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Turn and Burn Off-Road Duathlon
Burn off those extra pounds you picked up over Thanksgiving at the Turn and Burn Off-Road Duathlon this Saturday, December 4th. Great event for people of all abilities. The event is being held at Renaissance Park in Charlotte, NC. Just minutes off both I-77 or I-85. New for 2004, we have added a team competition to the mix. Find the fastest runner or mountain biker around and put together a team. Come on out and give it a shot. If you need a teammate, send your email address and it will be posted on the event website at http://www.charlottemtnbike.com/Biathlon/teammates.htm

Each event will consist of a 5k trail run, then hop on the mountain bike for a 10k mountain bike, with another short 3k trail run to the finish. The trails at Renaissance Park are in great shape and ready to race. Course maps are available at http://www.charlottemtnbike.com/Biathlon/treadshedmap.pdf

Registration for the event is now available online with www.active.com or you can mail in a registration by downloading the form on http://www.charlottemtnbike.com/Biathlon/Registration.htm

Online Registration for the Turn and Burn on December 4 is available at
http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1177185

All participants will receive a hip new Turn and Burn T-shirt, well, while supplies last. We will once again be giving out sweet plates, with the insignia of the event engraved on the plate, to the top participants in each category. http://www.charlottemtnbike.com/Biathlon/awards.htm . Top male and female runners will receive a pair of new Saucony running shoes.

RAFFLE PRIZES: We have over $1,000 worth of prizes from FOX Racing and tons of other prizes from SockGuy, Saucony, Clif Bar, SouthPark Cycles and BikeSource. Prizes will be raffled among ALL participants.

Just in case you get hungry after the event, this Saturday we will make a big batch of homemade vegetable soup for all participants.

Coming this January:
Sir Edmond Halley's Cup presented by the Dirt Divas
Back by popular demand, the winter short-track series. Five short-track mountain bike races at the super exciting short-track mountain bike course of Renaissance Park. First event is set to kick off on January 15. Tons of great prizes and food will be available, not to mention the excitement of short-track racing. Info will be posted on www.charlottemtnbike.com


Please help spread the word about this exciting event. Hope to see you at the races.

Neal




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