2 Days Left for Early Registration!

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon

Saturday, July 30 and 31, 2011

4 Months and Counting until the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon!


Yesterday I left the office for lunch and was greeted by scores of happy robins frolicking in the spring snow melt!  As I looked closer on the way home, south facing plant beds were showing the first shoots of spring bulbs.  Word has it that the East Gallatin Pond, the site for the races, is half melted.  One crazy Triton actually speculated that open water swimming is just around the corner!  With over 100″ of snow in the mountains, I think that might be overly optimistic.

More importantly, there are only two days left for the early bird registration.  Join your fellow triathletes and save a few bucks on the early registration.  With registrations from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Montana, California, and Canada, we have most points of the compass covered.

We have a full weekend of racing on tap with something for everyone.  The Long-Course (formerly the Headwaters Half) and Youth Race (variable distances for those under 16) are both on Saturday.  Sunday’s Sprint and Junior races (formerly the Treasure State Tri) are perfect for everyone.   Something for the entire family.  Or double up for a real challenge.  Individuals, pairs and teams of three are welcome.  Also in the works are a mini-expo and possible spaghetti feed.  More on that as we get details worked out.

Register today at www.active.com.

Train on!

-The BTT Race Team

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Youth Races — Children’s Triathlon!

The Tritons are teaming up with the City of Bozeman Recreation Department for the annual Bozeman classic — the Children’s Triathlon! New for 2011 — the East Gallatin Recreation Area venue and youth races for ages 6-15, expanding the entry to include the 13-15 age group set. The race is July 30, 2011. For youth race registration and more details, please see the following race outline and the announcement from yesterday’s Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon includes the youth race, along with sprint, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family! Participate in the sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30, 31. For other Bozeman Tritons Triathlon information, please visit our race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri. We hope to see you on race weekend!

Date: Saturday, July 30 — 8:15 AM Check-In, 9:00 AM Start
Location: East Gallatin Recreation Area – Youth Base of Operations will be at the east end of Parking Lot
Entry Fees: $12 for city residents; $16 for non-city residents
Registration: Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman

Youth Race Distance Options:
Short Course / Red (ages 6 – 12) — 50 Meter Swim / 1 Kilometer Bike / .35 Kilometer Run
Intermediate Course / Blue (ages 6 – 12) — 50 Meter Swim / 2 Kilometer Bike / .70 Kilometer Run
Long Course / Gold (ages 13 – 15) -– 200 Meter Swim / 8 Kilometer Bike / 2 Kilometer Run. A road bike is strongly encouraged.

For ages 16 -19, this race is part of the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Sprint Race on Sunday, July 31st. These athletes will have a separate wave start. Registration and information for the Junior Race is available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.  A road bike is strongly encouraged.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Summer Recreation Guide
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – 9 Days Left for Early Bird Registration!

We had our first tastes of spring in the Gallatin Valley this the past couple of weekends.  Technically, it is spring, but the 10 inches of new snow this morning make it feel a long ways off.  Even so, we’ve spotted plenty of folks taking advantage of the occasional dry roads and sunshine on their road and tri bikes.  On my way back from Bridger Bowl this on Saturday I was almost tempted to get on my bike and try out some of the long-course bike course.  Almost…..

A reminder, Early Bird registration for the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon ends on March 31.  Save a few bucks and register today!  We’ve had a lot of interest in both the long-course and sprint races, and registrations are off to a strong start. For race information and registration, please visit our race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

We welcome REI, our newest sponsor, to the team.  This means even better prizes and an awesome raffle!

Check out the new race poster below!  Train on and we’ll see you in July!



Monday Morning Motivational Morsel


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GVBC Spring Party! Spring, Summer Triathlon Group Training Opportunities!

The 2011 GVBC Spring party will be Wednesday, March 23, at 6 pm at the Lindley Center. GVBC will have pizza and beer (keg so bring a mug or you can purcahse a GVBC pint glass for $5). Please bring something for the potluck. A-M bring side dish type things, N-Z bring desserts.

You will be able to sign up for the club ($10) at the party. GVBC will go over the upcoming season’s events and you will be able to sign up to volunteer for the swap. If you can’t make the party but would like to sign up to volunteer at the Swap, contact Pat at hatfield@montana.edu

Additionally, and of special interest to the Tritons, registration ($25) and the race schedule for the 2011 Colin Craig Memorial Series will be available (jwnelson97@yahoo.com). 

For a variety of cycling reasons, including a special dose of inter-club cooperation with respect to triathlon training this spring & summer, GVBC has switched its twice-a-month Time Trial series from Tuesdays to Thursday evenings.

The Triton Spring/Summer training schedule is now fully integrated, and conflict-free!

Mo – Open Water Swimming with BOZE , 6:00 PM, East Gallatin, Starts 6/20.
Tu – Tuesday @ Track, Running with BRC, 6:00 PM, TBD, Starts 4/5.
We – Open Water Swimming with BOZE, 6:00 PM, East Gallatin, Starts 6/22.
Th – Thursday TTs, Cycling with GVBC, 6:00 PM, Various Locations, Starts 4/14, every other Thursday.

A tip of the cycling helmet, and appreciation to GVBC from the Tritons! Let’s get out and support our cycling community.

Tritons Run to the Pub!


An absolutely beautiful spring day greeted a dozen Tritons, and another twelve hundred or so runners, at the annual Run to the Pub yesterday. It was great to see everyone out there on the course — at the start line, the finish chute and Pub 317 for a couple of pints of Guinness. Sadly, and previously our exclusive domain, with JayZ winning it the first year and yours truly in 2010, the Tritons did not 3-peat on the Trip to the Dublin Marathon this year. We’ll just have to bring home the trip in 2012. And, how about former Triton Coach Aubrey Curtis winning the overall 10K  in a blistering pace of 5:49? Nice racing everyone. Nothing like getting the race season rolling, the heart pumping, especially with the Montana Masters Swimming Championships and the Grizzly Triathlon on the horizon.  See you out there again soon. ERIN GO BRAGH!

TRITONS RUN TO THE PUB – March 12, 2011
Triton Div Plc Div Time Pace
Becky Hochstein 4 F20-29 46:43.6 7:32
Bridget Benjamin 49 F30-39 57:49.6 9:20
Sherri Pearson 68 F30-39 59:27.6 9:35
Megan Miller 143 F20-29 1:07:23.0 10:52
Chris Martin 33 M40-49 1:07:27.9 10:53
Margo Hickman 22 F50-59 1:20:24.6 12:58
Wendy Gerez 4 F60-69 1:27:03.3 14:02
Julie Zickovich 18 F30-39 1:46:56.5 8:10
Jo Van Cutsem 18 M30-39 1:50:24.9 8:26
Art Thompson 9 M50-59 1:51:00.6 8:28
Ryan Takeshita 21 M30-39 1:55:08.5 8:47
Lauren Marvel TBD F20-29 TBD TBD


Bozeman Tritons Triathlon July 30-31!

The Bozeman Tritons welcome you to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon! Sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Race distances for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family! The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana. July 30, 31. For complete information and registration, please visit our race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri. We hope to see you on race weekend!

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