On Aug. 9, Little Flower Catholic Church & School presents its 2014 Petal and Pace Duathlon, an event that gives cyclists the chance to roll through the Bankhead Tunnel, which is normally off-limits. Participants start on the Little Flower grounds, on Government Street at the Loop, and cycle straight down Government through the tunnel to Battleship Memorial Park, a 5-mile ride. A 5k run takes them to Felix’s Fish Camp and back, then the event concludes with the ride back through the tunnel to Little Flower.
Individual registration is $35 through July 27, $45 after; registration for two-person teams (one rider, one runner) is $60 through July 27, $80 after. Cyclists must be at least 10 years old, runners must be at least 7. Advance registration in open through noon on Aug. 7 at McCoy Outdoors and Run-N-Tri in Mobile and Running Wild in Fairhope. Online advance registration continues until 4 a.m. Aug. 8 at eventbrite.com.
Event organizer Lyle Coleman said that proceeds from the event will help fund physical education and sports programs at Little Flower Catholic School. For more information, call 251-421-4014.