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Sunday, June 26, 2011 Museum L-A invites you to Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston, Maine to experience the breathtaking course of the 2nd annual L-A DU. This 2.6-mile run, 14-mile bike and 3-mile run will race past historic millscapes, scenic paths and the mightiest river in Maine. The Duathlon will benefit the restoration and preservation of over a century of work and community along with the revitalization of the Camden Yarns Mill, future home of Museum L-A. Individuals and relay teams are encouraged to register early, as the Duathlon will be capped at 500 participants. This is the race that will go down in the 2011 race archives as an amazing experience with lots of great prizes and race amenities. Newly added this year is a New Balance 5K Run, Community Walk and a Kids’ Obstacle Course.

Start Times:

New Balance 5K Run: 8:00 a.m.
Duathlon: First wave at 8:15 a.m.
Community Walk: 8:30 a.m.
Kids’ Obstacle Course: Opens 9:00 a.m. for practice with first wave at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Starting and Finishing at Simard-Payne Park, 1 Beech Street, Lewiston, Maine, adjacent to the future home of Museum L-A.

Distances: 2.6 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run to finish line.

Duathlon Courses:

Run 1: Leave Simard-Payne park and run along side century old mills, receive behind the scene tour as you race in and around their historic plazas, grab your power from the river as you run by the mightiest of rivers in our state – race by century old businesses that have persevered over decades. There will be one water stop on route. [Map]

Bike: Bike along the river. Route is a challenging course with long flats for speed and rolling terrain for technique. Scenic and safe this course is sure to provide inspiration. Please be sure to bring your own hydration for the bike. There are no water stops on the bike route.[Map]

Run 2: Leave transition and run over a century old trellis bridge and through park terrain on a run course free of cars. Travel across the river to Auburn, Maine where you’ll run as fast as the river flows over the great falls-the falls that fueled our economy for over a century. There will be one water stop on the route.[Map]


Other Events

New Balance 5K Run: 3.1-mile course begins at Simard-Payne Park and includes part of Duathlon Run #1 and all of Run #2. All participants must register and sign waiver. Please note: If you are unable to run a 5K in 45 minutes, please sign up for the Community Walk.

Community Walk: A scenic walk beginning at Simard-Payne Park, continuing along Riverwalk in Auburn and crossing Longley Bridge, finishing back in the Park. Top Fundraiser will receive a commemorative prize. All participants must register and sign waiver.

Kids’ Obstacle Course: Free event. Military style set-up and geared for children ages 5-12. All participants must register and legal guardian must sign waiver.

Relays: The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members. Businesses are encouraged to enter teams and take on the challenge of being the first place business team. Specific relay information will be available at packet pick-up.

Timing/Results: L-A DU will be chip-timed. Results, including splits, will be available online, real time.


Duathlon: Individual =$60. All 2 person and 3 person Relay Teams=$80 until May 31, After May 31=$90. All current USAT members receive a $10 discount.
New Balance 5K Run = $18 (Run will capped at 100 runners)
Community Walk = $10
Kids’ Obstacle Course = Free

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds.

Award Categories: Awards for Duathlon and 5K will be given to the top male and female overall winners, top male and female finishers in each 5-year age group and top two relay teams.

USAT Sanctioning: USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. For more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport lifestyle, visit

Rules: Please look over the USAT competitive rules – you are responsible for understanding them and abiding by them. They are available at

Weather: The weather in June is typically very stable, with air temps in the low 70s by race time. It can be chilly in the early morning, so bring some extra layers.

Cancellation: The event will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose extreme danger to athletes and volunteers. Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in the case of weather-caused changes or cancellations. If canceled, L-A DU will not be rescheduled.

Pre-Race Logisitics -

Packet Pickup (All Events): Saturday June 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Museum L-A. Tours will be available for Museum L-A and Baxter Brewing Company.

Race Morning: We encourage athletes to arrive early. All Duathlon participants must be at transition by 7:30 a.m.. Transition will close promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Parking: Athletes should plan to park in parking garages on the corner of Lincoln and Main streets, the corner of Lincoln and Chestnut streets or the corner of Ash and Canal streets. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on in the park.

Road Closures: Lisbon Road and Oxford Street will be closed to traffic starting at 7am on race morning. It will reopen when the majority of the athletes are done with the race, approximately Noon. During this time, NO CARS will be allowed to pass. NO CARS are allowed over the Beech Street Bridge. This is for the safety of the athletes and volunteers still on course. Please plan accordingly. There will be other options for parking outside of the race venue.

Recommended Lodging:

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 784-4433

Ramada Inn
490 Pleasant Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

If you have any questions about the race, please contact Event Director Mike Lecompte at 207-212-3722.