Every year Sheridan Memorial Hospital helps organize a fundraiser for the Diabetes Strip Assistance Program. For the last few years they have sponsored the “Dirt Duathlon;” however, this year the race should have been called the “Mud Duathlon.” Organizer Rob Forister says they nearly doubled the number of participants from last year.
The course was set up in an area just south of Sheridan and runners had some difficulties in the mud. Forister says that was nothing compared to the challenges of the biking course.
A couple of the racers even carried their bikes over the finish line before completing the running part of the course.
The event consisted of a foot race, bike course, and then another running course. It’s still too soon to tell how much was raised for the Diabetes Strip Assistance Program; Forister says they will have all the results early this week.