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"Connections" Duathlon

Earth Month

Dr. Kevin Kearns
Vice President
Engagement and Economic Development
701 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3758

We would like to thank our Sponsors:

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*PLEASE NOTE* The "Connections" Duathlon will NOT be held in April 2012!!! Hopefully we will return next year...


*THANKS!* to all of our law enforcement officials and volunteers who helped make our 2011 "Connections" Duathlon event a tremendous success!!!


The RESULTS are IN!!!
     Overall Results are now posted.



WELCOME! to the website for the  "CONNECTIONS" DUATHLON event.

RACE IS ON... regardless of weather.

. You can still register for the event at our day-of registration starting at 8AM on Sunday, April 17th @ the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator. See below for more information.

Already registered? Have more questions? Please download the Participant Information PDF now!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with race logistics and traffic control along the race route. Last year we had an amazing turn-out of volunteer support, of which we are very thankful! If you are interested in helping out, please email Liz Aldrich at


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People to their Environment

Dunkirk to Fredonia.

| Event | Date | Time | Course | Registration | Packet Pick-Up | BracketsAwards | Lodging Proceeds | Race WaiverBike Map | Transition Zone | Run Map |


The "Connections" Duathlon is a multi-sport event that includes a 14-mile bicycle loop through Dunkirk and Fredonia, followed by a 5K (3.1 mile) run along the shores of Lake Erie and around Wright Park (in Dunkirk).


Pre-Registration Fee*

Day-Of Registration**


Relay Team


*by April 12,2011;
includes t-shirt*
** t-shirt not guaranteed


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Start time: 9:30 AM
Awards Ceremony: 12 noon (during post-race refreshments)



The "Connections" Duathlon consists of a 14-mile bike loop through the streets of Dunkirk and Fredonia, followed by a 5K (3.1 mile) run along the shores of Lake Erie. Download a description of the Duathlon route.

Bike Route

  • The “Connections” Duathlonstarts at the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, NY. Start on Central Avenue in front of the Business Technology Incubator (Dunkirk).
  • Follow Central Ave. from Downtown Dunkirk into Fredonia. Central Ave. will dead-end into Temple Street. Turn left onto Temple Street. (3 miles)
  • Temple becomes Water Street beyond Main Street in Downtown Fredonia. Continue on Water Street to Webster Road. (2 miles)  
  • Turn right on Webster Road to Chautauqua St. (2 miles)  
  • Turn right on Chautauqua St. Just before Rte 20 (Main Street) turn right onto Houghton. Houghton will dead end into Seymour St. (1.25 miles)  
  • Turn left on Seymour Street, which becomes Chestnut Street after the light. Continue on Chestnut to Willow. (2.5 miles)  
  • Turn right onto Willow and take it to Brigham Road. (2.25 miles)  
  • Turn right on Lakeshore Drive. End at Memorial Park Transition Area. (1500 feet or so).

A visual map of the Bicycle Route can be here.

Running Route 

The running route for the 2nd Annual Connections Duathlon has changed from last year per the request of the City of Dunkirk.

  • The run will start at the Memorial Park Transition Area and head east along the run/bike path.
  • The run will continue east behind the Clarion Hotel along the shores of Lake Erie to Lake Front Blvd. 
  • Follow Lake Front Blvd. turning right on North Serval St.
  • Left on East Pine St.
  • Left on N. Warsaw St. to Wright Park Drive.
  • Follow Wright Park Dr. back to Lake Front Blvd.
  • Follow Lake Front Blvd back to Memorial Park.
  • Runners will never cross. Throughout the run, runners will be on the right, with opposing running traffic (if any) on their left.

A visual map of the Bicycle Route can be here.


On-line registration (credit card payment only) is available until 12 (noon) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

You can also download a PDF of the registration form and mail it with your entry fee to: SUNY-Fredonia, Attn. Sherri A. Mason, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Pre-registration entries fees (received by April 12, 2011) include a t-shirt.

On-site registration will run from 8:00 - 9:00 AM on the day of the event at the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator. Day-of registration fees are $5 more than pre-registration entry fees and do not guarantee receipt of t-shirt.


Packet Pick Up

Packets will be available for pick up on the day of the event from 8:00 - 9:15 AM at the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator.



19 & Under, 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over



  • Overall Male & Female
  • Top 3 Finishers in each of the age brackets (above)
  • Overall Relay Teams (Male, Female, & Co-Ed)

The award ceremony will take place at 12 (noon) at the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator. Post-race refreshments will be provided.


If needing overnight accomodations, we recommend the Clarion Hotel (30 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk, NY, 14048; (716) 366-8350). The Clarion Hotel is conveniently located 2 blocks down from the SUNY Business Technology Incubator along the shores of Lake Erie. 


Proceeds from the "Connections " Duathlon will help provide support for "Green" Initiatives and Sustainability Endeavors within Chautauqua County.


Race Waiver

A full copy of the race waiver can be viewed, downloaded, and printed here.


Bike Route

View "Connections" Duathlon Bike Route-broken down in a larger map


Transition Zone
Transition Zone

Running Route

View "Connections" Duathlon Running Route 2011 in a larger map


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