Prizemania! Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Raffle

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON RAFFLE

Grand Prize – Ironman Adventure Package – ($750 Value)
Experience the multisport lifestyle by racing, volunteering or spectating at any global World Triathlon Corporation series race! Races include 5150 Olympic, 70.3 Half Ironman, and Full Ironman distances. Choose from nearly 100 worldwide travel destinations in the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia or North & South America. The Bozeman Triton Triathlon Club will cover $750 of your expenses. Expenses include entry fee, travel, accommodations, or related expenses, etc. Be creative and build your own personal dream Ironman Adventure Package. Get inspired and share your story with us!

Second Place Prize – Rudy Project Eyewear and Tri Package – ($500 Value)
Get technically cool his and her eyewear and assorted triathlon gear! Two pairs of Rudy Project Sunglasses (Wizaard and Ability), TriSwim shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, 2 fast dry towels, TriSlide, Foggle wipes, Finis swim caps, Finis baseball hat, Camelback Hand Hydration, Bangtail Bike Shop water bottle, 10 pack of Chamois Butter, Montana Huckleberry flavored Hammer Nutrition Gel and Hammer flask, Bozeman Running Company Socks.

Third Place Prize – REI Camping Package – ($250 Value)
Let’s go camping! REI Half Dome 2 Plus 3-Season Tent, 2 REI travel pillows, 2 REI insulated mugs and, of course, s’mores.

Other Cool Prizes – (Over 30 Prizes, Totaling over $1000 Value)
1 Bozeman Triton Triathlon Long Course entry fee for 2012, plus one night accommodations at the Bozeman Holiday Inn ($255 – to be raffled on Saturday)
1 Bozeman Triton Triathlon Sprint Distance entry fee for 2012, plus one night accommodations at the Bozeman Holiday Inn ($175 – to be raffled on Sunday)
2 Lezyne floor bike pumps ($49 each)
2 REI camp tables ($24.50 each)
2 REI camp chairs ($29.99 each)
REI Weekend Cooler ($42.50)
REI hydration belt ($24.50)
Rocket Shower Jet Pack (Showerless Clean-up Kit) ($27.50)
10 pack of Chamois Butter ($10)
2 Black Diamond Gizmo headlamps ($19.95 each)
Topeak 9 Mini Tool ($16.95)
Innovator CO2 Inflator kit with 2 additional cartridges ($27)
REI Full Lode waist pack ($29.50)
2 Novara insulated water bottles ($10/$12)
2 Micha Archer metal water bottles ($18 each)
3 Finis baseball hat
Fuel Belt Palm Flask
3 Montana Huckleberry flavored Hammer Nutrition Gel with flask ($25 each)
“Love is Life” baseball hat ($20)
Get N’ Green.com tote bag and 4 Skoy sponges ($22)
Fox River All Sports Wick and Dry socks ($8.00)

TICKETS:
 Bozeman Triton Triathlon racers and volunteers will receive one free raffle ticket.
 Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase by the racers, volunteers, and general public.
 The price of a single ticket is $1.
 Larger quantities of tickets may be purchased 6 for $5 and 25 for $20.
 Tickets will be on sale at the East Gallatin Recreation Area Friday, July 29th from 4-6pm, Saturday, July 30th from 7am-5pm, and Sunday, July 31st from 7-11am.

DRAWING PRIZES:
 The drawings for the Grand Prize, Second Place and Third Place Prizes will be held as part of the Sprint Triathlon awards ceremony on Sunday, July 31st (around 11:30 am).
 The winners of the Grand Prize, Second, and Third Place Prizes do not need to be in attendance to win these prizes.
 The drawings for the Other Cool Prizes will be held during both award ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday.
 Winners must be present to claim the Other Cool Prizes. If no one claims a prize, then another raffle ticket will be drawn.
 Bozeman Triton Triathlon Race Committee members are ineligible for prizes.

FINE PRINT:
 The Ironman Adventure Package must be used by December 31, 2012.
 To receive the $750 Ironman Adventure Package award, the winner shall provide a brief description of their proposed Ironman Adventure and upon actually experiencing the Ironman Adventure share their story with the Club.

PROCEEDS FROM THE BOZEMAN TRITON TRIATHLON SUPPORT THE SPORT OF TRIATHLON IN OUR COMMUNITY, MONTANA CONSERVATION CORPORATION, EAST GALLATIN RECREATION AREA, BOZEMAN MASTERS SWIM CLUB AND THE BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB (“TRITONS”).

Thanks to all of the participants, sponsors, and volunteers. We deeply appreciate your support. The Bozeman Triathlon Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle here in Bozeman, Montana!

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200 Athletes Competing in Bozeman Tritons Triathlon This Weekend

200 ATHLETES COMPETING IN BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON THIS WEEKEND
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
During Fun-filled Weekend of July 30, 31 at East Gallatin Recreation Area

The Bozeman Triathlon Club is hosting approximately 200 triathletes this weekend at the East Gallatin Recreation Area for its inaugural Bozeman Tritons Triathlon.

The triathlon race series includes youth, junior and sprint races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Racers may compete as individuals or as a team.

The Long Course triathlon begins at 7:00 AM Saturday morning. Registration for this race ends Thursday at 11:59 PM.

The Sprint and Junior races start at 8:30 AM Sunday morning. Registration for these races ends Friday, 11:59 PM.

The Youth triathlon for ages 7-15 begins at 10:45 AM Sunday morning. Registration is 10:00 AM on race day at the East Gallatin Recreation Area.

The Club welcomes the entire community to experience the sport of triathlon and the multisport lifestyle this weekend at the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon.

Additional information, including participant registration, the 2011 Athlete’s Guide, Schedule of Events and Participants List, is available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri and on the Club’s blog.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events and programs including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. Additional information is available at www.bozemantritons.org.

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

Other Triton Contact Information:
Website: www.bozemantritons.org
Blog: www.bozemantritons.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BozemanTritons
Facebook: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club
Email: bozemantritons@yahoo.com

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Athlete’s Guide Now Available, Youth Races Rolling

The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon is rocking and rolling, readying for over 180 (and still counting!) racer guests next weekend. The 2011 Athlete’s Guide is now available. Just click on the picture of the Guide below, for an enlarged view of the complete program in .pdf file format. Additionally, click here for the Sprint Race Participant List and here for the Long Course Participant List.

The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Youth Races are rolling too, under a new schedule and format. These USA Triathlon-sanctioned races are now part of the Sunday, July 31 program. Registration starts at 10:00 AM Sunday morning at the East Gallatin Recreation Area. The races will begin at 10:45 AM. There are two distances offered: 7-10 year olds (100-meter swim, 1,200-meter bike, 950-meter run) and 11-15 year olds (100-meter swim, 2,400-meter bike, 1,900-meter run). The cost of the race is $15. For more information, please contact Matthew at 580-7987 or visit www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

Excitement is definitely building for the BTT. The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes individuals and teams to participate. Long Course race registration ends this Thursday at 11:59 PM. Sprint race registration ends Friday, 11:59 PM. We hope to see you, your family and friends, join in the fun next weekend. It’ll be a smashfest! RACE ON.

2011 Special Olympics State Summer Games — Unified Sports Triathlon is Wednesday!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS® TRIATHLON
A Unique Special Olympics Summer Games Event
7:30 to Noon ● Wednesday, May 11 ● Montana State University

A special shout out to all Triton Special Olympics Ambassadors — thank you for volunteering! We ask that all Triton Ambassadors report to the MSU Fitness Center at 7:30 AM on Wednesday morning, May 11th. Be ready to go, to help register and support your designated Unified Sports Triathlon team. We should have a table adjacent to the Sports and Recreation office counter, located immediately north of the MSU Pool next to the treadmills. As a reminder, the Unified Sports Triathlon is a team event, and conducted as a “broken” triathlon. Each team has a member participating in one leg of the triathlon, and there are no transitions or handoffs. We will conduct the swim event, allow the swimmers to change their clothes and teams re-group, then walk over to the MSU track for the separate bike and run events. See you on race day, and thanks again for supporting the Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon!

BRIEF HISTORY
The Tritons started volunteering and partnering with Special Olympics in 2008. Entering our third year, the Club has served as the race director for the Bozeman-based Special Olympics State Summer Games Unified Sports Triathlon since 2009. Triton members host and produce this unique, “Made in Montana” event. As an official USA Triathlon Club, the Bozeman Tritons are passionate about the sport of triathlon, and excited to deliver our sport to all members of our community. Teaming up with Special Olympics on race day is super rewarding — for the triathletes, their unified partners, their coaches, and our volunteers. The growth in the Unified Sports Triathlon parallels the spectacular growth of our sport, and from its 1990s Montana roots, the event will now be a demonstration sport at the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games.

WHY IS THE UNIFIED SPORTS® TRIATHLON SPECIAL?
The triathlon is virtually the only Special Olympics Unified Sports event at the 2011 Summer Games. Additionally, the event was founded right here in Montana, and will now serve as a demonstration sport at the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games in Princeton, NJ. Team sports are about having fun, promoting physical health and bringing people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports teams do all of that – and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disability in the process. In communities around the world, Special Olympics athletes and their teammates without intellectual disabilities, their Unified Partners, practice and play together on Unified Sports teams. Unified Sports is a moving and exciting Special Olympics initiative for higher ability athletes of all ages. Mixed teams provide the public direct opportunities to experience first-hand the capabilities and courage of Special Olympics athletes. By having fun together, Unified Sports athletes and their unified partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and help to overcome prejudices about intellectual disability.

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
During Fun-filled Weekend of July 30, 31 at East Gallatin Recreation Area

The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon includes sprint, youth, 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. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these scenic and challenging races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006.

Participants may race in the junior, 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, 2011.

Registration for the youth races, ages 6-15, is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman. Registration, course maps, and additional information for the junior, sprint and long course races are available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON RACES
Youth Race — Ages 6-15. 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
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, race distance options, and races for ages 6-15, expanding the entry this year to include the 13-15 age group.

Youth can select one of three distance options: (1) Short Course / Red (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 1 kilometer bike, 0.35 kilometer Run; (2) Intermediate Course / Blue (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 2 kilometer bike, 0.70 kilometer run; or (3) Long Course / Gold (ages 13 – 15) 200 meter swim, 8 kilometer bike, 2 kilometer run.

Check-in begins at 8:15 AM, with a 9:00 AM race start. Entry Fees are $12 for city residents; $16 for non-city residents. Registration is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman.

Junior Race — Ages 16-19. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The junior race is for triathletes in the 16-19 age group. These athletes will have a separate wave start, under the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Sprint Race. This sprint distance race includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Sprint Race — Ages 20+. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The Bozeman Tritons sprint distance triathlon is a race for everybody. Whether participants are new to the sport or going for a personal best, the newly designed sprint course will be memorable. The sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series. The sprint distance includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Long Course Race — Ages 20+. 7:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon kicks off with the long course race early on Saturday morning. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the hardiest racer. The long course distance includes a 1500 meter swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events and programs including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. Additional information is available at http://www.bozemantritons.org

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

Other Triton Contact Information:
Website: www.bozemantritons.org
Blog: www.bozemantritons.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BozemanTritons
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

USAT Pacific Northwest Pre-Season Regional Newsletter

Multisport News from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington

Popular Women’s Triathlon Sells Out
It took only 23 minutes for the May 15, 2011 Gold Nugget Triathlon to hit its registration limit of 1,500 racers. Online registration opened at 8:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and at 8:23 p.m., applicants were shut out as all slots had been filled. Those who were unable to register were given a bit of hope. If a registered applicant did not pay by March 9, there would be a random lottery for slots. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a girls and women only event. Its popularity leads one to believe that there is room for another similar event or more triathlons in Alaska.

Triathlon Risk Management: Cycling
By Katharine M. Nohr, reprinted from Nohrsports.com
While chatting with JJ Johnson, a certified USAT coach at Starbuck’s one day, I introduced him to my website, and we discussed safety issues in sports. Since I’m the regional officials coordinator for USAT for Hawaii, JJ often asks me about issues relating to the USAT Competitive Rules. We discussed our amazement that so many triathletes claim that they do not know or understand the rules. This seems absurd as athletes in every other sport football, basketball, baseball, golf, and tennis seem to be well aware of their sport’s rules. Why should triathlon be any different? JJ reminded me that the typical training of triathletes involves cycling in a pace line with athletes riding their bikes close together drafting. If triathletes primarily practice drafting during training rides, when are they practicing adhering to the USAT rule requiring that, “while on the cycling course, no participant shall permit his drafting zone to intersect with or remain intersected with the drafting zone of another cyclist…”?. See Rule 5.10a of the USAT Competitive Rules.

The competitive rules were established for fairness as well as safety. Cyclists increase the risk of collision related injuries when drafting close to one another. Because of this and because of the training advantage gained by not drafting, one would think that coaches might eliminate drafting from their training rides or, at least minimize it. My suspicion is that an athlete that primarily trains by not drafting other cyclists will become stronger physically and would be less likely to incur a time penalty in a USAT sanctioned event. Also, the athlete would be less likely to be injured and the coach less likely to be sued in the event of an injury. This is certainly something to think about.

2011 Regional Championship and Special Qualifiers
There are three important special qualifiers for our region in June. On June 11, 2011, at 8 a.m., Moses Lake Family Tri will hold The Pacific Northwest Special Qualifier at Blue Heron Park. On June 12, South Maui Triathlon at Wailea, will be the intermediate distance Special Qualifier. The Regional Championship this year will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon on August 13. These three events will qualify the top 33 percent or top five finishers (whichever is greater) in each age group for Age Group Nationals. For more information on the Age Group National Championship and qualification standards, click here.

Skills Development Camp in Boise
Guest Coaches Heather Wurtele (two-time Ironman Champion) and Trevor Wurtele will be working with three USAT certified coaches at our Skills Development camp for 13-19 year old junior elites to be held in Boise June 11-16. This camp will focus on the fundamentals of triathlon’s three disciplines. In the pool, athletes will work on swim stroke fundamentals, as well as buoy turns, navigation, and open water entries and exits. On the bike, athletes will practice cornering, climbing, descending, and braking skills. Athletes will be introduced to group riding skills and entry-level draft-legal skills. Run practices will focus on dynamic warm-ups, form, and transition runs. Extensive practice at transitions will take place with athletes mastering flow-through transitions. In addition, guest lecturers will be present in the areas of sports nutrition, functional strength training and injury prevention and how to structure their training. Coaches will also work with athletes on how to balance triathlon training with high school sports. The cost of the camp is $750, inclusive of airport transfer, room and board, and all activities. Scholarships available on need basis. To apply please e-mail triathlon background of prospective camper. Once accepted, parents will be given a code to register on active.com. Contact me Alexander Endo with any questions (917) 992-4627 or Alexander.Endo@usatriathlon.org.

Sanctioning Fees for New Races
USAT Pacific Northwest Council is offering to pay sanctioning fees for new races. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Race directors who are interested in applying for such sanctioning funds, should send their requests to agilbert601@gmail.com.

Funds Available to Promote USAT Races
USAT Pacific Northwest Council has money in its budget to promote USAT sanctioned races. If you have any ideas how this money can be used in an effort to increase USAT sanctioned races and membership, please submit your ideas to agilbert601@gmail.com.

Attend our Annual Membership Meeting on August 12 in Coeur d’Alene
Attend USAT Pacific Northwest Region’s Annual Membership Meeting on August 12, 2011, at the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon and Duathlon. Steve Born from Hammer Nutrition will be our featured speaker. Time and location to be announced.

Duathlon National Championship
In less than one month, duathletes will converge on Tucson, AZ for the 2011 USAT Duathlon National Championship. The 5k-35k-5k run/bike/run competition will qualify athletes for the 2011 ITU Duathlon World Championship in Gijon, Spain. Don’t miss your opportunity to race in a beautiful place, compete with fellow duathletes and vie for your chance to qualify for Team USA! The top eighteen athletes in each age group with roll-downs to twenty-fourth place will qualify for worlds. For more information and to register, please visit USA Triathlon.

Quick Links
USA Triathlon Website
Pacific Northwest Website
Pacific Northwest Facebook Page

Help Others Join USAT
There has never been a better time to join USA Triathlon and fuel the multisport lifestyle with fun, fitness and friends. Know someone you’d like to see join our family of athletes? Please direct them to the ever-easy and fast membership link.

Ironman California – 70.3 Oceanside

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Another Monday Morning Motivational Morsel. Triathlon season has definitely opened. Carfrae and Potts take gold at Oceanside. Enjoy.

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