Enough Hibernating! Wake up, Get out & Race at the 34th Annual Spring Classic!
Choose the Duathlon or any of the 3 different running distances and let's Spring into Action!
DUATHLON - 5K RUN / 15 MILE BIKE / 5K RUN
The Spring Classic Duathlon is a great opportunity for triathletes to shake off the winter-season rust and for the duathletes to get in an early season race. This long-running event is contested almost entirely on Marine Dr, which is closed to vehicle traffic – a rarity in the sport. You will ride and run right along the mighty Columbia River with beautiful views to make the time fly!
It will be a flat & fast course...perfect for those new to the sport of Duathlon and Triathlon! And for you veterans, this will be a fabulous opportunity to go all out and see who stayed in good condition this winter!
There are no railroad tracks on the bike route – just 15 miles of smooth pavement ideally suited for fast times. The course is virtually flat with the only appreciative elevation gain or loss occurring as you travel beneath the Glenn Jackson Bridge. And for the novice athlete, the sense of safety from not having to be overly concerned with vehicle traffic makes this event an ideal introduction to the world of multi-sport racing.
Home Depot Half, 10k & 5k - This beautiful, flat and fast course along the Columbia River is a wonderful event to set as a goal to keep your conditioning strong through the winter and spring cold and rainy seasons!
Our start/finish location at the Home Depot off Airport Way will allow us to relax and share our racing stories once we all finish! We will have high energy music, fun vendors, food and who is ordering the sunshine?!
7:45am for Half & 10K / 8:00am for 5K / 9:00am for Duathlon
HOME DEPOT: The post-event festivities will take place in the parking lot at Home Depot, 11633 NE Glen Widing Drive, Portland, OR.
Please park in front of Concordia College to leave parking in front of Home Depot for their customers. – It’s a great venue and we want to keep this partner happy! Thank you!
What to Bring
Bike & Helmet (mandatory for all Duathletes)
Your bib, pins, helmet & bike stickers (if applicable) and chip timing piece
A small towel for duathletes to place on the ground for your gear
Water bottle, sunscreen, glasses
Change of clothes so you can enjoy the post-event festivities
WHAT SHOULD DUATHLETES WEAR: For a Duathlon, you typically don’t want to change clothes too much in between your runs and cycle portions. Ideally, find an outfit that you will feel comfortable biking and running in. If you have regular pedals or a toe/pedal cage, you will wear the same shoes throughout the entire run/bike/run. If you use cycling cleats, you will start in your running shoes, quickly change into your cycling cleats and then change back into your running shoes. Watch the weather closely. The show goes on no matter what the weather is doing. Fortunately, if you're dressed correctly, it shouldn't matter. If it's raining, you may want to layer with a form-fitting, water-proof jacket. If it's cold, wear some running gloves. Body Glide or Vaseline is always a good idea on any spots that might rub (underarms, inner thighs, feet). Be sure to have your Bib and Helmet and Bike sticker visible. In honor of the Spring theme, let’s all wear super bright and pastel spring colors. Plus it will make the photos look that much better!