3rd Annual Strasburg Duathlon

Date

Start: Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)

Address
Strasburg Town Park 295 Park Road
Strasburg , VA 22657
Registration Closing Date

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 2:00 PM (EDT)

Organizer's Website

http://www.shenandoahcountyva.us/parks_new/programs/

About This Activity

Run and bike through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, including a run along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The bike course will take you near Civil War Battlefields, rolling farm and pasture lands, and gorgeous views of Massanutten and North Mountains.

1st 5k Run

Run: Start at River Walk at Strasburg Town Park. Follow River Walk to Strasburg High School and then transition to Ram Drive. Follow Ram Drive to South Holliday Street. Turn right on South Holliday Street. Turn left onto High Street. Turn right onto Sharpe Street. Turn right onto Queen Street. Turn right back onto S. Holliday Street. Turn left onto Ram Drive and follow back to River Walk and transition area.

Bike Route 33k

2013 NEW: Park Rd. Turn left-Queen St. Turn right-Massaunutten. Turn left -King St. Follow King St to Route 11. Turn right-Brook Creek Rd (railroad). Turn left-Harrisville Rd. Turn right -Back Rd. Turn right-Mt. Hebron Rd. Turn left -Copp Rd. Bear left-Green Acre Dr. Turn right -Junction Rd (railroad). Junction Rd turns into Ash St. Turn right-Capon St. Turn left -King Street. Turn right-Massanutten St. Turn left-Queen St. Turn right-Park Rd back to transition area.

Final 5k

Start at River Walk at Strasburg Town Park. Follow River Walk to Strasburg High School and then transition to Ram Drive. Follow Ram Drive to South Holliday Street. Turn right on South Holliday Street. Turn left onto High Street. Turn right onto Sharpe Street. Turn right onto Queen Street. Turn right back onto S. Holliday Street. Turn left onto Ram Drive and follow back to River Walk and finish line.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up will be Strasburg Park starting at 6:30am and will go through 7:45am. You will need your USAT card as well as your drivers license to pick up your packet.

Directions to Strasburg Park from 66.

Route 66 West take I-81 Southbound, Exit #298 - Strasburg, At stop sign, turn left onto Route 11 South At 2nd light (intersection of Route 11 and Route 55), get into left lane. Go straight on Massanutten Street. At first intersection, make a left onto E. Queen Street. You'll follow that out through a residential area and then an industrial area. You'll eventually come to the park entrance on your right; it's marked Park Road. Turn right. Follow the park road to the directed Parking area.

Timing

Race timing provided by Tri Performance, LLC. Pick up your chip/packet pick up race morning. Single racer: attach chip to ankle and leave on for the race. Team racers: Share chip and change in transition area. All racers will be directed over timing areas. After race chip to be returned to finish line. If you drop out return chip to finish line. Splits provided: 5k 1, T1, Bike, T2, Final 5k and overall time.

Teams

The 3rd Annual Strasburg Duathlon will once again allow team registration. If you're registering as a two-person team, please be sure that the lead person registers completes the team question by indicating their team name and which part of the event they will complete. Second team member will need to complete reg. form on-site.

Awards

Prize categories include: Overall Men - Trophy Overall Women - Trophy Men/Women Age Categories - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Medals

Running Route

Regarding the running route, it is relatively flat at the start; you will have one hill climb during the first third of the race, a very small hill climb at the halfway point, and then a return downhill to the transition area. The same route is being used for the first and final run. Visit http://www.shenandoahcountyva.us/parks/programs/ for a link to an elevation change map as well as a route map.

Bike Route

NEW BIKE ROUTE: Regarding the biking route, you'll find some terrain change throughout the course. Visit http://www.shenandoahcountyva.us/parks/programs/ for a link to the elevation change and route maps.

Hotel Room Block

For any out-of-town racers, SCPR has set-up a discounted rate room block at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Strasburg, for race weekend. Please contact the hotel at 540-465-1600 and ask for the Duathlon room block. All discounted rates in the room block must be booked by April 5.

NEW: Friday Night Dinner

Hi-Neighbor Restaurant has added a Friday night dinner for all participants! Come on out Friday afternoon (April 12) and ride the race course, and then join us that evening, 6:30-8:00pm, for a big, all-you-can-eat buffet. We'll have some door prizes and some special guests too! The cost is $10/person; you must RSVP and then make payment at-the door. Contact Hi-Neighbor at 540-465-9187; you can find out more about this beloved and long-standing country restaurant by visiting HiNeighborVA.com.

Separate parking for racers will be available.

Fees
$65 by April 11; $75 on-site/late; $125 two-person team fee by April 11; $135 two-person team fee on-site/late.
Online Donations
Click here to donate to Punky Riley Scholarship Program

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