After several years of bad weather and the resulting low number of registrations, The Duel is no more.
This year at The Duel we have a lot of changes! We have a new course for the paved events; no more running up the 5th Street Hill or the Dam Hill! We will run a two loop course for the Full Marathon (a certified course = Boston Qualifier) one loop for the Half Marathon and an out and back for the 10 K. The Paved Course will be SUPER FLAT! Yyou will be able to see your friends running several times!
The Dirt course will have a few small changes but will be awesome as usual!
Start time will be offset by 5 minutes. The Dirt runners will start at 8:00 AM and Paved runners will start at 8:05 AM
Start Line is on 2nd Street, at the Hotter’N Hell building, you’ll see the arch!
Also we are teaming up with two other great events in Wichita Falls to offer Half Marathon finisher awards that FIT TOGETHER! WOW!!! If you run The Duel Half, The Xpress Half (March 3) and the Wee-Chi-Tah Half (August 26) you will have all three finisher medals below that FIT TOGETHER!!!!
Where is the start? http://mapq.st/2ifuzCp 104 Scott and the corner of 2nd and Scott - plenty of free parking at the MPEC off of Lamar Street. All the paved runs will start on 2nd Street - All the dirt runs will start in the grass next to 2nd Street - Dirt runners start at 8 AM, Paved runners start at 8:05 AM - Please self seed. I can't find the online entry! Here it is! https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/WichitaFalls/TheDuel Can I sign up late? Sure! We will accept registration at packet pickup with no additional price hike but no guarantee of a shirt (I think we’ll have plenty for no guarantees) 10 K is $55, ½ is $95 and full is $105. What are the awards? All finishers receive a nice 4-inch medal and a short sleeve tech shirt. Age group awards are 3 deep in 10-year age groups in each distance, age group awards are medals. Overall and Masters in each distance/gender/trail get a very nice embroidered duffel bag. When is packet pickup and late reg? Packet Pickup, Late Registration & Start Finish:
Thursday, Jan. 18 Endurance House, 5007 Taft, 3 to 7 pm
Friday, Jan 19, 5 to 7 pm, Hotter’N Hell Club House, 104 Scott Street, Wichita Falls, TX.
(At the corner of 2nd and Scott)
Saturday, Jan 20, 7 to 8 am, Hotter’N Hell Club House, 104 Scott Street, Wichita Falls, TX.
(At the corner of 2nd and Scott)
Duel 2018 event page https://www.facebook.com/events/133104660688062/
Duel Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/267448079955528/
Who is the host hotel for The Duel? Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5300 Kell, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 Call them at (940) 692-8300 and ask for The Duel rate! Does Wichita Falls have a "Ride Share" company? Yes, please go to uber When and Where is packet pick up and the Start/Finish? Thursday - Endurance House on Taft - 3 to 7 PM
Friday Hotter'N Hell Clubhouse at the corner of 2nd and Scott from 5 to 7 Saturday, 7 to 8 AM Hotter’N Hell Club House, 104 Scott Street, Wichita Falls, TX. At the corner of 2nd and Scott- the building with the bike mural on it. (Some map programs will take you to the wrong end of Scott. Free parking is at MPEC just adjacent of the start line off of Lamar street.) http://mapq.st/2ifuzCp
Rest stops and port a pots? We will have port a pots at the start/finish, and several locations along both courses. Water/power-aid and snacks will be available on both courses at about 2 mile intervals. (I suggest carrying your own bottle and snacks as we my supply something you don't like.) Which courses are Certified? Only the full paved course. Do you allow early starts? Yes but only by my permission. All early starts must start at 6 AM and have lights, water and snacks. You will not have aid until the normal open time for rest stops including the turn arounds. You will NOT be eligible for age group or over all results. You will have a finish time, but you may not use that time as a "Certified Course" finish time. I will be on site at 6 AM, I will record bib numbers of all early starters, it will be your responsibility to report to the timing table after you finish. It will be your responsibility to know the course. If you want to early start at 6 AM and not be in the hunt for awards you must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Where do proceeds go for The Duel? All proceeds go to the Wee-Chi-Tah Trail projects, the MSU Cross Country Team, and the Wichita Falls Circle Trail! If I’m a Wichita Falls Runners Club member, North Texas Trail Runner member, a Half Fanatic, or a Marathon Maniac, can I get a discount? Of course! All WFRC, NTTR, Half Fanatics, and Marathon Maniacs receive $10 off a full or half entry if registered before Dec. 15th! Use code WFRC2018 What time will awards be given out? I don't know, we like to wait until at lease half of the sport are full. I had to leave before the awards were given out, can you mail my award? Sure, just send me five bucks for shipping. What's the weather normally like? Ha Ha, this is Texas, just wait a minute and the weather will change! The list below is the historic weather for the Duel weekend - please note the low temp of the day normally occurs about 6 AM and the high is about 3 PM. We start at 7 AM.
Historic Weather for The Duel weekend in Beautiful Downtown Wichita Falls Texas – always the third weekend!
Year Date Low High Ave Humd Precip Ave Wind Speed
2017 January 21 41 71 52% None 9 MPH (SSW)
2016 January 16 29 45 69% .30 rain 11 MPH (SSW)
2015 January 17 40 69 46% none 16 MPY (WNW)
2014 January 18 35 69 33% none 13 MPH (West)
2013 January 19 33 66 56% none 8 MPH (South)
2012 January 21 24 44 58% none 10 MPH (NE)
2011 January 15 28 51 86% none 3 MPH (SE)
2010 January 16 35 51 90% .01 5 MPH (North)
Who is the official mascot for The Duel??? Bobby the Bobcat!! Make sure you take a picture with Bobby before and after the race!