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5th annual Ladies DU Fayetteville race to offer in-person modifications & virtual race

The race is a ladies-only duathlon open to all ages and the only duathlon in Arkansas dedicated to female athletes.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Fayetteville Parks and Recreation is excited to host the fifth annual Ladies DU Fayetteville race in 2021 after having to cancel it last year.

The race is a ladies-only duathlon open to all ages and the only duathlon in Arkansas dedicated to female athletes and will be held on June 12 with modifications to the in-person race for safety and an added virtual option.

Ladies Du Fayetteville uses a two-mile run, an 11-mile bicycle ride and a two-mile run format that will take place on the paved trails around and near the lake at Lake Fayetteville.

Participants have the option of competing individually or as a two-person relay team where one woman runs and another woman bikes. 

Virtual race participants may choose their own course, race anytime between June 12-27 and submit their times to verify completion. 

A six-week small-group training program will also be offered, which includes entry.

Credit: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

Online registration opens Feb. 24 at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recsignup

Training Program 

  • Fee: $95 
  • Signups: February 24 - April 12

Individual

  • Fee: $50
  • Signups: February 24 - June 9

Relay

  • Fee: $90
  • Signups: February 24 - June 9 

All registrations include a technical sleeveless top and a finisher medal. Event photo downloads are provided post-event at no cost.

For more information, click here or contact Tiffany Hoover at (479) 444-3463 or thoover@fayetteville-ar.gov.

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