April 28, 2018
Sprint, Olympic, Relay and 5k
This race is presented by HealthFirst.
The Diva Du 2018 will be held April 28, 2018 at Kiepersol's Winery and Distillery. (Where we were for our first year!)
East Texas' first and only exclusively women's event. This year we are offering an Olympic distance in addition to our Sprint. We're also opening it up for relay teams and a 5k for those who want to join the fun without a bike involved!
I got in trouble last year for calling it "beginner friendly" when I should have said it was a beginner's distance. My bad. However, all those ladies rocked it out and finished it, hills and all!
Our Sprint duathlon will consist of a 1.5 mile run, 10 mile bike, and 1.5 mile run. Our Olmpic distance, 3ish mile run, 25ish mile bike, and 3ish mile run.
We are always excited to have Abuelo's hosting our post-race food as well as our local and amazing wine from Kiepersol's vineyard. We will continue our tradition of iTRI365 signature event drinks - Sangria and Vitmosas! We will also continue to keep our vendors local and women oriented. We want to support moms and women business owners who love and give back to this community in so many awesome ways.
- Finisher's Medal
- Race tank
- Surprise swag item
- Post-race wine ticket
- Post-race food (from the scratch-kitchen of Abuelo's)
- Free race photos
- Post-race massages
- Age group awards
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Race Schedule & Info
Race location: 4120 FM 344 E, Tyler, Tx 75703
Lodging: Kiepersol has two options for staying near the race site. They have a beautifully clean and attractive RV park close to our race site, as well as charming bed and breakfast rooms at their winery. Please contact Kiepersol directly at 903-894-3300 to book a room. Let them know it's for the Diva Du!
We have also reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott in Tyler. If you call, let them know you are with the Diva Du. The block rate of $99/nt will be good the nights of April 27th and April 28th.
the Tank Room at Kiepersol Winery & Distillery
Friday, April 27th
Vendor Expo, Wine Tastings, Giveaways and Fun!
***You must present your ID in order to get your wristband for alcohol on race day.
Bike & Run Routes:
Run routes are not being posted due to being on private property, which will not be accessible until race day.
Schedule of Events:
6:30am: Transition Opens
7:45am: Transition Closes, Opening Ceremonies
8:10am: Sprint 39 & Under
8:15am: Sprint 40-49
8:20am: Sprint 50+
As athletes, we often forget about sponsors - but I want you guys to please take note of who is supporting our efforts. These are the people in the community who believe in what we do and actually have great things to offer you. They are not just a name on the back of your shirt, they are who allows us to get dirty and have some freakin' fun!
Q: Can I ride a mountain bike on this course?
A: Yes, absolutely. While this is not an off-road race, mountain bikes are welcome!
Q: Is the run a trail run or pavement?
A: Both. There is some gravel, some pavement and some grass. Be prepared for all surfaces.
Q: I've never done a duathlon before. Is this doable for a first-timer?
A: Yes! We designed a shorter course so that even the newest of athletes could complete and feel accomplished. We will be hosting a several clinics to help newer athletes understand what to expect and how to prepare for the race. Check our event calendar or join the event on Facebook for more details. Click HERE for the Facebook page.
Q: Is there an age limitation?
A: No, we do not have an age limitation, however, this is not a Youth sanctioned or centered event. We have been asked about young athletes. Please note that while we have not specifically placed an age limitation, this is a police-supported open road course (not a closed race course like many youth specific events) and it is recommended that only experienced youth cyclists consider this race.** Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further concerns regarding this.
Q: You mentioned wine! How does this work?
A: Each 'of age' participant will receive a drink ticket at packet pickup. You will be able to use this after the race. There will be a cash bar for more of Kiepersol's beverages and spectators are free to purchase as well. Let the men know there is also a distillery with rum and vodka!
Q: What if I can't make it to packet pickup?
A: We are happy to make some exceptions to the 'no packet pickup on race day' policy. We understand some of you may be coming from out of town. Please email email@example.com to make separate arrangements. You may have someone else pick up your packet if they can produce a copy of your confirmation email, however, you will not be able to get your wristband for alcohol without producing an ID in person.