Join us for the third annual Dirty Deeds Offroad Triathlon on the UAF trail system. This sprint distance course will be a fun way to explore some great trails in our back yard and is a good race for those new to offroad triathlon.
After a 300 yard swim in the Patty Center pool, hop onto your bike for a 10K taste of UAF's ski trails. You'll cover parts of the Skarland 6-mile loop, the baseline winter trail, T-field, and potato patch. Not to worry if these names mean nothing; the course will be well marked. (You can also do a course preview to become familiar with the course and trails.) It may also be boggy, wet, and muddy to add to the fun factor. Your bike is dropped at the field behind the ski hut at the corner of North and South Koyukuk Drives to begin the run.
The 5K run retraces the baseline winter trail then goes through the potato patch and covers the entire Midnight Express trail, finishing up the lighted loop to the satellite dish.
This is a moderately difficult course. All the trails are well established and used regularly. There are some areas with tree roots and a short section where a daydreamer could wedge a bike wheel between logs paralleling the trail but nothing requires advanced mountain biking skills.
Event details and schedule
Registration opens Feb. 1 and will close when 99 participants have registered.
The Dirty Deeds Offroad Triathlon starts at 10 am on Sunday, August 13. The first transition is just outside the Patty Center Pool. The second transition and finish line are in the field behind the ski hut on the corner of North and south Koyukuk Drives. Race distances are 300 yard swim, 10K bike on dirt trails and 5K run on dirt trails.
Swim starting order will be determined on the pool deck just prior to race start. It will be based on your estimated 500 yard swim time.
See our website, http://arctic-triathlon-series.weebly.com/, for a course map.
Entry fees are listed below and we also require a USA Triathlon membership. If you are not a USAT member you will need to buy either a one-day membership pass ($15 adult; no one-day option if 17 and under) or an annual pass ($50 adult/$10 if 17 and under) to participate. Minimum participant age is 16 as of 12/31/17.
Feb. 1-Aug. 6 $40
Aug. 7-10 $60
Aug. 11 $80
Registration closes 7:00 pm AST on Aug. 11
Refunds are not available. Those on a waitlist will not be charged until their registration is confirmed. Note: it is not necessary to be an Active member to register.
Awards will be given to the top three men and women.
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