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JUNE 24, 2018

COHASSET, MA

Course Description

IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW COURSE CHANGE: In September 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation started a major construction of replacing Cunningham Bridge - a bridge built in 1962 but not safe enough in its current state. Based on the current timeline, we know the bridge project will not be completed at the end of June 2018, and therefore, we have created a new course plan that will bypass the bridge all together for the 2018 event..

The Course

The course begins with a swim at Sandy Beach followed by a fast bike course that winds through historic Cohasset, and concludes with a scenic run along the waterfront on Jerusalem Road.

The Swim

The .25 mile ocean swim is in a protected a cove called Sandy Beach. It will be in water no deeper than 9 feet. Water temperatures average 62 degrees. Wetsuits highly recommended. In the event of poor swim conditions, the race director and the Cohasset Harbor Master reserve the right to shorten, alter or eliminate the swim course.

The Bike

NEW IN 2018 Due to the bridge construction the bike course will be slightly adjusted adding 1.5 miles to the course. Athletes will leave Sandy Beach via Nichols Road to Jerusalem Road to Main Street to Beach Street (essentially riding around Little Harbor) before getting onto the regular bike course. Once on Atlantic Avenue riders will continue down Border Street to Gannett Road. In North Scituate, the course makes a right on Main Street towards the Cohasset Town Common. The course then follows Cedar Street and turns right on Route 228. The final leg will take riders onto Jerusalem Road and finally back to the transition area at Sandy Beach. The course is not closed to traffic. Athletes must stay to the far right at all times, unless passing another cyclist. Drafting is not permitted and will be enforced. Pass only on the left; do not pass any cyclist on their right.

Follow Cedar and turn right on Route 228. The final leg will take riders onto Jerusalem Road and finally back to the transition area at Sandy Beach. The course is not closed to traffic. Athletes must stay to the far right at all times, unless passing another cyclist. Drafting is not permitted and will be enforced. Pass only on the left; do not pass any cyclist on their right..

The Run

NEW IN 2018 Due to the bridge construction the run course will consist of an out and back course. Athletes will run along Jerusalem Road with incredible ocean views to Forest Avenue and circle back to the beach. The run course is still 3.2 miles. For our returning athletes, you may even like this course better than our traditional run course - it is as flat as a pancake - except for two hills!

Animated Course Map

Athletes: to view an animated view of the course, please go here.