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Mile High Du Series

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Big Sky Duathlon at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sunday April 13, 2014

4K Run - 12 Mile Bike - 4K Run

- Click Here for a Current Participant List -
updated 11:00am Thursday 04/10/14

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info@racingunderground.com
303.642.7917


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2014 Results & Photos

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The Big Sky Duathlon celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new spectator friendly course, at an exciting new venue! Join us at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City for the kickoff to the 2014 Mile High Duathlon Series, which opens the Colorado multisport season in style!!!

The Mile High Duathlon Series has moved to the springtime in 2014, to avoid a conflict with the busy summer triathlon schedule. The series is also sanctioned with USA Triathlon in 2014, so you can now earn points toward your national ranking!

Whether you are a beginner, trying multisport for the first time, an established duathlete peaking for the series, or a triathlete getting in a pre-season tune-up, the Big Sky Duathlon and Mile High Du Series is a great choice!


Entry Information

Entry Fees:

Big Sky Entry

Individuals:

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $55
  • Dec. 3 - Feb. 1: $60
  • Feb. 2 - April 1: $65
  • After April 1: $70
  • No Race Day Reg.

2-Person Relays:

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $75
  • Dec. 3 - Feb. 1: $80
  • Feb. 2 - April 1: $85
  • After April 1: $90
  • No Race Day Reg.

Duathlon Series Entry

Individual Series Entry:

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $155
  • Dec. 3 - Feb. 1: $170
  • Feb. 2 - April 1: $175
  • After April 1: $180
  • No Race Day Reg.

Relay Team Entry:

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: $200
  • Dec. 3 - Feb. 1: $215
  • Feb. 2 - April 1: $235
  • After April 1: $240
  • No Race Day Reg.

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Your Race Entry Fee Includes:

  • FREE High-Res Photo Downloads!
  • A high quality race tech shirt
  • Awesome post-race food
  • Racer Goody Bag
  • Free Park Entry, Music, and fun!
  • Great Raffle, with merchandise & gift certificates from our amazing sponsors!

Click Here for a copy of our Refund & Transfer Policy.


Race Course

The Big Sky Duathlon will treat you to a flat and fast early-season course, that is 99 percent closed to motor vehicles. This is a great spectator venue, with plenty of close in parking immediately adjacent to the transition area.

4K (2.5 mile) Run Course: MAP The run course is a single-loop course, almost exclusively on a well maintained crushed-gravel running surface. It is a gently rolling loop through the Prairie Gateway Open Space, with spectacular views of the Front Range foothills and the snow-capped continental divide! The first run will go clockwise around the loop. After the bike, you will run the same loop in a counter-clockwise direction.

12 Mile Bike Course: MAP The 12 mile bike course is a 3 lap course that is completely closed to vehicular traffic. Riders will have a full lane as they head out of Dick's and onto the closed lanes on Quebec to a single turn-around point that is 5 lanes wide! This is an extremely spectator friendly course, allowing spectators to gather at the loop start and finish just a 1 minute walk from transition and the race start and finish lines.

Transition: MAP

Aid Station There will be one aid station at approximately the midpoint of the 4k run loop.

Relay Teams will receive 1 timing chip which must be transferred from runner to biker and back to runner. This exchange will take place at a designated area within the transition near the bike-in/bike-out location. Timing chips are attached to a soft, comfortable Velcro strap which must be worn on the ankle.


Information



For more information on the Big Sky Duathlon, call Darrin or Jill at 303-642-7917, or email info@racingunderground.com


Volunteering

Volunteers are always appreciated, and we will use more than 30 of them on race day!!!. Volunteers will receive a race tech-shirt, post race food, and a free entry into the Racing Underground event of their choice. If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 303-642-7917.

STARTING WAVE ASSIGNMENTS

Participants will start in waves of approximately 75 participants at 5 minute intervals beginning at 9:00am. Waves are assigned by age group or division. Your age is based on your age on December 31, 2014. You must start in the wave designated on your race number.

2014 Wave assignments:

  • Wave-1: Male Elite; Men Age 16-44
  • Wave-2: Men 15 & Under; Men 45-59; Clydesdale, Male Fat Tire
  • Wave-3: Female Elite; Women Age 39 & Under; Men 60+; Female Fat Tire; All Relays
  • Wave-4: Women Age 40+; Athena


Race Day Schedule
(All Events at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

  • 7:00 a.m. - Transition Opens
  • 8:45 a.m. - Pre-Race Briefing in Transition
  • 8:50 a.m. - All Triathletes must be out of transition
  • 9:00 a.m. - First Wave of Duathlon Starts
  • 10:00 a.m. - Food & Drinks Open
  • 11:00 a.m. - *Awards Presentation & Random Drawing

*Awards time may be adjusted depending on the number of athletes on course


Post Race

Following the race, enjoy a stack of hot pancakes, sausage, and other yummy treats! We'll have fun music, a lively announcer, and a fantastic post-race drawing for some great sponsor merchandise!!!

Would you like to order a pancake breakfast for your friends and family who will be cheering you on? Just click here and you can purchase meals for $5.50. The deadline to purchase an additional meal is midnight on Friday!

Duathlon Awards

AWARDS: Awards are scheduled to be presented at 11:00 a.m. however this time may be adjusted depending the number of participants still on course.

Merchandise Awards will be presented to the top-3 overall male and female finishers in the duathlon. Overall award winners will be excluded from age group awards.

In addition, awards will be presented to the top-3 male and female finishers age 13 & under, 14-15, 16-19, and in each 5-year age group starting with 20-24.

Clydesdale/Athena:Men weighing over 220 pounds and women who weigh 165 pounds or more may choose to enter the Clydesdale or Athena divisions in place of their age group. Awards will be presented to the top-3 Clydesdale and Athena finishers. Clydesdale and Athena finishers will not be eligible for age-group awards.

Fat Tire: The top-3 male and female finishers in the Fat Tire division will receive awards. Fat Tire participants must ride a mountain bike with a minimum tire width of 1.95. The bike route is completely paved, however we offer this division for those who choose to ride a mountain bike.

Relay & Tandem Teams: The first place relay teams in Male, Female, Coed, and Tandem divisions will receive awards in the triathlon.

You must be present to claim your award, or have another participant pick it up for you. Awards will be mailed upon request for 2 weeks following the event. All awards remaining after 14 days will be forfeited. A $10 fee to cover postage will be required before your award is mailed.


Directions

The race site is Dick's Sporting Goods Park, located just off I-70 or I-270 in Denver, just a few minutes from the intersection of I-25 & I-70. Conveniently located just 25 minutes from Boulder and 10 minutes from downtown Denver with plenty of close-in parking adjacent to transition.

From Denver, take the Quebec exit off I-70 or I-270 and drive north 2 miles to Dick's Sporting Goods Park. From Boulder, take Hwy 36 toward Denver. Continue onto I-270 and exit at Quebec-Northfield. Drive north on Quebec 1.5 miles to Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Dick's Sporting Goods Park is located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022 .


Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up will be available on race morning only, immediately adjacent to transition. Packet Pick-up will run from 7:00 - 8:30am. If you have not picked up your packet by 8:30, you will not be able to race. Timing Chips will be included in your race packet. You must return your chip following the event. Participants who have not returned their timing chips will be charged the replacement cost for the chip. There will be absolutely no race day registration for the Big Sky Duathlon.