2017 Callaway Fitness Series Duathlon & 5K

The Callaway Gardens Duathlon is in its 18th year. Many people use it as a “test-run” for the Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon, held on June 17th.

“The Run”
A 5K run – counter-clockwise on Robin Lake Circle – flat & fast!

“The Bike”
A 30K bike – counter-clockwise on Robin Lake Circle, Mountain View Drive, Discovery Parkway and Scenic Drive, all within the Callaway Gardens.

“The Run”
A 5K run, same course as the 1st run except in the opposite direction.

Categories:
19 and under and five year increments up to 70+ – male and female

Start Time:
We will be starting the race at 8am.

Parking:
Parking is located at any location in the Robin Beach parking area located.

Hotel accommodations:
(844) 378-2528
The Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn @ Callaway Gardens (ask for the Fitness Series rate)

The Southern Pine Cottages @ Callaway Gardens
The Mounntain Creek Villas @ Callaway Gardens

Directions to Callaway Gardens:
From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27, 11 miles to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, go through 3 stop lights (1 mile) to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. Go 1 mile past Callaway Gardens beach entrance to the Mountain Creek Inn on your left.

Important Points:
You will find all the important points for the weekend on this map (transition, parking, finish line, Friday packet pick up).https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit…

Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up is located at the Circus Tent adjacent to Robin Lake. The gates on HWY 27 will be open for easier access on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Packets may be picked up Friday from 5-7pm or Saturday at transition from 630am-7:30am.

All athletes MUST bring all of the following to Packet Pick Up:
1. Government issue valid photo ID
2. Valid USAT card (if a member)

If you registered online and purchased the one-day USAT membership you will only need to show your ID.

USAT Rules and Regulations:
The Callaway Gardens Duathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This will mean that all participants will need to be either an annual member of USAT or procure a one-day membership and sign a waiver. One day memberships for 2016 are $15 which can be purchased during registration.

Transition:
Transition Area is located in the Robin Beach Lake parking lot next to packet pick up. There is no bike drop off on Friday.

Run Course: Athletes will be starting the race with a 5k run and finishing with a 5k run. There will be an aid station at the 1.5 mile mark on each leg. Contrary to past years, both legs will be run in the same direction rather than one loop clockwise and one counter clockwise.

Bike Course:
The 2 loop bike course map can be located at www.tricolumbusga.com. The bike course begins and ends inside Callaway Gardens. “Race in Progress” signs will be posted along this stretch. However, this is OPEN to the public. Car traffic is very light and patrons are accustom to bike traffic. The bike course is a two loop course, please follow all signs and volunteer instructions. Please be mindful that Callaway Gardens is graciously allowing us to use their property and drop all trash at water stations ONLY. Volunteers will be located on the course at critical intersections for your safety.

Technical support, supplied by Ride On Bikes, will be on the course to assist with emergency repairs whenever possible; but athletes are expected to be able to handle basic repairs (changing a flat, basic adjustments, etc) themselves. Please be self-sufficient.

There will be a USAT official on the course to enforce USAT Rules and Regulations.
Run Course:
The run course map can be located at www.tricolumbusga.com. There will be nutrition/hydration opportunities approximately every mile to mile and a half. Nutritional options include Cerasport and water

Duathlon 1st run course will begin at 8am from the Run Out in the Transition Area.

Itinerary:
Friday:
Packet Pick up at Robin Lake Circus Tent

Saturday:
6:30am Transition Opens/Race day registration/Packet Pick up
7:45am Transition Closes
8am National Anthem
8am Horn Blows to start race
8am Race Starts Duathlon and 5k
11am awards

Bike Check In:
Bikes will be checked in race morning only.

Finish line:
The finish line will be located at the Circus tent at Robin Lake.

Weather:
In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

Sponsors:
We would like to thank all of our Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them. Callaway Gardens, Max Fitness, Ride On Bikes, the Outside World, Cerasport, Rudy Project, Road ID, Harris County, Harris County Police, Beres Chiropractic, Foot and Ankle of West Georgia, Team RWB, WRBL News, Multisport Athletics Coaching, Launch Trampoline Parks, Chattahoochee Triathlon Club, Below the Knee, Graham Legal Firm, Generation Nation, Orca, Cliff Bar, Polar, and Kim Mixon, Realtor.

Volunteers:
If you would like to volunteer please contact tricolumbusgavolunteers@gmail.com with availability and Volunteer in the subject line.