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posted: 6/12/2014 7:28 AM

Compete in the Schaumburg Park District Triathlon and Duathlon

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  • A competitor transitions to his bike during the triathlon.Schaumburg Park District

      A competitor transitions to his bike during the triathlon.Schaumburg Park District

 
Schaumburg Park District

Swim, pedal and run faster than ever! Participate in the ultimate athletic experience at the Schaumburg Park District's annual Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon and Dash, Pedal, Dash Duathlon.

Both races begin at 6:30 a.m., July 13 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way. Check-in, chip assignment, body marking and pick-up will begin at 5:15 a.m. The triathlon consists of a 400-meter swim, 12.8-mile bike ride and 5K run while the duathlon consists of a 12.8-mile bike ride sandwiched between two 5k runs. Both races are chip-timed with one transition area and end at Meineke Recreation Center.

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Multiple age divisions for ages 15 and older are available with the option of competing as an individual or as part of a team. Team entries are accepted for triathlon only.

Registration is now available. All participants are required to complete an official race registration form. Forms are available at Park District facilities or online at parkfun.com. Race forms must be turned in at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Online registration is also available at active.com.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m., July 5. Cost is $55 for individuals and $148 for teams for registration forms received before 5 p.m., June 28. Cost is $60 for individuals and $155 for teams for registration forms received after 5 p.m., June 28. No registration forms will be accepted after July 5. There is no race-day registration.

T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 500 athletes registered for the triathlon and the first 120 for the duathlon. Schaumburg Park District cannot guarantee T-shirt sizes.

This event is sponsored by Alexian Brothers Health System, Village Cycle Sport and Dick Pond Athletics.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

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