Heel & Crank Duathlon

Heel & Crank Duathlon
April 8, 2017
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3 mi. run / 16 mi. bike / 3 mi. run.

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The Heel & Crank Duathlon is a very popular duathlon in Alabama that is put on by the Team Rocket Triathlon Club with all proceeds benefitting ALSA in memory of local triathlete, Darin Kruse. This race is a beginner-friendly event as well as a good sprint for the veterans. This race is not USAT sanctioned as we are trying to reduce costs to beginners and allow recumbent cyclists.

 

If you missed it, check out the nifty race video we made:

 


Race Changes from 2014 –> 2106:

A few minor changes have been made since last year:

  • Heel and Crank will still NOT be a USAT sanctioned race in 2017.  Because we love recumbent bicycles.
  • “Fat Tire” Category will be returning.  So, if you’re going to be rocking a bike with tires at least 1.5″ wide, please sign up.

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup: Friday, April 7, 2017
Fleet Feet 10-7pm

Race Day: Saturday, April 8, 2017

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
6 am – 7:30 am Packet Pickup at Race Venue (Moorseville, AL)

7:45 am Transition Area Closes

8:00 am  Wave #1 Starts

8:05 am  Wave #2 Starts

9:30 am – 11 am Music, Hot Food, and Cold Drinks

10:30 am:  Awards

Refund/Transfer Policy

Race refunds will be issued with at least 30 days notice. After March 8, no refunds will be issued. We will provide refunds to you in the form of an IMATHLETE credit which can be used for up to one year for any TRTC race.


35.1 Heel and Crank / Bridge Street Half-Marathon Challenge:

The 35.1 MILE CHALLENGE is BACK! The Heel and Crank Duathlon is on Saturday, April 8th. The Bridge Street Half Marathon in Huntsville, AL is on Sunday, April 9th… the day AFTER Heel and Crank. Well, never to let an opportunity to challenge ourselves go to waste, Team Rocket Triathlon Club and Fleet Feet Huntsville are joining forces to provide some special swag to anybody that completes both races.

Here’s how this will work:

1) You will need to register for the Heel and Crank Duathlon as an individual racer. (Sorry relays do not qualify this year.)
2) You will need to register for the Bridge Street Half Marathon.
3) You will need to register for the challenge (at no additional cost) on Fleet Feet’s registration site once is becomes active.
4) Complete the Heel and Crank Duathlon on April 8th and the Bridge Street Half Marathon on April 9th.
5) Pick up your swag from the Team Rocket Tri Club tent near the Bridge Street Finish line.


Help Us Donate to the Local ALS Chapter:

The Heel & Crank Duathlon raises money and awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). This charity was chosen because of the late Darin Kruse, one of our local triathletes and friend, who recently lost a 3-year battle with ALS. Last year Heel and Crank donated $11,000 to ALSA.


Course Description

Run 1 (3 miles) is an out-and-back course. Approximately 2 miles of the run will be on paved roads through Mooresville with the remainder of the run being on a crushed gravel road running through Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. There will be a single aid-station on the run course, at the turnaround

Click here for the GPS Run#1 Course Map

You will then enter transition, go to your bike, run it to the mount line, then proceed to enjoy a bike through beautiful East Limestone County on smooth pavement. The bike course has been redesigned this year to eliminate one stretch of deteriorating road. The new bike course (16 miles) is marked with BLACK turn arrows with volunteers at the major intersections. The bike course is mostly flat, but will have a few “rollers”. The bike course will not have any aid stations, but will have sag wagon for any bicycle mechanicals.

Click here for the updated Bike GPS Course Map

Upon completion of the bike portion, you will enter transition (dismounting at the marked line), rack your bike in the exact same location, then head out on run 2, which is very similar course to the first run.

Click here for the updated Run #2 Course Map

Parking

All parking (spectator and racer alike) will be on the Old Hwy 20. Absolutely NO PARKING on Mooresville city streets.

Bike racks are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be considerate of your fellow athletes while racking your bike. Don’t be a “rack hog”, and whatever you do, don’t mess with someone else’s stuff. If you have issues with someone else and their bike racking, please see the race director and let me resolve any problems.

Make sure ALL HANDLEBAR ENDS ARE PLUGGED. If you have open ends, you will not be allowed on course. There will be bike mount and dismount lines, no riding in transition. Your helmet must be on (properly) and buckled before you get to the bike mount line. It must remain on and buckled until AFTER crossing the bike dismount line.


Awards

We will have the award ceremony at the race site this year. Be sure and stay for door prizes!

You must be present to accept your awards, or arrange to have someone pick them up for you. I will not mail awards.

Awards will be given 3-deep in;
– Age groups, male and female (5 year)
– Overall, male and female
– Clydesdale (male over 225 lbs)
– Athena (female over 165 lbs)
– PC (physically challenged)
– Fat Tire (Male/Female) Riding with bike tires of at least 1.5″

– PC (physically challenged)

– Male/Female/Co-Ed Relays

 


Results

Click here to see all past race results

Registration

Register here.


Good luck to all of you, and please remember the cause of this race. We are raising money for ALS patients in order that their remaining days on this planet might be just a little bit easier. Please take a moment to think about the late triathlete, Darin Kruse and what he and his family went through for three long and painful years, and be VERY glad for what you have!

Race hard, and race safe!
Paul Erickson
(race director)
heelandcrank@gmail.com

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