Athlete Welcome Guide
CLICK HERE for the 2013 Duathlon National Championship webpage.
Congratulations on your sanctioned Duathlon finish. Now come and see where you stack up against the rest of the United States. This may be one of the most competitive duathlons in the country, but this is also a great event for the seasoned triathlete all the way down to the first time athlete testing the world of multisport. 2013 marks the third year Tucson/Oro Valley, Arizona has hosted the USAT Duathlon National Championship. In 2012, athletes from 43 states were represented and in 2013 USA Triathlon expects all 50 states to be represented. Athletes of all abilities, whether it is their first duathlon or one hundredth, will race in what is expected to be the largest Sprint Distance and Standard Distance Duathlon in the country. USA Triathlon hopes to see you in Tucson/Oro Valley, Arizona.
Why Race in Tucson?
The Tucson/Oro Valley area has great weather year round with nearly 350 days of sunshine each year. The area is a multisport hotbed with some of the best training and racing conditions in the country. Tucson and the Oro Valley community has been very receptive of the USAT Duathlon National Championship in past years. USA Triathlon is proud to be apart of the strong history of running and cycling events in Arizona and the Tucson area.
The Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation has energized officials and citizens alike and has led to a greater awareness in all levels of government and the community of how essential biking is to the region. Tucson’s mayor and city council have passed a policy to include bike lanes on all new street construction, as well as on all reconstruction projects. There are nearly 660 miles of on-street bike ways in the region, including more than 100 miles of local street bike routes; 550 miles of bike lanes and paved shoulders; and eight miles of shared bus and bike lanes.
Tucson, Winter Training Capital of the United States
Nature gave Tucson the weather and topography of an outdoorsman’s paradise; but nature built a Winter Training Capital for athletes of all ages and abilities. A combination of almost 500 miles of dedicated bike lanes, mild climate with over 350 days of sunshine and an extensive network of trails spread throughout the mountain ranges make Tucson the Winter Training Capital.
Entry Fee: Standard: $110 Sprint: $80
Location: Tucson / Oro Valley, AZ
Distance: Standard: 5k run, 35k bike, 5k run Sprint: 2.5k run, 17k bike, 2.5k run
Website: Duathlon National Championship
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