Blitz Duathlon – Comes to Calgary!
Trail Run*, Road Bike, Trail Run*
Sunday, May 24, 2020
North Glenmore Park (Snowy Owl Picnic Site), Calgary, AB
Be a part of Calgary’s newest Duathlon!
Blitz Run-bike-run Duathlons offer a unique multisport experience. Our on-road/off-road course challenges participants from the first timer to seasoned athlete alike. You can race solo or team up to cover the distance with a team or our TriTogether Wave. Platinum Racing offers six Duathlon events in 2020 around the province.
The race will start from the Station Flats parking area and take you west along the Elbow Valley/Sulphur Springs trail for 3.5km before heading back to the transition area at Station Flats. The bike is an out and back south/west on Highway 66 with lots of rolling hills (19k), followed by a shorter 3.5km loop on the Tom Snow Trail to finish the race. See Course Map.
Still not sure if this race is for you? Here’s what others had to say about our other Blitz events:
“This is the best race that I have done in all the years I have raced. So much fun and very well organized. All the other athletes and volunteers were awesome as well. Thanks gang”
“It was a fun atmosphere yet also very well organized. Great post-race food and draw prizes.”
“It was my first time at this race and it was well organized and a lot of fun! ”
“Great venue, trails were good, scenic ride with a challenging hill climb. Lots of volunteers who were awesome, energetic, and encouraging”
8:00am – Athlete Check-in
9:50am – Warm-up
10:00am – RACE START
11:30am – Food
12:00pm’ish – Awards/Prizes
You can park in the two parking lots adjacent to our Start/Finish/Transition.
You will start under the start/finish arch. After returning from your first run, return beside the arch into the bike transition zone (bike racks). Do up your helmet and walk your bike to the mount/dismount line to begin the bike leg.
TEAMS: Upon finishing the first run, simply “tag” your cyclist teammate at the bike rack. Cyclists then un-rack bike and proceed to the mount line to begin the cycle portion. Upon returning from the bike, cyclists dismount and return to the rack and tag their runner teammate. No transfer of bib number or timing chip is required.
Run 1 & Run 2
The first and second 5km run legs leave transition on paved paths west bound. Runners move onto single track trails down into Weaselhead flats, complete a loop and return up the hill and back to transition.
Interactive Run Map Here
Cyclists walk their bikes to the mount/dismount lines (helmets buckled!). Ride west along North Glenmore Park Road and turn right onto 66 Ave. Continue eastbound until Crowchild trail 4-way top (controlled) and turn right. Complete 4 laps, dismount and return bike to transition before completing your second run.
Interactive Bike Map Here