The brainchild of an iron-distance triathlete and an

ultra-endurance runner, The Odyssey is meant to

be a unique, annual challenge for even the most

seasoned endurance athletes.


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 1.8 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. 

Read our FAQ section to answer some of the questions you may have in regards to the structure of the competition. Specific rules are listed HERE, as well as the some equipment recommendations for those considering a spot on this starting line. Register early as The Odyssey is strictly limited to 250 participants. 

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