Tritons Triathlon – Mid-May Update

Here’s a repost from the race website (  Check it out for more information!

Hello all!  We are having a spectacular Spring in Bozeman!  Temperatures in the 70’s and even some 80’s are bringing people out of the woodwork and training.  Three weeks ago there were even folks swimming in the pond!  Last year we might of even had ice on the pond still.

I took a nice drive on the Long-Course bike route this weekend and can report that it is in fantastic shape!  The views of the snow on the Bridger Mountains with the contrasting green in the foothills is providing inspiration for folks to put in some perfect long, Spring miles.

Registrations continue to roll in.  At last check we were at 150 total, so sign up now so you don’t miss your slot.

Our sponsors continue to treat us well.  Baja Fresh will once again be providing great food for after the race.  Rudy Project is on board with big shopping spree certificates ($220 value!) for the top three men and women in both the long-course and sprint races!  Hammer Nutrition will be keeping everyone fueled on the course!  REI Bozeman is once again letting us go on a big shopping spree to ensure that the raffle is loaded with quality swag.  It will be another grand day of racing in Bozeman!  See you in July!


Powder Hound Course Map – USA Triathlon National Championship

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Powder Hound Winter Triathlon

Powder Hound Winter Triathlon Hosting USA Triathlon National Championship

WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – $3000 Purse (details to follow)

5K Run, 10K Mountain Bike, 5K Nordic Ski
10:00 AM Sunday, January 29, 2012 ● Homestake Lodge, Butte, Montana, USA


Homestake Lodge and the Bozeman Triathlon Club welcome your participation in the fourth annual POWDER HOUND — the first winter triathlon in the State of Montana and the northern Rockies.

The Powder Hound Winter Triathlon will serve as the USA Triathlon Winter National Championship. Podium finishers will qualify for Team USA and be eligible to compete at the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships in Jämijärvi, Finland on March 24, 25 2012.

Bark, growl, unleash your inner snow dog, and have a howlin’ good time, while running, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing on the groomed ski trails of Homestake Lodge, high atop the Continental Divide. Get out of your comfort zone, stretch your boundaries, and have another kind of racing fun!

The Powder Hound offers athletes – including triathletes, multisport athletes, Nordic and downhill skiers, mountain bikers, cyclocross riders, cyclists, runners, swimmers, off-road enthusiasts, beginners from all sport disciplines, and many others — a terrific opportunity to expand their multisport skills, vary mid-winter training, improve fitness, have fun, and compete.

Participants may race as individuals, in pairs, or in teams of three. Registration includes the race, lunch, and a trail pass for a full day of Nordic skiing at Homestake Lodge, Montana’s best new Nordic skiing venue.

First place prizes will be awarded to all age division winners, courtesy USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region.

Registration for the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon is available at  A discounted, early bird entry fee is available until January 14, 2012.

Race support volunteers are welcome. Various positions in the DOG POUND – at registration, in transition, timing or out-on the course — are available. Cheer the racers on! Volunteers enjoy a lunch and a full day of skiing at Homestake Lodge, too.

Come on out to Homestake Lodge, race or volunteer, and enjoy the entire day. Growling, howling and other basic powder hound communication skills are mandatory. Non-propulsive, snow canine accoutrements are welcome.

Come on! Discover the fun and competition of a winter triathlon. Be a POWDER HOUND.

Over 50-members strong, and about to start its sixth year in the Gallatin Valley, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club. The Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to this growing sport and healthy lifestyle.

USA Triathlon serves as the national governing body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the world. USAT represents more than 130,000 members, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.

Additional information is available at or (check the blog), or contact Race Director Chris Axelson at 406-585-8052 and

Tritons Fall Gathering!

Everyone is invited to join us for our Triton Fall Gathering:
When: Friday, November 11th, 5:30 – 7 PM
Where: 612 West Main St. Bozeman (bottom floor of the Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute)
Food and Drink: Tritons will supply some snacks.  Please bring your beverage of choice.
Please RSVP to so we know how much food to bring.

We do have some business to attend to.  First up, we will hopefully be doing our winter Computrainer rides starting in January.  We’d like to get an idea of who is interested in participating so we can get the program in place.  Julie Zichovich is pulling together a series of triathlon clinics, most likely hosted by REI.  Any input that folks have on content would be appreciated.  The Powder Hound Winter Triathlon is on again for this year.  We may be looking for some hardy souls to help with the event on race day.  And don’t forget, the Tritons will once again be hosting the local Sprint and Long Course triathlons (Bozeman Tritons Triathlon) this year on Sunday July 29, 2012.  This is a huge effort to put on and was received by the racers with a lot of enthusiasm last year.  We are already starting to get next year’s race rolling and we need some folks to step forward and be part of the effort.  More information on that at the meeting.  If you can’t attend the meeting and want to be involved in either the winter riding or race planning, please let me know!

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – 2012!

USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
Sunday July 29, 2012 at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, MT

Mark Your Calendars!  Sunday, July 29, 2012

We still need confirmation from the City for permits, but we should be set for 2012’s Bozeman Tritons Triathlon!  The big change for this year is that we are combining the Sprint and Long Course races on the same day.  More people, more stoke, and more happening all day long!

The response from last year’s race was fantastic.  So don’t miss your chance to sign up for 2012.  Space will be limited, so make sure you register early.  Registration opening will be January 1, 2012.  Set your New Year’s Resolution to complete a race in Bozeman!

If you can’t race, but want to be part of the event, we are always looking for volunteers to help out!  Anything from course directors to aid station volunteers are available.  Build your karma and get involved!

Stay tuned for more details or check our site for details as they become available ( If you have a question about the race, contact us at   Train hard and we’ll see you soon!

– BTT Planning Team

Other Triton Contact Information:
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

Prizemania! 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’ tote bag and 4 Skoy sponges ($22)
Fox River All Sports Wick and Dry socks ($8.00)

 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.

 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.

 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.


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!

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 and on the Club’s blog.

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

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

Other Triton Contact Information:
Facebook: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

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

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.

Race Update – 4 Days Left for Early Registration

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

Regular Registration Ends June 30!

A quick update for those who have been holding off on registering.  We know you are out there!  Only 4 days left to save a few bucks on your race registration.  Our numbers continue to look great, so why not join in on the fun.  Race solo, or put together a team.  It’s sure to be a grand weekend.

We’ve added a second start wave to the Sprint race.  This will help the slower swimmers, or just those that are a little bit nervous about the swim, have a great race experience.  You can select your start wave on the registration form.  I’ll send out an email in a few weeks to get your choice from every those of you who have already registered.  Also, we are unfortunately dropping the Youth Race from Saturday’s events.  This race was actually being put on by the City of Bozeman, with help from the Bozeman Triathlon Club.  For a number of reasons, the City has chosen to not host the race.  Hopefully they will pull something together later in the summer.

Keep in mind that the race is a fund raiser for the Montana Conservation Corps (  A portion of race profits will be donated to MCC in a effort to support their ongoing efforts to both provide hands-on conservation and education growth and learning opportunities for youth and young adults.  Their impacts are noticeable throughout the region through their work in local communities and public lands.   Donations can be made when registering, or through the following link:

Please help the Bozeman Tritons raise money for this important cause.  The website is secure, fast and easy to use.  At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation. I will be notified via email as soon as you make your donation. Thank you, and please forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage more people to donate!

Complete race details can be found at If you have a question about the race, contact us at   Train hard and we’ll see you soon!

– BTT Planning Team

Other Triton Contact Information:
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

Race Update – Spring in Bozeman!

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

Reminder!  Regular Registration ends on June 30th.  There are just over two weeks to save a few bucks.  So why not go on line now to register now?  Register for the Sprint    Register for the Long Course

The courses are all in great shape!  The photo above is from the top of the Long Course run.  We’ve had a wet spring, but that will mean lots of wildflowers out on the courses.  Folks are swimming in the East Gallatin Recreatin Area.  We’ve been out on the bike courses and they all seem to have survived the winter.  We’ll be out marking the major hazards and sweeping the turns before the races.  Registration numbers are strong, so all is looking good! 

We’ve had a great response to our Call for Volunteers!  Many thanks to all who have already.  The volunteer positions list (Volunteer List) is posted on line.  Take a look and let us know what looks good to you.  If you are interested in helping out take a look at the list and contact Laurie at

Complete race details can be found at If you have a question about the race, contact us at   Train hard and we’ll see you soon!

– BTT Race Team

Other Triton Contact Information:
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

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