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June 25th, 2023 - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

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The Du283 Story

DU283 is a series of duathlons totalling 283km. Championed by our community’s storied passion for athletic competition, the events will take place in Sault Ste. Marie on June 25th, 2023. After a successful 2022 modified campaign DU283 is seeking further growth and development to extend its reach and impact. This event is inspired by a notion of community pride and a continuation of dutiful work going towards improving the quality of life for all the residents of the Algoma District. 

 As Chair of the Algoma Family Services Foundation Board of Directors, Sonny Spina has committed all funds raised through DU283 to AFS Foundation, ensuring all monies collected in support of youth mental health remain local. Through awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives, DU283 will raise funds and work to bring clinicians to Sault Ste. Marie, ensuring every infant, child, youth, adult, and family will get the mental health care they need. With your support, we can continue to inspire hope and wellness within our community.

"Every child matters and mental health matters. Together we can help the kids that can't help themselves. We appreciate your consideration and hope you will join us on this journey."

Sonny Spina

The Du283 Team

Riding Team.Sonny


Riding Team.Lindsay


Riding Team.Chris


Riding Team.Marsha


Riding Team.Mary


Riding Team.Francois




Riding Team.Gary


Riding Team.Dee


What are you waiting for?

A big Thank you to our sponsors !

Become a Sponsor

The DU283 team will be hosting their fourth annual fundraising event. This event is designed to raise desperately needed funds, bring awareness to youth mental health issues and elevate the Algoma District's profile as a home for mental health professionals to curate a thriving practice. 

Research has proven that early detection and treatment are critical to providing a hopeful and healthy future for all of our community’s children. Every year in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District there are thousands of children and youth who struggle with their mental health. Unfortunately, Algoma Family Services only has the capacity to serve one-quarter of those who need help.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Title Sponsor

Timing Sponsor

Bib Sponsor

Pit Stop Sponsor

Swag Sponsor

Medal Sponsor

#283 Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor


Web Sponsor

The Events


Duathlon - Run/Bike/Run

Date – Sunday June 25th 2023
Location – 99 Foster Drive - City Hall Parking Lot, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Duathlon 5 km/28km/5km *must be 18 years +
Sprint Duathlon – 5km /20km/2.5km *must be 16 years +

*Relays available for duathlon and sprint duathlon


Duathlon - Youth

Date – Sunday June 25th 2023
Location – 99 Foster Drive- City Hall Parking Lot, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Kids of Steel (11-14yrs) -2km/5km/2km

Kids of Steel (7-10yrs) – 500m/1.5km/500m

Kids of Steel (3-6yrs) – 250m/750m/250m

All racers are required to wear a helmet during cycling sections, by Triathlon Ontario.

*Helmets not supplied

Race Day Schedule

700am - transition zone opens
815am – transition zone closes
820am – pre-race briefing
830am - Duathlon and Sprint Duathlon (Wave Start) 
1100am – bike course closes
1200pm – Kids of Steel 3-6yrs old
1215pm – Kids of Steel 7-10yrs old

1230pm – Kids of Steel 11-14yrs old

Registration Costs

Duathlon - $75
Sprint Duathlon - $65

Kids of Steel (11-14yrs) - $35
Kids of Steel (7-10yrs) - $30
Kids of Steel (3-6yrs) – $25

Packet Pickup


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