Clipper Staff Writer
NORTH SALT LAKE — Two years ago more than 1,400 runners helped open the Legacy Parkway with the Legacy Tour.
That tradition will continue this year with the Legacy Duathlon, run 2 miles, bike 20 miles and run 2 miles event scheduled April 17.
On Hills Events LLC is sponsoring the duathlon, which will be held on the paved Legacy Trail System. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Life Line, a teen crisis center, located in North Salt Lake. Some of the youth at Life Line will be handing out water to participants to learn the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
“We wanted to use the Legacy Trail System in a competitive sporting event, said Joe Coles of On Hills Events. “We think a duathlon is the best way to use the trail because most everyone has a bike or shoes they can use,” he said.
“We also hope that this provides a great introduction to the sport of triathlon to those interested in getting into it. We also hope that with it being our season opener of 2010, it will provide a great training event for those already established in triathlons.
On April 16, On Hills Events will team with Masherz Bikes for the triathlon season opener packet pick-up party for the Duathlon at Masherz Bikes in Woods Cross. The company will be giving away T-shirts from past races, race gear and packets. They are also planning on giving a $100 gift certificate to the top male and female finishers in the duathlon.
On Hills Events is a Davis County-based organization.
Those interested in volunteering or participating in the Legacy Duathlon may find information on the event’s website, www.legacy duathlon.com or www.onhillevents.com