Competitors Race, Ride, And Win For Charity In The Second Annual First State Duathlon

Competitors Race, Ride, And Win For Charity In The Second Annual First State Duathlon

The rain held off for the more than 100 spectators who came out to cheer the 62 competitors in the second annual race, which consisted of  trail run (3.1 miles), trail bike (approximately 7 miles), and a trail sprint (approximately 7/8 mile) (total distance about 11 miles). The 2018 race was divided into several scoring competitions. The winners were:

  • Men's Individual Duathlon: Ryan Stahnke (Newark, DE) 47:03

  • Women's Individual Duathlon: Randy Wintermantel (Newark, DE) 57:56

  • 2-Person Men's Relay: Team CF, Arthur Eng (Wilmington, DE) and Matt Holloway (Wilmington, DE) 48:48

  • 2-Person Co-Ed Relay: Team Lord Hounderton, Maggie Guterl (Chadds Ford, PA) and Ryan Schannauer (Chadds Ford, PA) 56:21

  • 2-Person Women's Relay: Team Double Trouble, Suzanna Stettenius (Coatesville, PA) and Diana Gillam (Coatesville, PA) 1:00:19

  • 3-Person Co-Ed Relay: Team SYMAJI, The Chen Family (Newtown Square, PA) 1:11:50

  • 3-Person Women's Relay: Team We Thought They Said Rum, Emily Falcon (Wilmington, DE), Erin Hanlon (Newark, DE), Kelly Green (Newark, DE) 1:32:50

Full results, pictures, and video from the competition are available on the First State Duathlon website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Teams And Competitors Race And Win For Charity In Inaugural First State Duathlon

Teams And Competitors Race And Win For Charity In Inaugural First State Duathlon

More than 100 spectators came out to cheer on the 38 competitors in the inaugural First State Duathlon, which consisted of a trail run (5K), trail bike (approximately 7 miles), and a trail sprint (approximately 7/8 mile) (total distance about 11 miles).The winner of the Men's Individual Duathlon was Blake Bennett (Hockessin, DE) who completed the circuit in a time of 56:36. The winner of the Women's Individual Duathlon was Laura Wilburn (Wilmington, DE), with a time of 58:55. In the men's relay team division, Team Run Bike Pray, Chris Knight (Newark, DE) and Andrew Weber (Newark, DE), won with a time of 55:22. In the co-ed relay team division, Team Happy Anniversary Dear, Beth and Craig Vettori (Shelburne Falls, MA), won with a time of 56:48. In the 3-person women's relay team division, Team Thunder, Kim Hicks (Philadelphia, PA), Vernelle Dowtin (New Castle, DE), and Portia Yarborough (Montchanin, DE) won with a time of 1:49:30. These winners and all participants received a First State Duathlon duffle bag, a First State Duathlon fusion water bottle, and a Delaware Charity Challenge t-shirt for competing. Full results and pictures from the competition are available on the First State Duathlon website.

First State Duathlon 2017: Update 1

First State Duathlon 2017: Update 1

The First State Duathlon will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The 2017 race will be capped at 200 competitors. Teams and individuals can raise money for their favorite nonprofit as part of the Delaware Charity Challenge Race to Raise fundraising competition. We will be posting more information online throughout the spring and summer leading up to the race.