The Seventh Annual Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon

by Lisa Davol

Great River Challenge

Seventh Annual Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon Welcomes Paddlers, Runners and Mountain Bikers to a Unique Adventure Experience, October 8, 2022

Calling all paddlers, runners and cyclists to the annual Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon in Northfield MA on Saturday, October 9, 2021! Grab your boat, sneakers and mountain bikes and head up river to First Light Power’s Northfield Mountain recreation facility for an incredible race that has challenged and delighted athletes of all levels for six years and growing.

Individual and team, "Iron Person" and "Short Course" categories make the race accessible to participants from 12 or 70. The unique event offers fitness, food and fun on a beautiful fall Saturday in the heart of New England. It underscores the array of outdoor recreational opportunities that make Franklin County a great place to live and visit while supporting the Kiwanis Club of Northfield’s outdoor campership program for families in need. COVID protocols are in place this year along with the usual high level of safety provided on and off the water by Northfield and Gill first responders.

Witness the pageantry at and
Individuals and Teams can take advantage of “touchless” registration at

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