Josh Billings 2024

PO BOX 158
Lenox, MA 01240


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Event Description

27 Mile Bike / 5 Mile Canoe/Kayak/SUP / 6.4 Mile Run

The Josh is the OLDEST Paddle Triathlon in the World!

45 Categories for Teams & Ironpersons 

500 bikers race 27 miles on backcountry rolling hills through the Berkshires; canoe, kayak or paddleboard 5 miles around Stockbridge Bowl; end with a 6.4 mile run around the lake to Camp Mah-Kee-Nac and then celebrate at the Josh 'Bash' with awards, food, and a live band!  Josh proceeds support the Berkshire United Way.

Any kayak may be used in any category except for the Recreational Kayak.  No Hobies or Foils for all teams/iron.  The Recreational Category is for kayaks 12 feet and under.  You can only use a Recreational canoe in the Recreational Canoe Category.



Event details and schedule

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

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