RaceThread.com: The Top Races and Running Events in January and February That You Can Take Part In

The Top Races and Running Events in January and February That You Can Take Part In

January 25th, 2017

by Michael Ryan


It seems as if everywhere you go, someone wants to participate in a running event. It does not matter if you are a seasoned pro or a newbie if you want to run at your local racing event. Whether it's a duathlon, triathlon or all other racing events, a large number of people are looking for different kinds of races to take part in.

Here is a small list of different racing events taking place in January and February 2017.


1.     Dirty Duathlon

Starts on the 28th January, 2017 (Saturday), Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA       

Start Time: 10:00 am

Distance: Run 2 mile – Bike 6 miles – Run 2 miles

The event is just as it sounds, dirty. The duathlon is at the stunning beach boasted by the beautiful Folsom Lake. The beach will also comprise of a picturesque running and cycling course. Each athlete gets an athlete goody bag, a cute little beanie labeled TBF, free athlete massage and a meal, post race.  Awards are given in every individual category.


2.     Desert Classic Duathlon

Sat, February 18, 2017 | McDowell Mountain Park, Scottsdale, AZ

Starting Time: 7:00 AM

This race continues to be a favorite event for all athletes including amateurs to professionals! Multisport clubs and individuals get a chance to build up their points for the 9/9 Cup Championship, as part of the 2017 Champions Cup. This year’s Desert Classic Duathlon boasts a new, rugged 5k run course that is completely off-road.


3.     MTB Classic – Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing

Sunday, January 29, 2017 |Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

Start Time: 8:00 am

This classic mountain bike track racing is at the alluring Granite Beach located at Folsom Lake. The location boasts beautiful and serene tracks for racing (double and single tracks) that you can enjoy your race on. Each athlete receives a free athlete massage, a customized Beanie, a goody bad and a post race meal.

The event is for people of different age groups under the Expert, Sport and Novice divisions. You can also look forward to the event’s (40+ years) category, which is referred to as a Master’s category. There will also be an Open category (for 39 years and under).

The course includes a pretty tricky and tough combination of dirty and difficult single-track and also has wide double track course. You can even ride on the beautiful cross-country roads with a scenic view everywhere you look. Folsom Lake is surrounded by oak and pine forests. This event is a popular race for newbies and professionals. The course is great to ride in all weather conditions, be it rain or sunshine.


4.     EPIC Series Huntington Beach Saturday

January 21, 2017              

Start Time: 08:00 am

If you are yearning for an obstacle challenge of extreme fun and no mud or long distance running, this is the perfect racing event for you. EPIC Series is a famous fun obstacle course race that features the, ELITE Course, the KIDS Course and the EPIC Course.

The official beneficiary of EPIC Series 2017 is the Special Olympics Southern California and you can donate generously to show your love for them.

The race is perfect for all levels of fitness. The EPIC Course includes 30+ obstacle challenges on a small zigzag course! Every obstacle has three difficulty levels including Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced ability for everyone to choose the challenge. The race is for everyone above 13 years of age.

Open Waves - Mixed level for choosing the adventure.

Competitive Waves – Male participants must pass through all Advanced-level obstacles while females must do at least Intermediate-level obstacles.


5.     Lifetime Indoor Triathlon

January 8, 2017 | Roseville, California

This racing event is for anyone who wants to become a triathlete in 60 minutes. The Life Time Indoor Triathlon is an adventurous challenge that attracts everyone from newbies to seasoned triathletes as the race lets you set your own pace.  All action takes place in a single weatherproof location which is your local Life Time club.


6.     Lost Trail Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Starting on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Granite Beach, Folsom Lake, SRA        

The half marathon event is a picturesque one-track race trail along Folsom Lake in addition to a five kilometer trail Run. With each race entry, you get a custom race shirt, raffle prizes, a goody bag used by athletes, and a post race meal. There are awards in every category and participants from the two races will be awarded with custom made marathon medals.

Men and women coming first in the event will be awarded with awards for the overall championship. Different age groups will have different awards for both the strenuous, endurance testing and fun-filled events. Other participants in both the events will be awarded finishers medals for the marathon and the five kilometer run/walk event. This will truly be a great racing event for everyone to enjoy.

Keywords: January and February Running Triathlon and Duathlon Races

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