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Sharon's Back Triathlon
  
  
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Lake Massapoag
Sharon, Massachusetts
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  The swim takes place in beautiful Lake Massapoag where spectators, family and friends will line the beach. The bike leg is flat and fast! Itís a single loop set around Lake Massapoag and into the surrounding communities. The last leg of the race is a 4.4 mile loop that travels around the Lake and offers plenty of shade for the month of August. Youíll pass tree lined homes and have scenic views of the Lake. The run finishes back at the park, as youíre greeted by fanfare that every triathlete deserves.

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Course Description
Swim Course
The swim takes place in beautiful Lake Massapoag where spectators, family and friends will line the beach. The swim starts and finishes on the beach, exiting under Maxís Huge Arch! The water is warm during the summer and wetsuits will be optional.

Bike Course
The bike leg is flat and fast! Itís a single loop set around Lake Massapoag and into the surrounding communities. Many local triathletes consider this course a time trial, so youíre guaranteed to get your PR here! The bike course clocks in at 12.3 miles of excellent road conditions.

Run Course
The last leg of the race is a 4.4 mile loop that travels around the Lake and offers plenty of shade for the month of August. Youíll pass tree lined homes and have scenic views of the Lake. The run finishes back at the park, as youíre greeted by fanfare that every triathlete deserves. Our MC will announce your name as you sprint under Maxís Finish Arch!

Timing / Results
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/09/ma/Aug16_Sharon_set1.shtml

Directions
From Boston: I-95 South South to exit 10 (Coney Street towards Sharon/Walpole). Take left off exit ramp onto Coney Street. Continue straight onto Route 27 towards Sharon for approximately 2.3 miles. Continue straight thru stop light at intersection of Rt. 27 & Main Street Sharon (Starbucks on Left). Take your next Right onto Pond Street. Travel .7 Miles \(High School on Right) and follow Event Parking Signs for open lots.
 
 
   
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