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Register today for the 2024 Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon

berkshire highlands pentathlonGather your team and register today for the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon! This annual event, hosted by Berkshire East, is unique in that it is only possible in New England’s early springtime when you can run, bike, kayak, and ski all in the same day. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6th. Online registration ends Wednesday, April 3rd. 


The Race

The race has five legs. First is a 4.3 mile road/trail run, followed by an 18 mile scenic bike ride, then a 2 mile paddle, first paddling up stream and then heading down the Deerfield River. Next is the 1.75 mile obstacle course run and finally a climb of 1,000 feet up Berkshire East with a  ski/snowboard down to the finish line. Solo participants, known as “Bravehearts,” complete the entire pentathlon on their own. Others form teams of two or five people who distribute the legs of the race. The pentathlon is a fun way to challenge yourself in a variety of sports in the same race or work as a team to accomplish all the parts. 


Fundraiser for Good Neighbor's Food Pantry

The 2024 pentathlon will benefit the Good Neighbor’s Food Pantry in Charlemont. http://charlemontfederatedchurch.org/events/good-neighbors-food-distribution-6/ This local service for the community distributes food on the third Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm from the Charlemont Federated Church.



If you want to be part of the fun without racing, you can register to volunteer. The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon is seeking volunteers to help time and monitor the course. Volunteers are crucial to making this event happen. Sign up for a volunteer role here.  



Of course, supporters are always needed to boost up the competitors. Come out and cheer on the participants as they challenge themselves. There are several great viewing areas for different legs of the course. The best place to spectate will be at Berkshire East which is the start and end of the course. For the running leg, you can watch from the Warfield House Inn. For the bike leg and kayak leg, a good viewing point is the Shunpike rest area.


Find more information about the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon and registration here.


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Photo Credit: Berkshire East Mountain Resort / Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon


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