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Josh Billings RunAground
Info:The Great Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon , Lenox, Mass (bike-canoe-run triathlon), 9:30 am
Date Sun Sep 16, 2018 at 9:30 am in Lenox, MA
Contact:Patty Spector at Lenox, Mass
Web Site: WEB SITE
Notes: Josh Billings 2018

Estimated Time Frame for Each Leg:

9:30 am Bike Race Starts
10:10 First biker arrives on Boys Club Road
11:30 Last biker will arrive on Boys Club Road
10:15 First boat in the water
11:45 Last boat in the water
10:50 First runner leaves Camp Russell
1:00 Last runner leaves Camp Russell

Bike Leg - Bike starts in Great Barrington at the Price Chopper parking lot as usual. The bikers ride up to West Stockbridge on the usual route however once they arrive in West Stockbridge they turn left and go up 41. They proceed up 41 to a right turn onto Summit Road. At the end of Summit, the bikers turn left onto Swamp Road and then a left onto Boys Club Road. The bikers proceed down the road and turn left onto a gravel road which takes them all the way to the Richmond Boat Ramp where the transition area will be for all paddlers and the iron/tin racers.

Paddle Leg - The paddlers take the hand-off and then run/jog/walk 1/3 mile to the Richmond Beach where the paddling leg begins. Iron/tin racers have their transition at the Boat Ramp and then head to the Beach to begin paddling. The paddle is 2 ½ times around the lake ending at Camp Russell (2 1/2 LOOPS). The
runners will be waiting for the paddlers at the camp and the iron/tin transition area is also at the camp.

Run Leg - The runners will take the hand-off at the Camp Beach and run up to Swamp Road. They will take a left down East Road, come down to a left on Lenox Mountain Road and then proceed up and over the mountain to the finish at Tanglewood. The run course is 6.5 miles.


Bike Leg - Bikers will leave the Richmond Shores area immediately after finishing the race. They will exit via Shore Road as directed by volunteers. Once back on Swamp Road they can bike back to Great Barrington to pick up their cars or head back to Tanglewood by going back into West Stockbridge and then back on the usual Josh route. They cannot bike back over the mountain since runners and cars will be on the mountain. The bike course is 24.2 miles.

Paddle Leg - Paddlers can drop their boats off at the Town Beach before 7:30 in the morning. After 7:30 no cars will be allowed down the road and you must park up at Camp Russell and paddle over to the Town Beach. Boats must be at the Town Beach by 8:30am. Lenox Crew Team will be at the Beach to help
put boats into the water. When your paddle leg is finished you will take out at the camp and bring your boat to your car. There will be high school students to help you from Lenox Crew and Pittsfield Track teams. When driving out of Camp Russell you MUST USE CAUTION since bikers will still be coming down the road.

Run Leg - Runners must be up at Camp Russell by 9 am, the road will be closed at that time. We will try to get a shuttle from Tanglewood to the Camp in the morning, please check our FB page and website for updates. You will stay behind orange cones on Swamp Road before turning on to East Road. Use caution when running over the mountain since the road is open to traffic.

Spectators - No spectators are allowed at the Town Beach or the Boat Ramp. No spectators at Camp Russell unless you need to drive a paddler or runner to the race. There is minimal parking at the camp and we need the spaces for the paddlers and runners. When driving out of Camp Russell you MUST USE
CAUTION since bikers will still be coming down the road.

Iron and Tin Teams

Transition Areas:

Bike/Paddle Transition - The Iron/Tin (I/T) will drop off their boat early in the morning to the Town Beach. The transition area is at the Boat Ramp where you will leave your paddle transition items. There will be several porta potties. Please lock your bikes at the transition, we are not responsible for damage or loss of your bike.

Paddle/Run Transition - I/T will drop off your run transition items at the designated area near the lake. Then you will head down to Great Barrington to the bike start. Lenox Crew Team and Pittsfield Track Team will take your boat when you finish the boat leg and will bring it to the field where it can be picked up later. DO NOT try to rush this, leave plenty of time to arrive in Great Barrington for the bike start.
Sun Sep 16, 2018Josh Billings RunAgroundLenox, MA

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