Counting down: Come Clean Duathlon race preparations fully underway
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Counting down: Come Clean Duathlon
race preparations fully underway
Four days and counting.
In four days, the Capital Area Transportation Authority will host Greater Lansing’s first-ever duathlon.
The multi-modal race begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, September 14, at Hawk Island County Park.
“Our mission is to reduce the occurrences of single-vehicle commuting and educate participants about how multi-modal, clean-commuting transportation options like walking, running and biking, along with car- and van-pooling, can dramatically improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions,” said CATA CEO/Executive Director Sandy Draggoo.
“The race starts and ends with a 5K run and a 10-mile bike ride in between. We encourage racers of all abilities to participate, from first-time duathletes to elite athletes,” added Joe Fedewa, CATA Clean Commute Options Coordinator.
Interested in registering to race or volunteer? Visit comecleanduathlon.org today.
Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 10). Offline registrations will be accepted Friday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playmakers during packet pickup. On-site registration and packet pickup at Hawk Island County Park opens Sunday, Sept. 14, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
• Long-sleeve logoed race shirt
• Cash prize and trophy, custom-made by local scrap artist Dace Koenigsknecht of DaceK-13 Metal Art for overall male and female finisher
• Cash prize for overall male and female masters finishers
• Medals for all finishers
• Come Clean Duathlon is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports as a Pure Michigan FITness Series event, qualifying all finishers for entry in the lottery for the 2015 Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run
Volunteers needed. Sign up at comecleanduathlon.org/volunteer.
For up-to-the-minute updates, like facebook.com/comecleanduathlon.
Individuals presenting valid press credentials will have access to media tent.
Formed in 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority was twice voted the No. 1 transit system in America. CATA strives to provide a variety of quality transportation services that are safe, timely and cost efficient, responding creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region and delivered by dedicated employees in a professional manner. CATA services are provided in accordance with Title VI, without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or other prohibited basis. For all media inquiries, please contact above-named PIO.