45th Josh Billings Triathlon

185 Hubbard St
Lenox, MA 01240


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Event Description

27 Mile Bike / 5 Mile Canoe/Kayak/SUP / 6 Mile Run

44 Categories for Teams & Ironpersons PLUS 2 Virtual Categories for fund-raising for the Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Humane Society.

500 bikers race 27 miles on backcountry rolling hills through 5 towns in the Berkshires; canoe, kayak or paddleboard 5 miles around Stockbridge Bowl; end with a 6 mile run around the lake to Tanglewood then celebrate at the Josh 'Bash' with awards, food, live band!  Support the Berkshire Humane Society while you compete in the Josh (berkshirehumane.org), more information is on the Josh website page.  Josh proceeds support the Berkshire United Way.


Strictly enforced - Teams (more than one person) may only use kayaks that are 18 inches or wider.  No ICF kayaks are permitted.  No alterations to the original hull size or design are allowed.  Ironpersons may use any kayak.  No Hobies or Foils for all teams/iron.  Double kayaks longer than 16 feet must enter category #25 (and must be 22 inches or wider).  The Recreational Category (#33) is for kayaks 12 feet and under.

Scroll to the end of the categories for the Virtual Josh fund-raising categories.


Event details and schedule

The 45th Annual Josh Billings Triathlon is the 2nd oldest paddle triathlon in the world! 44 categories for ironpersons and teams with separate divisions for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Josh 'Matchmaker' will help put teams together, go to matchmaker@joshbillings.com.  Saturday: Packet pickup, last minute registrations (if available) and team changes at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox from 12-5.  Ironperson information meeting is on Saturday at 2pm at the Arcadian Shop.  Sunday: Race starts in Great Barrington at 9:30am, no race day registration. Sunday post race: The Josh 'Bash'...celebrate the day with music, food and drink, lots of awards, free Kid's Fun Run. Check the Josh website (www.joshbillings.com) for more information and follow us on Instagram and Facebook (updated information is posted on FB).

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