Eurekan Multisport Festival scheduled for Aug. 11-13

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Eurekan Multisport Festival returns to Eureka Springs from Friday, Aug. 11, to Sunday, Aug. 13. The three-day festival includes a sprint-distance triathlon on Aug. 11, road bike hikes on Aug. 12 and running races on Aug. 13. Participants can enter individual events or take one of the two Eurekan challenges.

The Eurekan refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge, where athletes can try to complete the triathlon, 100-mile ride and 10K run. There is also a half-Eurekan competition, which includes the triathlon, 62-mile bike ride and 5K run.

The triathlon is located in Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs on Friday. The finish line for Saturday and Sunday’s events is located in the heart of the city on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.

This year’s festival already has more than 550 competitors from 15 states registered to compete. None of the courses are considered flat by any means, and most of this year’s bike rides have new courses and should contain some welcome changes and rest stops along the way with some local flavor.

Competitors must sign up before the event, with no sign-ups offered on race day for any events. Registration closes the day before the event. If you want to do the whole event, you must be registered by Thursday, Aug. 10.

For more information and maps, visit http://www.eurekasportsfestival.com.

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