About: Entering its sixth year, the Chain of Rocks Bridge is now the permanent home of our Spring Duathlon. Originally held on the historic Eads Bridge we re-located the event to a longer bridge and a more rural bicycle course. The iconic Chain of Rocks Bridge and surrounding area is the perfect venue to ease into an active event season. The event starts and finishes at the foot of the Chain of Rocks Bridge on the Illinois side. Participants will run from Illinois to Missouri and back, followed by a flat, fast out and back bike circuit, returning to a final out and back run leg on the bridge with great views of the mighty Mississippi River. Awesome, right?!
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RACE DAY- arrive EARLY- we start and park at the Eastern/Illinois entry to the Chain of Rocks Bridge! RACE will go on rain or shine. We've cast our vote for shine, but it will be happening either way!
Distances: 1.5 mile run – 12 mile bike – 1.5 mile run. A great distance for beginners and seasoned veterans.
Where: The Chain of Rocks Bridge – and rural roads on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.
When: Sunday April 23rd at 9:00 AM
Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon Registration Details-
|Before January 1st, 2017||Individual $55/Team $75|
|January 1st - March 1st||Individual $60/Team $80|
|March 1st - April 22nd||Individual $65/Team $85|
|Race Day April 23rd||Individual $70/Team $90|
Athletes registered by April 16 are guaranteed an Event Shirt. Entries after the deadline are NOT guaranteed shirts.
Two person teams- one person does the run legs and the other does the bike segment
Three person teams - one person does the first run leg, 2nd person does the bike leg and a 3rd person does the final run.
**NEW** ALL participants will have a timing strip on their Bib Number. To have accurate times, numbers must be worn through the duration of the race. Teams will pass the number from one member to the next using a race belt. If teams don't have a race belt, Big River will loan one to them to be returned after the race.
Packet Pick-Up Options:
Chain of Rocks Bridge Training Group- Interested in doing a Duathlon? Want to join an awesome group with awesome benefits to prepare? Check out the Big Shark/Nutriformance Duathlon Training Group.
2017 Registration is Open:
Run 1 Details: 1.5 miles – Start on the Illinois Entry to the Chain of Rocks Bridge- head West. Before getting to Missouri, turnaround and Head East on the Bridge.
Run to Bike Transition in the Chain of Rocks Bridge Parking Lot: Transition area will have water and first aid support.
Bike Details: 12 miles – East on Chain of Rocks Road. South on Slough Road/Chouteau Place Road to turn-around.
Bike to Run Transition in the Chain of Rocks Bridge Parking Lot: Transition area will have water and first aid support.
Run 2 Details: 1.5 miles – Start on the Illinois Entry to the Chain of Rocks Bridge- head West. Before getting to Missouri, turnaround and Head East on the Bridge. High Fives!
Awards: Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women
Celebrate! – Take in the spectacular view of the Mighty Mississippi River from the Chain of Rocks Bridge deck. Awards will be at (approx.) 11 am in the parking lot at the foot of the Bridge on the Illinois side.
Post-Race Therapy: We are proud to have the Precision Health Group as a sponsor of this event. The Precision Health Group thinks differently and treats differently and is indeed a different kind of results-based chiropractic organization. Set up an appoinment with them to work out the post race kinks.
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Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".