RYE - The 17th annual Rye By-the-Sea Duathlon and Road Races are scheduled for Sat., June 1, at 8:00 a.m. Race events include a 5K run/walk and a Duathlon.
Individuals or teams competing in the duathlon run a 5K, followed by a 17-mile bike ride, finishing with another 5K run.
Both the 5K and duathlon begin at 1237 Washington Rd., Rye, at the Learning Skills Academy (at corner of Washington Rd. and Lafayette Rd.). Parking is available at Bethany Church, 500 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland.
Registration is available online at www.ryebythesea.com. Online registration closes on Wed., May 29. Walk-in registrations are accepted on May 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., and on Sat., June 1, from 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. Rates are slightly higher for walk-in registration. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call 603-431-RUNS (7867), or write Rye By-the-Sea, PO Box 565, Rye, NH 03870.
The 5K is a scenic “cross country” run on dirt and wood-chip covered trails through Rye Conservation land, while the duathlon includes breathtaking views of the ocean. The duathlon is sanctioned by USAT. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all age groups for each race. Early registration is encouraged. The first 250 people registered will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
The Rye By-the-Sea Duathlon and Road Race is an event of Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, Inc. located in Stratham. Annie’s Angels is dedicated to helping families struggling with the challenges of life threatening diseases and disabilities by connecting neighbor to neighbor and friend to friend in a caring fund raising network. Annie’s Angels is a not-for-profit organization and tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Visit their website at www.AnniesAngels.net.