Registration open for 2017 women’s duathlon in Fayetteville

Photo courtesy Fayetteville Parks & Recreation

Registration is underway for the second annual Ladies DU Fayetteville, the city’s women-only duathlon.

This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at Lake Fayetteville, and is open to women of all ages.

The race follows a run-ride-run format and includes a two-mile run followed by an 11-mile bicycle ride and another two-mile run on the paved trails around and near the lake. Participants may compete individually or as a two-person relay team where one woman completes the running portions of the race and another woman completes the bicycling portion.

Officials said 186 women participated in last year’s inaugural event, and more than 235 women are expected in 2017.

Awards will be given to the top three overall finishers (individual and relay divisions) and to the top three age group finishers for the individual division. Post-race festivities include massage chairs, raffle prize drawings, and healthy snacks.

Online registration is available at Fees start at $45 for individual entries and $75 for relay teams. The fee includes a cycling jersey (first 225 participants – register by May 8 to guarantee size), chip timing, supported course, finisher medal, and free event photo downloads.

Volunteer opportunities are available and can be viewed on the event’s GivePulse page. Volunteers will receive a Fayetteville Race Series t-shirt.

The event is part of the Fayetteville Race Series, a lineup of several annual events that vary between running, cycling, and multisport activities. For information on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact Tiffany Gaulke at 479-444-3463.