Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

2017 IRONMAN World Championships Kona – Bill Plock’s Tri Hearter Recap

BEN HOFFMAN

By Bill Plock

I’m struggling to know what to share with you. There is so much. So much. Joy. Triumph. Sadness. Perseverance. Grit. Guts. Tenacity. The list is super long!

The results of the Ironman World Championships are not measured by a clock, or a place on a podium or by a Garmin. They are measured by smiles, tears and hugs. By racing and watching this race, we make huge deposits in the experience bank of our souls that serve us later in life.

Colorado’s Vicki Derrick and Jamie Twedt

It’s hard to share an epic event like this without using a cliche. I need to remember that to “narrow your focus broadens your appeal” and as one of the eyes and ears of 303triathlon, my “job” is to share with you and try to find relativity in this ocean of stories. Imagine you are on the pier and 2,400 boats appear on the horizon intending to land. Each one from a different place, maybe a different continent, maybe even from a country you didn’t know existed. Each boat carries stories and dreams and some are captained alone but most come with a crew. But they all have one goal. To finish.

Being in Kona for race week is like being on a captive island of history and tradition drawing these boats in like a compass faces north. The triathlon world focuses here for the week. Even if the Ironman distance is not your race of choice, the challenge of the sport clearly radiates here. Experts and those in the industry greet all of these boats, and in our case meeting legends like Bob Babbitt and Mike Reilly to share the history and meaning of this race just make the landing that much richer.

D3 Multisport’s Simon Butterworth, on his way to winning his age group

I encourage you to listen to those interviews to gain a true perspective on what happens here and what HAS happened here. What I have learned, and continue to learn each time I am here, is that to know the history, and to respect the race is essential to understand its epic nature.

With the focus on Colorado and our saturation of this race with 54 athletes toeing the line we have a lot share—and a lot to be thankful for. It feels like family. With all those boats landing and people scurrying everywhere, to latch on to a familiar smile, to know just a few stories is like finding a life preserver in rough unknown waters.

303 Ambassador Todd Plymale-Mallory encourages Andy Potts

We at 303 see ourselves as a bridge to you. A place where you can see what happens when your friends and loved ones landed here with 2,346 other athletes. Yes some came here to win it all, and our local pro, Andy Potts, was the first American across the line. We in Colorado have a lot to be proud of.

The other 53 athletes persevered. We tried to share moments of each of their journeys and for any we may have missed, it wasn’t for lack of trying. And you made Colorado proud and it was such an honor to share your journey with our readers and subscribers a few thousand miles away. Even with technology of instant connectivity, it’s the intangible flow of like-minded energy and a love of this sport and a love of every journey we encountered, that hopefully rushed at the speed of light into your hearts. We hope you felt what we did, and sharing that and feeling such a wonderful community in Colorado at the “Super Bowl” of triathlon is what makes being at this race epic.

Be proud 303 Nation. We have the most amazing triathlon community in the world.