_ 2018 New England Season Opener Triathlon & Duathlon:
The NE Season Opener at Hopkinton State Park is the best kickoff race to the season.
Your choice: Duathlon or Triathlon!
The State Park is a beautiful location with tree lined park roads and a picturesque reservoir.
The course travels through historic Southborough, Ashland and Hopkinton.
Whether you compete in the Du or the Tri, this is an early season race not to be missed!
Swim Course Point to Point Swim: The ¼ Mile swim starts at the boat house and finishes at the upper beach - no turns...a straight shot! The wind will be your back and give you a great overall swim time! The new swim is also great for family, friends and spectators as they line the reservoir cheering athletes on. The water is typically cool this time of year, (62') and wetsuits are highly recommended. Check out some great deals for wetsuit purchase and rental on our sponsor page.
Duathlon Run Leg#1
The first leg of the Duathlon is a simple out and back run of 2 miles in length. Youll begin at Maxs Arch when the gun goes off and run briefly across the beach for some added fun! This run leg is entirely within Hopkinton State Park on park roads.
The bike leg is an excellent course. It begins on park roads, with downhill turns and rolling terrain through Southborough and Ashland. Youll experience one stimulating around mile 2 and then one more at approximately mile 7. Youll return to the park at the back entrance and head into transition for the final run leg.
The final part of both races finish with a 5-k run, 100% inside the scenic Park. Crowd cheers echoing off the reservoir will help you as you make your way to the 300-yd. flagged chute to the huge arched finish line.
From Route I-495 (north or south) to exit 21A, Main Street Hopkinton. Travel on Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton. Turn left, traveling North on Route 85. Proceed approximately 2-miles to the Hopkinton State Park. Entrance on the right (do not enter the Field Office on the left).
Hopkinton State - Transition Area
• 164 Cedar St
• Hopkintn, MA
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