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April 29, 2024
Back Mountain Triathlon 2024
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The beauty of Luzerne County and Harveys Lake makes it an extremely scenic course — the rolling hills and farmland of the bike course, climbing up to Sordoni Farm on Sordoni Hill, passing by the lake, running on quiet country roads. The friendliness of the other competitors and spectators. The race has a terrific small-town vibe. I have raced all over the U.S. and I just love racing here in Luzerne County.

David Bass, Race Director, Back Mountain Triathlon

The Details

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The swim course has stayed relatively the same as in previous races. It’s a rectangular, out and back course covering 1500 meters or .93 miles. The swim portion begins and ends at Sandy Beach adjacent to the PA Fish & Boat Commission Boat Launch.


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The 20+ mile bike course consists of two laps. The cyclists will leave on Lakeshore Drive heading to Noxen via Route 29. After two long laps along that route, they return to the lake area finishing at Noxen Elementary.


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The run course takes off at Noxen Elementary and onto Schoolhouse Road, Church Road, Tulip Road, and Hallowich Road. Here, runners reach the 3.1-mile mark and return in the reverse direction to the finish line at Noxen Elementary. The run portion covers 6.2 miles in total.


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Registration for the 2024 Back Mountain Triathlon is underway. Interested participants can race individually or as relay teams consisting of 2-3 athletes. The triathlon also includes an Aquabike option. The Back Mountain Triathlon will be officially timed by NEPA Racing Inc., and it is officially sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Participating athletes can potentially qualify for USAT Nationals.

Learn more about the 2024 Back Mountain Triathlon, read athlete’s stories, check out last year’s results and more here.


The 2nd Annual Back Mountain Triathlon

Where: Sandy Beach at the Harvey’s Lake Beach Club
Pole 2248, Harvey’s Lake, PA 18618

When: Sunday, August 24

The race is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and end roughly around 11 a.m.

Packet Pick-Up

Pre-Race: Saturday, August 23: 1 PM – 4 PM

Race Day Pickup: Sunday, August 24 (packets can also be picked up on Race Day at swim start location)

*An awards ceremony will immediately follow the conclusion of the race at Noxen Elementary.


Article updated from its original version published on 4/13/23.

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