Join us for the Prospect Park Spring Duathlon in Brooklyn, NYC. This year we have THREE different distances all on one day!
Classic Distance Duathlon:3.1 mile run/14 mile bike/3.1 mile run
Sprint Distance Duathlon: 2 mile run/10 mile bike/2 mile run
International Distance Duathlon: 6.2 mile run/27 mile bike/3.1 mile run
RUN through Brooklyns only forest, past its waterfalls, under the Nethermead and East Wood Arches, through the Cleft Ridge Span Tunnel, over the Binnen and Esdale Bridges, and around the Long Meadow. You will always remember this run!!!! Thats why you will do it twice when you join us for the Prospect Park Duathlon. In between those runs youll bike the 3.35 mile loop going up gradual inclines, around long curves, and on fast flats allowing you to be strategic in the use of your strengths. Then hang out with a great crowd and amazing oatmeal during the awards ceremony.
2013 Prospect Park Spring Duathlon Race Course:
Run through Brooklyn's only forest, past it's waterfalls, under the Nethermead and East Wood Arches, through the Cleft Ridge Span Tunnel, over the Binnen and Esdale Bridges, and around the Long Meadow.
Bike the 3.35 mile loop going up gradual inclines, around long curves, and on fast flats allowing you to be strategic in the use of your strengths.
Directions by Subway:
Take the Q train to Prospect Park Station. Get in one of the first cars to exit on Lincoln Rd. Walk towards the Park, cross Ocean Ave., enter the Park and you will see the transition area located on the inner edge of the main loop
Take the 2 or 4 train to Grand Army Plaza. Enter the park through Grand Army Plaza and go down on the East Drive. You will be going against traffic, so please be aware of other bikers, joggers and walkers coming up the hill. The TA will be on your left across from the Boat House. Or when you exit the subway station, remain on Flatbush Ave. you will pass the entrance to the Prospect Park Zoo, enter the park on your next right at the Willink Entrance.
Directions by Car:
From Manhattan: Take the Brooklyn Bridge, continue onto Adam Str. then onto Boerum Pl. , turn left onto Atlantic Ave. then right onto Washington Ave. , turn right Continue to Grand Army Plaza and go half-way around the traffic circle. You will pass the entrance to the Prospect Park Zoo, at the intersection with Empire Blvd. turn right onto Ocean Ave. at the light on Lincoln Rd. the entrance to the park is on your right. Park on Ocean Ave. as cars are not allowed in the park.
From Long Island & Queens: Via Interborough Pkwy. (Jackie Robinson Pkwy.) to Bushwick Ave. exit. Left onto Eastern Pkwy. to Grand Army Plaza. Go all the way around traffic circle to Flatbush Ave. south. Continue to entrance on right. Via Brooklyn-Queens Expwy. to Tillary St. exit. Left at second light onto Flatbush Ave., to Grand Army Plaza. Go half-way around the traffic circle. Continue on Flatbush Ave. to Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd. Park on Ocean Ave. Cars are not allowed in the park.
From Connecticut, Westchester and the Bronx: Bronx Whitestone Bridge to I-678 south, (Whitestone Pkwy.), to Van Wyck Expway to Interborough Pkwy. Jackie Robinson Pkwy. west to Bushwick Ave. exit. Left onto Eastern Pkwy. to Grand Army Plaza. Go all the way around traffic circle to Flatbush Ave. south. Continue to Ocean Ave. and Lincoln Rd. Park on Ocean Ave. cars are not allowed in the park.
From New Jersey Bridges or tunnels to Manhattan, south on West Side Highway, to FDR Drive north and Brooklyn Bridge exit. From the Bridge, follow the From Manhattan directions.
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The race has developed a real community feel for it where a large number of local athletes enjoy their time together in a formal setting.
Many of Brooklyns multisport athletes enjoy racing in what is considered their primary training grounds for biking and running.
For those who have not experienced Brooklyn this is a great way to see why this Park is the backbone of the great community of Brooklyn.