Dirty Du Off Road Duathlon p/b Cafe Velo

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                                      5K Run/ 16K Off Road Bike/ 5K Run

Saturday November 1st 2014 at Ute Valley Park, 1705 Vindicator Drive. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 MAP

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Time: Saturday November 1st at 9:30 am kids on Bikes Du Challenge (see below). Adults and Juniors at 10:00 AM. This is a mass start event.

Course Description: This is a fast wide open course with plenty of room to pass! Course map below. Race kicks off with a running lap around Eagleview Middle School dirt track before hitting the off-road course, for both the run and bike. Plenty of everything for everyone. This course is not advantageous to any one specific riding style and will be a battle to the finish! After you have completed your laps in Ute Valley you finish by taking a victory lap on the dirt running track. Great for spectators!

Event: This is an Off-Road dirt duathlon. 3mile run, 9mile mountain bike then 3mile run. You can race as an individual or as a team, one person runs and another bikes. When on a team the runner tags the cyclist in the transition area and then the cyclist leaves the transition area and rides his or her portion and vise-versa. Age categories are in ten year increments. Junior 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, and so forth to 50+, male and female. Teams: male, female, coed and junior.

Kids on Bikes Challenge:
This is designed for youngsters 12 and under. Run 1/2 lap to transition area on track, get on bike and complete a full lap, rack your bike and finish with a 200 meter run! Race day registration only, suggested minimum donation to Kids on Bikes, awards for top 3 in each division and divisions determined by number of participants. More info goto kidsonbikes.net

Strider Challenge Course: open periodically during the day starting after the Kids on Bikes Challenge and Dirty Du start. Perfect for 2-4 year old’s, we will supply some striders and helmets but if you have your own feel free to bring!

Awards & Post Race Party: 
top 3 in each category. $100 top male and female individual racer. Also $ for costume contest! Location CAFE VELO BIKES (MAP)Must be present to receive awards and raffle.

Registration Fees: Adult individual $40 Team $55/ Junior under 19 $25 Team $40. Kids on Bikes Challenge suggested donation. Strider course free

Late/race day registration available starting at 8:30 am-9:45 am $5 added  charge.
Please sign up early at Cafe Velo, online or mail. On line registration closes October 31st Noon.

Registration: In person at Cafe Velo, get $5 off any purchase of 50 or more. (MAP) (ONLINE REGISTRATION) or Click here for the Mail In Registration form (LINK) Mail form to Colorado Endurance Sports, 1811 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Directions:From I-25 North or South Take the Woodmen Road exit, EXIT 149. Stay straight to go onto E Rockrimmon Blvd. 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Vindicator Dr..8miles. Park on left side parking at Eagleview Middle School. (MAP)

Teams: 2 or 3 person teams, one runner and one biker. Hand-offs are made in transition area at your bike rack. Please do not congest the entrance and exit of the transition area:)

Bike Course: 2 laps With neutral support. You start with a full lap around the track then proceed to the park, after your first lap you complete another lap around the track. After finishing the second lap you would do approximately 3/4 of a lap and enter the transition area. We will be handing out water bottles at the aid station near the start/finish, we ask that you throw your empties there, thanks!!

Run Course: This is an off Road course with lots of uphill, flats and downhill.

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16 thoughts on “Dirty Du Off Road Duathlon p/b Cafe Velo”

  1. Jayson- I am glad you convinced me to sign up, can’t wait for #2 in the series and to be humbled again. Everything was clearly marked, now I just need to get in better shape. Thanks to you and your team along with all the volunteers who made it a great event!

    1. Lindsey,

      Thanks for the q’s. The MTB is doable for a beginner yet challenging for anyone. It is 100% ridable. I have plenty of volunteer opportunities as well: Timing-Registration-Course H20 Station etc. Let me know if you are interested or have any other questions. Have a great day,

      Jayson

  2. Jayson:
    My husband is registered for the DirtyDu race.
    My son and I would like to participate as a team, I would run, he would bike, but he’s only 12. I did not see a category for that sort of team participation on the registration page.
    Can you please let me know how Quinn and I can register to race as a mother-son team?
    Thanks so much. We think this will be a great family adventure.
    Regards,

    1. Mary,

      I have a few families racing and will create a parent/Junior category. I would make a category for every combination but we have a bunch of categories already. I hope this helps and I’m glad you are competing as a family:) A family that plays together stays together. Have a great day,
      Jayson

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