Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Victoria's Duathlon - 2013 Race Preview

Kickstart Your Triathlon Season With Victoria's Duathlon!

Nothing marks the start of the triathlon season better than the Subaru Triathlon Series Victoria's Duathlon. Now in its 20th year and formerly known as "Victoria's Brick Duathlon" this race has become a classic for all those triathletes and duathletes looking to put their training to the test!

A little about the course:
Victoria's Duathlon consists of a 4km run, followed by a 30km bike and finally a 4km run. Both the bike and run courses take place over rolling terrain.  The run courses are a simple out and back, with the trip out being mostly uphill and the return trip, therefore, being mostly downhill.  The second run is a repeat of the first run. The bike is also a simple out and back course with rolling hills.  Nothing too difficult but a good challenge none the less. Most elite athletes will complete the race in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes while the average finisher will cross the line in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Here is a great race recap from Craig Cassar, a Get Out There Magazine reporter:

Proceeds to Victoria D'Agostino Children's Benefit Fund
We've partnered with Victoria D'Agostino Children's Benefit Fund, which is part of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. This year we will donate a portion of the race proceeds to the fund. The Fund will help to build a better community, now and for generations to come, by providing special awards to elementary students in the community.  You can find out more by visiting their website here.

How Can You Register?
There are still plenty of spots lefts for this race. To register visit our website at and select "Victoria's" from the race menu on the left. On this page you will also find all the race details, costs and any information you will need come race day. There are also course maps in the event you want to test out the course before the race!

Have you done this race in past? We, as well as all our newbie triathletes and experienced ones who haven't done this race would love to know your thoughts on the race, training or race-day tips so feel free to post comments in the comments box below!

See you all on Monday, May 20th!

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