COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — With the aim of introducing more athletes to the exciting multisport discipline of duathlon, USA Triathlon today unveiled the 10 events that will comprise the 2013 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series.
With one event in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions, athletes across the country will have the opportunity to compete in a top-flight run-bike-run event. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will count toward the popular end-of-year Duathlon National Rankings for USA Triathlon annual members.
Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each series event.
The first event of the series — the Frost Yer Fanny Duathlon — is set for Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, and series races will continue through the Oct. 20 Longboat Key Duathlon in Longboat Key, Fla. USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships is slated for Oct. 26 in Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on Duathlon Nationals.
USA Triathlon sanctioned nearly 600 duathlon races in 2012, more than doubling the number of sanctioned races from 2006. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on the multisport discipline of duathlon.
The complete 2013 Duathlon Race Series schedule is as follows:
South Midwest Region
Event: Frost Yer Fanny Duathlon
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Feb. 18
Distances: 2-mile run, 15-mile bike, 2-mile run
Contact: Jack Weiss – email@example.com; 817-707-0500
Event: Cary Duathlon
Location: Cary, N.C.
Date: March 9
Distances: Sprint: 2.5-mile run, 17.65-mile bike, 2.5-mile run; Long: 5-mile run, 31.5-mile bike, 5-mile run
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-796-4878
Event: Double Oak Duathlon (Team USA Qualifier for 2013 Duathlon Worlds)
Location: Pelham, Ala.
Date: April 6
Distances: Standard: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run; Kids Race
Contact: email@example.com; 205-595-8633
Pacific Northwest Region
Event: Mount Rainier Duathlon (USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships)
Location: Enumclaw, Wash.
Date: April 28 Distances: Long: 8.5k run, 28.8-mile bike, 3.79-mile run;
Short: 1.64-mile run, 14.4-mile bike, 3.79-mile run Website: http://www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=742
Contact: Deanna@BuDuRacing.com; 206-920-3983
Rocky Mountain Region
Event: Atomic Man Duathlon
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Date: April 28
Distances: Standard: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 4k run, 15k bike, 4k run
Contacts: Frank Cherne – firstname.lastname@example.org; (505) 412-5568
Event: Shamrock Duathlon
Location: Glastonbury, Conn.
Date: May 19
Distances: 5k run, 26k bike, 5k run
Contact: Beth Shluger – email@example.com; 860-652-8866
Event: Orange County Duathlon (Team USA Qualifier for 2013 Duathlon Worlds)
Location: Lake Forest, Calif.
Date: May 19
Distances: 2k run, 40k bike, 10k run
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 949-701-5590
Event: Sartell Apple Duathlon (Team USA Qualifier for 2013 Duathlon Worlds)
Location: Sartell, Minn.
Date: May 25
Distances: 5k run, 33k bike, 5k run
Contact: http://www.appleduathlon.com/contact/; 320-420-6419
Event: Grand Haven Duathlon
Location: Grand Haven, Mich.
Date: July 7
Distances: 3.1-mile run, 12.4-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Contact: email@example.com; 616- 843-1808
Event: Longboat Key Duathlon
Location: Longboat Key, Fla.
Date: Oct. 20
Distances: 2-mile run, 20-mile bike, 5-mile run
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 813-966-7844
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 455,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).