I'm not sure these are all new events, but since I have not heard of them before I thought I would share in case any of these fit your training/racing requirements as we draw closer to The Season.
OSE Shamrock Shuffle 5K
Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time
Chanhassen High School
2200 Lyman Blvd Chanhassen, MN
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day by participating in the OSE Shamrock Shuffle 5k run/walk produced by Outdoor Sports Events. The USATF-certified course starts and finishes at the new Chanhassen High School and features wide, scenic trails. Race perks include: 2010 Nike technical shirt (women's and men's sizes), pair of Fitsok performance socks, professional timing, on course water/All Sport stop, post-race food and beverage, and overall, age group and best Irish costume awards.
Green Lake Duathlon
SPICER - MN
May 22, 2010
2.5 Mile Run. Approximately 17 Mile Bike. 2.5 Mile Run. For those not doing the Fargo Marathon or Half-Marathon (like moi) you should consider this event. -- Please join us for our inaugural year and enjoy great ribs after the race, high quality t-shirt, and much more. So many of our great athletes for the Green Lake Tri have asked for an event like this so we’re off and running!
Looking for something out of the area? How 'bout even doing a double-du..sort of? And this one is not new as it will be enjoying its 9th year. Thanks Tim for the heads-up...this one, along with the event in Collge Station would have been a fun weekend.
Fast & Furious Duathlon
Sunday April 11th, 2010 8:00AM
Lynn Creek Park @ Joe Pool Lake
Grand Prairie (DFW Metroplex), TX
Race conducted completely with in Lynn Creek Park. No vehicular traffic at all. 2 mile run-11 mile bike-2 mile run-11 mile bike with a "run to the finish" is unique and a fast course. Flat & Fast course, guarantees PR performances. USAT Sanctioned. I'd be looking hard at this but it is The Boy's® birthday weekend. Family wins out every time.