Full GWDu – 5km run/30km bike/5km run
Competitive, timed event with awards to Top Three Overall Male & Female Finishers plus 5-year Age Group Awards
Full GWDu Relay – 5km run/30km bike/5km run
Competitive, timed event with awards to Top Three 2-Person Relay Teams – Male, Female, Mixed
Friends & Family Du – 3km run/15km bike/2km run
Non-competitive event that will not be timed – This is a fun event for individuals and groups of any size looking to experience the exhilaration and satisfaction of racing over a shorter and more manageable distance.
The Gear West Duathlon is held at the Orono Middle School – just a mile west of Gear West on Old Crystal Bay Road in Orono, MN. Both distances feature a 5km run course – 3km on paved trails and 2km on turf. The Full Course completes all 5km during each run segment, while Friends & Family participants cover the 3km paved trails during their first run and then the 2km turf section during their second run. The bike course features rolling county roads – the Full Course will consist of two laps totaling 30km, while the Friends & Family course completes one 15km lap.
Overall top finishers, Relay Teams and 5-year age group awards will be handed out for the Full GWDu. Friends and Families participants are allowed and encouraged to run and bike together – the idea being that parents and children, couples, friends and groups large and small can share in the experience together; not as a relay (that option is available for the Full Course) but side-by-side in a non-competitive, fun event. Individuals preferring a shorter, non-competitive event may participate in the Friends & Family Course too.
Event details and schedule
7pm On-Line Registration Closes
11am - 4pm Packet Pick-Up at Gear West
6:30am - Transition Opens/Packet Pick-Up
7:50am - Transition Area Closes
8:00am - Full Course & Relays Start
8:15am - Friends and Family Start
10:30am - Awards for Full Course and Relays along with Post Race Party for all