Buffalo National River to Host Biathlon and Trail Run

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Cassandra Johannsen, Centennial Coordinator, 870-449-4311

Buffalo National River to Host Biathlon and Trail Run

If you are ready for a challenge then consider participating in the first ever Buffalo National River Biathlon and Trail Run on Sunday, October 16. The park will host the event at Dillard’s Ferry. The biathlon, beginning at 9:00 a.m., will consist of a 6.8 mile trail run on the Buffalo River Trail from the Highway 14 Bridge at Dillard’s Ferry to the river access point at Spring Creek. Once participants arrive at Spring Creek they will then paddle 4.6 miles in either a canoe or kayak back to Dillard’s Ferry. Teams are welcome, but sorry, no relays.

The trail run event will begin at 9:30 a.m. under the bridge at Dillard’s Ferry. Runners will be challenged to a 13.6 mile trail race that will take place on the Buffalo River Trail between Dillard’s Ferry and the river access at Spring Creek. Once runners reach the river access point they will turn around and run back to Dillard’s Ferry to complete the race. All participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Awards will be given based on age and divisions.  Come out and join us for what is sure to be a fun and memorable day!

Packet registration pick-up, a spaghetti dinner, and concert by the Mellow Mountain Band will be held at the Buffalo Point Campground the night before the race on Saturday, October 15.

For more information, maps, and to register please visit www.dltmutlisport.com or call the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311.

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