Event Date

Mon, Jul 7, 2014


Avon, CO

About This Activity

Avon would like to invite athletes of all abilities to compete for some cold hard cash in “Avon’s Dunk-n-Dash” duathlon series!  Competing at 7,431 feet above sea level in a pristine mountain lake will not only test your lungs, but your stamina!  Participants will have the choice of swimming one or two 800- yard laps around beautiful Nottingham Lake followed by a quick transition for a 5k running race along the raging Eagle River.   This race series will allow you the opportunity to not only have fun while improving your fitness level, but also win prize money at the same time!  Participants who pre-register for the whole series (5 races) will automatically receive an awesome Dunk-N-Dash shirt and the opportunity to win up to $750! Cash prizes will also be awarded to those individuals who earn the most points at the end of the series.  Two-person team registration is available for those who are not interested in conquering the swim and the run by themselves.

Event schedule and times


Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2014; Race Starts at 6:00 p.m. SHARP!!

Swim: The swim will be approximately 800 yards (1 lap) or 1600 yards (2 laps) in NottinghamLake.  Swimmers will enter the water from the boat ramp on the north side of the pump-house.  Swimmers will collect for a unified start (as opposed to a time trial start).  The swim will proceed clockwise for one/two laps around the orange buoys in the lake.  Buoys will be on swimmers right.  

Transition:  Transition will be set up in coned off area in the main athletic field.  Participants will be able to place a towel and their change of shoes, clothing, and running number in this area.

5K Run:  The run will begin and end at the marked line near the pump house.  The runners will head northbound around NottinghamLake and turn left onto W. Beaver Creek Boulevard.  Runners will cross the railroad track and turn left onto the river recreation path.  The turn around for the run will be near Bob the Bridge.  Runners will head back on the same path turning right at the pedestrian bridge and head south around the lake to the finish line.


Pre-registration is open until 5:00 p.m. the day before race day for on-line registration at active.com. Pre-registration at the RecreationCenter cut-off is 7:00pm the day before the race. On race day, registration will be available until 3:00 p.m. at the RecreationCenter.  On- site registration is available starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Avon tent by NottinghamLake.

Pre-registration fees*: $15 per race; $62 for all five races (You must register for all five races to receive a sweet shirt!  This will be the only way to receive this year’s shirt!)

Day of race registration fee:  $20 – cash only

Entry fees are non-refundable.

*Pre-registration cut-off is 7:00 p.m. the day before.


The event will be timed by the Vail Recreation District and will be cumulative.


There are two ways to win! The first way is to participate in the overall point series.

Categories                                Overall Winner Prize

One-lap Male*                           $250

One-lap Female*                        $250

Two-lap Male*                           $250

Two-lap Female*                        $250

1st- 50 pts                      9th- 7 pts

2nd- 40 pts                     10th- 6 pts

3rd- 31 pts                     11th- 5 pts

4th- 23 pts                      12th- 4pts

5th- 16 pts                      13th- 3 pts

6th- 10 pts                      14th- 2pts

7th- 9 pts                       15th & below- 1pt

8th- 8 pts


*Must attend at least 3 races to be eligible for cash prize. Ties will be broken by fastest run time.

Also, participants who attend all five Dunk-N-Dash races will have their name put into a random drawing for a chance to win $500 cold hard cash!



NottinghamLake was originally the primary drinking water source for the Town of Avon.  The Lake is fed by irrigation ditches from the EagleRiver and BuckCreek and drains back into the EagleRiver.  The combination of these two water sources provides the ideal water conditions for fish in the Lake.  There are storm drains around the park that divert storm water from draining into the Lake.  Since the addition of the Avon water plant in 1987, the Lake is no longer used as a drinking water source.  It now provides an excellent opportunity for water-based recreation in the heart of Avon.


The water temperature for the races can be expected to be 65-70 degrees.  Wet suits are recommended for the Dunk-N-Dash series however, are not required. Suits may be available from local rafting and kayaking shops.


In case of a lightening storm, race may be cancelled or rescheduled for the following week.  Please call Avon Recreation Center 970-748-4060 to confirm date and time should race be rescheduled.

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