Saturday, March 29 2014

Entertainment & Post Race Activities

We are excited to have the Ben Rice Band preforming at Spring Classic Duathlon during the after-race party.

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Their sound is unique and appeals to all kinds of music lovers, while their stage presence and energy is what will bring you to your feet!  Ben himself says the band’s music is “the kitchen sink of Blues mixed with influences of Punk, Hip-Hop, and Classic Rock”.

The post-race party starts at 10:45 aa, where there will be Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed and River Ale beers flowing, post-race food including Franz Bakers rolls & peanut butter, fruit and AA Sports Signature Strawberry Shortcakes. Chic’s Coffee Cart will be onsite selling warm coffee and specialty drinks.

About the Event

* TRI NorthWest Ranked Event – Duathlon

The Spring Classic Duathlon is a great opportunity for triathletes to shake off the winter-season rust and for the duathletes to get in an early season race. The event is contested almost entirely on Marine Dr, which is closed to vehicle traffic – a rarity in the sport. (Note: The exception is the 13 residences, some of which are 2nd homes, and use 138th Ave to come and go – but most athletes rarely see a vehicle while on course).

There are no railroad tracks on the bike route – just 15 miles of smooth pavement ideally suited for fast times. The course is virtually flat with the only appreciative elevation gain or loss occurring as you travel beneath the Glenn Jackson Bridge. And for the novice athlete, the sense of safety from not having to be overly concerned with vehicle traffic makes this an event ideal introduction to the world of multi-sport racing.

DISTANCE: 5K Run, 15-Mile Bike, 5K Run


LOCATION: Intersection of NE 122nd St and Airport Way in Portland, Oregon (former Qwest Training Facility).

RACE START TIME: 10:00 AM – Mass start


Pre-registrations must be postmarked ten (10) days prior to race day. High school students or participants 18 years of age & younger may deduct $10 from the entry fee. (If you sign up on-line, please request the $10 refund when picking up your race packet. TRI NorthWest members may deduct $10 from the race entry fee (you MUST provide your current TRI NorthWest card when picking up your packets). Race fee includes commemorative T-shirt, Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, awards/prizes, post-race refreshments including Deschutes Brewery Beers and our signature Strawberry Shortcakes, music, plus lots of fun and to top it off, great early season competition!

2014 SC Medal

Individual $65.00 (2/17-3/14)  
Individual $70.00 (3/15-3/27)  
Individual $75.00 (3/28-PPU/DOR)  
Team (ppr) $30.00 (2/17-3/14)  
Team (ppr) $35.00 (3/15-3/27)  
Team (PPR) $40.00 (3/28-PPU/DOR)  

NOTE: T-shirts guaranteed to participants who have registered by March 18.   Quantities and sizes will be limited after March 18 (no reorder of shirts will be made).

MAIL-IN ENTRIES: Must be postmarked (10) days prior to race day and sent to: AA Sports, Ltd./Spring Classic, 4836 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION: On the website, through a secure transaction. Deadline for on-line registration is two days prior to the event (March 27).

CONFIRMATIONS: Participant confirmations will be posted on the website for all mail-in and online entries. Please check the confirmation webpage and bring your race number with you to packet pickup to expedite redeeming your packet.

ONLINE CONFIRMATION LIST (posted prior to event)

PACKET PICKUP: Will be held Friday, March 28 from 11am to 3pm at Athletes Lounge, 2671 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR 97210 [Click here for map] Phone: 503-477-5906

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup will take place at the race site (former Qwest Training Facility, located at the intersection of NE 122nd St and Airport Way in Portland, Oregon) from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.


Both runs will be out & back 5K’s, flat and fast on Marine Drive. The bike is 15 miles, flat & fast, also on Marine Drive (paved, semi-closed to traffic – open to local traffic only).


Race Results / Timing:
Timing of the event will be done using the ChampionChip™ Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip on their ankle in order to receive splits and final results. If you own your own Chip, please provide your seven-digit Chip code at the time you register (please verify that we have it listed correctly when picking up your packet). Results will be posted on

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Awards will be presented to the Overall Male & Female champions and Overall Masters Male & Master Female champions (who will then be removed from the individual age division awards). Awards will also be presented to the 1st thru 3rd place finishers in each individual age division, as well as the Open & Masters Clydesdale and Athena divisions. The 1st and 2nd place teams in each relay division will also receive medals.

Individual: 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. Clydesdale’s (men 198lbs & over) and Athena’s (women 150 lbs & over) in Open (39 & under) and Masters (40 & over) divisions.

Duathlon Relay Teams (combined 2 ages): 0-70, 71-90 & 91+ in men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions.

NOTE: Awards Ceremony will commence at the conclusion of the event and winners need to pick up their awards. Awards will not be mailed.

Athletes Lounge will be on-site to provide high quality Bike Service/repairs, parts, and accessories for sale.

Any equipment that is unmarked will be returned to the lost and found officials for participants to claim. Please come to the event with all personal belongings well marked with your name and/or race number.

Volunteers, including spouses and other family members of participants, or athletes who are unable to participate are welcome and encouraged to help with the race. We need good volunteers to maintain the quality and safety of this event. If you are interested in being involved in this way, please contact the volunteer coordinator at:

WMI Global, partnered with Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Oregon, will be on site to provide pre-race kinesiology taping, first aid / emergency services as needed, injury assessment, and care throughout the race.  WMI Global is the largest and most experienced “Risk, Safety, Medical, and Rescue” company on the planet with operations that are global in scale, multi discipline, and multinational for many of the largest World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic Class / Qualifying events on the planet.  For more information on WMI Global and their Pacific Northwest Partner Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, please visit: or direct contact: or

MetroWest Ambulance Service will also be on-site for any medical needs.

Penrose Photography will provide finish line and course photography. Proofs will be on the website within a week following the event ( To help capture the experience, you can order photos directly from Penrose Photography.


From the south (Salem), take I-205 to Airport Way East (exit # 24). Turn into the QWEST Training Facility parking lot located on the north side of the road approximately 100 feet east of the intersection of 122nd Blvd. If you are coming from the north (Vancouver/Seattle) take I-5 to I-205 south (Salem). Take the Airport Way exit (exit # 24) and go east on Airport Way to the intersection of 122nd Blvd. Turn into the QWEST Training Facility parking lot located on the north side of the road approximately 100 feet east of the intersection of 122nd Blvd.

From the east (The Dalles) take I-84 west to 181st St (exit 13) and turn north to Airport Way. Turn left (west) on Airport Way and turn into the QWEST Training Facility parking lot located on the north side of the road approximately 100 feet prior to the intersection of 122nd Blvd. From downtown Portland take I-84 east towards The Dalles and take the 122nd Blvd Exit (# 10). Turn north (right) back under the freeway and follow 122nd to Airport Way. Turn right (east) on Airport Way and into the QWEST Training Facility parking lot located on the north side of the road approximately 100 feet ahead.


Official host hotel:
Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham: (503) 669-7000

As the closest hotel to Blue Lake, the Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham is the perfect choice for accommodations. Just mention the group code “Blue Lake” to receive a discounted rate of $89.00 plus tax per night for a room with a king bed or two queen beds. Participants will be able to request a late check out for 2:00 pm.  Bikes are permitted in the rooms.  When making your registration just indicate the race name, or indicate “AA Sports” to get this special discount rate and amenities.

All rooms come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as Hampton Inn’s totally fresh bedding. No more guessing when your bedspread was washed, since they wash theirs after every guest. Your rate includes high speed wireless access, breakfast in the morning featuring hot items, fresh fruits, baked goods, and cereals, plus you are welcome to store your bike in your room. They hope to see you while you are in Portland.



The Spring Classic Duathlon is a production of AA Sports, Ltd.



AA Sports, Ltd. is proud to support High School Sports programs.  Our contributions have exceeded $350,000.  Some of the sports programs we support rely completely on our donation for their yearly funding.  Thank you to the athletes that participant in our events for allowing us the opportunity to extend this support.