Summer Special! Individual age-group and relays get $10 off your entry for a limited time! Use code: "SUMMERSPECIAL10" when signing up on Active.com!
The 2015 San Diego Duathlon is the Multisport of America - California State Duathlon Championship presented by Erdinger Non-Alcoholic. The event features a cash purse of $2000. RAMM Sports and Challenger Productions are pleased to provide to the racing community, a fast, flat, scenic and safe racing venue for the elite and amateur athlete. As well as being a select favorite for the top amateurs, our event prides itself on our large first-timer turnouts! Join us for a great morning of racing, beer, and tunes from the Blue Rockit band!
*$2000 cash purse for overall winners, relays and record-setters *Chip Timing (5 splits total, overall time/ranking/group ranking) *Accurate, flat, and fast course closed to car traffic *Pure .999 Silver medals for the top master, senior & grand master (M/F) *Great for beginners, advanced or off-season triathlon training! *Two check-in dates & locations to choose from (Encinitas or Pacific Beach) *Convenient out-of-town racer packet pick-up race morning *Finisher Medal for all entrants *Age-group awards 3 deep *Live band *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!
When: Sunday November 8th, 2015 at 7:30am
Distances: 1.5 mile run / 20 km bike / 2.5 mile run
Where: The 5th 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!
Awards:Overall cash prizes are distributed as follows (m/f): 1st place - $200 2nd place - $150 3rd place - $100 4th place - $75 5th place - $50
The top master, senior and grand masters will be given a .999 pure silver medal in a custom "California State Champion" award box. First place winner in each age group will be given a custom "California State Champion" award. Awards go 3 deep for 5 year age groups.Note: no double-dipping allowed. Overall award winners and relay teams must be present to receive their awards. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Record and Relay bonuses: $100 bonus for any athlete who breaks the overall or masters records (m/f)! $100 bonus (each member) for any two-person team: M/M, F/F, Coed who breaks existing relay team records! First place team in each division receives a custom "California State Champion" award.
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 100 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!
EVENT RULES Helmets: 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. Bikers need to have 4 bike lengths between them and the bike in front of them!
Sounds Devices: NO sound devices of any kind on the bike portion! You will NOT be allowed on the bike course or if caught will be disqualified and asked to leave the course! You may use a head set on the run course but with only ONE earphone! If you are caught with two earphones inserted you will be disqualified.
All competitors will be required to sign a general participation waiver either at the check-in or on Active.com when signing up electronically.
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!