The 2013 Dig the Du
at Sky Valley Farms in Hendersonville, NC was a great success! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Results are available, view them on the Dig the Du Results page.
The 3rd annual Dig the Du proudly benefited Open Doors of Asheville, a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support.
New in 2013, Open Doors of Asheville hosted a Kids Du! See details below.
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.
When 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 (by Sycamore Cycles), 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 13th, 10:30 am, for the 3rd annual “Dig the Du” race.
FEES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS:
Thru September 15, 2013: Individual: $45, Team Entry $60 (2 person team), $80 (3 person team)
Thru October 9, 2013: Individual: $50, Team Entry $65 (2 person team), $85 (3 person team)
Thru Race Day October 13, 2013: Individual: $60, Team Entry $70 (2 person team), $90 (3 person team)
Registration for Dig the Du is closed, stay tuned to REGISTER FOR NEXT YEAR!
Dig the Du is proud to announce Open Door’s of Asheville’s 1st annual Kids Du 2 for 2013!
Now younger ones can experience multi sport racing 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!
In addition, Trips for Kids has partnering to provide bikes for Open Doors’ kids the day of the race, and are currently solidifying the location for a bike drive in support of Asheville on Bikes and Trips for Kids.
The Kids Du 2 is in duathlon format, comprised of a 1 mile run, a 5 mile bike, and a 1 mile run. It is definitely off-road biking and not for kids who have not spent time on trails or gravel, but it is not technical, just rough unimproved logging type road. The kids will not be timed, but parents/coaches, you are welcome to time your own competitors if you want splits, etc.!
Kids competed on Sunday, October 13th at 2:15 pm at Sky Valley Farms in Hendersonville, NC!
The cost for a single participant is $25, for a team of two it is $20 each and $15 each for a 3 person relay. Parents can partner run but not bike. REGISTER NOW!
For questions, contact Open Doors ‘Kids Du 2′ Race Director, Kristine Oblock, directly — email@example.com
Saturday, October 12th from 2-5 pm at Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville
Sunday, October 13th 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.
Please contact Jennifer Ramming, Director, OpenDoors of Asheville at 828-777-1135 or email JRamming@OpenDoorsAsheville.org or Daphne Kirkwood, Dig the Du Race Director at 828-450-7514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.