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Boston Triathlon called off due to “historic weather conditions” – event rescheduled to Aug. 20-21

Heat wave forces race organizers to postpone event that includes free kids races

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The 14th annual Boston Triathlon has been rescheduled due to “historic weather conditions” that have hit the city this weekend.

The city is in the midst of a heat wave with three consecutive days of 32-degree-plus (90 Fahrenheit) weather and signs that it will be even hotter this weekend, with temperatures expected to exceed 38 degrees (100 Fahrenheit).

“We are disappointed that we needed to reschedule the 2022 Boston Triathlon due to the current historic weather conditions that are impacting our community,” said race director Michael O’Neil. “Over the last 48 hours, we have been in constant communication with the City of Boston and State of Massachusetts to determine the status of the race. Along with Columbia Threadneedle Investments, they have been amazing partners as we have navigated this unprecedented change in the event schedule. We take the health of our athletes, volunteers and spectators seriously. Boston does not compromise on safety or athlete experience. Due to the oppressive heat and humidity that could cause serious health concerns while competing this weekend, we worked together with the City of Boston and State of Massachusetts to postpone the race until August. Everyone should stay safe and hydrate as much as possible this weekend.”

The event has been rescheduled to August 20-21 at the regular venue of DCR Carson Beach. The race weekend includes “free Kids Day” for young athletes between the age of seven and 15 along with a free fun run for children under 7. On Sunday there is an Olympic and sprint triathlon race.

You can find more information at bostontri.com.