Dig the Du



DTD2014The 2014 Dig the Du
returns to Sky Valley Farms in Hendersonville, NC

with a Kids Du 2 event for children

on October 12th, 2014


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The 4th annual Dig the Du, and 2nd annual Kids Du 2, proudly benefits Open Doors of Asheville, a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support.

Also known as, “WNC’s dirty duathlon” because it takes place on private, undisturbed land, Dig the Du is not only a good introduction to off-road, multi-sport events, it is also a great venue for seasoned athletes. Participants can register as an individual or as part of a two or three person relay team. The race consists of a 2.5-mile run through grassy fields and forest service roads, a 12-mile off-road bike course, followed by another 2.5-mile trail run.

DigTheDu-9144-2154149567-OWhen athletes participate in this race, they are not only competing for handcrafted awards and special ‘sprint’ prizes, they are also contributing to OpenDoors’ Llewellyn Perry Scholarship Fund. Bo, Carol, Lane and Jim Perry donate the use of Sky Valley Farms for Dig the Du, and are long-time supporters of local youth organizations. The scholarship fund, named for the Perrys’ late grandmother “Lew”, helps pay tuition and tutoring expenses for underprivileged children in the OpenDoors program.

Special race features include: specially designed race tees, congestion-free start area, individual & team registration, bike rentals, unique & private trails, handcrafted awards, and incredible post-race food and Sierra Nevada beer! It’s the perfect event for multi-sport athletes, trail runners, and mountain bikers alike. Mark your calendars, and register now, for Sunday, October 12th, 10:30 am, for the 4th annual “Dig the Du” and 2nd annual “Kids du 2″ races.



Very Early Registration: Individual: $45, Team Entry $60 (2 person team), $80 (3 person team)

Early Registration: Individual: $50, Team Entry $65 (2 person team), $85 (3 person team)

Registration: Individual: $60, Team Entry $70 (2 person team), $90 (3 person team)

Registration for Dig the Du will open soon, stay tuned to REGISTER! 



Dig the Du is proud to announce the 2nd annual Open Door’s of Asheville’s  Kids Du 2 for 2014!

KidsDu2Promo2014Now younger ones can experience duathlon format racing, comprised of a 1 mile run, a 5 mile bike, and a 1 mile run, without the danger of adult sized athletes on the course, while learning to enjoy competing in our beautiful mountains! For kids, aged 6 – 13, there will be fun takeaways for kids and food for racers!

Kids Du 2, part of the Carolina Kids Multisport Series, is on Sunday, October 12th at 2:15 pm at Sky Valley Farms in Hendersonville, NC!

More information on the Kids Du 2 page.
For questions, contact Open Doors ‘Kids Du 2′ Race Director, Kristine Oblock, directly — koblock@gmail.com



Saturday, October 11th from 2-5 pm at Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville

Sunday, October 12th from 8:30-9:30 am at event site


Don’t forget to ‘like’ us at Facebook.com/DigtheDu

And follow us at Twitter.com/digthedu.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Ramming, Director of OpenDoors of Asheville, at 828-777-1135 or email JRamming@OpenDoorsAsheville.org
or contact Daphne Kirkwood, Dig the Du Race Director, at 828-450-7514 or events@idaph.net.


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