Duathlon

 

 

First Amravati Duathlon 2019 (11th August 2019)

Cycling is a popular sport. More and more fitness loving persons are adopting it as a way to fitness, connect with group of cyclists, have a fun and there are many such reasons to start cycling. In every sport, to make it competitive, to test your capacity and to enjoy the spirit of competitive event, participation in such event is also necessary. Amravati Marathon Association, after three successful Amravati Half Marathons, 2016-2017-2018, has decided to venture into organizing Duathlon in Amravati.
Duathlon:
Duathlon is very popular and highly competitive sports event in western countries. A Duathlon is a competition that includes running and cycling. The usual format of a Duathlon is Run-Cycle-Run, meaning you start with a run, then transition to the Cycle, then transition back to running again. Your time starts when you start the race, and finishes when you cross the finish line. Athletics can participate as solo and Team also. There are different events depending upon the distance of running and cycling. In Amravati we are organizing following events of Duathlon.

 

Olympic Duathlon:

10 Km Run followed by 40Km Road Cycling and 5Km final Run

 

Solo Olympic Duathlon:

The same participant will be doing the running and cycling.

 

Team Olympic Duathlon:

In a team, running will be done by one participant and cycling part will be done by his/her team mate. For example, in a team, Ashok is Runner and Bhaskar is cyclist. Ashok will start the event as all Duathlons start with running. Once Ashok finishes his first part of running of 10 Km and returns to finish line, Bhaskar will start cycling. After Bhaskar returns to finish line, completing the 40 km cycling, Ashok will again start the last part of 5 km running.

 

Sprints Duathlon:

5Km Run followed by 20Km cycling and 2.5km final Run.

Sprint Duathlon is also for Solo participants and Teams.

 

Route:

Event will start  and finish at  Government Girls High Schoolground. Running route for all event is within city. Cyclist will go on Mardi Road for 10 Km and return to finish point to complete 20 kms. For 40 kms, cyclist will have to do two loops. Any changes in route and start/finish point will be communicated to participants.

 

Age & Sex category:

Participants above 18 years can participate in Olympic Duathlon and Sprints Duathlon.  This being a first year, we are not keeping separate Age/Sex categories. Ladies can participate in solo as well as in team event. Team may consist of both ladies, both gents or one lady and one gent.

 

Registration Fees:

1. Olympic Duathlon solo Rs.1200/-

2. Olympic Duathlon Team Rs.1600/-

3. Sprint Duathlon Rs.1000/-

4. Sprint Duathlon Rs.1500/-

( T shirt, Finishers medal, Timing Bib, Breakfast, Energy drink/water on route are included in registration fees)

 

Cash Prizes:

1. Olympic Duathlon Solo: First three athletics. Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000.

2. Olympic Duathlon Team: First three athletics. Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000.

3. Sprints Duathlon Solo: First three athletics. Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000, Rs. 5000.

4. Sprints Duathlon Team: First three athletics. Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000, Rs. 5000.

 

Special Note:

Participants are free to use any type of bicycle, geared/non-geared/racer or otherwise. No separate category for any type of cycles whether racer/non-racer/geared/non-geared.

 

Caution-Safety first:

In any sport activity, there is a hidden risk, every athletics, specially cyclist have to be careful on road. Race officials and volunteers will on road at every square to man the traffic. We all are not professional athletics. We are doing this activity for the purpose of fitness. So, few seconds here and there does not make much difference. But compromise with Safety, sometime makes a huge difference.

 

For registration

reg1