Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Merry Maniac Duathlon 5m/10m/2.5m

5537 Centerville Rd

Williamsburg, VA Duathlon, Duathlon 2 Per Team

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 2, 2021

2022 Race cancelled

I am sorry to announce that there will not be a 2022 Merry Maniac. I have decided to changeover to a different type of event in a different location, but around the same time. My decision is based on increasing costs and low registration numbers for this race. The trail rental and insurance fees would barely be covered by registration and I do not want to increase my fees. Thanks for your understanding and look for the new Happy Cat race The Snowy Owl 10 miler in January 2022 at York River State Park! Thanks for your interest.

A Duathlon in Williamsburg, VA!

Please join us on Saturday, January 2 in beautiful Freedom Park! Race starts at 9am. Race includes a Run/Bike/Run format. The first Run is 5 miles of single track trail running, followed by a 10 mile bike section (revised to dirt and paved fire roads due to rain) and finishing with a 2.5 trail run. The trail elevation is not excessive, but there are constant switchbacks, roots and tight turns.
Here is a video from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BdXaKW4Tq0&authuser=0

Trail Map and info

Trail map is here:
https://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2374/Freedom-Park-Trail-Map-PDF
The 5 mile run section will use the A loop, 2.5 mile section will use the B loop. The bike will use the multiuse trails this year due to rain. They are a mix of dirt and pavement. The transition area will be in the field adjacent to the Botanical Garden on the map.
The start finish will be next to the interpretive center. There will be be a mile of multiuse trail before entering the narrow single track to spread out the field. If the link above does not work, please copy and paste in your browser.

The elevation in the park is only 200-300 feet per trail, but there are frequent roots and twists and turns. There are not many sections to get up speed, but the trails are beautiful and well maintained.

There will be water stops with some food and first aid at the 2 mile and 4 mile of the 5 mile section. There are 2 water stops in the bike section and 1 in the 2.5 mile section of the run.

The transition area will also have food, drink and first aid supplies.


Local time: 9:07 PM
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