Yup, you read that correctly. Not a triatholan or a biathlon, but a duathlon. What exactly is a duathlon, might you ask? Well for starters, its a race coming to Glens Falls as the First Annual Glens Falls Lions Club Duathlon.
A duathlon is an event that consists of a running leg, than a biking leg, than another run. It’s different from a triathlon which involves running, biking, and swimming, and a biathlon which consists of only two events. The Glens Falls event will consist of a 5k run, a 30k bike ride, then another 5k run on October 7, 2012.
Duathlons are gaining popularity throughout the country, especially after Lance Armstrong won an off road duatholan (also known as a”Dirty-Du”). Now, this style of race is coming to Glens Falls!
The course for the First Annual Glens Falls Lions Club 1st Annual Duathlon will follow routes through the city of Glens Falls and through the town of Queensbury. There are tons of great prizes and raffle opportunities at the race, such as a customized bike from Rick’s Bike Shop!
Will you be racing in the Duathlon? What other type of races would you like to see in Glens Falls?