Village of Orland Park To Host Indoor Duathlon

Village of Orland Park To Host Indoor Duathlon
Posted on 02/03/2012

Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department's Annual Indoor Duathlon on Saturday, March 3. The competition will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street, in Orland Park.

The 13-mile duathlon consists of a 1.5-mile run, a 10-mile stationary bike ride, and ends with a second 1.5-mile run. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers, both men and women. Each participant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.

"Each year, we have more and more people register for the village's duathlon," said Village of Orland Park Fitness Manager Deborah Geghen. "It's a great way to stay competitive and fit during the winter months," she added.

Pre-registration is required for the event with a cost of $20 for Sportsplex members, $25 for Village of Orland Park residents and $31 for non-residents.

"We've had people from all over the Chicago area and some from Michigan and Indiana come to Orland Park to compete in our duathlon," Geghen said. "One year, we had a number of Navy Seals from the Great Lakes Naval Base travel to Orland Park to compete. They were looking for something unusual to do indoors and Orland Park's duathlon was just right for them," she added.

Registration is available at the Recreation Administration Center, 14600 South Ravinia or at the village's Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 708/645-PLAY.