Winter USA Triathlon National Championship – awards update


Here’s a breakdown of the prize purse for the top three overall places in both women’s and men’s :

Total $3,000 ($1,500 women / $1,500 men)

1st           $750

2nd          $450

3rd           $300

Age Group:

The top three competitors in each age group will qualify for Team USA for the 2012 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships in Jämijärvi, Finland on March 24-25 2012 and will take home some valuable hardware, too!

Thanks to USAT and our local sponsors, the race bags are filling in nicely. We just received shipment of some very cool Sweat Vac hats!
Continue to check our blog for race updates, as well as Homestake Lodge:
PLUS! More winter weather may be coming our direction! Wahoo!

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

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

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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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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