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"Spring for SIDS" Duathlon

The Greenswell Darby Creek "Spring for SIDS" Duathlon takes place on Sunday, April 28 at Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park in Galloway, OH - just outside of Columbus, OH. 50% of event proceeds will be donated to the SIDS Network of Ohio.

The event consists of two duathlon distances:

Short duathlon: 2 mile run + 11.2 mile bike +3.1 mile run

Long duathlon: 2 mile run + 22.4 mile bike + 6.2 mile run

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April 28, 2013
8:30 AM

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Galloway, OH

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Event Schedule

There is no packet pick-up in advance for this event. All packets can be picked up on Sunday, April 28 at Battelle-Darby Metro Park.    
Sunday, April 28 Schedule
Multisport Packet pick-up 7:00 am
Transition Opens 7:00 am
Transition Closes 8:15 am
Event Formation Begins 8:15 am
Long Duathlon START 8:30 am
Short Duathlon START: 8:30 am

Course Closing
Bike Course 11:00 am
Run Course 11:30 am

Note: When bike course closes, there will no longer be traffic control officials on the bike course or at the park entrance.

TIMES are subject to change to inclement weather


Event divisions are available to participants:

Age divisions: Male & Female: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

Clydesdale (Men 200 lbs +) and Athena (Female 150 lbs+) 

Relay team
Note: Reference age-up rules for all age division participants

Shirts & Amenities

All participants will receive an organic or sustainable soft-spun cotton shirt vs. a conventional cotton t-shirts or chemically-produced polyester technical shirt. For more details about our shirts, visit Greenswell Green. Athletes must be registered 10 days from the event date to be guaranteed an event shirt. Athletes registering within 10 days of the event date will need to sign an event shirt waiting list at athlete check-in and then check back after the race for shirt availability.

Shirt size selected during registration will be the shirt size given you at athlete check-in. If the shirt size selected by you during registration is the incorrect size, you will need to complete a shirt size transfer list at athlete check-in. You will be required to check back after the race for size availability.

Event Rules

Participants must wear assigned number on the front of your shirt or shorts. Your number must be visible to checkpoint recorders at all times. Attach timing chip to your ankle with the provided strap. You will not be scored at the finish line unless your number is visible and your timing chip is attached when you cross the finish.

Bike Helmets are mandatory. No exceptions. If Bike Helmet and bike numbers have been assigned, they must be secured to equipment. Once the transition closes you will be required to display assigned race number to enter and exit the transition or remove any equipment.

Non-participants are not permitted in the transition area for any reason.

Transition closes promptly at stated time. No entrance into transition will be permitted after stated time.

Once the event begins, vehicles will not be permitted to leave the park until the last participant has entered the bike course and exited the park.

Entry Fee

Entry Fees below do not reflect $12 one-day license fee for multisport athletes who are NOT members USA Triathlon. We are required to collect these license fees and pass them directly to the appropriate event sanctioning body. ALL non-members are required to pay the one-day license fee.

By March 15:

Short Duathlon
$40 (Individual), $70 (relay)

Long Duathlon
$50 (Individual), $80 (relay)

March 16 - April 27:
Short Duathlon
$50 (Individual), $85 (relay)

Long Duathlon
$60 (Individual), $100 (relay)
 There is NO race day registration.


Visit the Experience Columbus website for lodging information


The top three overall finishers by gender and the top three division finishers by gender are elgible to receive an award commemorating their experience. Only the top relay team will be elgible for commemorative award. Each member of the top relay team will receive a commemorative award.

Awards will not be available at the event site. It is Greenswell's desire to reduce the event's environmental impact and reduce the cost of the event to increase the donation to the Greenswell Participant Foundation or named charitable partner for the event so athletes elgible for awards must request to receive their award to craigthompson@greenswell.com within 10 business days after the event. The awards will then be ordered for all those requesting an award and mailed when completed.

Participants contacting us after the award notification period has expired to claim an award will be referenced to the award policy.


Policies & Refunds

Transfers - There are no transfers or injury deferrals for this event.

Refunds - There are no refunds.
Click here for athlete safety and Greenswell event policies.


From I-270 take the West Broad Street (U.S. 40) exit west. Go about five miles on Broad Street to Darby Creek Drive. Turn left onto Darby Creek Drive and proceed three miles. The main park entrance is on the right. Park as directed.
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Duathlon Run #1 - The opening run of the duathlon will start on the Darby Center Green located in the Indian Ridge Picnic Area and head down into the Darby Creek trails for a 2 mile run. The trail surface is smooth crushed limestone and flat. Athletes will return to the transition area located in the Indian Ridge Picnic area.

Bike - All participants then begin the exciting bike portion ...  duathletes and relay bike participants will head out of Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, turn RIGHT onto Darby Creek Rd, turn RIGHT onto Alkire Road and then turn RIGHT onto Gardner Rd. Athletes will take the scenic Gardner Rd to US-40 (W. Broad St) and turn RIGHT.  Take US-40 to Darby Creek Rd - turn RIGHT and take Darby Creek Rd back to park.

Short distance duathletes will re-enter the park and head into transition.

Long distance duathletes will PASS by the Park entrance and complete a 2nd loop. Participants will re-enter the park after completion of the 2nd lap.

Duathlon Run #2 Course This is where the real fun begins as athletes will head from transition to trails along the Darby Creek. The trails are well-manicured but include several nice hills....but what goes up must come down! Short distance duathletes will complete an out-n-back 5K while the long distance duathlete will get the opportunity to run the entire trail system which includes such names as Cobshell Trail, Indian Ridge Trail, Ancient Trail, Terrace Trail, and Hawthorne Trail. 

The favorite part of the run course will be a pulse-pounding .25 mile climb from Darby Creek to the finish line.

Wellness & Training

If interested in training for you, your family or a company group to prepare for this event check out TriColumbus group training club and program.