The DCH Health System knows the importance of sports in the life of a child. That’s why we’re pleased to sponsor the second annual DCH SportsMedicine Dirt, Sweat & Gears Trail Duathlon on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Lake Lurleen State Park. The event will feature a 10-mile trail bike ride followed by a 5K run on the trails at Lake Lurleen.
Following a mandatory pre-race meeting planned for 6:30 a.m., the bike portion will begin at 7 a.m. NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE 2016 EVENT. Registration fee is $45 for individuals and $80 for a team prior to race day and $55 individual and $90 team on race day. (The minimum age for the bike trail is 12.) If you are strong on the bike but not an avid runner, or vice versa, this duathlon also allows for team competition. Awards will be given in several individual and team categories, door prizes, and participants who collect donations will be eligible to win additional prizes depending on the amount of money collected.
Dirt, Sweat & Gears will help bring healthy sports activities to young athletes through the DCH SportsMedicine Fund. The DCH SportsMedicine Fund, part of The DCH Foundation, provides service and educational opportunities to area schools, recreational sports organizations and individuals. Since its creation in 1993, the DCH SportsMedicine Fund has provided protective and preventive athletic equipment to area athletes and supplies and equipment for area high school training rooms. The DCH SportsMedicine Fund also sponsors scholarships for college and high school student athletic trainers.
Your participation in Dirt, Sweat & Gears will give you the opportunity to compete with some of the area’s top athletes as you support our area high school and middle school athletic programs through the services provided by DCH SportsMedicine. You can easily register online, or you can register in person the day of the event.