Countdown to event
Pedal, paddle and pace through the scenic and historic landscape of Chester County on October 1, 2023 as the popular Marshalton Triathlon returns in its 49th year. First run in 1973, the race is considered one of the longest running triathlons in the country. Community members, families and teams from near and far gather every year on the first Sunday of October–also known as Marshalton Triathlon Day–at the Marshalton Inn and Four Dogs Tavern located in the quaint village of Marshallton to participate in this premier community sporting event.
E-Bikes will be permitted to participate but will not be eligible for awards.
Leg 1 - Pedal
2.3 Mile Downhill Race to the Brandywine
Leg 2 - Paddle
2.3 Mile Two-Person Canoe Race on the Brandywine River
Leg 3 - Pace
2.4 Mile Fast Walk Through the Back Trails of Chester County
Now onshore, participants walk briskly for the Pace Leg. The course starts on paved surface that leads to a lush forest path. Warning! Race marshals will disqualify runners.
Leg 4 - Pedal
2.3 Mile Return to the Finish Line at The Inn
Everyone is back on their bicycles and pushing hard for the finish line now. The challenge of this final leg is the uphill on Northbrook Road, with the firehouse finish line just around the corner. Finishers then join family and friends for a well-deserved pat on the back and refreshments and entertainment at the Triathlon Festival. Congratulations!