Farragut Winter Duathlon
Farragut State Park – 12/10/17
Hi folks, I know winters can be long and snowy here in the Inland Northwest and not everyone can make it up to the ski slopes. For the past few years Kelly and I have traveled to Winthrop, WA for their annual fat bike festival and I can’t describe what a blast this has been! Imagine being able to ride, Nordic ski, and snowshoe all winter long on groomed trails! Grooming trails is very difficult to do by hand though and I know that if we had a groomer available to us we could create more outdoor winter activities closer to home. With this in mind, I set about finding a way to pay for an expensive groomer. Thanks to Mike Gaertner of Vertical Earth I was able to take over a 501(c)7 and we have created Trail Maniac Foundation. Trail Maniac Foundation is a nonprofit corporation and our goal is to create more outdoor opportunities for winter groomed trails close to town. These trails will be open for fat biking, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. Currently, we have a Best Track sled single track groomer ordered and it will be delivered the first week of January 2018. I still need to finish paying for this groomer and that’s where you come in. Your participation in the TMF’s Winter Duathlon is a fundraiser to help pay for the groomer and other expenses associated with grooming.
Are you ready for a challenge! Don’t worry this duathlon does not include swimming in the lake! The race details are as follows:
DATE: 12/10/17 at 9:00 am
LOCATION: Farragut State Park
Individuals and 2-person teams are welcome to participate in this event. The disciplines will consist of a 5k run/16k bike ride/5k run.
8:00 am to 8:55 am bib pickup and late registration
8:55 am pre-race briefing
9:00 am duathlon start (individuals and teams) start
9:10 am 16K MTB race start
9:20 am 5K trail run start
Please note that we will only have one aid station located near transition.
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been switched to a run/ bike/run duathlon.
Local time: 4:01 AM
***Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to other runners/riders/skiers. We understand that life happens and we will gladly issue a race credit into any of our other Trail Maniac Foundation races (that are held within 12 months). Transfers must be received by Kelly Monday (12/4/17) prior to the race that you cannot attend. Send your transfer request to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. **