COHASSET — Town Manager Christopher Senior, Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley and Cohasset Triathlon Race Founder and Director Bill Burnett would like to share information about the race and expected road closures ahead of the 2022 Cohasset Triathlon this Sunday.
The 2022 Cohasset Triathlon will take place this Sunday, June 26, beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Sandy Beach. The Cohasset Triathlon course begins with a .25-mile swim at Sandy Beach followed by a fast 12.1-mile bike course that winds through historic Cohasset and concludes with a 3.2-mile scenic run along the waterfront on Jerusalem Road. To view the course route, click here.
Approximately 1,000 athletes are expected to participate this Sunday. The Cohasset Triathlon is one of the largest of this kind in the New England region. To learn more about the Cohasset Triathlon, click here.
“The Cohasset Triathlon is one of the largest triathlons in New England, drawing athletes from all over to come to compete in picturesque Cohasset,” Director Burnett said. “This year is especially exciting as this is the race’s first year back since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming all athletes and spectators back to Sandy Beach this weekend.”
On triathlon day, Cohasset residents and community members should expect numerous delays and road closures from approximately 7-11 a.m. throughout town, including the following:
- Beginning at 6:30 a.m., all perimeter streets to Sandy Beach will be closed to traffic.
- There will be no parking allowed at Sandy Beach. All racers and spectators must park their cars at their assigned parking lots.
- Parking has been reserved for racers at the Music Circus, which will open at 5:45 a.m. Parking will also be available here for spectators and volunteers. Overflow parking will be at the nearby Deer Hill School.
- Shuttle buses will be available to take spectators to Sandy Beach from the parking lots. The last shuttle leaves at 7:30 a.m. Shuttle buses will be available following the triathlon to take spectators from Sandy Beach back to the parking lots starting at approximately 10:45 a.m.
- The transfer station will have a delayed opening on the morning of the race. Community members can expect the station to open at 10:30 a.m.
- On the race morning, Sandy Beach will be open for all beachgoers to walk/bike to the beach. The parking lot will be closed until it opens to the general public at approximately 11 a.m.
- Numerous roads will be closed to the public throughout the morning on race day. A complete list can be found below and on the race’s website.
- Any car parked at Sandy Beach or in a designated No Parking section will be towed.
- Parking will be strictly enforced by the race coordinators and the Cohasset Police.
Racers should note that they will not be allowed to drop their bike off at Sandy Beach on the morning of the race. From the Music Circus parking lot, they will be asked to bike the 1.5 miles to Sandy Beach. Those traveling with someone who doesn’t have a bike can walk 1.5 miles to the beach or take one of the six shuttle buses to Sandy Beach.
“The Town of Cohasset is excited to once again be host to this triathlon after its brief hiatus and welcome athletes from throughout the region,” Town Manager Senior said. “Ahead of race day, we would like to remind community members of the temporary impacts the course will have on those in town, including on our roadways. As always, we ask that community members be courteous and mindful of racers and attendees, and thank everyone for their cooperation.”