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What's it all about?
The Fredericksburg Off-Road Duathlon (F.O.R.D.s) is a Virginia Off-Road Series race with a focus on good, friendly, and fun competition. We started F.O.R.D. twelve years ago, and the race has developed into one of the best Off-Road Duathlons in Virginia. Why? Because we offer awesome racing PLUS a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are able to offer free food plus a good draft from our local Blue & Gray Brewery post race (no worries - non-alcoholic beverages will be offered as well). And what better place to enjoy these perks than on "the beach" of the Rappahannock River! Spectators can take advantage of all of the adventure the river has to offer since the race site is located right on the premises of the Virginia Outdoor Center (V.O.C.). Next to tubing, canoeing and kayaking, the center offers a rock climbing wall for beginners and experts AND race site camping for a minimal price.
Competitors will be able to choose between Beginner and Advanced distances. Please note that ONLY THE TOP 3 OVERALL MALE/FEMALE ADVANCED racers will have a shot at the top 3 finishers prizes! A team option is also available (1 runner, 1 biker), but all teams MUST race the Advanced distance to qualify for awards.
This is a great course that offers everything from fire roads to technical, hilly single track. Beginners: Be advised that this is a course that requires some experience on the mountain bike. There are steep ups and downs with log hops (not to say you can't walk certain sections). ALL racers MUST wear helmets and ride a functional mountain bike.
Don't have one or need an overhaul? See Squirrel at The Bike Stop (540-825-2105). Trust us - it's worth the trip!!
Prizes go to overall top 3 male/female and 3 deep in all categories. The overall top male/female finishers will get the MacDaddy prizes.
Individual: Male/Female, 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-92
Teams: Male/Female/Coed. If there are not enough teams to fill the categories, they will all race together.
One shirt is guaranteed to all pre-registered athletes! First come, first served for all race day registrants until we run out. Free grub and drink for all athletes. IF we have extra, spectators that come with racers are welcome to some as well. Otherwise, please let the athletes eat and drink first!
Event schedule and times
- Race starts at 9 am
- Race day registration starts at 7 am and closes at 8:45
- Race brief will be at the tents by 8:45
In case there is a large number of registrants, we may have to delay the beginner start time to 9:15 am. The decision will be made the morning of race day.