Full Moon Triathlon
Saturday, January 19
Join Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Carbondale Parks and Recreation, and Independence Run and Hike for a fun Full Moon Triathlon. Let’s celebrate how lucky we are to live in a place that offers so much variety in our activities. And let’s bring together a community that loves to have a good time no matter the weather. For racers and spectators alike, we will have multiple bonﬁres, and hot drinks and snacks., to keep you warm. We will start at 4:30pm to coordinate with the rise of the ﬁrst (almost) Full Moon of 2019.
Date: Saturday, January 19
Location: Gus Darien Arena (Carbondale Rodeo Grounds) Cost: $35 per team ($5 discount with a non-perishable food item for Lift-Up. Must register in person with item in hand for discount.) Registration:
--Pre-Register online at www.carbondalerec.com or in person at the Carbondale Rec Center by Friday at 3pm for a $5 pre-registration discount
--Day of Registration Saturday, January 19 from 3-4pm on site at the Rodeo Grounds (Cash or Check Only) Race Start: 4:30pm (as the Full Moon rises
-- If you need Nordic skis for the event check out Independence Run & Hike for rentals, if you need a fat bike check out Aloha Mountain Cyclery, they'll get you set up.
The order of the events will be a 5K Run, a 5K Cross Country Ski (Classic or Skate), and ﬁnish with a 5K Bike Ride. The race can be done as a team of 1, 2, or 3; you decide who will do which leg. The Triathlon will be a continuous event, with time starting at the beginning of the run and ﬁnishing once the biker rides across the ﬁnish line. Each leg of the race will cover a different course. The Run and Ski will be on the RFTA trail, and the Bike course will be around the Rodeo Grounds. All courses will be groomed, however the condition of the snow is up to Mother Nature. For the run, wear shoes and additional snow gear such as Yak Traks or Snowshoes as appropriate for your comfort and safety level. The Cross County Ski will have two groomed Nordic tracks, one outgoing and one incoming, with the skate skiers sharing the middle. The Bike course will be groomed for fat bike riding.
This is a nighttime event so bring headlamps and bike lights! Reﬂective clothing is highly encouraged. For additional questions, please contact Margaret Donnelly at (970) 510-1280.