Trail Duathlons

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2015 Series

Registration

Ft. Steilacoom Park, Lakewood, WA

This is a series of three races at Ft. Steilacoom Park. All races will be on identical courses so you can track your fitness level over time. If you’re new to duathlons, it involves a running leg and a biking leg. It’s a lot like a triathlon except it’s all on trails and there’s no swimming involved (see Wikipedia definition). Trail Duathlons in particular are great for those of you that mountain/cyclocross bike and trail run or have a friend who wants to team up for a race.

Race #1 – January 4
Race #2 – January 25
Race #3 – February 8

Race Info

Expect a fast, fun course!  The trails are open to other users during the event, including hikers and cyclists. Please be courteous. Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by.

  • Mountain Bikes and Cross Bikes are allowed
  • Solo or teams of 2 (runner, cyclist)

Here are two videos from the course (V1 and V2).

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Schedule

7.30 AM – 8.40 AM check-in
8.50 AM Pre-race Meeting
9 AM Start

Race Course

Short Course: 3.1 Run, 5.3 Mile Bike (1 loop)
Long Course: 3.1 Run, 15.9 Mile Bike (3 loops), 3.1 Run

You will not be allowed to switch courses once the race has started.  Long course racers who do not finish the long course will be listed as DNF.

Course map

Route will be well marked, no map necessary

Running Leg (red on map)
3.1 miles/lap; dead flat with one steep 150’ climb.

Mountain Bike Leg (blue on map)
5 miles/lap; 350 ft. climbing/lap; rolling hills, some very short, steep climbs.

Directions

Park Address: 8700 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

  • From Seattle, Take I-5 S, Exit 129
  • Turn right at S 74th St.
  • Continue onto Custer Rd
  • Turn right at 88th St W.
  • Continue onto Steilacoom Blvd.
  • Turn left at 87th Ave SW
  • Turn right onto Dresden LN SW.

Once in the park, follow the main road (Dresden LN SW) to the intersection with Angle Ln SW.  Take a right on Angle LN and follow the road to a small gravel parking lot on the right-hand side.

As always, if possible please look for opportunities to carpool.

Cancellation Policy

This is a winter race series. Come prepared for cold and wet conditions in addition to inclement weather. Races will occur unless the weather makes racing unsafe due to lightning or high winds, the amount of snow on the ground makes it impossible to ride, or the park is closed. In the event that a race must be cancelled, the race will be rescheduled for the following weekend and no refunds will be given.

Refunds

Up to 2 weeks before the race, 50% refund.  Please note that we incur costs for insurance, permit fees, food, swag, printing, safety services, and planning for each registered racer. We are a very small company, and we have a hard time absorbing cancellations at the last minute.

Leave No Trace

We are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors, and we encourage you to “leave no trace behind” by taking all trash with you. The park rangers always appreciates it when racers follow the marked course and keep the trails clean, and they are much more likely to grant permission for us to put on races at the same location if the trails are kept in good condition.