COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon has set the schedule for the 12 events that comprise the fifth annual Duathlon Race Series, with at least 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. The events are open and catered to all multisport athletes. In addition to events in each Region, the 2017 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 17-18 in Bend, Oregon, and more information on Duathlon Nationals is available at usatriathlon.org.
All athletes participating in the 2017 Duathlon Race Series will receive a special item at each event. 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 2013-16.
2017 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series
Event: Los Locos Duathlon
Date: April 9
Location: Germantown, Tenn.
Distance: 2-mile run, 14-mile bike, 2-mile run
Event: Mount Rainier Duathlon
Date: April 30
Location: Enumclaw, Wash.
Distance: Sprint: 1.64-mile run, 14.44-mile bike, 3.79-mile run; Standard: 5.12-mile run, 28.88-mile bike, 3.79-mile run
Event: Spring Sprint
Date: May 7
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Distance: 1-mile run, 10-mile bike, 3-mile run
Event: Muncie May Duathlon
Date: May 13
Location: East Selma, Ind.
Distance: Sprint: 1-kilometer run, 20.6-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run; Standard: 5k run, 41.2k bike, 10k run
Event: Sartell Apple Duathlon
Date: May 27
Location: Sartell, Minn.
Distance: 5k run, 33k bike, 5k run
Event: Mission Valley Duathlon
Date: May 28
Location: El Paso, Texas
Distance: 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
Event: Shamrock Duathlon (canceled)
Event: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
Date: June 17-18
Location: Bend, Ore.
Distance: Sprint: 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run; Draft-Legal Sprint: 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run; Standard: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run
Event: Fort De Soto Duathlon
Date: July 8
Location: Tierra Verde, Fla.
Distance: 1-mile run, 10-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Event: Maryland Duathlon
Date: July 15-16
Location: Woodbine, Md.
Distance: Sprint: 2-mile run, 13-mile bike, 2-mile run; Standard: 2 miles run/ 26 miles run/ 4 miles run
Event: Whaling City Duathlon
Date: July 30
Location: New Bedford, Mass.
Distance: Sprint: 1-mile run, 12-mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Event: Bronda's Duathlon
Date: Nov. 12
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Distance: 2-mile run, 16-mile bike, 2-mile run
About USA Triathlon
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).