Duathlon Series is a three-race series that combines running and cycling in the
same event basically a triathlon, without the swim! All three events take place within 30 minutes
of downtown Denver, and welcome athletes of all ability levels. Some of the top professional athletes in the
United States have competed in the series, and more than 2000 first-time
multisport athletes have made their debut in these events. All races feature course and distances that
are achievable for the beginning racer, yet the top elite athlete will also
find the competition at the front of the pack is a challenge as well.
Run Courses: Mix of paved roads, bike paths, and well maintained dirt trails. Bike Courses: Paved roads, some rolling hills. Mountain bikes welcomed.
The 4K run - 12 mile bike 4K run course is flat, fast, and closed to traffic! What better way to kick off the 2014 Mile High Duathlon Series. The new course is also very spectator friendly, and parking couldn't be easier. Shake off the winter rust at the Big Sky Duathlon!!! Distances are perfect for all ability levels.
The Big Sky Duathlon will treat you to a flat and fast early-season course, that is completely 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: 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: 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.
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.
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 .