and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.



June 26th race $65 until 1/31   $77 until 5/26   $85 until 6/23

July 18th race $65 until 2/18   $77 until 6/18   $85 until 7/14

August 15th race $65 until 3/15   $77 until 7/15   $85 until 8/11

Student Pricing (ages 12-17) $65 until online registration closes per event


June 26th race $93 until 1/31   $110 until 5/26   $120 until 6/23

July 18th race $93 until 2/18   $110 until 6/18   $120 until 7/14

August 15th race $93 until 3/15   $110 until 7/15   $120 until 8/11

Race day registration available for an additional fee of $15 space permitting.



In 2021 all of Vermont Sun Triathlons will be USAT sanctioned. USAT is the national governing body that provides great benefits that we now feel make it worth sanctioning all of our triathlon events next year.

For a PDF copy of all USAT rules click here. For the most commonly violated rules click here. Wetsuits are permitted, but not required.


Sites to Visit:

Course Maps

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Course Elevations

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5k Run

" Just a note of thanks for running some of the best, most organized events that I have participated in. Keep up the fine work! "
- Doug Dier, Brandon, VT