Josh Billings 2023

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Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 11, 2023

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Race Distance



Course Profile

Rolling Hills

Course Type

Point to point

Event Details

27 Mile Bike / 5 Mile Canoe/Kayak/SUP / 6.4 Mile Run

The Josh is the OLDEST Paddle Triathlon in the World!

45 Categories for Teams & Ironpersons 

500 bikers race 27 miles on backcountry rolling hills through 5 towns in the Berkshires; canoe, kayak or paddleboard 5 miles around Stockbridge Bowl; end with a 6.4 mile run around the lake to Camp MahKeeNac and then celebrate at the Josh 'Bash' with awards, food, and a live band!  Josh Matchmaker will help you find a team or a teammate.  Josh proceeds support the Berkshire United Way.

NOTE:  The race ends at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac this year 

Any kayak may be used in any category except for Category 33 (Recreational Kayak).  No Hobies or Foils for all teams/iron.  The Recreational Category (#33) is for kayaks 12 feet and under.  You can only use a Recreational canoe in Category 12 (Recreational Canoe).



Event details and schedule

The 47th Annual Josh Billings Triathlon is the oldest paddle triathlon in the world! 45 categories for ironpersons and teams with separate divisions for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Josh 'Matchmaker' will help put teams together, go to  Saturday: Packet pickup, last minute registrations (if available) and team changes at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox from 12-5.  Ironperson information meeting is on Saturday at 2pm at the Arcadian Shop.  Sunday: Race starts in Great Barrington at 9:30am, NO race day registration. Sunday post race: The Josh 'Bash'...celebrate the day with music, food and drink, lots of awards, free Kid's Fun Run. Check the Josh website ( for more information and follow us on Instagram and Facebook (updated information is posted on FB).

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Josh Billings 2023

Lenox, MA, USA

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