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Registration Open for 2010 USAT National Duathlon Festival Championship

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Richmond Race to be the only qualifier for 2010 Duathlon World Championships
 
RICHMOND, VA. — Registration is now open for the USA Triathlon National Duathlon Festival Championship, which will be held at New Market’s corporate headquarters in downtown Richmond, Virginia on April 24 and 25, 2010.

The USAT National Duathlon Festival Championship offers duathletes the chance to bike and run through either the on- or off-road downtown urban courses. Athletes and spectators alike can also participate in post-race tailgating party, on-course spectator party zones and the vendor expo located next to the transition area.

“Last year we had the biggest and best duathlete field in the country turn out in Richmond,” said Jeff Dyrek, National Events Director at USAT. “With 2010 being the final year for the National Duathlon Festival Championship in Richmond, we look forward to having another record-breaking year for Duathlon in Richmond.”

The On-Road National Championship Age Group Races will serve as the only national qualifiers for the 2010 ITU World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 4 and 5.  The top 18 spots per age group will qualify and be eligible to participate in the World Championships.

The 2010 USAT National Duathlon Festival Championship features youth, junior and adult on-road divisions, as well as an adult off-road race. “We’re always happy to bring another national event to Richmond, particularly one that highlights our great park and trail system and one where people of all ages and skill levels can participate,” said Jon Lugbill, executive director of Sports Backers and race director. “We’re excited to keep the momentum going strong for the sport of Duathlon as it continues to grow locally and nationally.”

For registration details and complete event information, please visit www.duathlonnationals.com.  Sunday’s events are limited to 1,500 registrants and registration will close at capacity.

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