Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon

April 5, 2014

Register now for 2014 and take advantage of the early registration discount of $10 per person.

Best spectating for Saturday:

Race starts at 10:00am on the slopes of Berkshire East ski resort

From the 8a and Rt 2 “long bridge” in Charlemont: see runners, cyclists, paddlers, & bone-froggers from 10am-2pm; food concession available on site.

Then go to the Berkshire East and watch the froggers jump through fire and then watch the summitters ascend and slide down the slopes on skis and boards to their just desserts in a Berkshire Brewing commemorative pint glass.

We’re making some course changes in 2014 –

  • The bike leg will be a 4-lap criterium style course in the town of Charlemont finishing at the Zoar Gap picnic area.
  • The hill climbing leg (after the kayak leg) will be a trail run with several Bone Frog-style obstacles.  Average times on this leg are expected to be around 45 minutes.

The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon features many of the best outdoor adventures in our area.  The five events – a 10k trail run, 18 miles of road biking, 5 miles of kayaking, a Bone Frog obstacle run and a hill climb/downhill ski to the finish – can only happen on the same day at the turn of the seasons.  It may be a bit cold for road biking and kayaking and a bit warm for skiing, but where else can you do it all on the same day? The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon benefits the Charlemont Trails, a New England Mountain Bike Association project. Check out John McCarthy’s account of the 2012 BHP
Click map to enlarge (note that this map shows the 2013 course.  See changes listed above for the 2014 course.  A revised map will be posted prior to the race.)

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