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Get ready for the 13th annual Virginia Duathlon

We've got a great event in store for you at the historic and scenic Chippokes Plantation park with probably the best duathlon course in the state and a great catered post race BBQ and party. The run course that takes advantage of the scenic and hilly college run trail in the park. To go along with the beauty of this run along the James river, under the tall pines and soaring osprey, participants are treated with a 23 mile bike through the rolling rural countryside of Surry County. This course truly is the best in the region. See the newly posted course maps for more details. For those of you not into biking shape yet, or for those who just don't bike, we have added a 5K run to this year's event.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/chi.shtml

Race Information

A comprehensive Race Information document is available for download here. Please take the time to read and digest the information which includes a message from the Head Referee.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pickup will be available at the transition area at Chippokes State Park race day from 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM.

Athletes must present their USA Triathlon membership card at packet pick up or purchase a one-day pass for $12.00.

Wave Start Information

There will be three waves starting 5 minutes apart. Wave breakdowns will be announced later. The 5K run will start 5 minutes after the last wave of the duathlon

Post Race Party & Awards

There will be a festive spit roasted pig pick’n barbeque for the post race party with the signature hand made decoy bird awards.

The Rules

All USA Triathlon rules will be followed and strictly enforced. Drafting is not allowed and will be monitored by roving motorcycles. Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT-sanctioned races. Aerobars and disks are approved. All participants must be at least 15 years old.

All riders must stay to the right of their lane at all times other than passing. Please be courteous to the other riders on the course, ride in a straight line and stay right. Two minute USAT blocking penalties will be assessed to all riders not obeying this important safety rule. There will not be a water bottle hand off on the bicycle course so athletes should carry their own fluids.

While riding to transition before the race, warming up and after the event riding back to the car, your helmet MUST be worn and buckled. Disregard of this rule will result in DISQUALIFICATION!

Please review the following Athlete Information PRIOR to the race. It is the responsibilty of each athlete to be familiar with the rules.

Location

The race is located at Chippokes Plantation State Park 695 Chippokes Park Rd Surry, VA 22883.
Click here for directions.

Inclement Weather

The race director reserves the right to alter or cancel portions of the race as deemed necessary for safety reasons. NO RAIN DATE. NO TRANSFERS.

Relays

Top 3 Male Relays
Top 3 Female Relays
Top 3 Mixed Relays
(consist of 1 runner & 1 cyclist)
Virginia Duathlon reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race day based on participation.

Aid Stations

Water stations will be located near the 1st and 2nd mile marks on the out and back run. Bikers must carry their own water. No water stops on the bike.

Course Time Limits

1st 5k Run - 10:00am
20 Mile Bike - 11:30am
2nd 5k Run - 12:00pm

Post Race Activities

The awards ceremony will take place immediately after the completion of the race. Athletes and friends can relax and enjoy the BBQ cookout.

Duathlon Division/Awards

Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in the following age categories: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

Age groups for this year’s Virginia Duathlon will be based on age as of 12/31 of this year, not the age on race day. For a detailed explanation of this rule change please visit http://www.usat-ma.org/info.htm.

5K Run Division/Awards

Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in the following age categories: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over