Harvard Lions Club presents the Bare Hill Triathlon


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Join us for a scenic sprint triathlon through our beautiful town of Harvard, MA. The triathlon begins with a 1/2 mi swim in serene Bare Hill Pond, followed by a 10.5 mile bike ride and 3.2 mi road race through rolling terrain alongside apple orchards and horse farms in the Nashua River Valley. Enjoy our vendors, food, and music throughout the event. Share the pain and glory and sign up as a relay team!

The Harvard Lions

The Harvard Lions are part of the network of 43,000 Lions Clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions around the world, comprising 1.4 million members. While Lions have a global focus on helping the blind and visually impaired, we also support many other causes including numerous local community programs and charitable organizations. Our club is currently comprised of 60 local men and women of all ages and backgrounds. We share an interest in helping others, meeting new people in town and making an impact on our community and beyond. 

Race Details

  • When: Sunday June 24, 2018 8:00 am
  • Event Distances: 1/2 mile swim--10.5 mile bike ride--3.2 mile road race
  • Relay Teams: 2 or 3 person relay teams. Join with friends and divide up who swims, bikes and runs.
  • Entry Fee: There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee for individual participants and an $85 registration fee for relay teams. All participants must purchase a $12 USAT daily fee if not a USAT member.
  • Registration All interested participants should register Here. You may also register in person during packet pick up Saturday afternoon between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm or Sunday morning before the triathlon starts.
  • Location 1 Pond Rd, Harvard, MA 01451 
  • Contact Information
    • Phone: 508-414-8692
    • Email:
  • USAT Sanctioned/Certified RD 
  • Packet Pick Up At 1 Pond Rd, Saturday June 23, 4 pm to 6 pm and Sunday June 24 6:15 am to 7:45 am.
  • Results
    • Results will be posted on F.I.R.M. the afternoon of the race
    • Awards to top male and female finishers overall and top finishers in each age group
    • Bicycles in transition area will be secured and guarded at all times

Race Maps

Swim Course

The swim course is a three sided course in Bare Hill Pond, well marked by buoys. Lifeguards in kayaks will be placed along the course. Enter and exit from the sandy beach. The water temperature is typically in the low to mid 70's at the end of June. The transition area is a .3 mi trot up an asphalt sidewalk alongside Pond Rd. For those who prefer to change into shoes, an area will be marked off at the beach parking lot for footwear.

Bike Course

The bike course is a single loop, primarily right hand turns leaving from the transition area, out through both hilly and flat terrain on rural roads. Road marshals will be placed at all turns. Return to the transition area for the road race. Click Here for a map.

Run Course

PLEASE NOTE--NEW RUN COURSE! STEEP HILLS ELIMINATED. After leaving the transition area, the run course is on local rural roads, well marshaled with aid stations along the way. Click Here for a map.


From the East or the West:

Follow Rt 2 to Exit 38A, Highways 110/111 South toward Harvard. Stay on 110/111 two miles into Harvard town center. Parking is available at the Bromfield School, both front and rear lots, and the Hildreth Elementary School both front and back lots

Alternatively, follow the Mass Pike/Interstate 90 to Interstate 495 North. Take Exit 28, Highway 111 north into Harvard, about 2 mi. Park as above.

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