The Barkin' Dog Duathlon is the first race in the 2013 Mile High Duathlon Series. All abilities are welcome! Enter one race, or Du all three!


The Barkin' Dog Duathlon will offer the option to compete in the standard 5K/34K/5K format, or the choice to race a shorter course (1.2 mile run, 18K bike, 5K run).

Both courses take place within beautiful Cherry Creek State Park, conveniently located on the south side of the Denver metro area.

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RUN COURSES: follow a mix of road, paved bike path, and well maintained dirt trails. The 5K run is a loop course, with a short out & back segment to bring the course up to an exact 5K distance. The loop will be run in a counter-clockwise direction for Run-1, and a clockwise direction for lap-2. There will be 2 aid stations on the 5K loop, located at 0.6 miles and 2.1 miles on Run-1, and at 1 mile and 2.5 miles on Run-2. Short course athletes will complete a 1.2 mile out & back run on Run-1, with the turn-around at the 0.6 mile aid station. Run-2 will be the same for long & short course athletes.

BIKE COURSES: follow park roads, covering a loop of approximately 10.8 miles. From transition at the Hobie Hill picnic area on the west side of the park, riders will roll east to the Tower Loop, then return via a similar route. Short Course racers will ride straight back to transition, while long course participants will make a turn at Lake Loop and ride a second lap of the course. All turnarounds will take riders through a paved loop - so there will be no abrupt turnarounds on a narrow road.