2015 The Eads Bridge Duathlon 4/26/15

Sunday, April 26th

About: Entering its third year, the Eads Bridge Duathlon is the perfect event to ease into an active race and event season. Set on the iconic Eads Bridge, the race starts and finished on the Missouri/Illinois State Line in the center of the bridge. Runners will run to Illinois and back to the landing, followed by two out and back circuits by bike on historic North Broadway, returning to a final out and back run across the bridge. Fast and more or less flat with a great view of the mighty Mississippi.

Race Information: Download our Athlete Guide  for the nitty gritty race details.

Register:

  • Pre-event Online.
  • At Big Shark WEST 12pm - 7pm Friday, April 24
  •  At Big Shark LOOP 10am-6pm Saturday, April 25th
  • RACE DAY at the SLIGO Lot- just north of Lumiere Casino from 7:00am until 8:30am.

RACE DAY- arrive EARLY- we start on Eads Bridge- in the middle, right at the Missouri/Illinois State Line! RACE will go on rain or shine. We vote for shine.

Distances: Eads Bridge Duathlon – 1.5 mile run – 10 mile bike – 1.5 mile run. A great distance for the beginner, first time multisport athlete or seasoned veteran.

The Venue: The Eads Bridge – Downtown St Louis, that’s right, the Eads Bridge will be shut down just for YOU

Race Date: Sunday April 26th at 9:00 AM

Cool Fact: When was the last time you ran on the 1st bridge to span the Mississippi River in St. Louis?

Eads Bridge Duathlon Registration Details-

Before January 1st, 2015 Individual $55/Team $75
January 1st through March 1st Individual $60/Team $80
March 1st through April 26th Individual $65/Team $85
Race Day April 26th Individual $70/Team $90

 

Athletes registered after April 18th, 2015 are not guaranteed an Event Shirt

Team Entry: You can have two person teams- with one person doing the run legs and the other doing the bike segment OR a three person team in which one person does the first run leg, a second person completes the bike leg and the third person completes the final run.

Packet Pick-Up: 

  • Friday, April 24th, Big Shark Bicycle Company WEST, 17233 Chesterfield Airport Road, 63005- from 12pm until 7pm.
  • Saturday, April 25th, Big Shark Bicycle Company LOOP, 6133 Delmar Blvd, 63112. 10AM to 6 PM and Sunday Morning, April 27th; 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM 

Eads Bridge Training Group- Never done a Duathlon? Want to join an awesome group with awesome benefits to prepare? Check out the Big Shark/Nutriformance Eads Bridge Training Group. Details TBD

2015 Registration is Open:

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Run 1 Details: 1.5 miles – Start on the Eads Bridge- head East. Before getting to Illinois turnaround and Head West on the Bridge. North on N. 3rd Street. East on Laclede’s Landing Blvd. North on Commercial Street.

  • Run to Bike Transition in the SLIGO lot at the corner of Carr Street and 1st Street! Transition area will have water and first aid support.

Bike Details: 10 miles  – East on Carr Street. North on 1st Street. West on Biddle St. North on 2nd Street. West on O'Fallon. North on Collins. West on Florida. North on Broadway. Turn-around at Angelica Street. Return to Florida (turnaround) and REPEAT Broadway loop. Then return to the transition area.

Bike to Run Transition in the SLIGO lot at the corner of Carr Street and 1st Street! Transition area will have water and first aid support.

Run 2 Details 1.5 miles – East on Carr Street. South on Commercial Street. West on Laclede’s Landing Blvd. South on N. 3rd Street. East onto Eads Bridge. Before getting to Illinois turnaround and Head West on the Bridge. Make your own history by crossing the finish line. High Fives!

Awards: Top 3 Overall Men and Women, plus Age Group Winners.

Celebrate!Take in the spectacular view of the Mighty Mississippi River and the Arch from the deck of Eads Bridge. Then join us for post event refreshments and awards ceremony at Morgan Street Brewery!  Awards will be at (approx.) Eleven AM.... Please join us for an apres party.

 Be sure to enjoy the St. Louis Riverfront and the Historic Laclede's Landing business district.

Race Results:

Questions, Comments, Compliments or to volunteer – mike@bigshark.com

Learn More about Our Historic Eads Bridge and it’s Architect, James Buchanan Eads:

http://stlcin.missouri.org/history/structdetail.cfm?Master_ID=1324

http://bridgepros.com/projects/eads/

http://byways.org/explore/byways/13749/places/15806/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eads_Bridge

 Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".

 

 

Course Map