The Dirty Sprint — anyone’s race

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Photo courtesy ACVAP The Dirty Sprint, one of three events for this year’s Pagosa Dualthlon, offers the flexibility to cater to athletes of all abilities. The race includes a 3-mile run and 8-mile bike course, and can be done individually or as a two-member team.
Photo courtesy ACVAP
The Dirty Sprint, one of three events for this year’s Pagosa Dualthlon, offers the flexibility to cater to athletes of all abilities. The race includes a 3-mile run and 8-mile bike course, and can be done individually or as a two-member team.

By Carmen Hubbs
Special to The SUN

The Pagosa Duathlon is a trail enthusiast’s dream. Get ready for the epic courses at this year’s Pagosa Duathlon, which will take place on Saturday, July 11. For ultimate trail racing, it’s you, the wind, the trees and all the other racers battling for first on fast, rugged and dusty single track trails.

Race day starts with the Dusty Kid’s Gravel Growler at 7:30 a.m., then continues with the adult races at 8:15 a.m, with three great choices of races to pick from — the Dirty Sprint, the Dirty Du and the Double Dirty.

This week, we’re featuring the Dirty Sprint.

This is truly anyone’s race. If you’re new to trail races, the Dirty Sprint is the perfect race to begin your racing debut. The distances are accommodating of any level athlete — you don’t have to be a race veteran or a long-distance guru to make your mark at the Pagosa Duathlon.

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