England Season Opener
May 11, 2014
9:00 AM Start
Sprint Duathlon: 2 Mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile
Run Sprint Triathlon: 1/4 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile
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!
"Thank you for a great triathlon. I have been doing them
around New England for the past 12 years and I must say that this
was the best organized and supplied race I have done. The sense of
community and support from both the other athletes as well as the
volunteers was great! You don't normally see everyone sticking
around until the end at most races-it was a nice to see. I am
definitely looking forward to your race schedule next year!
Registration - Opens the 1st week in January 2014
NE Season Opener
Price on 3.30.13*
*If race is not sold out- race day
registration is an additional $15 to the last price
Swim Course Point to Point Swim: The 1/4 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.
Practice Swims - are only permitted on Race Day. The Department of Conservation & Recreation's guidelines prohibits athletes from completing practice swims. Please follow these guidelines, thank you!
Duathlon Run Leg#1
The first leg of the
Duathlon is a simple out and back run of 2 miles in length. You'll
begin at Max's 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. You'll experience one
stimulating hill around mile 2 and then one more at approximately mile 7.
You'll return to the park at the back entrance and head into
transition for the final run leg.
Run Course 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.
Hopkinton State Park 268 Cedar Street,
Hopkinton, MA 01748
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).
We have obtained discounted rates at the following
hotels. Remember to mention Max Performance to obtain the