DAM Sprint TRIathlon

Date: Sunday, July 8 2018

Location: Lake Gardner, Amesbury MA (80 High St)

DetailsThe DAM Triathlon in it’s 8th year of existence is a USAT Sanctioned sprint distance triathlon at Lake Gardner in Amesbury, MA managed by a USAT Certified Race Director. This sprint distance tri, just 45 minutes North of Boston is the perfect race for any triathlete, beginner to elite alike.


*Note: Fees do not include USAT License Charges

Event Schedule

Event Timeline
6:00AM Packet Pick-up/Chip Distribution Opens
7:50AM Packet Pick-Up Closes
7:55AM Transition Closes
8:00AM First Swim Wave Starts
10:30AM Awards Ceremony Starts

2018 Swim Waves
8:00AM Elite/Open – Neon Green
8:03AM Male 34 and Under – White
8:06AM Male 35-44 – Red
8:09AM Female 34 & Under/Athenas – Neon Pink
8:12AM Female 35-44, Relays – Powder Blue
8:15AM Male 45-54, Clydesdale – Silver
8:18AM Male 55+ – Dark Green
8:21AM Female 45+ – Violet
8:24AM Novice/Rec – Yellow

Packet Pickup Info

Packet Pickup Options: 

Saturday July 7th:  4pm-7pm at Lake Gardner (Race Site),  80 High St. Amesbury MA
Sunday July 8th (Race Morning): 6am-7:50am at Lake Gardner

*Note: Fit Werx Bike Mechanics will be available on race morning for any last minute requests/issues.

DAM Swag

ALL pre-registered athletes will receive the following:

  • Custom BOCO Technical Trucker Hat
  • Finisher Medal
  • Water Bottle

Course Details:

Swim: The 1/2 mile counter clockwise lake swim is very newbie friendly with a lot of support. Including paddle boarders, kayakers & on land lifeguards. After exiting the water, athletes will run a very short distance up the beach to the parking lot transition.  Swim Caps will be provided to all athletes that are required during the swim. The swim cap color will correspond to the wave you are assigned to.

Bike: On this 12.3 mile scenic, rolling course, you’ll travel on quiet roads through a picturesque New England farm country into Southern New Hampshire. The course has a few sharp turns that will be clearly marked.  The entire course will be heavily marked with signage and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course. You’ll re-enter Lake Gardner through the main entrance and rack your bike in transition. From there you will head out onto the run.


Run: The 3 mile run is NEW this  year!! The course will be a mix of trail and road offering portions of rollers, flats and a few hills . Your first ¾ of a mile will take you through a well packed, maintained trail, staged parallel to the lake. Beyond the single track trail, sits Battis Farm, a beautiful open field, following a nature trail that will lead you out to a quiet & wide road. Just after mile 2, where you’ll have your 2nd opportunity for fuel, you’ll turn Right onto Rowell St. which is one “DAM” BIG Hill. Once you reach the top of that hill you’ll weave your way back to Lake Gardner to the Finish.


Athletes may wear a wetsuit and be eligible for rankings and prizes if the water temperature is less than 78 degrees. If the temperature is between 79 and 84 degrees, participants wearing a wetsuit will not receive a ranking or be eligible for awards. If the temperature exceeds 84 degrees, wetsuits will not be allowed.


All athletes will receive 6 timing splits:  swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2, run and overall time.

Results are in real time, meaning results will be immediately made available once people start racing. Participants you will be able to print your results at the All Sports Results Center by simply typing in your bib number.

Results Link: http://allsportsevents.com/Results/triathlon_results/DamTrathloni2018.html

USAT Information/Guidelines/Policies

Your racing age is determined by your age on 12/31/2018.

On race day you will be required to present a valid USAT Annual Membership Card or an identification card if you purchased a 1-day USAT license.

  • USAT Annual License – Ages 15-17: $10
  • USAT 1 Day License Ages 18+: $15
  • USAT Annual License Ages 18+: $50

USA Triathlon (USAT) Rules will apply at the DAM Triathlon. Please review the rules at www.USATriathlon.org before race day.


Top 3 M/F Elite/Open: $500 CASH PURSE
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 
15 – 19 M/F, 20-24 – M/F, 25-29 – M/F, 30-34 – M/F, 35-39 – M/F, 40-44 – M/F, 45-49 – M/F, 50-54 – M/F, 55-59 – M/F, 60-64 – M/F, 65-69 – M/F, 70-74- M/F, 75+ M/F
Top 3 Clydesdale – Male weight class (Clydesdale) 220 pounds
Top 3 Athena – Female weight class (Athena) 165 pounds
Top 3 M/F Paratriathlete
Top 3 Male/Female/Co-Ed Relays
Top 3 M/F Novice/Rec
Fastest M/F Swim Split 

DAM GOOD Post Race

All athletes will be treated to a catered breakfast buffet including beer from Zelus Beer and Ipswich Ale for those 21+. Michael Bernier of Evolvement Radio and FREEVOLT will be our official MC and entertainer for the day. Expect there to be a variety of vendors giving massage and a variety of small businesses raffling off goods/services and sampling.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:30AM.


Race Site Address: 80 High Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913

From I-495 N: Take exit #54 (Rt. 150) onto Rt. 150 Ext. toward Amesbury. Drive for 1.1 mi, until Rt. 150 becomes Greenleaf Street. After .2 mile, turn right onto Friend Street. Turn left onto Whitehall Road, then right onto High Street. Drive for .2 mile – access is on the left.

From I-95 N: Take exit #58B (Rt. 110 W) onto Macy Street (Rt. 110) toward Amesbury. Drive for .4 mile, then turn right onto Elm Street. After 1.7 miles, bear right onto Market Square, then continue onto High Street for .4 mile. Access is on the right.


Parking is PROHIBITED at race site. Please utilize the following public parking lots. Please abide by all Town signage. There will be NO PARKING signs posted on most streets surrounding Lake Gardner. Your car will be towed if you park there.

Parking: See options below in order of convenience.

21 Friend Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) – 1/4 mile away from race site
46  Friend Street in Amesbury, MA (Town Hall Parking Lot) – 1/4 mile away from race site
-Street parking all throughout the downtown Amesbury, Market Square Area
24 Water Street, Amesbury MA (Public Parking) -1/2 mile away from race site

Charity Partners

This year a portion of proceeds will be allocated to two important entities to the DAM Triathlon. The Lake Gardner Improvement Association (LGIA) and the Amesbury Trails.


Do you know anyone interested in volunteering race weekend? Maybe it’s a friend or family member or work colleague? We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers and we take good care of our volunteers. All volunteers will be given a t-shirt, treated to breakfast post event including mimosas/beer.

Please email Ashley at info@high5em.com

Company Event Policies

Event Cancellation: In the event, this race is cancelled/re-scheduled/postponed due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, you will be given a partial credit to next year’s race.

Course Modifications: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.

Refunds: Refunds may be requested no less than 50 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued in full, less any processing fees. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@high5em.com Understand that all USAT fees collected during the registration process are transmitted directly to USAT and are not refundable.

Deferrals: Requests must be submitted in writing to info@high5em.com All requests will be reviewed by the High5EM management staff  & responses will be generated within a weeks time. Requests must be submitted prior to July 1, 2018.

DAM Good Training DEALS

Indoor Ride - Beverly, MA

Open Rides or Coached Workouts – 15% off
(Includes Normatec Recovery Sessions)
Please visit: www.indoorride.com for more info!