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September 6, 2014

Start 1:30 p.m.

Race Time & Place: Rain or Shine at Hopkinton High School –297 Park Avenue in Contoocook, NH (Only river conditions can cause cancellation.) Such notice will be posted on this site by 10 am race day if necessary. 

Online registration

(Mail-in and online Pre-Reg. closes Sept 4th)T-shirts to the first 100 Paying Participants.  For mail-in registrations (download registration form on this site and mail to Mary Congoran, 362 Old Holmes Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229.  Mixed teams of any combination or size welcomed.  Register each person separately. 


Race Day Registration 11:00 am – 12:50 pm at Hopkinton High School.  Please allow 45 minutes to register and set boat and bike.

All participants including pre-registered participants (Your forms and shirts will be waiting for you) must go through race day registration to choose class, receive number, check waiver, receive shirt, and have all questions regarding directions and equipment placement answered.



“The Neighborhood Challenge”Compose a team representing your “neighborhood” or
area (ringers welcome).  Winners will own the “Contoocook Carry Champions” banner
to be flown on your street for 1 year.


Non-participants: Donations to the Contoocook Carry Fund for fuel assistance are welcome. Checks should be made out to the “Town of Hopkinton” (Human Services) and sent to Mary Congoran, 362 Old Holmes Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229.








Triathlon: 2 Mile Run, 5 Mile Paddle (with short portage–help will be available) & 14 Mile Bike (see map).
 Awards: Prizes will be awarded to first place iron man, iron woman, and iron teen. Additionally there will be Zuccanoes all around for creative teams. There will be a choice of crafts and produce on our tables for everyone who participates as a thank you for contributing to our community.
Amenities:  The Girl Scouts will provide Gatorade & water at refreshment tables along the route. T T-shirts to the first 100 Paying Participants.



Entry Fees:   Adults (19+ yrs):  $25 per person  
  Youth (10-18 yrs): $10 each youth person
     Youth (10-18 yrs)
   (in teams of 4 or more)
$5 each participant
  Child (9 & younger) $1 per person


Timers are hand picked to give you results pretty darn close to your actual time.



    There can be any number of runners, even runners from the animal kingdom as long as they are registered as part of your team.  Any safe boat/kayak with approved life jacket can be used.  All bikers must wear helmets and parents can ride next to their youngster riding a bike.  Every team needs a name.  (Examples of past names include Stanley Steamers, Two Buttheads and Brenda, The Pie-Rats, Two Polish Girls, Victorious Secret and Men-in-Tights.  Costumes are fervently encouraged.


    There will be a variety of team categories, from individual, family teams, youth teams, to the more unusual, e.g. “By the seat of my Pants” or the “Whiners”You come up with a creative category and we will post it as long as you call in advance.




1. Every participant must sign a waiver and those under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

2. Paddlers and bikers must wear safety vests and helmets respectively.

3. Teams may have any number of runners or paddlers usually one boat and one bike unless accommodating a child, or extra equipment needed for team theme (call for questions 568-2783).

4.  Boats and bikes can not be placed before 11:00 on race day.

5. The riverfront properties at the beginning and the end of the river portion of the event are privately owned.  Their owners have graciously consented to allow access to them for this event only.  Boats & bikes cannot be placed before noon on race day.  These riverfront properties are closed to the public at all other times. 

6. There will be a separate category for racing tandem bikes.


Contact:   For questions and limited boat assistance, call Mary at 603-568-2783 or email tcongoran@hotmail.com.



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