On your marks! Get set! GO! The Eurekan, an annual Eureka Springs multisport festival is coming up – August 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2017!
The Eurekan is a three-day, multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon, road bike rides, and running races. Participants can enter individual events or take one of two Eurekan challenges.
What’s a Eurekan challenge?
The Eurekan Challenge is completing the triathlon, the 100 mile ride, and the 10K run within the allotted times. The allotted times for the Full-Eurekan are 1.5 hours for the triathlon; 9.5 hours for the 100 mile bike ride, and 1.5 hours for the 10K.
If that seems too much (and how!), participants may also attempt the Half-Eurekan. This involves completing the triathlon, a 62 mile ride, and a 5K run. Qualifying Half-Eurekan times are 6.5 hours for the 62 mile ride and 1 hour for the 5K. The triathlon requirement stays the same.
The Multisport Festival is primarily centered in downtown Eureka Springs. Biking and running events finish on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse. The triathlon is set to take place on Holiday Island, about 15 minutes north of Eureka Springs.
Sunday sees both the Awards Ceremony and the popular Video & Picture Recap of the weekend. Door prizes are given to all event participants who attend the ceremony. Active participants and spectators alike always have a grand time at the annual Multisport Festival.
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival Schedule
Thursday, August 10th
5pm to 8pm – Packet Pickup & Registration For All Events
Friday, August 11th
10am to 1:30 pm – Packet Pickup for Eurekan and Triathlon
12pm – Transition area opens
2pm – Triathlon at Holiday Island
5pm to 8pm – Packet Pickup only for Saturday & Sunday events
Saturday, August 12th
5:30am – 7:00am – Packet Pickup for Gran Fondo event only
6:50am – Prayer & National Anthem
7:00am – 100 Mile Gran Fondo Bike Ride
7:15am – 62 Mile Gran Fondo Bike Ride
7:30am – 21 Mile Bike Ride
Sunday, August 13th
6:00am – 7:15am – Packet Pickup inside the city auditorium next to courthouse
7:30am – 5K Run
7:32am – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
7:45am – 10K Run
11:00am – Video & Picture Recap of the weekend
11:00am – Door prizes for all event participants who attend the ceremony
11:30am – Awards ceremony (Eurekan category only)
2017 Eurekan – Eureka Springs Multisport Festival
August 11th through the 13th, 2017
Downtown Eureka Springs, AR
Visit www.eurekasportsfestival.com for more details or follow the event on Facebook.
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