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The great history of the Desert Classic Duathlon completely enclosed in beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional park right outside Fountain Hills, Arizona makes this a dream vacation destination minutes from Scottsdale, Arizona. Something for the entire family at the perfect time to travel from the colder climates. The park is 35 minutes from Phoenix SkyHarbor Airport.
McDowell Mountain park offers breathtaking desert vistas, views of the McDowells and Four Peaks. Camping both rustic and hook ups. The course features a challenging, rolling to hilly, exhilarating 5k trail run loop. Taking you on a nice rolling path using the parks sport mountain bike trail for this discipline of the course. The bike will take you on a gradual quad grinder up to the top of the park, then flying down to the back of the park, back up and down to the transition area. Few courses will test you like this one will. This early in the season you will know what kind of shape you are in when finished.
The beauty and majesty of the desert: The Arizona desert is a beautiful and awe-inspiring place, and participating in a duathlon can be a great way to experience and appreciate it. The stunning vistas and unique landscape can provide a sense of wonder and inspiration, and make the event an unforgettable experience.