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Yarmouth duathlon goes Sept. 17; new course starts/finishes at Milo boat club


Published on September 8, 2017

An image from the Yarmouth duathlon of 2015, with local athlete John Bower about to begin the bike portion of the event. The race has a new course, with the start/finish now at the Milo boat club.

©Eric Bourque

YARMOUTH -- It’s just about time for another of the Yarmouth area’s annual athletic events – the Du It for Peg Duathlon – which will take place Sunday, Sept. 17, on a new course.

In past years, the event had started and finished at NSCC Burridge Campus, but the race has been moved, with the Milo boat club now serving as the start/finish area.

The event consists of a 5.3-kilometre run, followed by a 20K bike and then a 3K run.

Participants can enter as individuals or as members of two-or-three-person teams.

The race is scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 for students, $30 for adults on teams, $40 for adults taking part as individuals.

The fee includes water, race support and a post-race meal (to be held at the boat club at noon).

The first 25 people to sign up and pay their entry fee will get a long-sleeve cotton shirt.

Registration options:

--In person at Runner’s Attic, 346 Main St., Yarmouth (cash only).

--On race day, starting at 8:30 a.m. (cash only).

Proceeds from the race will go to the Gilles Boudreau & Friends Cancer Help Fund.

Bobby Lou Reardon is the race organizer and can be reached at rlreardon@tcrsb.ca