The Odyssey

Mon September 7, 2020 Bristol, RI 02809 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.odysseyendurance.com/.

Place
250 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI US 02809
Description

An event comprised of swimming and running, The Odyssey is meant to be a unique multi-sport endurance competition, as it challenges athletes to switch between disciplines over and over. Both running and swimming are inherently simple; body versus terrain. This event is meant to celebrate that simplicity, and give athletes a chance to test themselves against either 2 or 4 hours of this beautiful loop-style course. ​​

Held on the charming grounds of Mt. Hope Farm in the ocean-side community of Bristol, Rhode Island, the inaugural Odyssey is comprised of a .33 mile swim and 2 mile run, repeated as many times as possible in the time allotted. Athletes may choose either the short-course division (2 hours) or the long-course division (4 hours). The unique challenge of switching, over and over, between disciplines, is what makes the Odyssey such a truly unique test of endurance. 

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Nestled in the small, ocean-side community of Bristol RI is a beautiful property known as Mt. Hope Farm. This vast seaside country estate sits on the edge of Mt. Hope Bay, and it's smaller body of water, Church Cove. Overlooking Church Cove is the Cove Cabin, a beautiful venue set just steps from water, with beautiful views of the nearby Mt. Hope Bridge and Common Fence Point.

This is where your journey will begin. Athletes begin with a water-start from the boat-launch ramp adjacent to the Cove Cabin. You'll swim straight 1/3 of a mile across Cabin Cove to exit the water upon the shore on the Westward side of the Mt. Hope Farm estate. You'll then bear left, running towards the farm and the brief grass and trail sections of the course. You'll then pass a pond and start your return to the Cove Cabin, running 2 miles in total before returning to the staging area to the delight of the race spectators. Lap one done. Repeat until the clocks hits zero. 

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