May 13, 2017
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
The Oakdale “Spring Classic” Duathlon has always been the first multisport event of the season for most Midwest area athletes. It is a destination event bringing many from Duluth, Madison, Chicago and Des Moines. The 3 mile run, 14 mile bike, 2.5 mile run attracts the area’s best competitors as well as the first timer. Beautiful Lake Elmo Park Reserve and it’s 2165 acres provides the event with a venue that you will not find anywhere else.
Reason #1 – People love the park – The venue is outstanding – Lake Elmo Park Reserve is a beautiful 2165 acres/3-1/2 square mile park with 80 percent of its acreage set aside for preservation and protection. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is located 1 mile north of I-94 and 2.5 miles east of I-694 at the intersection of County Road 19 (Keats Avenue No.) and County Road 10 (10th Street No.)
Reason #2 – People love all the awards – Lots of awards. Age groups and categories for everyone – Elite, Clydesdale, Athena, Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Coed Teams. Age groups include 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and older. Clydesdale (220 Lbs), Athena (165 Lbs)
Custom medals to top 3 in each category. All finishers get a finishers medal
Reason #3 – People love the results – Mylaps/ChampionChip provide the results. You will get 5 different splits – First Run, Transition 1, Bike, Transition 2, and Run 2 and best of all – a Finish time.
Reason #4 – People love the sponsors – Gear West is there as the bike support crew
THE COURSE –
The first Run – 3 mile run entirely in the park
The Bike – 14 Miles on the roads circling Lake Elmo Park Reserve
The second Run – 2.6 mile run using the same course as the first run – only opposite direction
Technical/Performance T Shirts to all Participants
**Only those who are registered by Thursday, May 12 are guaranteed to get their shirt on race day Registrations received on Friday and on race day will get a shirt but may have to wait and pick it up at FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake after Wednesday, May 18
AWARDS and CATEGORIES:
Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in each AGE GROUP: 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 54 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and above. Other categories include Elite, Athena (women over 165 lbs) Clydesdale (men over 220 lbs) and Teams – all male, all female or of mixed gender.
Medals to top 3 in each category
All finishers receive a Finisher’s Medal
Trophies to top 3 overall Male and Female
Complete entry form and mail with check/money order to:
1665 9th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
November 25 – 28 $45.00 $57
November 29 – April 13, 2017 $60.00 $75.00
April 14- May 12 $70.00 $85.00
Race day $80.00 $95.00
Parking/Park pass is included in your entry fee
Online Registration Closes at Midnight Wednesday, May 10. There will be race day registration. Paper registration will continue through race day. No registrations will be taken over the phone. Cash, check, VISA and Mastercard are accepted on race day.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
Friday, May 12 – noon – 4:00 p.m – At FrontRunner – 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake, MN
Saturday At Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Get your Parking/Park pass at the gate – Participants and Volunteers get in free (you paid for it with your entry fee). Spectator’s cars will need to pay an entry fee to the park – $5.00.
Transition Area will be set up and open at 7:30 am for you to set up your bikes and gear. There will be plenty of bike racks
CHECK IN/REGISTRATION will open at 7:45 am. This is where you will pick up your race number, timing chip and memento shirt.
The 2017Oakdale “Spring Classic” Duathlon Starts at 9:00 a.m.
These were the wave starts we used for 2016 – should be similar and will be posted by Thursday May 11, 2017
Wave 1 – All Elites and All Teams
Wave 2 – Males 39 and under
Wave 3 – Males 40 – 49
Wave 4 – Males 50 and older
Wave 5 – Females 39 and under
Wave 6 – Females 40 – 49
Wave 7 – Females 50 and older
Stay around and enjoy the park – You already have your all day pass. There are beautiful trails throughout the park
The transition closes 15 minutes before the first wave is scheduled. At that point, everyone should head for the beach for a race meeting. For safety and security, only competitors are allowed in the transition area. Riding your bike is not allowed in the transition area. Everyone must wear an approved bike helmet. Bike helmets must always be buckled.
Timing/results info – You will receive a timing chip on an ankle strap in your race packet. This chip must be worn around your ankle (either one) and not around your arm, wrist, or on your bib strap. This chip will collect your times at 5 different split areas – The Swim, Transition 1, the Bike, Transition 2, and the Run, as well as a Finish time. We will be collecting this chip at the end of the race.
Please do not leave the venue with your timing chip still around your ankle. If you unintentionally do leave with your timing chip, please mail back in your packet envelope.
Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt/jacket
IMPORTANT – Thanks our sponsors!
Bike Support provided by Gear West
Online results will be posted at http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/our-events/results usually by mid afternoon race day
Race Contact Information
Randy Fulton, Race Director