On your mark, get set, go! Compete in a triathlon right in your own backyard – Southie! The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon will feature a weekend of events on July 21st and July 22nd and all the action happens along the beaches on Day Boulevard! More than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 10th anniversary of the Boston Triathlon including 2016 Olympian and two-time winner of the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon Ben Kanute, former North American Ironman Champion Angela Naeth, in addition to athletes from 8 countries and 42 states! If swimming, biking and running is not your thing, come out and show your support by cheering for the athletes competing! They love that!
If you want to participate you have two options – Olympic Race – 1.5K swim, 35K bike, 10K run with a start time of 6:20am or the Sprint Race – 750m swim, 17.5K bike, 5.5K run – start time at 9:15 am!
Here’s what to expect!
Jump in Dorchester Bay at Carson Beach near the DCR McCormack Bathhouse and follow a trapezoidal path to the finish line.
After that little warmup, you will hop on your bike and cycle along a looped course on a number of wide, car-free roads, including Day Blvd.
And finally, with all that left over energy, you will run a point-to-point route that follows Day Blvd to the Sugar Bowl, then goes part way around Pleasure Bay before turning around and returning along Day Blvd. The finish is at Mother’s Rest Field.
Stick around for the post race party with food trucks and plenty of beer!
Get the kids involved! The Splash & Dash will take place on Saturday, July 21st at 3pm (onsite registration begins at 2pm or you can sign up online here. The Splash & Dash will consist of a swim followed by a run and will offer four different age groups:
Ages 7-8 and Ages 9-10: Swim 100 yards, Run 1K (Untimed)
Ages 11-12: Swim 200 yards, Run 2K (Untimed)
Ages 13-15: Swim 200 yards, Run 2K
The swimming will take place along the beach near the McCormack Bathhouse and will be in shallow water. The run will be on the Harborwalk and around Mother’s Rest Field.
This year’s charity partner is Boston Medical Center! Money raised by athletes and corporate partners will benefit the Grayken Center for Addiction, which serves as the umbrella for all of BMC’s work in addiction including treatment, training, research and prevention. To learn more visit here!
Registration for athletes of all ages and abilities is currently open at www.bostontri.com.