Village Sportsplex To Host 7th Indoor Duathlon

Village Sportsplex To Host 7th Indoor Duathlon
Posted on 12/12/2008

All levels of athletes are invited to participate in the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department's Seventh Annual Indoor Duathlon on Saturday, March 7. The competition will begin at 8 a.m. at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street, in Orland Park.

The 13-mile duathlon consists of 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.

"Each year, we have more and more people registering for the village's duathlon," said Village of Orland Park Fitness Manager Deborah Graham. "It's a great way to stay competitive and fit during the winter months," she added.

Pre-registration is required for the event before March 5 and includes a fee of $20 for Sportsplex members, $25 for Village of Orland Park residents and $30 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," Graham said. "One year, we had a number 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.

The Recreation Department will again offer its Duathlon Training Camp to help participants prepare for the March 7th event. The training camp begins January 10, 2009.

Registration for the Duathlon Training Camp and the event itself 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.