Racers get ready for Lake Junaluska duathlon

Local athletes who enjoy the challenging combination of a mountain-terrain duathlon — a 2.2-mile run, followed by a 20-mike bike ride, capped by a repeat of the run — will compete Saturday, April 9, at Lake Junaluska in Haywood County in the third running of this early-season favorite.

The run will take place on the paved path circling Lake Junaluska, while the bike leg will wind through the hills and along the streams of the rural Iron Duff and Crabtree area of Haywood County. The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is hosting the race, and Glory Hound Events is putting it on. It is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event.

Online registration for the race closes April 7; however, race day registration is available until 8:30 a.m. on April 9. Racers will gather for a 9 a.m. start in the Chapel parking lot.

For course maps, entry fees and age groups, visit the “events” section of Glory Hound Events at www.gloryhoundevents.com.

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