Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

Riverview Orchards, 660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY
Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ 8:30 AM
2 mile run / 17 mile bike / 2 mile run to the finish

Each year the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon attracts top regional multi-sport athletes, as well as recreational runners and bikers. The start, exchange area, and finish are all at Riverview Orchards and the courses are through rural, fall-foliage lined landscapes along the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway.  There will be an event clothing item with a byway logo for the first 100 registered participants.

Two person teams are welcome: a runner and a cyclist.

Register now (between Nov 10 and Nov 29, 2021) to take advantage of our BLACK TRIDAY pricing!

Results from the October 17, 2021 event are posted:

2019 Duathlon Start by Tracy Perry

Awards for overall male and female first place, and first, second, and third place male and female finish in each ten year increment starting with 19 and under.  Awards also for first place male team, female team and mixed team.

A USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
A USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
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2015 No2 by Kristen Hislop
Photos on this page are by Tracy Perry, Kristen Hislop, Greg Wolcott, and Terry Olstead.

The Running Legs

Athletes will begin with a 2 mile run on a flat, fast course starting at Riverview Orchards and heading east to a turnaround on Droms Road that takes them back to the start. The same course will be repeated after the bike.

The running course.

Preview the Courses

Feel free to tour the duathlon courses before the event.  The courses are marked with pavement parkings that have been newly freshened up.  The running leg leg starts at Riverview Orchard’s business signing goes west, out and back.  Follow the red pavement markings at the Droms Road intersection and the turn around point mid way down Droms Road.  The bike course goes east on Riverview Road.  Follow the white pavement markings and note the point where you take a second lap.

Volunteers will be stationed at the intersections on race day, but it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.

Bike Course

Bikers leave the transition area and travel a mile and a half southeast on Riverview Road.  They will do two 7 mile loops of rolling terrain including Sugar Hill Road, a mile on Grooms, south on Vischer Ferry Road and west on Riverview Road.  Competitors will return to the transition area with 17 miles completed.

The Bike Course

Sponsors to date:

  • Gold: Erie Canalway National Heritage Foundation
  • Gold: Stewart’s Shops
  • Gold: Toyota of Clifton Park
  • Gold: Brookfield Renewable Power
  • Gold: Hamilton Family of Acworth, GA
  • Silver: Vischer Ferry General Store
  • Silver: Shenendehowa Rotary
  • Bronze: Halfmoon Family Dental

We are proud of our sponsors and happy to promote them on marketing materials.  We currently have sponsorships available from a modest $150 to an exclusive sponsorship on the apparel.  If you, your company, or your employer might sponsor the event please contact me.

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U. S. A. Triathlon is trying to encourage more females, individually or in teams, to try multi sport competition.  This event is especially suited for anyone to try because of the sprint distances.  Try it, you’ll like it!

Training:

In past years we have had a fun and informative clinic which makes a great training run led by a triathlon and ironman certified coach.  If you are interested in participating in a training event please contact “Hislop Coaching @ gmail (dot) com.”

Byway Volunteers

We Need Volunteers

The Mohawk Towpath Byway runs entirely by volunteers.  No project is more exciting, more fun or more rewarding than helping with this event.  If you would like to be one of our growing team of volunteers that make this event memorable please contact us.  We need a set up crew, packet stuffers, registration staffers, road Marshalls, course spotters, water station staff, transition area volunteers, and many more.  If you are competing we can use family members and friends, so bring them along they can be a part of this exciting event.

Chief of some 31 volunteers are the following: packet pick up and registration Tracy Perry and Kristen Hislop; radio communications Fred Halley and crew; set up, logistics and road marshals Ruth Olmsted, Larry Syzdek and crew; hospitality Jill Koziol; follow car Aline and Jim Flaherty; EMT Maryanne Mackey; and race director Eric Hamilton.

Results from Last Year:

Results of the 16th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon are posted.  There are also many great photographs by Coach Kristen Hislop.

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Course Record:

Male: Tim Russell, Ballston Spa, (2019) 1:05:55.5

Female: Beth Ruiz, Delmar, (2016) 1:13:09

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Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is a fundraiser for the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition run by the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway.  Both are 501(c)(3) not-for-profits that care for the historic corridor of the Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford/Cohoes in upstate New York.  Learn more at our home page.

Questions?
Eric J. Hamilton
Race Director and Executive Director
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition
518-406-8610 or email.

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