TRI THE BOAT receives a Special USA Triathlon Designation for 2017

 

TRI THE BOAT in beautiful Steamboat Springs CO is back and better than ever. This epic two day event features Sprint & Olympic Distance Racing on June 24th and the Half Iron Distance June 25th. Each race distance also features relay, aqua bike and dry land categories.

This year, the half- iron-distance event has been designated the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Regional Championship, meaning the top 10 percent of finishers in each age group qualify for the 2017 National Triathlon Championship.

The race has also gotten a little facelift, with a new transition area, new swim course layout, new run course and new finish area. Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley, the swim takes place in the picturesque Stagecoach Reservoir. The two-loop bike features newly paved rolling terrain, and the vast majority of the new run course takes place on packed dirt trails with scenic lake views before the waterfront finish.

 

Beat the May 31st price increase and take advantage of our special 10% off any distance race through the month of May – enter at checkout: 303TRIATHLON

 

Visit the new website for complete info and maps.

 

Triathlete Magazine has named TRI THE BOAT one of the summer’s best “non M-Dot” triathlons.  Read the full article here

 

Still on the fence?  Here’s RD Heather Gollnick to help you make up your mind.

Tri The Boat – Message from Race Director Heather Gollnick from Chris Tamucci on Vimeo.

Steamboat Triathlons

Steamboat Springs

 

The Steamboat Triathlon features a sprint distance, olympic distance, and aquabike.  The swim starts off in the picturesque Lake Catamount.  Triathletes will then quickly transition to the bike course with amazing views of the Yampa Valley and River!  The olympic distance course will take athletes out to the historic Howelsen, while the sprint distance will feature a brand new single loop course.  The run course hugs Lake Catamount for a flat and fast route which finishes back at the Lake! 

Hang out post race in the grassy lawns and enjoy great prizes, raffles, awards, and food from our local sponsors of Steamboat!  Race is capped at 500 participants for all the event combined, please join us for one of Colorado’s most intimate destination events! 

 

Event details and registration here

Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Desert’s Edge weekend includes an XTERRA Tri on Saturday, your choice of Sprint or Olympic distance road Tris on Sunday, and $1,000 in Club Cash Prizes split among the top-3 clubs in the weekend’s point standings!

Camping is available right at the race site, just 200 yards from the start and finish line. Enjoy great post-race food, and a fun early fall weekend of the 2017 season. All just a few short hours from Denver!

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Your registration includes: Deserts Edge Triathlon visor hat* made by Headsweats, $10 meal ticket to any of the food vendors on site, plenty of goodies from our sponsors, and a chance for some post-race raffle goods and podium prizes! * Register by 05/30/2017 to be guaranteed a hat! *

Legend Rocky Mountain Tri

Silverthorne, CO
Join us in the shadows of the Gore Range and along the Blue River in Beautiful Silverthorne, Colorado. The swim begins at North Pond (open water), while the bike course trails along HWY 9. Finish with a strong run along the Blue River and HWY 9 for an altitude driven competition you can’t miss. You provide the training, we’ll provide the post race beer.  See you all in the mountains!

Legend Sprint: 400 yard Swim, 12 mile Bike, 5k  Run

Legend Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40km Bike, 10k Run

BE DIFFERENT…BE LEGEND!

Ironman and ITU agree to historic partnership

IRONMAN AND INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGREE TO HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE SPORT OF TRIATHLON

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced today that they have agreed to a historic cooperation framework to further develop and grow triathlon. After a week of meetings at IRONMAN headquarters in Tampa, Florida, senior leaders from both organizations, including ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado and IRONMAN President and CEO Andrew Messick, agreed on a historic growth framework that is the culmination of several years of work together.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by both parties citing key priorities and next steps to ensure the growth and harmonization of the sport. In particular, the MOU focused on standardized rules, further collaboration on anti-doping efforts, national federation relations, sanctioning, a single-set of rules, and collaborative marketing initiatives to grow the sport at the age-group level.

“Our collaboration with the ITU is of considerable importance for the prolonged and continuous growth of triathlon,” said Messick. “We share a common goal, have worked well together in recent years, and have developed trust in the ITU leadership group. I believe that the productive conversations that led to this milestone are pivotal for the continued progression of triathlon.”

“The best way to grow triathlon, and improve the sport at all levels, is to do so together,” said Casado. “Continuing strong collaboration with IRONMAN will serve to further evolve triathlon across the world. I look forward to many more fruitful meetings, and creating the best possible environments for athletes, following this cornerstone moment.”

Among the key priorities the ITU and IRONMAN have agreed to, are the following:

  • – Harmonizing anti-doping efforts to continue to protect clean athletes and the integrity of the sport
  • – Working towards ITU being recognized as the singular international federation leading the sport of triathlon
  • – The ITU sanctioning select IRONMAN® events as international events
  • – The ITU leading coordination and communication with its member National Federations to implement standardized rules and reinforce the ITU’s “Clean, Fair & Safe” mandate
  • – IRONMAN will leverage ITU resources in certain ethics-related matters, including technological fraud, code of conduct, manipulating of sport competition, etc.
  • – Working towards a single set of rules (ITU Competition Rules) for long-distance triathlon beginning in 2018
  • – Developing an athlete-focused edition of those rules with specific distance categories
  • – Alignment of efforts to foster the growth and development of the sport specifically focused on safety, first-time athletes, development of women in the sport, and education

For more information on the ITU, visit www.triathlon.org.

For more information on the IRONMAN® brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact press@ironman.com.


About IRONMAN

A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, six of nine International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races, premier marathons and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Holding

Wanda Sports Holding is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.

About ITU

The International Triathlon Union is the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon and all related MultiSport disciplines including Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Winter Triathlon. ITU was founded in 1989 at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. It has its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and maintains offices in Vancouver, Canada and Madrid, Spain. It now has over 165 affiliated National Federations on all five continents. Triathlon was awarded Olympic Games status in 1994 and made its Olympic debut in Sydney 2000. Triathlon is also featured in the Asian Games, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games. Paratriathlon was accepted into the Paralympic Games in 2010 and will make its Paralympic debut in Rio 2016. ITU is proudly committed to supporting the development of the sport worldwide through strong relationships with continental and national federations, working with its partners to offer a balanced sport development programme from grassroots to a high-performance level. For more information, visit: www.triathlon.org.

Tri the Boat – Sprint & Oly

Sprint & Olympic Races on Saturday, June 24th.

Back for its fourth year Tri The Boat is better than ever with some great course changes including a new transition area, new swim course layout and all new run courses which utilize the crushed gravel and picturesque trail system that surrounds Stagecoach Reservoir. In addition, Tri The Boat has been designated as the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Championship on Sunday.

Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley and the beautiful water of Stagecoach Reservoir, these races offer spectacular surroundings and challenging competition.

For more info: http://www.tritheboat.co

USAT Olympic National AG Championships

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska

 

Welcome to Omaha!

USA Triathlon is thrilled to host Age Group Nationals in Omaha for the second consecutive year. The event saw over 3300 finishers in 2016 at Levi Carter Park. Todd Buckingham and Alissa Doehla captured Olympic-Distance titles in 2016 while Kirsten Sass and Christopher Douglas captured Sprint titles. Visit the 2016 Olympic-Distance and Sprint recaps to relive the action.

Athletes attending Age Group Nationals can expect to find the following enhancements when they race in Omaha:

  • Two-lap Olympic-distance run course (course will be entirely contained within Levi Carter park)
  • Addition of a portable restroom on the run course
  • Increased shade areas within the venue
  • Revamped shuttle system from hotels and off-site parking lots
  • Improved traffic and parking flow on race morning
  • Improved spectator viewing and video area between the expo and transition
  • Increased food truck presence and offerings
  • Modified swim exit ramp for easier exit from the water
  • Earlier race start on Saturday and Sunday (7 a.m. CT)

 

Olympic-Distance Event Qualification Emails

To register, you must use the unique link provided to you once you have received the “You’ve Qualified” email. Your unique link will be sent in a separate email from Active.com within one to two business days of receiving the “You’ve Qualified” email. If you believe you have qualified, but did not receive the email, please first read the qualification details. Please note: race directors have 15 days to submit results after their event occurs. If you have qualified, you will not receive the qualification email until a few days after they submit results. Please wait to inquire about your qualification status until at least 15 days after your triathlon occurs.

Please note: qualification emails are currently being sent. However, it may take several days for all emails to be sent due to the high number of qualified athletes.

 

Complete details here

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