Excitement growing for Sunday’s Bucks County Duathlon

Missy Flynn (bottom right), shown here with Flyers Hall of Famer Brian Propp (left) , will be on hand for Sunday's race along with life partner Brian Wong (upper right) and BCD race committee member Harry Betz.

Well, after three long years, the Bucks County Duathlon is about to make its return on the local racing scene this Sunday.

The number of those registering for the 11th annual BCD has been growing on a daily basis. It’s a sign the race is going to have a representative field.

There’s still time to register for the event.

An easy way to do it is to visit www.buckscountyduathlon.org.

Or you can stop by the Newtown Bike Shop at 30 North State Street, Newtown during business hours between now and Saturday and register in person.

Finally, there will be registration availability on the morning of the race at the main registration table. But please get there early because the event at Washington Crossing Historic Park will be starting at 7 a.m.

If you have already registered, packet pickup is available at Newtown Bike. Make sure you have a current USAT membership card.

Proceeds from the race benefit Missy Flynn, the former world-class triathlete who survived a life-threatening brain aneurysm back in 2005.

The BCD and preceding events have raised more than $110,000 to help with Flynn’s uninsured medical costs.

Those who have done the race in the past know the two-mile run, 10-mile bike, two-mile run course is both fast and scenic.

And, since the last BCD in 2019, Upper Makefield’s Stoneybrook Road – which involves about 25 percent of the bike course – has been repaved, meaning just about the entire 10-mile circuit now has a good surface to help ensure fast times.

The Bucks County Triathlon Club plans to have a sizable contingent, a tent and a post-race party.

There are going to be some cool T-shirts, finisher medals (created by Always Advancing Sports), age-group awards, music and refreshments. There’s plenty of convenient parking. Plus you will have a chance to meet Missy herself at the post-race ceremonies.

A big thank you to BCD’s sponsors, including UMBB, Newtown Athletic Club, Firehouse Cycles, David Craig Jewelers and Guy’s Bicycles for helping to make this special race a reality.

So please consider participating in this event.  Race organizers believe it’s one of the best in the area.

For more information about the race, visit the aforementioned website or call 215-968-3200.

Race calendar

Sunday

11th annual Bucks County Duathlon, 7 a.m., Washington Crossing Historic Park. Contact www.buckscountyduathlon.org

Saturday, Sept. 10

Mill Street Run 5K, 8:15 a.m., Bristol. Contact www.runningintheusa.com

9/11 Heroes Run 5K, 9 a.m., Feasterville. Contact www.runsignup.com

Bridge to Bridge 51.8-Mile Relay Run, 8 a.m., Washington Crossing. Contact www.runsignup.com

Sunday, Sept. 11

Chasing the Unicorn Marathon and Alternative Half-Marathon, 7:30 a.m., Washington Crossing. Contact www.runningintherusa.com

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