Over 80 people participated in the Remington Wolcott Community Development Corporation's Back Road Duathlon event July 4th in Wolcott. Cyclists, runners, and walkers from several area towns took part in the 5K Run/Walk and 15 mile cycling portion of the event. People from as far away as Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin travelled to Wolcott for the Back Road.
"This is a great event that attracts a unique group of participants," said Sara DeYoung, Executive Director for RWCDC. "The cycling portion of the event appeals to a niche group and we have received several compliments regarding the well laid-out course and attention to detail."
DeYoung said RWCDC board members Kerry Miller and Shanna Shepherd were responsible for the event?s success. Miller was able to bring electronic timing to the event in 2015. This addition, and a change in the route, created some glitches last year, 2016 was seamless.
DeYoung added the organization is very appreciative of local sponsors, a full list of which can be found at the end of this article.
"The sponsors are fantastic. RWCDC works to benefit the people, businesses and local governments of this area and the money raised from this event and other work that we do, goes directly back to the community. We want our sponsors to see their contribution as an investment and we work very hard to ensure high returns on their investment in community development."
Clifton Biczo from Burnettsville, Ind. was the overall Duathlon winner, with a time of 1 hour 2 minutes and 23 seconds. Travis Butts placed in second and Kevin Johnston took third.
Reilley Culver was the overall 5K winner with a time of 19 minutes 11 seconds. Kaden Price came in second and Emily Ewen received third.
A full list of results can be found here: Back Road Results 2016
Donors and Sponsors
Remington Seeds LLC
Remington Farms LLC
D & K Electric, Inc
Clark's Cutting Edge Inc
Fox Insurance Agency
Joe Reed Trucking Inc
Peterson Ag Service
Cives Steel Company
Rite-Way Concrete Seal Systems Inc
Good Oil Company / Subway
Animal Care Center. P.C.
Bank of Wolcott
Farney Service Center
Greg Snyder Electric
Town of Wolcott