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 Online registration is now closed. Race day registration will open up at 7:45am race morning in front of the American Red Cross (corner of Franklin and Broadway, downtown Mount Pleasant).


    This years race will be on Saturday April 12, 2014.


        Event Information


The Date:

Saturday - April 12th, 2014

The Time:
9:00am - Registration will be held outside the American Red Cross Chapter from 8:00 am up until the race begins at 9:00 am. Online registration is open. Registration

The Location:
The races will start at the American Red Cross Chapter at 215 East Broadway Street  Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The Events:
A 5 kilometer run through the parks of Mount Pleasant followed by a 20 kilometer bike ride through Isabella County. There will be a mountain bike and a road bike division.
Both will use the same course; all roads are paved. This is an excellent race for anyone thinking about doing their first duathlon or for getting in shape for the upcoming season.

If bike riding isn't for you; there will also be a separately timed 5k Walk/Run.

*Helmets must be worn for the biking portion of the duathlon, also headphones and baby strollers are not permitted on the race course.

Parking:
Parking will be available all around downtown Mount Pleasant.

Check-in/Packet Pickup:
Check in and packet pickup will be held in front of the American Red Cross Chapter. Everyone who registers before the March 31 deadline will receive a short-sleeve Dry-fit race T-shirt with their race packet. We will have extras available, but they will be given on a first come first serve basis.



Awards:
Special awards will be given to the overall winners of the roadbike/mountainbike, 5k divisions. Age group awards will also be given. The awards ceremony will begin shortly after the race.


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        Race Day Information

April 12, 2014
8:00am
        Packet pickup and chip pickup begins outside the American Red Cross Chapter. If you have already registered, you can pick up your packet at the pre-registration table. We will also have a late registration table.

Bike corral opens.
        Only athletes are allowed in the bike corral! Pick up your packet and pin on                your number prior to entering. The bike corral will be supervised from 8:00am                until the race is over; however, we are not responsible for lost/stolen bikes                    so it may be a good idea to stay close by.

9:00am
        The 5k run and the duathlon run will both start at this time.

Make sure your race number is visible on the front of your shirt or shorts and your chip is secured tightly!          
       
At the end of the 5k race there will be a separate chute for the 5k runners and the runners in the duathlon. The 5k runners must turn in their chip at the completion of the race for proper timing. The duathlon runners will head straight to the bike corral. Mounting the bike will not be allowed until the corral has been exited and helmet must be strapped on before mounting. Remember, although we will have officials placed along the course to help control traffic, it is your responsibility to pay attention to your surroundings.

Trail Vehicle
        There will be a trail vehicle following the last person in the race. If you run into                trouble it will be there to scoop you up!

Awards
        Overall winners of each division will receive special awards, all 1st place age                group winners will receive medals and 2nd/3rd place winners will receive ribbons.

Remember to pack:
        Bike
        Bike helmet
        Shorts/jersey
        Shoes
        Water bottle
        Spare tube/patch kit
        Pump
        Towel to keep shoes/helmet on in transition area





    The Out for Blood Duathlon and 5k is brought to you by the student organizations, Eta Sigma Gamma and the American Red Cross of Central Michigan University. Please check out our sponsors and give them your support for helping us with our cause. All Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross.



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