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Duathlon, triathlon to run this weekend

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- HealthyTriState continues its effort to promote good health with sponsorship of a Kids' Duathlon on Saturday and the St. Mary's Triathlon/Duathlon on Sunday.

Registration for the Kids' Duathlon closed Thursday. Athletes can still sign up for the Triathlon/Duathlon online at TriStateRacer.com or HealthyTriState.org. The last chance to enter the Triathlon/Duathlon is Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. during a Pasta Party/Packet Pickup at HIMG on U.S. 60 East next to the 29th Street interchange of I-64.

The Kids' Duathlon has a Saturday start at 9 a.m. at Harris Riverfront Park.

Young athletes will compete in two races. Age groups 6-7 and 8-9 are in the first race. Age groups 10-11 and 12-13 are in the second race.

Ages 6-9 will have a quarter-mile run, a one-mile cycling leg and a one-mile run. Ages 10-13 will compete in a half-mile run, 3-mile cycling leg and 1.7-mile run. The Kids' Duathlon course is entirely inside the flood wall along the Ohio River.

Motorists should be alert for some street closings Sunday during the Triathlon/Duathlon that begins Sunday at 8 a.m.

The triathlon has a half-mile swim out and back in the Ohio River, a 15-mile cycling leg from the park west to Camden Park and back and a 5K run on city streets.

Athletes can enter the triathlon as a relay team of two or three members.

For the duathlon, a 5K run takes the place of the swim.