100% of net proceeds are donated to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund

Posted 11/09/2015

2018 Event Details

Registration Fees:
Individual fees:  $65 thru Jan 31st, $75 thru March 15 and $85 thru July 17
Relay Team fees:  $135 thru Jan 31st, $150 thru March 15 and $185 thru July 17

USAT Insurance:
USAT Members must enter their membership number at the time of registration. Non-USAT Members will be required to pay $15 for a 1-day race license as a form of insurance at registration.  Youth athletes will be expected to join as a USAT Annual Member at a cost of $10.

100% of the net proceeds go to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. To date, donations of $120,000 have been made from the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon to the CMB Fund. Your support of this race, helps support research and lectureships which will aid in new treatments, finding new protocols and eventually a cure. Thank you for supporting the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon! 100% of our donation stays in our local community, meaning our community is conducting the research for breast cancer cures.  Because of this, your support helps this race make a difference in our community and around the globe.

Race Description:
The Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon is located 1 mile off of Route 5 near West Hill Golf Course on Ike Dixon Road between Sands Road and Gillie Brook Road. The course includes a 1/2 miles swim in the natural spring fed Gillie Lake, a relatively flat 14 mile bike route and a spectator-friendly 5k run. This is a great event for all women, first time racers, seasoned triathletes and relay teams.

Like all other endurance events, the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon relies on the great effort of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon, click on the volunteer button at the top of the screen.

In the first six years, the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon has donated over $120,000 to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. If you would like to provide additional donations to support breast cancer research, click on the donation button above.  We fully expect to have raised over $130,000 in total donations in 2018.  Come be apart of our team working hard to enhance treatment protocols, develop new medications and eventually find a cure!

Race Cap:
600 individual/team registrants

Course Maps:

Swim and Run Course Map:

Gillie Girl Triathlon - Swim Course - Run Course - Map

Bike Course Map:

This will be the 2018 Course:

After reviewing the adjustments made to the roads, we feel it offers our athletes a better course, much more scenic with the same basic road profile.   If there is any construction on the course between now and race day, we will revert back to the 2015 course.   As of now, we don’t foresee a change.

Gillie Girls - Bike Maps 2016

IF there is any construction on the outer roads on this course, as there was last year, we would revert t0 the 2015 course.   Note:   We do not feel there will be an adjustment to this optional course; however, we want our athletes to be aware.   Thank you!!!


Route 695 to West on Route 5. Turn Right onto Ike Dixon Road. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn Right onto Sands or Gillie Brook Road.

Swim Waves:

Top 3 Women Overall
Top 3 Women in each Age Group

Top 3 Relay Teams

Race Director:
Sam Sampere

Race Email: GillieGirlTriathlon@gmail.com

The Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Event

USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. For more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport lifestyle, visit our website at http://www.usatriathlon.org

About USAT Wetsuit Rules

Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by the USAT up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wear a wetsuit within such temperature range, shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees Fahrenheit, wetsuits are prohibited.

Please Note:

There is no race rain date. The race will proceed unless there is thunder and lightning. If bad weather will affect the race, announcements will be made on YNN and Y94FM. Race Management reserves the right to refuse or accept any entry. Youths under the age of 17, must purchase a  USAT annual membership for $10. Adults over the age of 18 and not a USAT member, must buy a one day membership of $15. Annual membership are $10 & $45.00 respectively (youths / adults).

The Gillie Girl’s Sprint Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned race and therefore;

  • PHOTO ID’S ARE REQUIRED for package pickup and waiver signature.
  • Package pickup by anyone other than the race participant is not allowed.
  • Each race participant must pick up their own race package with a photo ID.
  • CPSC approved bike helmets are required.


Additional Information:

All refunds and transfers must be made by July 1st, 2018.   There are fees for transfer and cancellation, and the USAT Race License Fee is non-refundable.   Mandatory Race Information Meeting at 7:40am on the day of race.

- Posted on 11/09/2015 by Eric Prager.

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup

Friday July, 13st – Syracuse Bicycle – 12-6pm – 2540 Erie Boulevard East, East Syracuse
Saturday July, 14th – Fleet Feet Syracuse – 11am-5pm – 5800 Bridge Street, East Syracuse
Sunday, July 15th @ Gillie Lake – 6:00-7:30am


Transition Opens – 6am
Athlete Registration – 6:00 – 7:30am
Transition Closes – 7:40am

Athletes Meeting

Mandatory – Swim Corral – 7:40am – 7:50am

National Anthem

Singer TBA – 7:50am

Race Start Time


Race Course

Course will be closed to public 7:30am – 11:30am Cycling Course is open to traffic; however, manned by volunteers and police.

Kids Activities

Sunday, July 15th – At Gillie Lake
Bounce House, Slides, and Face Painting – 6am – 1pm
MaxMan Reptile Demonstration – 9:15-9:45am

Post Race Concert

10am – 1pm


Age Group and Overall – 11:00am


Lake Opens for Public Swimming – 12:00pm

- Last edited on 11/09/2015 by Eric Prager.

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