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2020 The Riverlands Rush Biathlon 6/7/20

Sunday, June 7th

Due to COVID-19 we are not allowed to permit or insure events at this time. As soon as State, municipal, and venue permissions are re-instated we will communicate a new date.

2019 Race Results

Race Information:

Thanks to the great folks at Riverlands and US Army Corps of Engineers you can test your athletic mettle on a terrific race course. The Riverlands Rush Biathlon is a wide open, fast race! The venue is surrounded by the wetlands and waterways of the Riverlands Wild Bird Sanctuary/Audubon Center. The run heads out onto a peninsula into the Mississippi River on a mix of pavement, gravel, and wood chips before heading back to the transition area. The bike ride is two rocket ship fast circuits of a flat, zippy course with two turn arounds. Keep your friends close and your competition closer as you have opportunities to chase and be chased! Riverlands is a very lightly used rural area...there will be very few motor vehicles on the course. Professionally chip timed by our friends at Big River Race Management.

What: Riverlands Rush Biathlon  – 4 mile run/20 mile bike.

Where: Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386

When: Sunday June 7th, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Why: Enjoy a visit to a beautiful winery that is surrounded by scenic country roads.

How much: 

Before January 1st, 2020 Individual $45/Team $75
January 1st - March 1st Individual $50/Team $80
March 1st - June 6th Individual $55/Team $85
Race Day Individual $60/Team $90

Team Entry: How about a two person team? Can do! One person does the run and the other does the bike.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up Options:

Online Registration:

The Bi-State Multisport Series- Sign up for 2 or 3 of the races in our series and save 10% or 15% off of each race's registration. The series races are the 4/26 Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon, the 5/23 Highland Lions Walt Steiner Memorial Biathlon, and the 6/7 Riverlands Rush Biathlon. 

If you ONLY want to register for the Riverlands Rush Biathlon, and not the series, you can register HERE

Important Notes:

  • Individual Athletes will have an ANKLE BIB and a BIB #
  • Team Athletes must transfer a SHARED ANKLE BIB and will have matching BIB#'s

Run! 4 miles – Start at the Teal Pond Parking Lot- head towards the Missouri River and Penninsula. This is an out-and-back run- turn around and head back to the transition zone. The run course is a mixture of paved and gravel roads, with one short wood chip section.

Run to Bike Transition at the Teal Pond Parking Lot. Transition Zone will have an aid station with water.

Bike!  Two 10 mile Loop. The course features a linear circuit that completed two times. There will be two turn arounds that you will visit two times. The course will be painted and marshaled. Ride to the right, single file except to pass- please.

Awards: Top 3 Overall Men and Women. Plus Top 3 Men and Women Age Groups in 5 year increments. Overall Winners not eligible for Age Group awards. 1st Place Awards for Teams - All Male, All Female and Co-Ed.

  • Age Group Men/Women: U19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Celebrate! – Enjoy post race at the wild bird Sanctuary and the Audubon Society Nature Center- this is a truly beautiful setting at the intersection of two great rivers.

The Venue:

The mission of The Audubon Center at Riverlands is to connect people to the beauty and significance of the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers confluence, to inspire conservation of the river’s rich diversity in birds, wildlife and other natural resources, and to support healthy, vibrant communities.

Opened in 2011, the Audubon Center at Riverlands is one of 41 Audubon Centers in the U.S. We are located in the 3,700-acre Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary on the banks of the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River. Using science, education, and public engagement, we connect people to the beauty and significance of our Great Rivers and give them the knowledge and tools to help protect these vital and cherished natural resources.

Directions: From Highway 270 east or west, follow to the 367/Alton Exit north. Take Highway 367 to Riverlands Way. Head east towards the first right turn onto Wise Road.

Parking: Please park on Riverlands Way EAST of Wise Road so you are not on the run course.

Race Results:

Questions, Comments, Compliments, or to Volunteer

 Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".



Bike Course Map (One Lap)

Run Course Map