Ladies Du Fayetteville
|Registration Options||Fee||Sign Ups|
|Training Program||$95||February 24 - April 25|
|Individual||$50||February 24 - June 11|
|Relay (2 person)||$90||February 24 - June 11|
|Relay (3 person)||$135||February 24 - June 11|
This fifth annual event will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 7:00am at Veterans Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The atmosphere of the Ladies Du Fayetteville is a unique multi-sport race experience for women athletes. We welcome women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming athletes to participate in the Du. We look forward to planning this one-of-a-kind duathlon to take place in a safe and modified way in 2021. In addition, we are planning a Virtual Race option, allowing racers to participate when and where they choose while still connecting to the spirit of the Ladies Du!
The duathlon will follow a traditional run/bike/run format with the distances being 2 miles/11 miles/2 miles. The race will take place at Lake Fayetteville utilizing the paved trails around and near the lake. Participants can race as individuals or as a relay team of two or three.
MORE INFORMATIONcan be found on the "Registration", "Race Details", and "Course Details" tabs.
Training ProgramThe Ladies Du Fayetteville duathlon training program will consist of six fitness sessions, meeting on Wednesdays at 6:00pm, at Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Fayetteville. Sessions will be 45-60 minutes in length. Participants will meet at the small pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park unless otherwise communicated. The goal of the program is to help athletes become familiar with the race course and build up confidence in abilities for the Du! In addition to the fitness session, the program will kick off with a goal setting / mindset workshop and conclude with a post-event goal/mindset review session.
Wednesday, April 28 - Goal Setting / Nutrition
Wednesday, May 5 - Run
Wednesday, May 12 - Cross-training
Wednesday, May 19 - Bike
Wednesday, May 26- Run
Wednesday, June 2 - Cross-training
Wednesday, June 9 - Bike
Wednesday, June 16 - Reflection / Goal Setting
Training program registration is $95 and includes INDIVIDUAL entry into the Ladies Du as well as other small goodies throughout the program.
Individual - $50
Relay (2 person) - $90 (one runner, one cyclist)
Relay (3 person) - $135 (1st runner, cyclist, 2nd runner)
Training Program - $95
Registration includes: Athletic (sleeveless) top, finisher medal, electronic chip timing, photo downloads! Sign up here here for the In-Person Race or Virtual Race! Online registration will close at 12pm on Friday, June 11. In-person registration is available at Packet Pick Up on Friday. Find those details on the "Race Details" tab.
Packet Pick Up
Your goody bag and timing device is available for pick up on FRIDAY, June 11, from 3:00pm-7:00pm.Packet Pick Up will be at Apple Blossom Brewing Co, located in front of Veterans Memorial Park at 1550 E Zion Road #1, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Packets not picked up Friday can be picked up at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday (June 12) from 5:45-6:45am.
The transition area will be open from 5:45am-6:50am. This is where you will rack your bike (with your helmet) and stage any other items you’ll need to transition from the run to the bike and from the bike to the run. During the race, there will be a Run In/Out end of the Transition Area and there will be a Bike In/Out end of the Transition Area. On the bike end, there will be “Mount Bike” and “Dismount Bike” signs to indicate where to begin/end riding. Volunteers will be in the Transition Area to assist with proper flow as well as to ensure that bike helmets are properly secured prior to exiting the Transition Area.
The post-race celebration is sponsored by Greenway Dental Care! There will be refreshments available for participants after the race (fruit, bagels, water, and Sportea) as well as craft non-alcoholic beer provided by Athletic Brewing Company. In addition, there will be raffle prizes, a dance party with DJ Raquel, photo opportunities, and the awards ceremony. We anticipate starting awards around 9am.
All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall individuals and to the top three overall relay teams. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers as well. Age groups are <14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, >70. Awards are for the in-person option only.
Both in-person and virtual race participants are eligible for door prize drawings provided by our sponsors.
The Ladies DU Fayetteville will utilized the paved trails in the Lake Fayetteville area. The RUN course is an out and back on Clear Creek Trail and the BIKE course is two laps around Lake Fayetteville on the Lake Fayetteville Trail.
Participating in the Virtual Race? You can choose your own course or follow the official Du course at Lake Fayetteville anytime between the afternoon of June 12 and June 27.
Ladies DU Fayetteville 2019 Results, provided by Race Wizard
Ladies DU Fayetteville 2018 Results, provided by Race Wizard
Ladies DU Fayetteville 2017 Results, provided by Race Wizard
Ladies DU Fayetteville 2016 Results, provided by Race Wizard
If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.
The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed! For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Ladies Du Fayetteville Sponsor Deck and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.