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Duathlon coming to The Dalles on May 3

The Water’s Edge duathlon, half-marathon, and 10K will offer a day of fun and fitness designed to provide options for all ages and fitness levels.

The day’s events will start Saturday morning, May 3 with a 5K run, 30K bike and 5K run duath-lon that takes competitors through the scenic Columbia River Gorge.

The run will be an out and back course on Riverfront Trail.

Starting at the Discovery Center, runners will head east to the Taylor Lakes region.

Upon their return, runners will transition onto bikes and head west on the Historic Columbia River Highway to the Rowena Lookout.

From there, they will turn around and return to the Discovery Center and retrace the run course a second time.

The Half Marathon and 10K run will start after the duathlon and take competitors along the Columbia River trail.

Scenic views of the gorge and aid stations will keep runners moving along.

There is a walking category for both the half-marathon and 10K, as well as team relay categories for both duathlon and half-marathon events.

The Water’s Edge half-marathon kicks off the Gorge Half Marathon Triple Crown Series

The three half- marathon events, in three different seasons, will be at three different locations in the Columbia River Gorge.

For information, go to www.watersedgefitnessfestival.com or call 541-308-6738.

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