Longmont Triathlon Needs You!

The Longmont Triathlon is the longest running triathlon in the State of Colorado.  Now in it’s 38th year!

No event can ever be successful with out a full compliment of volunteers.  Race Director Sara Taylor is looking for folks to help make this great weekend a huge success.  Read on to see how you can help by volunteering for this great event.

Recreation and Golf services is planning for the 38th Longmont Triathlon Weekend on June 2nd and June 3rd.  We need volunteers to keep the athletes safe and motivated on the course.  This is a wonderful opportunity for families, students, athletic teams, churches, and business organizations to give back to the community, team build, and gather volunteer hours.  Youth 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Please consider joining us to cheer, direct participants, hand-out water, or help with registration and/or hospitality.  We need help on Saturday, June 2nd from 7am to 11am and on Sunday, June 3rd from approximately 6:15am to 11am.  If you can help, please email Sara Taylor (sara.taylor@longmontcolorado.gov)  with your job preference, day/days you can help and your contact information.  You are welcome to volunteer for one day or both!

Thank you in advance for your time and energy.  This event wouldn’t be the same without smiling faces and encouraging cheers.

 

Gain some inspiration from these great stories shared by first time participants over the past several years.  Watch for more of these fun and inspiring Story Bowl Stories over the next several weeks.

 

Longmont Tri Participant, Greg Thompson, First Timer Athlete

2006.  My daughter was 9 and I was 38.  She was on a synchronized swim team and I was swimming a handful of times per month, but had not ridden a bike in over a decade and was slow jogging only 2 miles, when I saw the advertisement for kid and adult tri.  I asked my daughter, quite out-of-the-blue, if she would do the kid event and I would do the adult tri.  She rapidly replied ‘yes’.  Suddenly I was in shock and it was only 5 weeks away!  I felt like dying as I gasped for air across the finish line that first time,  This was the start of a terrific journey and 6 years later, I competed in my first iron distance tri in North Carolina and was 2nd in my age group.  Now after two knee surgeries, I’m back for my 9th Longmont Tri.

 

Longmont Tri Participant, Kevin Pallaoro, First Timer Athlete

About 8 month ago, I took my 3 yr old daughter to her first swim lesson and she asked why I couldn’t teach her to swim.  My response sparked something in me.  The reality is  that I didn’t know how to swim.  Three days later I signed up for masters swim and started my journey towards my first tri.  

I chose Longmont since it was a pool swim and my wife works for the city  I a very excited for my first ever tri and a new found love for swimming.

IRONMAN Boulder 303Triathlon Recap

By Jen Findley

IRONMAN Boulder week is such a special week.  There are so many activities and events.  So much excitement and energy.  Hard to imagine that in the scope of life, it was over in the blink of an eye.

In case you didn’t have a chance to ‘see it all,’ 303Triathlon had you covered.  Here’s a recap of pre-race events, race-day coverage from predawn bag check and bus loading at Boulder High School to the last athlete crossing the finish line at about midnight Sunday night.

Shortly after the 2016 IRONMAN Boulder race was put to rest, we learned that the 2017 race would have a new Race Director.  We knew that Dave Christen would not let just anyone take over the event.  Tim Brosious was announced as the new race director.  I think we would all agree that Tim did an outstanding job.

So, here’s how the week went.

Thursday Events:

  • Paradox Sports in Eldorado Canyon
  • IRONMAN Staff loving their jobs
  • Team Colorado
  • Boulder Stroke & Stride
  • Pease Brothers at Big Ring Cycles
  • Storytime with Mike Reilly at Colorado Multi Sport

Read all about it HERE

 


Friday and Saturday Events:

Underpants Run
Opening Ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race day tips: athlete to athlete

 

 

Rachel Joyce on how she’s feeling going into race day HERE


Race Day Photos:

 

With our staff all over the course, we have so many photos!  Here are a few favorites and links to our Facebook albums.

 


No race would be complete with our a little controversy as several pro men were DQ’d, STORY HERE

 

New this year in our coverage was Rich Soares and 303Radio interviews with Pros, staff & officials and of course the fans.

Pro Interviews with TO, Matt Chrabot, Rachel Joyce and Heather Jackson HERE

 

 

Did you see our Facebook and Twitter Posts?  Great interviews with fans, families, athletes and staff.  From predawn bus load FB live to midnight last athlete across the finish line here.

Facebook videos HERE

Twitter Feed HERE


No event of any kind is successful with out volunteers

Jen Szabo, the best volunteer coordinator any RD could dream of!

Or a Recap video, this one by 303Tri’s Kenny Withrow:

We have such a great time on these big race days cheering for friends we know and friends in triathlon.  So proud of everyone who toed the line and crossed the finish to Mike Reilly’s voice bellowing ” Your Are An IRONMAN!”

Changes for the 2018 IRONMAN Boulder, including lower pricing, and ‘When Can I Register for Next Year?’ HERE