Ladies DU Fayetteville
June, 2017

Ladies DU Fayetteville

The second annual Ladies DU Fayetteville, a duathlon for women of all ages, will be held Sunday, June 11, at Lake Fayetteville (Veterans Memorial Park).

The 15 mile race — 4 miles running, 11 miles biking — is part of the Fayetteville Race Series, which is made up of six to eight annual events that vary between running, cycling and multi-sport activities.

The race is a run-ride-run format, all on paved trail around the scenic lake. It starts with a 2-mile run, followed by an 11-mile ride, then another 2-mile run finishes the race. Participants may compete as individuals, or as part of a two-person relay team (one person runs, the other cycles).

Ladies Du Fayetteville Logo 2017Last year, 186 women participated in the event. This year, nearly 250 are expected to participate — and spectators are encouraged to cheer them on!

The League of American Bicyclists awarded Fayetteville with its prestigious Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation, making it among the top communities in the nation for cycling. Fayetteville is also home to a Silver designated Bicycle Friendly University, the University of Arkansas, as well as more than a dozen Bicycle Friendly Businesses.

Fayetteville is filled with miles and miles of pedestrian and bike-friendly trails, both paved and unpaved — one of the many reasons Fayetteville is a popular weekend-getaway destination for cyclists year-round. In fact, the 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway, the largest system of interconnected trails in the state, runs through the Downtown & Dickson Street Entertainment District and connects to Lake Fayetteville.

Other events in the Fayetteville Race Series include the Frozen Toes 15K (January), Square to Square Bike Ride (held both in May and September), Splash & Dash (August), Run for the Parks! (November) and Cyclo-Frost (December).

Online registration for Ladies DU Fayetteville closes Wednesday, June 7.

For more information, contact Tiffany Gaulke, the city’s recreation program manager for special events, at (479) 444-3463.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Sunday, 11 June 2017
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