The Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon has been held every year since 1976, making it the second-oldest continuous annual triathlon in the country. The full challenge includes a 27 mile bike race, 5 miles of canoeing, and a 6 mile run.
500 teams will start off from Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, September 16. First, they’ll bike 27 miles of scenic back country roads through 5 Berkshire towns to the Stockbridge Bowl.
Here, the bikers hand off their wristbands to team members waiting to race across the lake by canoe, kayak, or SUP. Having met this challenge, the wristband is then handed off to runners on the beach. Receiving their wristband, runners then race 6 miles around the lake.
The course finishes the main gate of Tanglewood, where friends and a party awaits. An awards ceremony, great food, live music, vendors, and the annual kid’s race make Tanglewood the best finish line around!
2018 Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon Schedule
Saturday, September 15
12pm to 5:30pm – Race Registration at The Arcadian Shop, 91 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, MA
12pm to 3pm – Free Kid’s Race Registration
2pm – Ironperson meeting in the cafe area with Kent Lemme
5pm to 7:30pm – Free Spaghetti Dinner at Bousquet Ski area in Pittsfield
Sunday, September 16
8am to 8:30am – “Last Minute” packet pickup at the bike start/boats to Stockbridge Bowl
8:30am – Bikers report to the Price Chopper parking lot
9am – Paddlers report to the Stockbridge Bowl boat ramp
9:30am – RACE BEGINS at the Price Chopper parking lot in Great Barrington
10:30am – Runners: report to Camp Mah-Kee-Nac
12pm to 4pm – The Bash at Tanglewood with live music from The Prescription
12pm to 1pm – Kids Race Registration at the Tanglewood United Way tent
2pm – 20th Annual Free Kid’s Fun Run on Tanglewood Grounds
Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon
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