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The Great Northwest Duathlon and 5K

August 13, 2017
72 Lotzgesell Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382

NEWS FLASH

RACE IS CANCELLED FOR 2017 - PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR 2018

THIS EVENT IS OVER. Please view the EVENT LIST to see the current events.

Event Contact: Kraig Kyllo Race Director

Phone: (360) 775-9213     Email:

MORE INFORMATION

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NOTE TO ATHELTES.  I'm writing this note to let you all know that after much contemplation I have made the hard decision to postpone the Great Northwest Duathlon & 5K until 2018. The main reason for this decision is due to the lack of valuable Volunteers support.  I have lost some of my key people from last year because of other commitments, and I feel at this time, it isn't fair to all of you to not put forth a first class event.  I believe this is the best decision at this time to allow you the opportunity to sign up for another event.   Please watch the website for the 2018 date and details, and please plan to join us then.  I promise to provide you the best experience.  I am wishing you all the best in your 2017 racing.   Kraig Kyllo, Race director

ABOUT THE EVENT

Join us for our Second Annual Great NW Duathlon, show casing our beautiful Dugeness Valley.  Starting with a 5k run on our breathtaking Dungeness Recreational Area Road and trail with the sights and sounds of the harbor and the Strait of Juan De Fuca in the background. Then transitioning into a 21.4 mile bike ride through out the edges of Sequim and Dungeness including the Dungeness Valley with beautiful sights and sounds of Farms Quiet Roads, the Dungeness Spit and other scenery along your ride. Then we will finish up with another 5k run for you to enjoy the same sites you did to start the race.  Come join us here in the Dungeness Valley and see what we have to offer you'll be glad you did.  Here is the newest Venue that we decided to create as looking to the future of the the event and the expansion of it in the years to come.

5K Run / Walk: If you are not up to the Duathlon, join us for the 5K Run/Walk for all ages and levels of ability. Same course as the Duathlon 5K Course. Youth, age 16 and under will receive a $10.00 discount on the 5K entry. SPECIAL NOTE: In order to keep your fees down, and to cover the production costs, we will not be able to offer Shirts this year. Thanks so much for your understanding.

Date:

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Location:

72 Lotzgesell Rd, Sequim, WA 98382

Race Schedule:

August 13, 2017
TIME:
7:00am - Transition Opens
7:00am - Bib Pickup Begins 7:00
7:45am - Volunteers Report to Transition Area for Volunteer Meeting
8:30am - Pre-Race Briefing for All Athletes
8:45am - All Corner Marshals/Aid Station Volunteers report to assigned locations
8:45am - Transition Area Closes
8:50am - National Anthem and Prayer
9:00am - Race Start - Duathlon and 5K Competitors
10:00am - Post race Meal starts
12:30pm - Course Closes (or until the last competitor is off the course)
1:00pm - Award Presentations (or after last competitor finishes)

COURSE MAP (new)

CLICK HERE

 

Photography:

Dewi Sprague Photography is official photographer for 2017 Great Northwest Duathlon-5K. Race participants will get FREE digital high resolution pictures. Dewi Sprague Photography has worked as official photographer for North Olympic Discovery Marathon for the last 3 years.
To see more of Dewi’s portfolio, Visit this website
Like Dewi Sprague Photography Facebook page to get updates. CLICK HERE

About the Area:

Port Angeles and/or Sequim is the perfect place to stay when visiting Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. It's even a better place to live, work and raise a family. Downtown is the heart of the community where people come together to shop, dine, find essential services and have a great time close to home.

Dungeness Recreation Area is known as the portal to the Dungeness Spit, but there is a lot more to discover before you arrive at the National Wildlife Refuge. Picnic on the bluff, watch the shipping lanes and catch a glimpse of Mt. Baker. Providing the starting point of a great adventure, the 216-acre Park offers many amenities. The virtues include a 1-mile long scenic bluff trail with picnic sites, a pocket picnic area, a group picnic area with shelter, and equestrian trails.

While you are taking advantage of the rain-shadow, allowing about 18 inches of rain a year in the area, take the time to spot the upland birds prior to dropping down to the beach and the shoreline species. Witness Northern Harriers suspended in air while they look to snare a lunch, eavesdrop on a warbler's serenade, and become enchanted with the melancholy cooing of the Mourning Dove.

Beyond the camping loops and the group picnic/camp area is the entrance to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. There is a large parking lot and an ADA accessible restroom available year round. Pets, camping, fires, bicycles, kite flying, horses, and balls/frisbees are not permitted on the Refuge. NOTE: A separate entrance fee is required to access the Dungeness Spit.

There is no entrance or day use fee charged at this park or any of the other parks within the Clallam County Park system. Fees are charged for camping, dump station use, and showers.


Events:

  • Sprint Duathlon

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 (online registration closed Jun 5 10:42 pm PDT)

  • 5K Run/Walk

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 (online registration closed Jun 5 10:42 pm PDT)

  • Volunteer Signup

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 (online registration closed Jun 5 10:42 pm PDT)

 
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