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 Bike 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.
All DeAthlon finishers that complete both the run and a bike course will receive a commemorative finisher medal.
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. Date/Time and location is undisclosed and will be emailed a later date.
A delicious brunch will be served starting at 9:30am for all ride and DeAthlon participants. Brunch sponsored by Gordon Foods and Another Broken Egg Cafe-Ballantyne.
- Event contact
- Start 2 Finish, on behalf of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation