St. Mary’s Medical Center Multi-Sport Event – Kayathlon and Duathlon

Date: 5 August 2018

 

Timetable:

6:00 AM   Transition and Guyandotte boat ramp (start area for Kayathlon)  
    Ohio River Mile 305.0
    Duathlon start is Harris River Front boat ramp (Ohio River Mile 308.1)
     
8:00 AM   Guyandotte Boat Ramp (Ohio River Mile 305.0)
     Start Kayathlon open men
8:10 AM   Start Kayathlon open women
8:15 AM    Start Kayathlon Teams
     
8:00 AM     Harris River Front Park boat ramp (Ohio River Mile 308.1)
    tart Duathlon

This year we are substituting a Kayathlon in place of a Triathlon. This change is based on comments from several multi-sport athletes.

A Kayathlon is a multisport event that involves the sports of Kayaking, Cycling and Running. The Kayathlon is like a Triathlon, you just paddle a kayak instead of swimming during the water portion of the race.

 

Race Distance:

Multi-Sport (Kayathlon): 2.9 mile kayak, 15 mile bike and 5k run.

Duathlon: 5k run, 15 mile bike and 5k run.

 

Event Details

Kayathlon

  • The Kayathlon race will start at the Guyandotte Boat Ramp in Huntington, WV, Ohio River Mile305.1 and end at Harris River Front Park Boat Ramp in Huntington, WV, Ohio River Mile 308.0. 
  • Kayak Course is 2.9 miles (downstream direction) Ohio River Mile 305.1 to Ohio River Mile 308.0.
  • Cycling Course starts and ends at Harris River Front Park, Huntington, Run and Bike courses will be marked with cones, but streets are open to traffic. 
  • Run Course starts and ends at Harris River Front Park and includes over and return on the 6th Street bright in Huntington, WV.

Duathlon

  • Run Course starts and ends at Harris River Front Park and includes over and return on the 6th Street bright in Huntington, WV.
  • Cycling Course starts and ends at Harris River Front Park, Huntington, Run and Bike courses will be marked with cones, but streets are open to traffic. 
  • Run Course (same course as initial run) starts and ends at Harris River Front Park and includes over and return on the 6th Street bright in Huntington, WV.

 

Transition

Transition for all events is at Harris River Front Park, Huntington, WV

 

Categories

Multi-Sport Kayathlon: Open (Female and Male) and Kayathlon Teams (Female Team, Male Team and Mixed Team)

Duathlon: Open (Female and Male)

 

Entry Fee

Kayathlon Open   $55 until 1 July 2018
    $65 until 26 July 2018
    $80 after 26 July 2018
    (No Event Day Registration)
     
Kayathlon Teams   $70 until 1 July 2018
    $80 until 26 July 2018
    $90 after 26 July 2018
    (NO Event Day Registration)
     
Duathlon   $55 until 1 July 2018
    $65 until 26 July 2018
    (No Event Day Registration)

 

Kayak Stage

  • All kayakers must wear a suitable buoyancy vest
  • If someone is in need, please provide assistance until safety boat personnel is with person in distress.
  • There will be several safety boats on the course to provide assistance as needed.
  • All boaters must remain between safety boats and West Virginia shore

 

Run Stage               

Although the course is marked with safety cones, there are no road closures – all roads are open. Please be aware of all other road users. Please look for vehicles and other runners when passing.

 

Bike Stage

Although the course is marked with safety cones, there are no road closures – all roads are open. Please be aware of all other road users. Please look for vehicles and other cyclists or runners when passing.

 

Transition

Helmets must be put on and secured before bikes are removed from racks. Athletes will be required to stop and properly secure their helmet before they may continue.

Bikes must be walked / run out of transition are before mount line. Rides must dismount before dismount line. NO bikes are to be ridden in transition area.

 

Parking

Parking although limited is available at transition area. However, please be aware that exiting this area will be restricted at times due to safety concerns for cyclists and runners. There is a public parking garage across the street from transition area (Harris River Front Park).

Awards and refreshments will be hosted at Harris River Front Park when event is finished.