Dirt Duathlon Makes a Dent in the Cost of Diabetes

Participants in Saturday's 4th Annual Dirt Duathlon enjoyed running in cooler temps.
Participants in Saturday's 4th Annual Dirt Duathlon enjoyed running in cooler temps.

Fifty athletes participated in the 4th Annual Dirt Duathlon held Saturday on the Forbes Ranch south of Sheridan.  A fundraiser for the Diabetes Strip Assistance Program at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, money raised helps area low-income and uninsured diabetics get the blood glucose test strips they need to monitor their blood sugar levels.

No walk in the park, participants faced a challenging course.  Rob Forister, race director explains.

Britni Haar has been working out this summer and wanted to try a race like the duathlon.  She met her goal and finished, even though the course was more than she expected.

The event featured six age group categories and four team categories.  Also, for the first time this year, a one-mile run and two-mile bike ride was offered to kids fifteen and under.

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