Orland Park Recreation To Host Eighth Annual Indoor Duathlon

Orland Park Recreation To Host Eighth Annual Indoor Duathlon
Posted on 01/19/2011

Athletes of all levels are invited to participate in the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department's Eighth Annual Indoor Duathlon on Saturday, March 5. 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. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers, both men and women. Each participant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.

"The village's Duathlon is a winter favorite," said Trustee Patricia Gira, chair of the village's Recreation, Parks and Environmental Initiatives Committee. "This is a great way to stay competitive and fit during the winter months," she added.

Pre-registration is required for the Duathlon before March 5 or until the event fills. The cost to participate is $20 for Sportsplex members, $25 for Village of Orland Park residents and $31 for non-residents.

"Each year, we have more and more people registering for the village's duathlon," said Village of Orland Park Fitness Manager Deborah Graham. "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," Graham said. "One year, we had a number of Navy Seals from the Great Lakes Naval Base compete. They were looking for something unusual to do indoors and Orland Park's duathlon was just right for them," she added.

Registration is available at the Loebe Recreation Center, 14650 South Ravinia or at the village's Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex at 708/645-PLAY.