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2014 The Eads Bridge Duathlon 4/27/14

Sunday, April 27th



Athlete Guide

2012 Eads Bridge Duathlon Race Results

2013 Eads Bridge Duathlon Race Results

  • Register: Pre-event Online. At Big Shark WEST 12pm - 7pm Friday, April 25; OR Big Shark LOOP 10am-6pm Saturday, April 26th. OR on RACE DAY at the SLIGO Lot- just north of Lumiere Casino.

    RACE DAY- arrive EARLY- we start on Eads Bridge- in the middle, right at the Missouri/Illinois State Line!
  • What: 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.
  • Where: The Eads Bridge – Downtown St Louis, that’s right, the Eads Bridge will be shut down just for YOU!
  • When: Sunday April 27th at 9:00 AM
  • Why: When was the last time you ran on the 1st bridge to span the Mississippi River in St. Louis?
  • How much:  Individual registration is $50 US dollars. No bartering or rubles please.  $75 for a team…barter with or bribe your teammate. After March 18th the entry fee will increase to $60 for individuals. You will get a fabulous Event T-Shirt if you pre-register. Fabulous.
  • 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 25th, Big Shark Bicycle Company WEST, 17233 Chesterfield Airport Road, 63005- from 12pm until 7pm.
  • Saturday, April 26th, 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

What’s in it for YOU:

Thanks to the great folks at City Hall -you get to test your early season athletic mettle on a completely closed run course that includes a spectatular start and finish line view on the WORLD FAMOUS EADS BRIDGE. Yep. You read that right. Eads Bridge. Awesome, isn’t it!?!  The bike heads north for 2 loops on North Broadway - which is a light industrial and transportation corridor with very few vehicles, if any parked on the course. The event will be professionally chip timed by Big River Race Management.

Want to register NOW!?! Click HERE:

 

RUN! 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/sport drink and first aid support.

BIKE! 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/sport drink and first aid support.

RUN! 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.

Sponsor: Underwood Chiropractic. Soft tissue components such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles provide joint stability and control. At Underwood Chiropractic, our Focus of Care is the Treatment and Functional Rehabilitation of these soft tissue components; which are the cause of most joint pain.”

  Dr. Scott Underwood will be on site race day. Please visit him before, during or after the event.

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

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

Direct any complaints to James Buchanan Eads.

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

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