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Entry forms for the 25th annual Ride-Run competition are now available for interested athletes at the Perry Law Office, Storm Lake, or on-line.
The on-line forms can be accessed through the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce web site: www.stormlake. org/chamber/chamber.htm. Go to events, then to the Star Spangled Spectacular, then click on Ride Run.
The event has become an annual tradition at the Spectacular.
The race is Sunday, July 4, starting at 7:30 a.m. beginning at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Avenue in Storm Lake. The route is around Storm Lake with water stops along the route. Race day registration is from 7-7:20 a.m.
Entry fee is $20 per team in advance (postmarked by June 25) or $25 after June 25 until the day of the race. Checks should be made payable to the Ride Run. Overall winners will receive plaques with medals for the top three finishers in each category. All competitors will receive t-shirts.
Athletes compete in teams of two with one bicycle per team. One team member begins the race on the bicycle while the second begins running the route. The bicycle is left for the second teammate to pick up and eventually pass their now running teammate. The teams continue in this leapfrog fashion until both members of the team finish the 11-mile course together. Teams must finish together.
No support crews are allowed and cars are discouraged along the route. There will be no drafting on bikes, and athletes are asked to stay on the right side of the road.
This race is limited to the first 100 teams.