Appleman Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike

18th edition

Welcome to the 18th Annual Appleman Triathlon


The beach front transition area, challenging and scenic race course, and crowds of spectators have made this race a New England favorite for many years.

The Appleman Triathlon is now managed and timed by the top-notch team at New England Timing.

All race options sells out quickly, so register early if you want to call yourself an Appleman this year.

Entry Fees

Triathlon: $85 Individual, $110 relay team

Duathlon & AquaBike: $75

Additional $10 for race day registrations
$15 Single day USA Triathlon license

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, July 16th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Littleton Town Beach.

Sunday, July 17th from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM at the race venue, Littleton Town Beach

Athlete parking will be at the Shaker Lane Elementary School, 35 Shaker Lane, Littleton, MA.

Please do not try to park on any of the side streets near the beach.

Inclement Weather 

Please note the race will be held rain or shine, but if the weather or other unforeseen circumstances threaten the safety of athletes, race management reserves the right to cancel the event or alter portions of the swim, bike, and/or run courses. 

Please understand that in the unlikely case that we did have to cancel the event, no refunds would be issued, however, a partial credit would be offered to next year’s race; further details will be communicated post-race.

Schedule of Events on Race Day

-          Transition zone will open at 6:15 AM and close at 7:45 AM. 

-          Race day registration from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM.

-          Transition zone will be re-opened around 9:30 AM 

-          Awards presentation will begin at approximately 10 AM. Please be present for your award or have someone pick it up for you as we cannot mail medals        and awards.

-          Pre-Race Meeting is at 7:45 AM at the swim start on the beach


The GPS measured swim takes place in placid Long Pond and is a .50 mile triangular course. There will be a time trial start. Swim angels are available for athletes who would like an experienced triathlete to accompany them on the swim.

The 10 mile bike course is a single loop through Littleton with some hills in the park area that are sure to raise your heart rate a beat or two.

The well-marked and marshaled run course is one of the most interesting run routes of any sprint triathlon with an off-road section that keeps you focused and gives you great material for your post-race stories. The run finishes along the beach with cheering spectators fueling the athletes along the final stretch. Then it’s under the giant New England Timing finish arch and on to the post-race festivities.


The triathlon will have a time trial swim start.. Your race time will start when you cross over the Swim Start mats on the beach.


The duathlon will start approximately at the same time as the first swimmers enter the water. The start will be at the Run-Out portion of transition with your race time starting when you cross over the Run-Out timing mat.


The swim will be part of the regular swim and they will not have a special start. Your race will finish when you cross the BIKE-IN mats. You do not have to go to the finish line. Please return your timing chip to one of the volunteers in the transition area.

Race Venue Activities

Come to race but stay for the festivities. Your triathlon experience includes a DJ playing great music, yummy post-race treats, and sponsor giveaways. This is a family-friendly race venue with a playground on the beach.


Please support our sponsors:

Workers Credit Union

Sanctuary Medicinals
Badger Funeral Home
Acton Toyota
Vincent Cooper Trust
The Point
Gore Foundation
Burroughs Foundation
Burroughs Foundation
Cowley Associates
Main St. Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank
Littleton Business Association
Idylwilde Farms  
Kimball Farms
Littleton Lumber
Littleton Liquors
Acton Refrigeration
St Anne/St Catherine Church
Walter Fey CPA
Knox Realty
DCU Credit Union
Marx Running and Fitness
Ck Bikes
Edward Jones
Miller Automotive
Miller Automotive
Anthony Coal Fired Pizza
Alpha Graphics
Littleton Fire Dept.
Littleton P&R
Gould Law Office
Town of Littleton
Boy Scout Troop 20
Littleton Highway Dept.
Littleton Police Dept.
RM Ratta
Dunkin Donuts/Donovan



July 17, 2022


July 17, 2022 (Sunday) - 08:00
  • Running
    1.5 miles
  • Cycling
    10 miles
  • Running
    3 miles
Sprint Triathlon Relay
July 17, 2022 (Sunday) - 08:00
  • Swimming
    0.5 miles
  • Cycling
    10 miles
  • Running
    3 miles
July 17, 2022 (Sunday) - 08:00
  • Swimming
    0.5 miles
  • Cycling
    10 miles
Sprint Triathlon
July 17, 2022 (Sunday) - 08:00
  • Swimming
    0.5 miles
  • Cycling
    10 miles
    Road Single loop Timed
  • Running
    3 miles


Jul 17 2022 : Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
15.6°C - 29.5°C (60.0°F - 85.2°F)

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Last checked on 2022-08-11


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