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AUG 2018

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Page 22 of 67 August 2018 23 Special Feature: 2018 NATURAL VENUES GUIDE The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon is con- sidered one of the best outdoor adven- tures in the region. The event begins at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort in a mass start with participants running solo or in teams. The race includes a 4.2- mile road/trail run and transitions into a 16-mile cycling leg followed by a 2-mile kayak/canoe race and a 2-mile obstacle course on which athletes climb 1,000 vertical feet to the summit of the ski area before finishing the course on downhill skis or snowboards. To add to the challenge, athletes must carry their own gear up- and downhill. The annual event takes place at the end of March or first of April when the weather is still unpredictable but cold enough to have snow for the downhill finale. This area of Massachusetts is known as the adventure capital of New England by those who enjoying whitewater rafting, skiing, biking, zip lining and competing in pentathlons. The area offers unique retreats, lodges, B&B's campsites and organic farms where guests can collect eggs, feed livestock and experience the burst of colors as the leaves change in fall. Information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Travel & Tourism. For more information, visit or www.berkshire ► Chlemt MASSACHUSETTS POPULATION: 1,227 A downhill race to the finish of the Berkshire Pentathlon. WHERE DEDICATION TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL EVENT IS OUR BADGE OF HONOR. OPEN UP TO DEDICATION Just minutes north of Seattle, you'll find a great selection of sports venues for your event. In addition to complete event organization assistance, you'll find over 5,000 hotel rooms, endless outdoor adventures and unlimited opportunities for fun. Contact Tammy Dunn, CSEE at 888-338-0976, ext. 102 Mass. Dept. of Travel and Tourism

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