[MOUNT PLEASANT] – A run-bike-run duathlon competition is set to debut at Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant. The inaugural Off-Road Duathlon will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20 and registration is now open.
The three-part race will feature a two-mile run followed by a seven-mile bike ride and will finish with another two-mile run, on the scenic off-road trails of Laurel Hill County Park. The event is touted as beginner-friendly and is presented in partnership with Anne Moore Endurance Coaching and Mt. Pleasant Velo.
"This is a great event for beginners who are looking to venture into triathlons or other multi-sport races,” said Anne Moore, endurance coach and partner with the Off-Road Duathlon. “It’s also a fun option for current athletes who are looking for some cross-training in the off-season as well."
The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature transition areas for setup between legs of the race. The bike portion of the event is best suited for knobby, wide-tired bikes. Following the race, awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and masters’ division winners. Finisher medals will be provided to all participants.
Laurel Hill County Park is located between Highway 17N and Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. For the Duathlon, runners will enter through the special event entrance location, at 1400 Highway 41, and will be directed to the race start from that entrance. Access through Park West will not be permitted for this event.
The race is open to ages 16 and up. Registration is now open and is available at CharlestonCountyParks.com or by calling 843-795-4386. Fees to participate are $45; Move It Pass members receive a discounted rate.
Laurel Hill County Park features several miles of running, walking, and biking trails that wind through a variety of landscapes. The property is over 745 acres in total size and features an oak allée, large open meadows, a small lake, and gorgeous scenery. General admission to the park for trail usage is $1 per person. Laurel Hill County Park is also available for private rentals.
For more information or to register for the Off-Road Duathlon, visit the link below.