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RESULTS & STORIES
Saturday July 20, 2013 - 8:00 a.m.
The Big Sky Duathlon
The Big Sky Duathlon celebrates it's 14th year in the small farming community of Bennett. Though it's just 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Denver, you will feel like you are somewhere in the Midwest as you run and bike through this small rural community.
The 2.5 mile run, 15.5 mile bike, 2.5 mile run event is the shortest in the Mile-High Duathlon Series, and is a favorite for multisport beginners. A portion of the entry fees from this event go to support the Bennett Community Food Bank, which provides food for families along the eastern I-70 corridor.
We hope you'll join us in Bennett on July 20th!
The Mile-High Duathlon Series is the best value in multi-sport!!! You can enter one race, or all three - the choice is yours! Enter the entire series for the best pricing!!! If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 303-642-7917.
The Big Sky Duathlon is the second race in the 2013 Mile High Duathlon Series! Your entry includes a quality race technical shirt in men's or women's cut, a well organized race with quick results posting, race goody bag, fun music, a lively knowledgeable announcer, yummy food, and a chance to win some great sponsor merchandise in our post-race drawings! We hope we'll see you on July 20th!!!
Registration is Open!
Chip Timing at All Series Events
AMB timing systems are the only chip timing systems to have been used at the Olympic Games, including the Olympic Marathon and Triathlon. They have been used at the UCI World Cycling Championships since 1993, and in recent years to time all stages of the Tour de France and the ITU Triathlon World Championships.
AMB is continually improving upon their transponder technology, and we are fortunate to using the all new AMB ChipX system - their most advanced timing system to date!
All race participants will receive a small transponder (chip) on race morning which will allow us to track your times throughout the race. Transponders are worn on the ankle using a lightweight, comfortable, and soft neoprene strap.
Only AMB ChipX transponders will work with this system. Champion Chip and Winning Time chips will not register, as the AMB system uses a different technology. All participants will receive their AMB chip on race morning, and transponders must be returned following the event.
Location & Directions
Bennett is located approximately 20 miles east of Denver. From Denver, take I-70 east to exit 304. Turn left (north) at the end of the exit ramp and drive approximately 1/2 mile to the intersection with Route 36. Turn left on Rte. 36 and look for the Bennett Community Center approximately 1/2 mile ahead on your left. Parking and transition will be at the Community Center.
Both running legs will follow the same route. The course is flat and fast over primarily paved neighborhood streets, with some dirt roadways. The bike course is a fun gently rolling out and back course over rural paved road.
The Mile-High Duathlon Series is made up of three duathlons designed to challenge the hard-cores, while remaining user-friendly enough for the first-timer - and all three events are within an easy drive from Denver.
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Some of the top professional athletes in the United States have competed in the series, and more than 2,000 first-time multisport athletes have made their debut in these events. All races feature courses and distances that are achievable for the beginning racer, yet the top elite athlete will find the competition at the front of the pack is a challenge as well. The races offer a fun family atmosphere, good post-race food, and great raffles open to all participants. All participants will receive a custom race tech-shirt.
The series kicks off in May with the Barkin' Dog Duathlon, followed by the Big Sky Duathlon in July, and our final race, the West Side Duathlon, in August. A terrific series breakfast follows the West Side Duathlon!
There will be an age-group series, Clydesdale, Athena, Fat-tire, and Relay series, with awards for overall series point winners in each category or division. There will not be an elite series in 2013, but we are increasing the Barkin' Dog Duathlon prize purse to $1,000.
Choose Your Division
Age Group: Solo Athletes will compete against other solo athletes in their specific age/gender group, unless they choose to enter one of the special categories listed below. Male and female age groups for the Mile-High Duathlon Series are broken down as follows: Age 12 & Under, Age 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89. Awards are presented to the top-3 finishers in each of these age groups at each of the three series races. A series award will be presented to the top overall series point winner in each of these age groups.
Clydesdale & Athena: Male Athletes Weighing 220 pounds or more may choose to compete in the Clydesdale division. Individual race awards and series points are awarded to Clydesdales age 39 & under, and age 40 & over. Women weighing 165 pounds or more may choose to enter the Athena division. All Athena competitors will earn awards and series points in a single Athena division. Clydesdales and Athenas will not be eligible for awards or series points in their age groups. Awards are presented to the top-3 finishers in each of these categories at each of the three series races. A series award will be presented to the top overall series point winner in each of these categories.
FAT TIRE (mountain bike) DIVISION: Many newcomers to multisport as well as a dozen or so of our regular participants, choose to compete on their mountain bikes. In fact, we often see nearly 10 percent of our participants on their mountain bikes at each of the three races in the series. Athletes who race on a mountain bike or hybrid with a minimum tire width of 1.9 can choose to compete in the Fat Tire Division in place of their standard age group. Yes, you will still ride on the same paved route as the road bikers, but this division will even the playing field. Awards are presented to the top-3 male and female finishers in this category at each of the three series races. A series award will be presented to the top overall male and female series point winner.
Relay Teams: Relay teams, composed of 1 runner and one cyclist may participate in one of three categories - Male, Female, or Coed. Single Sport Athletes -- Let's See What You've Got. Pair up with your favorite runner or cyclist and compete! Individual race awards and series points are awarded in all three divisions. All relay team awards go three-deep at each event in each category, and to the first place series point winners in the Male and Female divisions.
Rules of the Sport
All of our events will strictly follow the established rules to provide a safe and fair race for everyone. Most importantly, all competitors will be required to wear an approved cycling helmet while on the bike, and there will be NO DRAFTING allowed during the cycling portion of any of these events. Motorcycle Marshalls will be on the course. Additional rules to remember: