Village Sportsplex Hosts Indoor Duathlon March 1

Village Sportsplex Hosts Indoor Duathlon March 1
Posted on 12/16/2013

Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department’s Annual Indoor Duathlon on Saturday, March 1. The competition will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street, in Orland Park.

The 13-mile duathlon includes a 1.5-mile run, a 10-mile stationary bike ride, and ends with a second 1.5-mile run. Medals will be awarded to the first and second place finishers, both men and women in each age category. Each participant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.

“The village’s Indoor Duathlon is a great way to stay competitive and fit during the winter months,” said Sportsplex Fitness Manager Deborah Geghen. “You don’t have to lose that competitive spirit just because it’s single digits outside,” she added.

Pre-registration is required for the event with a cost of $20 for Sportsplex members, $25 for Village of Orland Park residents and $31 for non-residents.

“We’ve had people from all over the Chicago area and some from Michigan and Indiana come to Orland Park to compete in our duathlon,” Geghen said. “One year, we had a group of Navy Seals from the Great Lakes Naval Base travel to Orland Park to compete. They were looking for something unusual to do indoors and Orland Park’s duathlon was just right for them,” she added.

Pre-registration is required. Heats will be assigned the week of February 24. Registration is available at the Recreation Administration Office at 14600 Ravinia Avenue and at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

Start training for the Duathlon with the Duathlon Training Camp Program! Learn how to improve your pace, increase your distance and prevent injury. Training Camp is held on Saturday from January 11 to February 22 from 8 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. for ages 12 and up. Fee for the camp is $45 for members, $50 for residents and $75 for non-residents.

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 708/645-PLAY.