run 5K - bike 25K - run 5K
or
 10K or 5K run/walk


Saturday, May 31, 2014
Grand Forks, ND
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EVENT INFORMATION

                                Date:        Saturday, May 31, 2014
                                                 Rain or shine!
                                Time:        8:00 a.m. Duathlon
                                                 8:30 a.m. 5K/10K runs
                                Place:       Choice Health & Fitness
                                                 4401 South 11th Street
                                                 Grand Forks, ND

        
Directions from out of town:  From I-29 North or South, take the 32nd Avenue exit and head east on 32nd to Washington Street.  Turn right on Washington and head south to 44th Avenue.  Turn left on 44th Avenue; you will see the Choice building and parking lots in front of you.  Packet pickup and race registration is available on Friday night before the race (see schedule below), and is encouraged.  Packet pickup and registration will also be available on race day morning.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The duathlon will be a run-bike-run format, with distances of 5K (3.1 miles) for each run leg and 25K (15.5 miles) for the bike leg.  
        RUN:   Both run legs will start from the parking lot at Choice and follow the same out-and-back course on city streets.  There will one water station on the run course at approximately the midpoint turnaround, as well as a water station at the transition area.  The entire run course is flat.
        BIKE:  The bike leg will be an out-and-back starting from the transition area in the parking lot at Choice.  Cyclists will bike a few blocks southwest to Washington Street (Highway 81), then travel several miles south on Washington/Hwy 81 to the turnaround at approximately 7.75 miles, and return the same way back to the transition area.  The entire bike course is on paved city streets and highway. There will be one water station on the bike course at the turnaround point.  The bike course is entirely flat.
        Click here for a map of the duathlon course.

The 5K and 10K run/walk courses have the same start and finish lines as the duathlon, starting and ending in the Choice H & F parking lot.  The 5K will be the same course as the duathlon run course (but starting a half an hour later).  It is an out-and-back, with one water station at the midpoint turnaround.  The 10K will follow the 5K course intially, but will continue on past the 5K turnaround and route particpants onto the greenway for a portion, then back onto city streets looping back to Choice H & F.  There will be two water stations available, the first at approximately 1.5 miles, and the second yet to be determined.
        Click here for a map of the run courses.


RACE RULES

All athletes are subject to disqualification for violation of any of the following rules:
  • Bike helmet must be on with strap fastened before un-racking bike for bike leg until bike is re-racked after bike leg
  • No riding in transition area; mount and dismount in marked zone
  • No headphones (MP3s, I-pods, etc.) allowed during the bike leg
  • No drafting on the bike (maintain a minimum of three bike lengths between you and the rider in front of you; pass within 15 seconds)
  • Ride on the right-hand side of road; pass on the left only
  • No littering on race course (you may drop/discard wrappers, bottles, etc. in the immediate vicinities of the bike and run water stations only)
  • No unsportsmanlike conduct or hostility/rudeness to participants or volunteers

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

        Friday, May 30th
        
                5:00-7:00 p.m.   Registration and packet pickup
                                          Community Room, Choice Health & Fitness
                
        Saturday, May 31st

                6:30-7:30 a.m.   Duathlon registration and packet pickup
                                          Community Room, Choice Health & Fitness

                6:30-8:00 a.m.   5K and 10K registration and packet pickup
                                          Community Room, Choice Health & Fitness

                7:45 a.m.           Duathlon pre-race meeting, race start line

                8:00 a.m.           Duathlon race start

                8:30 a.m.           5K and 10K race start

                10:00 a.m.         5K and 10K awards ceremony
                                          race finish line (weather permitting)

                10:45 a.m.         Duathlon awards ceremony
                                          race finish line (weather permitting)
                        


ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINES

Mail-in registration closes May 25th (must be post-marked by 5/25/14) and online registration (on active.com) closes at midnight on May 30th.

DUATHLON  -  The duathlon is open to individuals 12 years of age or older, or teams.  Teams consist of one runner and one cyclist. 

        Individuals:      $45 US/CAN by May 1
                                $50 US/CAN by May 25
                                $60 US/CAN on race day


        Teams:            $70 US/CAN by May 1
        
(total for 2-           $80 US/CAN by May 25
        
person team)      $90 US/CAN on race day

5K RUN/WALK  -  Individuals only.

                                $20 US/CAN by May 1
                                $25 US/CAN by May 25
                                $30 US/CAN on race day

        Kids (12 & under) *swag not included

                                $10 US/CAN by May 25
                                $15 US/CAN on race day
                        
10K RUN  -  Individuals only.

                                $25 US/CAN by May 1
                                $30 US/CAN by May 25
                                $40 US/CAN on race day
                        
                NO TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS for any registrations.


AWARDS AND AMENITIES

DUATHLON AWARDS:   Individuals:  Medals and cash awards for top 3 overall male and female finishers.  1st place - $100, 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50.  Medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in each age group: 19+under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+over (overall placers are removed from age groups).  Teams:  Medals and cash awards to 1st place team in each category (male, female and mixed) - $50 to each team member.  Medals to each team member in 2nd and 3rd place teams in each category.  *Teams consist of one runner and one cyclist.

10K & 5K AWARDS:   Medals and gift certificates to top 3 overall male and female finishers.  Medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in each age group:  14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+over (overall placers are removed from age groups).

All participants receive a goodies bag, race logo gear, post-race lunch, and a chance at door prizes. 

Race participants may use Choice Health and Fitness for showers and changing, free of charge, upon presenting their race bib. 

HOST HOTEL:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 2837 South 42nd Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201, 701-757-4150.  $99 rate on either 1 king or 2 queen rooms.  To receive race rate speak with Mike or email mike.a.brown@marriott.com.



Contact Race:
Sherry Coxe
Phone:  218-791-4795
E-mail:  info@deweydu.org
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