Put In Creek Duathlon

Annual Labor Day Event

3 mile run + 2.5 mile kayak, starting & ending in Mathews Courthouse area, transition point at Williams Wharf. Sound like a good time to you? Then feel free to join us on Labor Day 2022: Monday, Sep 5th. That’s right: it’s free & open to everyone. It’s a ‘just for fun’ event, but don’t get me wrong – there are some who will be competing with each other, but all in good fun.

High Tide on 5 Sep 2022 is 5:10pm ET

2022 Schedule. Participants will drop off kayak at Williams Wharf at 3:00pm (we’ll have a volunteer posted there to keep an eye on the kayaks and assist with the transition) and drive to starting area at Put-In-Creek park. We’ll have brief instructions and start as close to 3:30pm as possible. We’ve done this course several times – two-person relay is certainly an option if you want to divide it up with another person.


Location. This event will start and end at Put-In-Creek park and pavilion in Mathews Courthouse. Just a few years ago, the town of Mathews built a new dock and kayak ramp there so getting in and out of the water is really easy. The creek is tidal so we schedule it to finish very near high tide to ensure no one gets stuck in the mud.

Bring a snack. We’ll enjoy the pavilion at the finish area for a bring-your-own snack. Again: everyone & anyone is welcome to participate: you do not have to be a club member or Mathews resident to take part.

Timing. Timing equipment will be on hand if we have volunteers show up to operate it. So if you’re interested in your overall time, be prepared with your own watch/ timing device. A volunteer will be at transition point only. The course is on open road & open water – competitors will participating at their own risk. Event will be held rain-or-shine – it will only be cancelled on race morning due to lightning (posted on Mathews Outdoor Club Facebook & Instagram pages). Questions can be emailed to christine@mocva.net.

2021 Event Participants – back row from left: Ron Myers, Jim Carleton, Jay Paul, Danny Weatherly, Christine Johnson and Prudence Scott.
Front row from left: Doug Paredes, Henry Mulholland, Amy Mulholland and Wiley Mulholland

2020 Results Are In: Event Recap

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September 2020 Put-In-Creek competitors
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