Sun, Oct 02|
Four Dogs Tavern and Marshalton Inn
The Return of the Marshalton Triathlon
After a two-year hiatus, the Marshalton Triathlon Festival is pleased to announce the return of the Marshalton Triathlon on October 2, 2022.
Time & Location
Oct 02, 2022, 9:00 AM
Four Dogs Tavern and Marshalton Inn, 1300 W Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
About the event
This year’s Triathlon will pay tribute to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Humphry Marshall, the namesake of the village. The race course will identify three notable sites along its route associated with the life of Humphry Marshall–his birthplace (Derbydown), the home he built in Marshallton which is a national historic site, and his burial site in the Bradford Friends Meeting cemetery.
First run in 1973, the Marshalton Triathlon is considered one of the longest running triathlons in the country. Community members, families, and teams from Chester County and beyond gather in the village of Marshallton to pedal, paddle, and pace through the scenic and historic 10-mile route to help raise funds for the Triathlon’s two beneficiaries–West Bradford Fire Company and MCT.
This year, in honor of Humphry Marshall’s important legacy MCT will designate any proceeds that it receives from the Triathlon to help fund the creation of the new Humphry Marshall Memorial Garden. The Garden will be located at the new nearby Embreeville Park, working in collaboration with West Bradford Township. The Humphry Marshall Memorial Garden will replicate, to the extent possible, the variety of plantings and tree selections as existed in Humphry Marshall’s original botanic garden located at his home in Marshallton. As a living example of the historically significant botanical work done by Humphry Marshall, the Memorial Garden will help to preserve and promote the rich history that makes our Village so unique.
Please visit www.marshaltontriathlon.net for more information.