USA Triathlon has developed an indoor triathlon program called USATri60 to introduce individuals to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level. The purpose will be to expose participants to the sport of triathlon in a one hour, non-threatening setting and with a built-in support system built to drive the concept that ‘anyone can be a triathlete’. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and the Rocky Mountain State Games are partnering to offer this event as a part of the 2019 Rocky Mountain State Games. All athletes will receive a USA Triathlon goodie bag and will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Rocky Mountain State Games medals. A maximum number of athletes will be permitted due to facility capacities. All participants will be assigned a race number that will be visible on all swim caps as well as marked on the top of each participants hand. All results will be listed on the Rocky Mountain State Games results page and the USATri60 results page after the event.
SWIM in the Cortez outdoor pool in the morning sun on the 4th of July. Then HOP on your bike and RIDE north of Cortez along paved rolling County Roads enjoying cattle and farming country. Wrapping up your race with gentle hills, RUN through city natural and groomed parks and pathways.
The Cortez Burst Triathlon is a fundraiser for the Friends of Recreation Group in Cortez, Colorado. The Friends of Recreation raises money for scholarships to the Cortez Recreation Center for those who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees. The initial fund raising project was the “Stones for Scholarship” where by individuals and businesses purchased inscribed stones set around the flagpole in front of the Recreation Center. The Friends of Recreation is a Scholarship Fund under Onward! A Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for the four corners.
USA Triathlon is excited to head to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the 2019 Clydesdale & Athena National Championships! Hosted in conjunction with the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, the sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons will take place along the Tennessee River in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, the “Best Adventure Town” in the US (as awarded by Outside Magazine in 2015).
The 2019 edition of the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon celebrates 15 years in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, brought to you by Chattanooga Track Club and Team Magic. Be ready for a fast, down river swim, a spectator friendly two-loop bike course and a scenic run along the city’s Tennessee Riverwalk. This downtown triathlon takes the place of the popular Chattanooga Dam Triathlon of years past and the original Riverbend Triathlon from over 30 years ago. Traditionally an intermediate distance race only, a sprint distance was added in 2016, bringing an additional option for those new to the sport or those that prefer the shorter distance. The intermediate/Olympic-distance has held the honor of USAT Southeast Regional Championship many times in the past, and in 2018 served as the Mideast Regional Championship.
USA Triathlon is headed to Waco, Texas for the 2019 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships! Hosted at Cameron Park on June 8, the 2019 Off-Road National Championship will take your breath away as you go up and down climb after climb, in and out of cedar breaks and into dark bamboo forests. From rocks, roots, limestone ledges, tight twisty turns and short power climbs, to narrow bridges and fast descents, this course has got it all and is often considered one of the most unique courses in the country.
General registration for the 2019 Life Time Tri CapTex opened November 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM CT. The 2019 event is limited to 2,000 participants.
Race through the Texas Capital at Life Time Tri CapTex. This Memorial Day Weekend race draws athletes from all over to kick off summer in Austin, Texas. The race begins with a swim in Lady Bird Lake with beautiful views of the downtown Austin skyline. The bike course takes athletes right to the heart of downtown Austin and directly into the Texas Capitol. The race concludes with a run through Butler Park and the Palmer Events Center before the rousing finish and post-race party at Vic Mathias Shores.
The race features the International Distance, a .93 mile swim, a 24.3 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run; the Sprint Distance features a .46 mile swim, 12.3 mile bike and 3.1 mile run; or the SuperSprint Distance features a .25 mile swim, 6.3 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.
Ordinary Mortals Triathlon (OMT) is a reverse order sprint distance (5 km run, 12.5-mile bike, 300-yard pool swim) triathlon for all us “Ordinary Mortals” – from the first time triathlete to more competitive triathletes on a fun and challenging course. The race is the Saturday before Mother’s Day so all the ladies crossing the finish line get a flower!
Bring the kids for the youth triathlon, Mini Mortals Triathlon, after the adult race. This is a family friendly event often attracting several families of two or three generations racing together the same day!
Eight-year-old Connor was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 1.5-years-old. He underwent chemo for 3 years and 3 months and celebrated his last dose with a family party. For the next couple of years Connor endured several finger pokes for routine blood tests. Sadly, his family learned in February 2017 that his leukemia came back.
Connor’s mom, Jen, shared, “He didn’t even feel sick but the doctors said he had to fight the bad guys in his blood and start taking chemo again. This second time the chemo was a lot harder- it made him really sick and he had to stay in the hospital a lot.”
Connor had a bone marrow transplant on August 1, 2017, from his sister Chloe. His health continued to improve but he couldn’t be around people or go to public places because of germs. He spent most of his time at home and was homeschooled to stay on track with his school work. Connor was able to FaceTime with his class.
One year after his bone marrow transplant, a biopsy revealed that his leukemia was back for a third time. He spent over a month at Children’s Hospital Colorado getting chemo in preparation for CAR T-cell immunotherapy.
CAR-T personalized cellular therapy is a revolutionary approach to treating cancer by using genetic engineering to reprogram the patient’s own immune T cells to find and kill cancer cells. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For the past two decades, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested more than $40 million in CAR-T research and development. Connor was the sixth person at Children’s Hospital Colorado to receive CAR-T.
Connor had a check-up 34 days after his CAR-T infusion and again most recently during the holiday season at 61 days post-treatment. The results were positive, showing no signs of leukemia. Jen shared, “This was the BEST Christmas present ever for our family!!! His fight isn’t over but this is a huge victory and we are soooo very thankful!”
You can click here to learn more about CAR T-cell immunotherapy.
Connor has been an inspiration to Denver-area teammates training for the Wildflower Experience and other endurance events through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports fundraising and training program. Team In Training (TNT) offers a lineup of innovative high caliber domestic and international events, and prepares teammates for marathons, half marathons, and triathlons, as well as cycling, climbing and hiking experiences.
Since its inception in 1988, Team In Training has raised more than $1.5 billion, trained more than 650,000 people and helped LLS invest more than $1.2 billion in blood cancer research such as CAR T-cell immunotherapy.
“We all come to TNT with different our own personal stories and reasons for being involved with LLS,” shared Heather Collins, Team Captain for Team In Training Fundraising Team Connor McStrong. “Coming together to support our Honored Hero is what makes us a team. You realize that what you are a part of is bigger than just you, and your goals and your training. Watching Connor and his family go through the different stages of his treatment really brings the LLS mission to life and continually inspires me to keep doing this kind of work.”
Training for the Wildflower Experience begins on February 2, 2019. Team In Training will get you to the finish line with experienced coaches, training resources and a supportive community of athletes of all skill levels. Teammates also have access to world-class fundraising tools to help them reach their goal to fund blood cancer research.
“Before I joined Team in Training, all of my training was ‘solo’,” shared Heather. “I was hesitant about running with a team. Now I can’t imagine anything else! The encouragement and support from day one of training through event weekend helps me stay motivated. Instead of going into the event weekend nervous and uncertain, I now know I’ll have TNT Staff, coaches, supporters and teammates there to help me through. I find as much joy in cheering on my teammates as I do crossing that finish line myself!”
Join the team for the Wildflower Experience. To learn more, click here. Use code 303TRI for free Team In Training registration ($100 value, expires 1/31/19).
The IRONMAN World Championship centers on the dedication and courage exhibited by participants who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.® On October 12th, over 2,000 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN.
The 12th annual Oktoberfest Triathlon on September 22nd, 2019, is the party of the season and also a 2019 Mountain Collegiate Conference Race! As the leaves change color this race will officially end the Colorado Triathlon Season! It’s been a long fun season but before the snow begins to fall let’s get one more triathlon celebration in.
The Oktoberfest Triathlon is about friends and teammates, smiling and cheering. Men’s or woman’s cut technical t-shirts are back. Great goodie bags, one of our biggest expos of the year, a ton of raffles, and a closed race course are just some of the hghlights. This race is capped at 600 athletes to maintain a fun, yet lively, and laid back feel. Due to the low cap, we’ve sold out for the past 10 years so be sure to take advantage of early registration. Every year we pick a different Lander (province) in Germany as a theme for the event t-shirts! 2017 was Hessen (Light Blue), 2018 theme was Sachsen-Anhalt (Green).