The 5th annual Outer Banks Duathlon a Run Bike Run Event We've got a new and challenging course for you this year in Corolla. A great catered post race party and unique Finisher Awards for all participants. This is an event for all ages and skill levels. The run course takes you through the historic villages of Corolla, and is set-up against a challenging and fast double loop 28 mile ride through Northern Corolla which includes the historic Currituck Lighthouse and Whalehead club. See the newly posted course maps for more details.
A comprehensive Race Information document is available for download HERE Please take the time to read and digest the information which includes a message from the Head Referee.
Packet pickup will be available at the Outer Banks TRI Sports store located at 3105 N. Croatan Hwy (in the Seagate North Shopping Center) Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252)715-3278 from 3:00-5:00pm Saturday, March 24th, 2018 and at the Transition area on race day from 6:30am until 7:30am. Packet pickup is not mandatory on Saturday, but highly advised in order to avoid lines on race day morning. Athletes must present their USA Triathlon membership card at packet pick up OR purchase a one-day pass at packet pick-up/race day check-in for $15.00 cash only.
Wave Start Information
There are no wave starts for this event. The race will start at 8am on Gun Time
All USA Triathlon rules will be followed and strictly enforced. Drafting is not allowed and will be monitored by roving motorcycles. Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may be used in USAT-sanctioned races. Aerobars and disks are approved. All participants must be at least 15 years old. All riders must stay to the right of their lane at all times other than passing. Please be courteous to the other riders on the course, ride in a straight line and stay right. Two minute USAT blocking penalties will be assessed to all riders not obeying this important safety rule. There will not be a water bottle hand off on the bicycle course so athletes should carry their own fluids. While riding to transition before the race, warming up and after the event riding back to the car, your helmet MUST be worn and buckled. Disregard of this rule will result in DISQUALIFICATION!
Please review the following Athlete InformationPRIOR to the race. It is the responsibility of each athlete to be familiar with the rules.
The race director reserves the right to alter or cancel portions of the race as deemed necessary for safety reasons. RAIN DATE. TRANSFERS or DEFERMENTS will be coordinated with the race director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water stations will be located near the turn-around on the out and back run(s). An aid and water station will be located at the Transition area. Bikers must carry their own water. No water stops on the bike, there will be course safety personnel and Police Emergency services at the Bike turn-around.
Course Time Limits
1st 5k Run - 8am-9am 28 Mile Bike – 11am cutoff 2nd 5k Run - 12pm cutoff
Post Race Activities
The awards ceremony will take place at 11am and conclude immediately after the completion of the race. Athletes can relax and enjoy the BBQ cookout. Friends, family and spectators can join the post race party for an additional fee.
Top 3 Overall Male/Female Top 3 Male/Female in the following age categories: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over Top 3 Relays Relays (consist of 1 runner & 1 cyclist) All team members must have valid USAT membership or 1 day pass purchased at packet pick-up or day of event. $15.00 cash only.
Age groups for this year’s OBX Duathlon will be based on age as of 12/31 of 2018, not the age on race day. For a detailed explanation of this rule change please visit https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon. OBX Duathlon reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race day based on participation.
Hospitality Partner/Accommodations Our Hospitality partner for The OBXDUO this year is The Ramada Plaza located at 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252)441-2151 Click HERE for Directions rooms will go fast and we got you great rate. Contact The Hotel Directly at (252)441-2151 Hotel Managers Jamie C. or Ari V. Slightly more expensive accommodations can be booked at The Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk a partner Hotel to the Ramada Click HERE for Directions again call Hotel directly at (252)261-1290 authorizing manager Jamie C. for any questions or assistance you can contact Race Director by text at (252) 489-8239 for immediate assistance.