Every town or city has that one running store that has it all, and in Grand Rapids Michigan it’s Striders. Striders is a top-rated specialty running store, in service for the last 14 years, their highly trained and friendly staff are very knowledgeable with biomechanics and running shoe technology. You’ll find that when you walk into one of the two Striders locations the staff will greet you like your family. They don’t just sell you running shoes and apparell they help to make sure each customer’s needs are met whether it’s someone new to running or a seasoned athlete and ensure a satisfying experience. If you haven’t met the team get down for a visit.
Just as Striders wants you to have the best in store experience they also want to bring you the best race experiences. The owners know what it takes to put on a well organized fun event that won’t break the bank. Each event is held in some of the most beautiful parks and woods in the area and Northern Michigan. Again the staff is passionate about making each racer’s experience satisfying and one that will leave them coming back year after year. Striders doesn’t only put on running races they are also involved in triathlons and duathlons. One of Striders duatlons in its second year is “Du North” held on some of Michigans most beautiful and challenging trail systems called the “Big M” in the Manistee National Forest. If you like off road and you like Duathlons this one is a MUST!!
The distances for “DU North” include a 4.25 mile run, a 16.3 mile bike, and a 5.4 mile run. The distances are just enough to challenge any level of athlete but doable by all and most importantly it’s a fun event. If you havent’ planned your adventure for this weekend, I recommend this race. If you’re not prepared for a duathlon or don’t have a bike, head up to volunteer. I guarentee you’ll make some new friends, experience some of Michigans best trails, and you’ll leave wanting to head back next year. I’m going to make it my adventure this weekend.
For YOUR adventure this weekend head “DU NORTH”