|Cycling is popular sports. More and more fitness loving persons adopting it, as a way to fitness, connect with group of cyclists, have a fun and there are many such reasons to start cycling. In every sport, to make it competitive, to test your capacity and to enjoy the spirit of competitive event, participation in such event is also necessary. Amravati Marathon Association, after three successful Amravati Half Marathons, has decided to venture into organization of Duathlon in Amravati.
Duathlon : Duathlon is very popular and highly competitive sports event in western countries. In India recently this event is organized in Metro cities. A duathlon is a competition that is composed of running and biking. The usual format for a duathlon is run-bike-run, meaning you start with a run, then transition to the bike, then transition back to running again. Your time starts when you start the race, and finishes when you cross the finish line. Athletics can participate as solo and Team also. There are different events depending upon the distance of running and cycling. In Amravati we are organizing following events of Duathlon.
Olympic Duathlon : 10 Km Run followed by 40 Km Road Cycling and 5 Km final Run.
Solo Olympic Duathlon: The same participant will be doing the running and cycling.
Team Olympic Duathlon – In a team, running will be done by a runner and cycling part will be done by a cyclist. For example, in a team, Ashok is Runner and Bhaskar is cyclist. Ashok will start the event as all Duathlons start with running. Once Ashok finishes his first part of running of 10 Km and returns to finish line, Bhaskar will start the cycling. After Bhaskar returns to finish line, completing the 40 km cycling, Ashok will again start the last part of 5 km running.
Sprints Duathlon : 5 Km Run followed by 20 Km cycling and 2.5 km final Run.
Sprint Duathlon is also for Solo participants and Teams.
Route : Event will start and finish at Government Girls High School ground. Running route for all event is within city. Cyclist will go on Mardi Road for 10 Km and return to finish point to complete 20 kms. For 40 kms, cyclist will have to do two loops. Any changes in route and start/finish point will be communicated to participants.
Age and Sex category: Participants above 18 years can participate in Olympic Duathlon and Sprints Duathlon. This being a first year, we are not keeping separate Age/Sex categories. Ladies can participate in solo as well as in team event. Team may consist of both ladies, both gents or one lady and one gent.
Cash Prizes :
Olympic Duathlon Solo : First three athletics. Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000.
Olympic Duathlon Team : First three Teams. Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000.
Sprints Duathlon Solo : First three athletics. Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000, Rs. 5000.
Sprints Duathlon Team : First three Teams. Rs. 10000, Rs. 7000, Rs. 5000.
Caution – Safety First : In any sport activity there is a hidden risk, every athletics, specially cyclist have to be careful on road. Race officials and volunteers will on road at every square to man the traffic. We all are not professional athletics. We are doing this activity for the purpose of fitness and fun. So, few seconds here and there does not make much difference. But compromise with Safety, sometime makes a huge difference.
|Event Date: 11-Aug-2019|
|Registrations website : https://events.indiarunning.com/Event/Details/FIRSTAMRAVATIDUATHLON2019/2764|
|Organizers Website: https://amravatimarathon.com/|