Dusty Kids’ Gravel Growler: dust, dirt, gravel and grit

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Photo courtesy ACVAP Dust, dirt, gravel and grit is what you’ll get at this year’s Dusty Kids’ Gravel Growler Fun Race, which will kick off the Pagosa Duathlon, aptly named The Dirty Du. On Saturday, July 11, race day fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with kids tearing off down the gravel road for a 1-mile run and 2-mile bike ride in a noncompetitive road race.
Photo courtesy ACVAP
Dust, dirt, gravel and grit is what you’ll get at this year’s Dusty Kids’ Gravel Growler Fun Race, which will kick off the Pagosa Duathlon, aptly named The Dirty Du. On Saturday, July 11, race day fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with kids tearing off down the gravel road for a 1-mile run and 2-mile bike ride in a noncompetitive road race.

By Carmen Hubbs
Special to The SUN

Dust, dirt, gravel and grit is what you’ll get at this year’s Dusty Kids’ Gravel Growler Fun Race. Kids, this is the one event your parents will let you get dirty at — the Pagosa Duathlon, aptly named The Dirty Du.

On Saturday, July 11, race day fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with our kids tearing off down the gravel road, all vying for the lead and giving their all.

This is the perfect race for your kiddos to start their love of racing competitions. Our kid-friendly, noncompetitive race is ideal for your budding athlete. The gravel road course, with the backdrop of mountains and meadows, gives the backcountry feel without the single-track obstacles.

Dusty Kid Gravel Growlers will shoot off the starting line for a 1-mile run, then hop on their bike for the final 2 miles. Since the course is on gravel roads, any kiddo with wheels can ride. Ages have ranged from 4 to 12, each racing at their own personal ability. Since this race is not timed, all kids are winners at the Dirty Du.

Parents, feel free to join your kiddo on the course and coach them through to the finish.

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