Half Iron and Olympic Information


The Pumpkinman is an olympic distance race consisting of a one lap swim course totaling .9 miles, 24 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run and a half iron distance race consisting of a two lap swim course totaling 1.2 miles, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run with a field size of 550. The race starts at 7:00 AM on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at the Spring Hill Lodge in South Berwick, ME. There is no rain date and race management reserves the right to modify or shorten the race course in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, and to accept or reject any entry. No transfers or substitutions. The minimum age to compete is 15.

Race Rules

Then Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival will follow all rules set forth by USAT.  More information can be found at the USAT website.

Race Cut Off

A race cut-off time of 3:00pm will be enforced. The swim course will close ONE HOUR after the last swim wave, the bike course will close at 12:30pm, and the run course closes at 3:00pm. Swimmers will be brought to shore after this time and cyclists/runners should expect uncontrolled intersections and aid stations to be unavailable.

Relay Teams

All relay team members will receive a custom finishers medal and their own swag bag. All relay team members are encouraged to finish as a team down the finish chute and receive their medals together. If racing the half iron, all relay team members will receive a finishers shirt…please approach the volunteers in the finishers circle as a team to receive your shirts.

All 3 members of the 1st place male, female and mixed relay teams will also recieve an award.


Each Half competitor will receive a t-shirt, a one-of-a-kind custom bag, finisher shirt and finisher medal, imprinted swim cap, cash and custom awards, massage services, and a complimentary post-race New England style dinner with your choice of a mimosa or beer.

Each Olympic competitor will receive a t-shirt, a one-of-a-kind custom bag, finisher medal, imprinted swim cap, cash, custom awards, message services, and a complimentary post-race New England style dinner.

We will have chip timing, and race announcing by Andy Schachat. There will be boat, motorcycle and sag vehicle support, USAT Officials and Marshalls, the seacoast’s best volunteers and an amazing and safe race course!

Amenities For Families and Spectators

The Spring Hill Restaurant will open its doors on Friday, September 7th from 8am until 10:00am. While you are cycling the course, your family and friends can enjoy a beautiful breakfast buffet by one of the finest restaurants New England has to offer. There will be hot and cold a la carte items for you including breakfast burritos, hash browns, fresh baked muffins and more!

Dinner Options

The Spring Hill Restaurant will also be open for those looking for dining options. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please visit the Spring Hill website for more information.

Post Race Dinner for Athletes

Following the Long Course/Half Iron distance race AND Olympic distance, athletes will treated to a New England Harvest Style feast provided by the Spring Hill Restaurant. Family members and spectators can order this dinner for an additional cost of $28 for adults or $16 for children under 12. Dinner will begin at noon. Tickets must be pre-ordered. The dinner will include the following: roast turkey, stuffing, gravy (gluten free also available), mashed potatoes, squash, green beans, cole slaw, tossed salad, cranberry sauce, homemade bread and rolls, pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and drinks.