Duathlon Race Series Returns for 4th Straight Year
4 Jan, 2016
USA Triathlon has set the schedule for the 11 events that comprise the fourth annual Duathlon Race Series, with one event in each of the National Governing Body's 10 Regions across the country.
Created in 2013 to meet the needs of the growing multisport discipline of duathlon, athletes will have the opportunity to compete for points in top-flight run-bike-run events. In addition to the events in each Region, the 2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships will again be part of the series, encouraging athletes to compete against the best run-bike-run athletes in the nation. Duathlon Nationals is scheduled for June 25 in Bend, Oregon, and more information on Duathlon Nationals is available at usatriathlon.org.
All athletes participating in the 2016 Duathlon Race Series will receive a special item at each event, and awards will be given to the age-group winners of the overall series. To earn a series score, athletes must complete at least two events. Each race is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event and will count toward the popular end-of-year Duathlon National Rankings for USA Triathlon annual members.
Visit usatriathlon.org/duseries for more information on the USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series, including series rankings for 2013-15.
2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series
Pacific Northwest Region
Event: Mt. Rainier Du
Date: May 1
Location: Enumclaw, Washington
Distances: Standard: 5.12-mile run, 28.88-mile bike, 3.79-mile run; Sprint: 1.64-mile run, 14.44-mile bike, 3.79-mile run
Contact: Deanna Muller
Event: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
Date: June 25
Distances: Standard: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run (subject to change)
Location: Bend, Oregon
Contact: USA Triathlon National Events
Event: Maryland Duathlon
Date: July 16-17
Location: Woodbine, Maryland
Distances: Intermediate: 2-mile run, 26-mile bike, 4-mile run; Sprint: 2-mile run, 13-mile bike, 2-mile run
Contact: Danny Serpico
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).