DUATHLON

DESCRIPTION

The Litchfield Hills Duathlon is a 4.5K run, 40K bike and 10K run. The Duathlon starts simultaneously with the triathlon swim. The first run of the du is a 2.85 mile course along the same roads used for the 10K. Starting at the water’s edge, the race begins with an uphill 1/4 mile climb on a dirt road in Brodie Park. The rest of the run travels along the quiet roads surrounding the park.

The Duathlon bike course and second run are the same as the triathlon. Duathletes and triathletes will race together. See description for these courses.

Event Records:
Male: 2:01:22 – set by Doug Benedetto in 2015
Female: 2:14:12 – set by Sara Szollosy in 2015

RULES

The race will be officiated by USA Triathlon. All rules will be enforced. NOTE, bar ends must be plugged (plugs are readily available at bike shops). Any bike without bar ends plugged will not be allowed to race. It is the participant’s responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon. More…

PREPARING FOR THE RACE

Proper Hydration For Distance Running

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the Winning Time Chip system – 5 splits and finish time recorded – the chip is worn on a velcro strap on the ankle and will be distributed at packet pick-up. Chip must be returned at the finish line. $30 fee for unreturned chip.

DIVISIONS:

  • Individual
  • Team

AWARDS:

  • Top three male/female in individual duathlon
  • Top team

No “double dipping”

TEAM RELAY

The Litchfield Hills Duathlon can be entered as a relay team of 2 members; each completing one of the event legs. Team members exchange the timing chip inside the transition area.

COURSE SUPPORT

  • Fluids at start/finish, transition and three locations on the 10K run course. No fluids offered on bike course.
  • Portalets at race start/finish and on run course
  • Motorcycle and medical support
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More...

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