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Counting down: Come Clean Duathlon race preparations fully underway

Thursday, September 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014                                                               Laurie Robison, Director of Marketing

                                                                                                                       Email:  lrobison@cata.org

                                                                                            Direct:       (517) 367-7252

                                                                                             Mobile:       (517) 896-1873

 

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.

Features

        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.

 

About CATA:

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.


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