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This beautiful sunflower lined paved area is part of the duathlon 5k run courses. Bikes will not be allowed in this area on race day.
Start your duathlon adventure with a 5k run on paved roads that will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River.
Duathletes transition to mountain bikes and ride onto packed dirt and gravel roads over through the west side of the estate, where racers will slip by working vineyards, normally off-limits to the public. The bike will finish with a couple miles on paved trails on the east side. The bike course is mountain bike recommended. Cyclocross may be okay but there is rock and gravel on the wide carriage roads. No single track.
The second duathlon run is perfect for the adventure seeker, as it is the most challenging leg of the race, complete with dirt roads and technical single track trail.
The Inaugural 10k trail run will start opposite of the duathlon’s first 5k run and will run on wide dirt carriage roads for a mile until reaching the Westover Trails at Biltmore estate. These single track trails have never been raced on before! Meander through these beautiful forests at Biltmore Estate before you venture back down wide carriage roads to the finish close to the Antler Hill Village parking area.
The NEW Du 4 Kids is also part of the Carolina Kid’s MultiSport Race Series. The paved 5k run and 10 mile dirt/gravel mountain bike will be challenging for youth. Experienced kids ten and older are permitted to race as individuals, 2 person youth teams are also allowed.
Safety Note: NO HEADPHONES allowed at the event, as they produce danger to yourself and others around you when needing to communicate at the event. You will receive a time penalty and even get DQ’d if you are found wearing them.
Race Tee is probably one of the best I own (and there are hundreds..). Second run course (if marked better at certain points) is great! I will train for this specifically again next year- I loved it. Bike course… was a challenging, yet fair course that is suitable for all levels of experience. — Brian DeRose, 2014 Participant
Only way it could be better for me would be for me to be in better shape! Ran a mud/obstacle race the day before so was tired but had sooooo much fun at the Du! Idaph puts on the BEST events, they put their heart and soul into putting on super events! — Melissa McCullooch, 2014 Participant