The Appalachian Du/Tri is a perfect challenge for the seasoned athlete or first-time participant. It offer two races, a sprint duathlon or sprint triathlon, each with a team option. The triathlon consists of a 550m swim and the duathlon starts with a 1-mile run. Both events then transition to a 13.25 mile bike ride on paved roads, followed by a 5K on gravel and paved roads. The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and chip timing is used. The setting is beautiful Lake Sherwood Recreational Area and onsite camping is available.