Do the London Duathlon

Sunday 14 September

The London Duathlon is a run-bike-run event that offers all of our Team Squirrel-ers the chance to race through the stunning green space of Richmond Park whilst on closed roads. In 2014 the London Duathlon will take place on Sunday 14 September. 

Team Squirrel are lucky enough to have a few charity race places for this event and you can take part at any of the distances below to keep fit and raise some nuts to support London’s eight amazing Royal Parks.

How to sign up

Becoming a Squirrel Duathlete is easy - we ask all our runners to pay a £20 registration fee to secure your place on the start line, we then ask you pledge to stash £150 in sponsorship.

You can pay your £20 registration fee a couple of ways:

Our Team Squirrel Captain will then be in touch with you to confirm the distance you’d like to take part in and help finalise your race registration.

Duathlon Distances

Super Sprint: 5km run: 11km cycle: 5km run

A great way to start yourself off in the run-cycle-run brigade, the distances are achievable and you’ll race alongside other first-timers  and repeat Super Sprinters who are aiming for a personal best.

Sprint: 10km run: 22km cycle: 5km run

An increasingly popular challenge for beginner and novice squirrels alike and will definitely give you a feeling of achievement on completion.

Classic: 10km run: 44km cycle: 5km run

Often seen as the standard duathlon distance, the course involves sections where your ability to climb and descend will be tested taking in much of Richmond Park’s rolling landscape. You will need to ensure that you have been training your tails off for this event to make the most of your day!

Ultra: 20km run: 77km cycle: 10km run NOW SOLD OUT - SORRY!

A real test for any Squirrel. The Ultra distances are not to be taken lightly and require you to be more of an experienced competitor who fancies a serious ‘hard as nuts’ challenge. The undulating terrain offers a tough race that when finished will be a great achievement. We only have 2 spots in the Ultra so you’ll have to be quick if you’re nutty enough to take on this challenge!

Classic Relay: 10km run: 44km cycle: 5km run (2 or 3 people in one team)

If you love training with your pals (squirrels are very social after all…) and don’t have time to train for the whole event on your own, then this race is for you. A great opportunity to share the workload and have more fun doing it!

Whatever distance you choose you’ll be a dazzling squirrel duathlete to us!

What we offer our runners

You’re doing the hard work scampering around the duathlon course and stashing away your sponsorship so we wanted to treat all of our super-squirrels! You will be provided with…

  • A guaranteed race place
  • A welcome pack with lots of support and advice from experienced fundraisers to help you hit your fundraising target
  • Prizes for the most successful fundraisers (Stashiest Squirrel) 
  • A top quality sustainable bamboo sports vest featuring Chester Squirrel, our cheeky mascot
  • A squirrelly cheer point en route to help get you up those pesky Richmond Park hills
  • Dedicated contact with our Team Squirrel Captain to keep you motivated and get you ready for race day
  • Regular updates about the projects we’re doing and our vision for future generations