2014 San Diego Duathlon (1.5mi run/20km bike/2.5mi run)
UPDATES: 2014 results are available by clicking here!
RAMM Sports and Challenger Productions are pleased to present a fun, flat, and fast USAT sanctioned Duathlon providing over $1000 in awards. Our course is also closed to car traffic!
*Chip Timing (5 splits total, overall time/ranking/group ranking) *Accurate, flat, USAT sanctioned course and closed to car traffic *$1000 in pure .999 Silver medals for the top 3 overall (M/F), top master and top senior master (M/F) *Great for beginners, advanced or off-season triathlon training! *Two check-in dates & locations to choose from (Encinitas or Pacific Beach) *Finisher Medal for all entrants *Age-group awards 3 deep *Color T-shirt *Results on-line *Race photos
Whether a beginner or advanced athlete join us and race with some of the best duathletes, runners and time-trialists in the country!
If you need bike servicing contact 30-year veteran Mike King from MTK Sports at 888-568-3903 and receive a 15% discount!
When: Sunday November 9th, 2014 at 7:30am
Where: The 3rd annual San Diego Duathlon will take place in beautiful Mission Bay park in San Diego. You will be racing on the course where the sport of Duathlon and Triathlon started in 1974/75!
Why the Duathlon? Besides being a great sport on it's own here is another reason: If you have "tried" a triathlon or are looking to improve on your race, according to the International Triathlon Union (ITU), "Although many competitors specialize in duathlon, the sport is often
used during the triathlon off-season by Age Groupers and Elites to
improve their run speed and bike power. Events are usually held in the
spring or autumn so as not to clash with summer triathlon races."
Course description and rules: The course is a "point-to-point" format with the start-line, transition, and finish-line areas all within 200 yards of each other. The course is CLOSED to car traffic.
Athletes will run a one loop 1.5mi course around South Shores / Rose Starns park to Fiesta Island. At the entrance to Fiesta Island transition to their bikes and complete the 20km time trial course around Fiesta Island (3 big loops). Athletes then dismount their bikes for a final 2 loop run (2.5mi) around South Shores / Rose Starns park to the finish! The course is accurately measured and is flat and fast!
The San Diego Duathlon will have all USAT rules apply. It is the athletes responsibility to review all USAT rules. NOTE: All competitors must wear approved ANSI helmets and there is NO DRAFTING on the bike course. Drafting rules will be strictly enforced by bike marshals and violators may be warned, issued a time penalty or disqualified.
All competitors will be required to sign a USAT and general participation waiver either at the check-in or on Active.com when signing up electronically.
Awards: Our awards are second to none! Top overall male and female finishers in the open division will be given a 4oz .999 pure Silver bar! Open 2nd/3rd place will also be given a pure silver medal. The top master and senior masters (50+ and 60+ winners (M/F)) will also be given .999 pure silver medals. Awards go 3 deep for 5 year age groups. Total value of the awards is over $1000. Note: no double-dipping allowed. Overall award winners must be present to receive their awards.
Goodie bags /Athlete gifts: Perfect food Bars, Hammer Gel, & Mimi's muffins will be provided. All athletes receive a color T-shirt. Gift certificates from Movin' Shoes will be raffled off during the awards ceremony.
Weather: The weather in San Diego during November is excellent for racing. It is expected to be around 60 degrees at race start warming to 70 degrees. It is usually sunny, clear and calm winds. However the San Diego Duathlon is a "rain or shine" event. Prepare and plan accordingly for a change in the weather!