Powerman Colorado Duathlon

Lyons

 

Truly spectacular, Lyons Colorado in Boulder county sets the tone for this event that is part duathlon and part breathtaking views.  Lyons high school will be the start and finish for this event which will definitely be the place for some shoulder to shoulder finishes while friends, family and spectators cheer on athletes as they fly around the track to the finish.

If the mountain ranges in the background were not enough the bike course and run courses are equally as stunning and will not disappoint.   Nestled at the base of the mountains the run course will take you along the free flowing river cutting its path through the town.  The bike course will amaze while challenge with one nice climb that will keep you coming back year after year.

Marathon runners, endurance athletes, triathletes, bikers, runners – Anyone Can Do the DU!

 

Saturday October 6:
PowerKids  9:00 a.m.
8 – under, 9-10, middle school divisions – 11-14, high school divisions.  All Saturday Powerkids events will be a mixture of dirt trail and road.  High school athletes wishing to race on a road bike will compete in Sunday’s events.

Sunday October 7:
Powerman Duathlon Classic: 8:00am
Powerman Short Duathlon: 8:30am
Powerman Sprint Duathlon: 8:45am
RELAYS offered for all events!

 

Event details and registration here

Powerman Colorado Duathlon

Lyons

 

Truly spectacular, Lyons Colorado in Boulder county sets the tone for this event that is part duathlon and part breathtaking views.  Lyons high school will be the start and finish for this event which will definitely be the place for some shoulder to shoulder finishes while friends, family and spectators cheer on athletes as they fly around the track to the finish.

If the mountain ranges in the background were not enough the bike course and run courses are equally as stunning and will not disappoint.   Nestled at the base of the mountains the run course will take you along the free flowing river cutting its path through the town.  The bike course will amaze while challenge with one nice climb that will keep you coming back year after year.

Marathon runners, endurance athletes, triathletes, bikers, runners – Anyone Can Do the DU!

 

Saturday October 6:
PowerKids  9:00 a.m.
8 – under, 9-10, middle school divisions – 11-14, high school divisions.  All Saturday Powerkids events will be a mixture of dirt trail and road.  High school athletes wishing to race on a road bike will compete in Sunday’s events.

Sunday October 7:
Powerman Duathlon Classic: 8:00am
Powerman Short Duathlon: 8:30am
Powerman Sprint Duathlon: 8:45am
RELAYS offered for all events!

 

Event details and registration here

Love, Loveland Lake to Lake on Valentines

By Bill Plock

Since 1947 the city of Loveland has been post marking Valentine Cards to send to loved ones all around the world. We thought we would throw a little triathlon love to the Lake to Lake Triathlon and ask a few participants why they love it so much.

Here are the top 10 reasons:

1. Peggy Shockley, race director, nice, caring, genuine and supportive
2. Beautiful bike course with views of Horsetooth reservoir and fun hills
3. The brunch at the end of the race is worth the price of admission alone!
4. Luscious grass to run on from swim exit to transition
5. Amazing volunteers
6. Run around the lake and downhill finish in statue park
7. The lake! Nice water, great beach8. Easy for families to watch

9. Great finish line!
10. It’s in Loveland!

Want to try Lake toLake? It’s on June 23 and thereis a Sprint and Olympic distances as well as Aquabike events to choose from.

Check out the website

 

Tri on the Plains

Sterling

 

Tri on the Plains was established by the Sterling Lions Club in 2013. Tri on the Plains is a fundraiser where proceeds will be used to benefit the Lions Club sight projects.  The Sterling Lions Club, the largest of the Lions organizations on the eastern plains, host a variety of events throughout the year.

They have recently teamed up with AMPT (Advancing Modern Professionals for Tomorrow) the Logan County Young Professionals group.

 

Event details and registration here

Mini Mortals Triathlon

Pueblo

 

Mini Mortals Triathlon (MMT) is a reverse order youth triathlon following the Ordinary Mortals race and distances are based on the age of participant on 12/31. For example a child turning 9 at any point during the year will compete in the 9-11 year age group and distance:

  • 5-8 years:  0.5 mile run, 1.6 mile bike, 25 yard (one length) swim. One parent may escort on course.
  • 9-11 years: 1 mile run, 4.4 mile bike, 150 yard swim (3 lap) swim.
  • 12-15 years: 2 mile run, 7.2 mile bike, 300 yard swim (6 lap) swim.

This event often attracts several families of two or three generations racing together the same day!  Also check out the adult triathlon the Ordinary Mortals Triathlon for parents and grandparents!

 

Event details and registration here

 

Silver Creek Raptor Run 5k

Longmont

 

Be a part of this fun community event in south-west Longmont! Bring your family and friends and come support the Silver Creek High School Raptors. The Raptor Run is a family-friendly run/walk 5K course with great views of the Twin Peaks.  The course runs through two parks and never crosses a street!

Proceeds go to the Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC) which provides grants and additional funding for student athletic programs, After Prom, Homecoming, and more.

Registration includes a t-shirt with our “shoe print” logo.  And, it’s a Bolder Boulder qualifier!

 

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.