Triathlon to Chart Course Through Charlestown
Group aims to add to Boston's banner athletic events.
Charlestown residents are no strangers to the Boston Marathon, but, next year, the fittest among us will be able to participate in an even more strenuous event that will take place, in part, on Charlestown’s streets.
Rachel Aronis, the marketing director for Odyssey Trisport, told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council this week that her company aims to host a triathlon in Boston on July 28, 2013. The proposed course would direct two segments of the running portion of the events past the Bunker Hill Monument.
Aronis said that other companies run triathlons in the Boston area, but her company’s owner wants this one to take place “in Boston.”
“We’re one of the only major cities without a major triathlon,” Aronis said.
The event’s course has not been finalized yet, but she said Tuesday that the event would have a gathering point in Somerville and likely extend to Boston Common.
The group aims to bring 3-500 competitors to the event—which will include a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run—including professional athletes.
The event would begin around 7 a.m., with runners reaching Charlestown around 9:30 a.m.
Asked this week for a more detailed course, Aronis said the company did not want to release the full proposal until it the company can present it to each of the impacted communities separately.