OpenDoors of Asheville, a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support, opens early registration for their highly-anticipated yearly duathlon – Dig the Du. Though popular with teens in the past, the unique, off-road race introduces a special course this year; designed especially for athletes between the ages of 6 – 13 - Kids Du 2. This year’s race, once again at Sky Valley Farms, is October 13, 2013 at 10:30am. Dig the Du is presented by Harmony Motors.
When athletes participate in this race, they are not only competing for handcrafted awards and special ‘sprint’ prizes, they are also contributing to OpenDoors’ Llewellyn Perry Scholarship Fund. Bo, Carol, Lane and Jim Perry donate the use of Sky Valley Farms for Dig the Du, and are long-time supporters of local youth organizations. The scholarship fund, named for the Perrys’ late grandmother “Lew”, helps pay tuition and tutoring expenses for underprivileged children in the OpenDoors program.
known as, “WNC’s dirty duathlon” because it takes place on private,
undisturbed land, Dig the Du is not only a good introduction to
off-road, multi-sport events, it is also a great venue for seasoned
athletes. Participants can register as an individual or as part of a two
or three person relay team. The race consists of a 2.5-mile run through
grassy fields and forest service roads, a 12-mile off-road bike course,
followed by another 2.5-mile trail run.
The first 100 participants will receive a custom-designed long race t-shirt. Additional information is available online at www.idaph.net, Facebook.com/DigtheDu and at Twitter.com/digthedu.
Special race features include: a new course for athletes ages 6 -13, specially designed race tees for men and for women, congestion-free start area, individual & team registration, live music, bike rentals, unique & private trails, handcrafted awards, and delicious post-race food and Sierra Nevada beer.
All proceeds benefit the OpenDoors of Asheville Llewellyn Perry Scholarship Fund.
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