Multisport in Montgomery: Triathlon, Duathlon Coming Up
28 May, 2014
The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce the City of Montgomery will host the 2nd annual Capital of Dreams Triathlon and Kids Duathlon May 30 & 31, 2014. Produced by Team Magic, this event was a huge success for the city of Montgomery and the River Region and will be repeated for 2014 and again in 2015.
“Last year’s Capital of Dreams Triathlon and Kids Duathlon drew participants from around the southeast and as far as Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, & Wisconsin. These tourist-athletes find a uniquely historic and beautiful city to compete in, which we believe can make this event one of the most popular triathlons in the Southeast,” said Dawn Hathcock, Vice President of the CVB.
Team Magic, a professional multi-sport event management organization, was attracted to Montgomery’s riverfront and downtown for this event because of its natural beauty and historical significance.
The kids duathlon will take place on Friday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in Riverwalk Stadium. All participants will receive a souvenir dog tag and the fastest girl and boy will receive medals. Montgomery Biscuits mascot Big Mo will celebrate after the race with the kids and their families at the finish line. The kids duathlon is open to kids ages 2- 12 years old.
Starting at 7:30 AM on Saturday, triathlon competitors will compete in three distinct divisions: swimming, biking and running. For athletes competing in the intermediate (Olympic) distance event, the respective distances are 1.5K, 40K, and 10K. The sprint distances are 400m, 20K, and 5K. The kids Duathlon event distances vary. Participants will swim in the Alabama River, beginning at Riverfront Park where they will enter the water from the deck of Montgomery’s historic Harriott II Riverboat, bike along Maxwell Boulevard and run through downtown. The run course includes notable historical markers in the area: Rosa Parks’ bus route, Court Square, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and the Alabama State Capitol building. The bike staging area will be located at the Union Station Train Shed and the finish line will be at Riverwalk Amphitheater.
For non-competitors, volunteer opportunities are available. To get involved, contact the CVB at 334-261-1100. And, for more detailed course information and registration, visit www.team-magic.com.
Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move:” Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer at www.visitingmontgomery.com.