Duathlon competition set for first week in March
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The running course of the 2018 Spring Trail Run and Off-Road Duathlon features a trail that goes by a dinosaur track site. 	     Courtesy photo
The running course of the 2018 Spring Trail Run and Off-Road Duathlon features a trail that goes by a dinosaur track site. Courtesy photo
​ Moab’s third annual Spring Trail Run and Off-Road Duathlon will be held March 3 and 4. The duathlon, which consists of an 8k trail run, followed by a 13k mountain bike ride, will be held March 3, with a trail half-marathon and 8k on March 4. Participants can race solo, where they complete both the run and the bike, or as a team where one person runs and then tags their team’s biker.

​ The race features trails in the North Klondike area. Local race director and multi-sport athlete Danelle Ballengee said she expects to see the race grow quickly and “potentially become a championship event.”

​ The running course features the Dinosaur Stomping Ground track, a foot-travel only trail that goes by a dinosaur track site. Trail Mix, local paleontologists and the Sierra Club built the track and the nearby Mega Steps Trail. The area is what paleontologists call the “Dinosaur Dance Floor.”

​ According to Balengee, the bike course features single track mixed with slickrock, red dirt and scenic views.

​ Athletes interested in participating can sign up at trainingrx.com. Ballengee added that she is looking for workers on the day of the event. For more information, contact her at 970-389-4838

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