Going Out: Double points on offer in Duathlon Series

Competitors can rejoice with the final race of the Giant Duathlon Series set to take place this weekend following a postponement of the original date.

Jay Asser
by Jay Asser
27th April 2016

article:27th April 2016

The series concluder was scheduled to take place on April 15, but due to inclement weather, organisers Race ME Events decided to prioritise the safety of athletes and staff and call it off.

But the show will go on with the race rescheduled for Saturday, April 30 at the District One cycling and running tracks, giving participants the chance to finish off the series in style.


As it is the last race of the season, double points will be on offer which means there’s still time to improve your standing.

Several distances are available for athletes of all ages, ability and level of experience.

The youngest of youngsters, up to age six, can take part in the shortest distance featuring a 200m run, a 1,500m cycle and a 200m run to finish.

Kids up to the age of 12 can go for the 400m run, 8.5 kilometre bike ride and a 400m run.

The intermediate distance is perfect for tweens and teens, aged 10 to 14, which consists of a 1.5km run, a 16.5km bike and a 1.5km run.

Adults above the age of 15 can choose from either the full distance – a 3km run, a 24.75km cycle and a 3km run – or the 1.5x full distance – a 4.5km run, a 41.25km bike ride and a 4.5km run.

The event will be held at the District One cycling and running track near Meydan.

The event will be held at the District One cycling and running track near Meydan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double points are only up for grabs in the long course option, while the shorter course will accrue standard points.

Athletes can also opt to do the full distance as a team in pairs of two – all-male, all-female or mixed.

Each participant’s four best races out of the six will go towards their points tally.

A prize giving ceremony will be held following the final event and will award trophies for first, second and third place in each category of each age group.

Registration is open until the day before the race, Friday, April 29, and can be done through www.premieronline.com. Included in the entry are a medal, goody bag and refreshments.

Don’t miss out on the last chance to take part in the popular series and secure points towards earning prizes.

What: Giant Duathlon Series race six
Where: District One cycling and running tracks, Dubai
When: Saturday, April 30 with registration closing on Friday, April 29
Contact: Visit www.premieronline.com to sign up and www.race-me-events.com for more information


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