Weekend Picks: Amphibious Duathlon, Charlotte N.C.

This weekend we have a great race for you to check out. The Amphibious Duathlon in Charlotte, N.C. consists of two 5k trail runs bookending a 2k flatwater paddle around Sadler Island in the Catawba River. In the past it’s been one of our favorite events, and this year promises to be no different.

Unfortunately race spots for Saturday August 2nd are all taken, but you can still sign up for the race on August 3rd here. If you’d rather just wing it, Race Day Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:45, and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp, so be ready for an early start.


Registration on Race Day is $50, which is a pretty good deal considering you’re essentially getting 3 races for what one would cost you. It’d be a good idea to bring some extra cash for food and drinks after the race.

Sit on top Kayaks are provided for everyone who enters the race, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own. Just be aware you’ll need to transport and secure whatever water craft you bring. If you’re feeling creative you can even enter the Build Your Own Boat Festival and get some cool prizes.

The race organizers don’t want you bringing music or headphones for safety purposes, but you’re more than welcome to use handsfree gear or a CamelBak if you’d like.


If you’re going with a loved one, or you’re just looking for something to do, why not volunteer? You can contact the Race Director at [email protected].

The Amphibious Duathalon is part of the Coca Cola GET ACTIVE CHALLENGE which you can read more about here.


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