Welcome to The DeAngelo Williams Foundation 53 Strong DeAthlon!
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Novant Health and The DeAngelo Williams Foundation present the 2nd annual 53 Strong DeAthlon being held at Marvin Town Centre in Waxhaw, NC. The DeAngelo Williams Foundation's "DeAthlon" isn't your typical duathlon, it's a run-bike-FUN event! During the inaugural DeAthlon in 2019, the DeAngelo Williams Foundation hosted 271 runners, 253 cyclists, 186 DeAthletes, 50 volunteers, 13 sponsors, and sponsored 53 mammography screenings for women in need!
The 53 Strong DeAthlon is the creation of DeAngelo’s love-hate relationship with running and cycling combined with his passion for a little fun and games.
DeAthletes will choose between the 3.4 mile run and three different bike ride distances. Not ready for both a run and bike? You can also sign up to sole-ly run the 5K or just one of the bike routes.
Event Address: Marvin Town Centre, 601 Sherman Place, Waxhaw, NC
The run is a traditional 5k race that will begin at 7:00AM.
The Bicycle Rides
For the bicycle ride, you can choose between three different routes:
The Tiger Tail 20 Mile Ride
-includes one rest stop, one timed segment
The Carolina Cruise 34 Mile Ride
-includes one rest stop, two timed segments
The Legacy Length 53 Mile Ride
-includes two rest stops, three timed segments
All three routes will start at 8:00am (DeAthletes can start any time after their run). All routes will be clearly marked and will have sag support for all participants. The rest stop locations will have water, electrolyte drinks, and snacks/goodies.
The DeAthlon consists of the 3.4 mile run (timed at the traditional 5K distance) followed by either a 20 mile, 34 mile, or a 53 mile...all with a memory game along the bike route that will test your mind, body, and sole (ya see what we did there?) We will combine the time of the run and the timed segments to crown the DeAthlon champions. Top three males and females for each distance will receive a custom DeAthlon football signed and awarded by DeAngelo Williams.
What comes with registration?
All participants registered by July 16th will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
The first 250 people who register for a DeAthlon event (run and bike) will receive a commemorative finisher medal upon completion of the event on August 7th.
What is in the Participant Swag Bags?
This year our amazing sponsors have provided some great items that will be included in the swag bags our DeAthletes will receive at packet pick-up. Included in the bag:
-Novant Health cooling towels
-Invigory Holistic Wellness & Sports Recovery Studio coupon for 50% off any treatment in their studio (*excluding muscle mobilization). This will include Whole Body Cryotherapy, Salt Room Therapy, Compression Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Spot Cryotherapy, Ice Facial, and IV Hydration Signature Blend which includes 6 supplements.
-Performance Unlimited coupon for 50% off 1st month of Elite Coaching Membership
-CPI mini hand sanitizers and fans
-Nuun hydration tablets
-Another Broken Egg-Ballantyne coupon for a FREE order of Beignets
-Athleta coupon for 20% off one full priced item at Athleta Waverly Walk
-Morningstar Storage pink reusable bags
-Giordana Cycling will be providing a promo code to be included in the post event email that will be good for 30% off all full priced items. (limited to one use per customer and will be valid through August 31, 2021.)
**Some items are limited to a first come basis
Training with DeAngelo
New this year! Participants who have raised at least $100 in donations will receive an invitation to meet up with DeAngelo for an exclusive run or bike ride before the DeAthlon. You don't want to miss this time to train with DeAngelo or to just show off your skills. Time and location is undisclosed and will be emailed a later date. (Dates July 21st and July 28th)
A delicious brunch will be served starting at 9:30am for all ride and DeAthlon (5K + bike ride) participants. Brunch sponsored by Gordon Food Service and Another Broken Egg Cafe-Ballantyne.
Bagels will be provided by Bagel Bin & Deli.
Fruit and water provided by Harris Teeter.
Post Event Recovery
-Stretch/bodywork in 10-minute segments
-Normatec and Game Ready units available in 10-minute segments
-Performance IV Drips (B-complex, Taurine, Amino Blend, Mineral Blend, Gutathione x2)
-Muscle Mobilization, stretching, and more
**Offering a special discount for our event, a portion of the IV Drip purchases will go towards The DeAngelo Williams Foundation! All other services are complimentary and first-come, first-serve. Sign-ups for receiving an IV Drip can be done on Friday, August 6th at Packet Pickup at Performance Unlimited. The Invigory will also be offering IM Booster Shots at the Packet Pickup (
- Event contact
- Start 2 Finish, on behalf of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation