The Heel & Crank Duathlon is a very popular, USAT Sanctioned duathlon in Alabama that is put on by the Team Rocket Triathlon Club. This race is a beginner-friendly event as well as a good Sprint for the veterans.
The Heel & Crank Duathlon is announcing a new date and new venue in order to accomodate a growing community of multi-sport enthusiasts. Beginning in 2013, the Heel & Crank is relocating to the beautiful historic village of Mooresville Alabama and will be a gorgeous spring race (April 20, 2013).
The duathlon is a fundraiser for ALSA, in memory of Darin Kruse.
Run 1 (3 miles) is an out-and-back course. Approximately 1 mile of the run will be on paved roads through Mooresville with the remainder of the run being on a crushed gravel road running through Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. There will be two aid-stations on the run course, the first at 3/4 miles and the second just prior to the turnaround. This means runners will enjoy a total of three aid-stations spaced approximately every 3/4 mile.
You will then enter transition, go to your bike, run it to the mount line, then proceed to enjoy a bike through beautiful East Limestone County. Bike course (13.5 miles) is marked with BLACK turn arrows with volunteers at the major intersections. The bike course is mostly flat, but will have a few "rollers". The bike course will not have any aid stations, but will have sag wagon for any bicycle mechanicals.
Upon completion of the bike portion, you will enter transition (dismounting at the marked line), rack your bike in the exact same location, then head out on run 2, which is the exact same course as the first run.
Historic Mooresville is located one-quarter mile south of Exit 2 (Mooresville Road) on I-565, convenient to Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Nashville and Birmingham.
GPS-able address for race to be added later.
Racing Strategy: Note that although this a beginner friendly race, we cannot keep the course open indefinitely. Please consider signing up for a relay team if you don't feel you can complete the course in under 3 hours (approximately 45 min Run / 1.5 hour Bike / 45 min Run).
Spectator Tips:All parking (specator and racer alike) will be on the Old Hwy 20. Absolutely NO PARKING on Mooresville city streets
Miscellaneous Info Awards will be given 3-deep in; - Age groups, male and female (5 year) - Overall, male and female - Clydesdale (male over 225 lbs) - Athena (female over 165 lbs) - PC (physically challenged)
Awards will be given for First place only, in teams divisions (teams can be two, or three person teams) - Male team - Female team - Mixed team
Packet Pickup: Packet Pickup will be at Fleet Feet Huntsville from 10 am - 7 pm on Friday 4/19/2013. Morning of pickup will be inside Mooresville Brick Church from 0630 to 0730. Transition area will close at 0745.