Over the past 21 years DCD has attracted Ironman & Xterra World Champs, Olympic Triathlon & Cycling Gold Medalists, and thousands of athletes from all over the southwest including AZ, CA, & NV multisport clubs. We’re proudly continuing that prestigious position as the official multisport season kickoff, and are committed to delivering a challenging and exciting duathlon to kick the southwest into gear for years to come!

Don’t let our prestigious history make you think this is a “elite-only” event; TriSports.com Desert Classic Duathlon & 5k has always been and will continue to be a season kick-off for ALL athletes from first-timers to multisport pros!

2017 TriSports.com Desert Classic Duathlon & 5k features a new, beautiful 5k run course that is entirely off-road, and both mountain bike and road bike duathlon options!

Course Description: TriSports.com Desert Classic Duathlon consists of (2) off-road runs of 3.17 miles and a 23 mile road bike course or an 19.5 mile mountain bike course! No bike? No problem! We have a 5k trail run option too!

Race Details:


  • Individual Duathlon (MTB or Road Bike) – Register
  • Relay Duathlon (MTB or Road Bike) – Register
  • 5k Run (Please note: only 100 runners maximum) – Register


Saturday, February 18th, 2017, 8:00am


McDowell Mountain Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268




5k Off-road Run Course

McDowell Mountain Park “Competitive Track”

23 Mile Road Bike Course

(2) Loops of out & back course along McDowell Mountain Park Road, 460′ elevation gain each loop for nearly 1000′ elevation gain over the whole course!

19.5 Mile Mountain Bike Course

Transition Area

TriSports.com Discount for Athletes

TriSports.com Desert Classic Duathlon & 5k athletes get a 15% off discount at TriSports.com using promo code “RACE17” at http://trisports.com


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