2005 Discover Presque Isle Duathlon
New Course for 2005
New for 2005 - We have set the first 5k run to start from the Beach 11 parking lot run along the main road & bike path to and around the Perry Monument and head back to the Beach 11 parking lot. The second 5k run will start from the transition area in the Beach 11 parking lot, run along the main road & bike path in the opposite direction towards the Pine Tree beach area. Runners will then turn around and head back to the finish at Beach 11.
New for 2005 - ChampionChip timing by the Runner's High. Each participant will wear a chip on their shoe that transmits a signal each time the participant crosses over a special mat on the course. Times are calculated based on the participant's time across the mats.
The race is a 5 kilometer run, a 20 kilometer bike, and a 5 kilometer run beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2005. (Discover Presque Isle Weekend). Each 5K run will be two laps of a mixed paved surface and hard-packed dirt course. The bike will be one lap of Presque Isle State Park. Each participant and volunteer receives a unique, high-quality race premium. Immediately following the race, refreshments will be available and awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the first, second and third place finishers in each age group, relay and mountain bike categories. You must be present to receive an award.
Pre-registration deadline is Saturday, July 23th 2005. Day of race registration will be accepted for an additional $5 entry fee. Any balance due to late registration will be collected race day. For race information, or to volunteer, call Joe Kloecker, race director, at (814)833-4751 or email Joe Kloecker.
- Race entry fees are non-refundable and are the property of Presque Isle Partnership. The race will not be rescheduled if cancelled due to unsafe road conditions.
- Bike riders must wear ANSI approved helmets during the entire bike ride segment of the race. Participants must be wearing their helmets before exiting the transition area.
- The race course will not be completely closed to automobile, pedestrian or bicycle traffic. Participants must be alert at all times.
- Bike riders must ride single file on the right across the steel grate bridge across the Misery Bay inlet. Signs will be posted and the marshals will direct participants across the bridge.
- Bikers must ride in the designated lane with the traffic flow. Crossing into the other lane may result in disqualification.
- Each run segment will be two loops of a measured 2.5 km course. There will be no timing splits provided during the run, but miles 1, 2, and 3 will be marked.
- There will be one aid station near the transition area for runners.