With the expected re-opening of SentryWorld taking place in August, organizers of United Way of Portage Countyâ€™s Run
, Unite Duathlon
made a decision to move the event to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(UWSP) for this year.
â€œThe first run course will take people through the beautiful UWSP campus,â€� said Duathlon Race Director Michelle Peariso
. â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity to give people a new experience.â€�
Peariso said people hoping to get in on the early-bird discount for the fifth annual Run, Bike, Unite Duathlon
have through Saturday, Aug. 9, to take advantage of the $5 registration savings.
Fees through Aug. 9 are $35 for individual Duathlon participants, $20 per person for Duathlon relay teams, and $15 for children entering the Kidsâ€™ Duathlon.
The top three finishers in each age group or relay category will win five-inch silhouette trophies that include an individualized race plaque by class, age and team.
Peariso, who is also a United Way of Portage County Board member and president of Adventure 212 Fitness, said the Duathlon is a great event because itâ€™s about staying fit and healthy. â€œRunning and bicycling are perfect summertime activities.
Combining the two makes for a fun event like the Duathlon,â€� she
Also taking place this year at UWSP
is the Kidsâ€™ Duathlon, which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
Weâ€™re confident 2013 will be another successful year. Thanks again. Michelle Peariso, United Way of Portage County Board member and Run, Bike, Unite Duathlon Race Director, and Sue Wilcox, United Way of Portage County Executive Director