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The Dirty Duathlon

Get down-n dirty at the 2013 Greenswell Dirty Duathlon on Sunday, May 19! The runs take place on the muddy and obstacle-laden WinterHawk Bridle trail that winds along side the wooded area at the northern part of Alum Creek Reservoir. Oh..beware..this will not be your normal duathlon run with multiple stream crossings, log jumps, roots and rocks, and muddy sections that will bring you out of your shoes.

The Dirty Duathlon is part of the OSU Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge series to promote fun heart-healthy activities across Central Ohio.   
There are two dirty distances to choose from:

Dirty Short: 2 mile trail run + 12 mile bike + 2 mile trail run
Dirty Du (long): 2 mile trail run + 22 mile bike + 6.2 mile trail run

Note: Start/Finish and transition location is *new* this year. Event location is the Winterhawk Trail trailhead parking area located off Hogback Rd. Hogback Rd is off Howard Rd.

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May 19, 2013
8:00 AM

Hogback Rd Trail Head - Alum Creek State Park (new location in 2013)
Kilbourne, OH

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Event Schedule

Note: There is no advance packet pick-up for the Dirty Duathlon. All packets can be picked up at event site.
Sunday, May 19 Duathlon Schedule
Check-in and Packet pick-up 7:00 am
Transition Opens 7:00 am  - see Event Rules on parking
Transition Closes 7:45 am
Event Formation Begins 7:50 am
Dirty Long Duathlon START 8:00 am
Dirty Short Duathlon START 8:15 am

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

Note: Athletes will not be able to start another bike lap after 11:00 am.  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 teams

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

Shirts & Amenities

All participants will receive a gender-specific organic or sustainable soft-spun cotton shirt vs. a conventional cotton t-shirts or chemically-produced polyester technical shirt. Please note these shirts are more expensive than basic t-shirts or technical shirts...but you will feel the difference. 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 sizes are gender-specific and the 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.

Please note for participant safety, once the event begins no vehicles will be able to leave the park until after the last participant has entered the bike course and left the park.

Parking for Event
There is no parking available for participants at the Hogback Trail Head transition area. We are using the entire parking surface for transition and start/finish location. Participants have the following parking options available to them:

(1) Park along Hogback Rd on the northside of the transition between transition and Kilbourne rd (SR 521).

(2) Park at the Howard Rd Boat ramp area (site of last year's event) and ride bike 2 miles to transition.


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 31:

Dirty Short Duathlon
$40 (Individual), $55 (relay)

Dirty Long Duathlon
$50 (Individual), $65 (relay)
April 1 - May 18 (noon):
Dirty Short Duathlon
$50 (Individual), $65 (relay)

Dirty Long Duathlon
$60 (Individual), $75 (relay)

There is no race day registration. 


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7323 S.R. 36/37

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7301 S.R. 36/37

Hampton Inn
7329 S.R. 36/37


The top three overall finishers by gender and the top division finishers by gender are eligible to receive an award commemorating their experience. The top relay team is elgible for a commemorative award. Each member of the 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 Ross Heart Hospital 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 - Event transfers within 10 days of event are subject to a $15 transfer fee + the incremental increase in Fee. There are no entry fee refunds for transferring from a longer distance to a shorter distance. All transfers must be received in writing at craigthompson@greenswell.com.

Refunds - There are no refunds. There are no transfers or injury deferrals.       
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From the Columbus to host venue - Take Route 71 North to SR 36/37 Delaware exit. Turn RIGHT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in RIGHT lane - Turn RIGHT at 3 B's & K Road (about a mile after your turn off I-71). Take 3 B's approximately 2 miles to Howard Rd. Turn LEFT and take Howard Rd approximately 1 mile to Hogback Rd - Turn RIGHT. Take Hogback Rd to trailhead approximately 1.5 miles on LEFT side of road.  To park at the Howard Boat Ramp and then ride your bike to the Start continue past Hogback Rd about 0.5 mile and the boat ramp is located on LEFT.

From the Cleveland to host venue
- Take Route 71 South Columbus to SR 36/37. Turn RIGHT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in RIGHT lane - Turn RIGHT at 3 B's & K Road (about a mile after your turn off I-71). Take 3 B's approximately 2 miles to Howard Rd. Turn LEFT and take Howard Rd approximately 1 mile to Hogback Rd - Turn RIGHT. Take Hogback Rd to trailhead approximately 1.5 miles on left side of road.  To park at the Howard Boat Ramp continue past Hogback Rd about 0.5 mile and Boat ramp is located on LEFT. 
From Toledo to host venue - Take S.R 23 South to SR 36/37 toward Sunbury. Take 36/37 to Old State Rd North - Turn LEFT. Take Old State Rd North to Howard Rd - turn RIGHT on Howard. Take Howard to Hogback Rd - Turn LEFT. Take Hogback Rd approximately 1.5 mile to trailhead parking on LEFT side of road. To park at the Howard Boat Ramp and then ride to the Start  - Turn RIGHT into the Boat Ramp which is 0.5 miles BEFORE Hogback Rd.

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Duathlon Run #1 - The Duathlon will at the trail head of the WinterHawk Bridle - all dirty duathletes will complete an opening 2 mile trail run. The trail is a single track earthen trail that features many obstacles from fallen trees, muddy hills, water and mud puddles, animals, stream crossing, and other natural debris. 
Once the respective run distance is completed, all participants then begin the bike portion ... duathletes, and relay bike participants will head out of Park, turn LEFT onto Hogback Rd and take it to Howard Rd - turn RIGHT and follow Howard Rd to Old State Rd North. Turn RIGHT onto Old State Rd North. Take Old State Rd North to Kilbourne Rd - Turn RIGHT. Take Kilbourne Rd which will turn into SR 521 to 3 B's & K Rd. Turn RIGHT. Take 3 B's & K to Howard Rd - turn RIGHT. Take Howard to Hogback Rd - turn RIGHT and head back to Start are for transition back to the run. NOTE: See the directions below for your laps on the bike course!

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

Dirty Long duathletes will PASS Hogback Rd entrance and complete a 2nd loop. Participants will turn RIGHT onto Hogback Rd to head to transition after completion of their 2nd lap. REMEMBER - DO NOT TURN RIGHT onto Hogback Rd until completion of your 2nd lap. You continue STRAIGHT on Howard Rd for your 2nd lap. 
Run Course Participants will then begin the final leg of their Greenswell Dirty Duathlon experience. Participants will repeat the the same course as they did for their first run except long course duathletes will run 3.1 miles out-n-back on the trail.