Triton Mixer — Friday, January 14th, What’s your 2011 Triathlon Resolution?

TRITON MIXER
Stop by Anytime, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, January 14th
The Big Table @ Sola Cafe

This fun “open house style” mixer is open to all current and prospective Triton members, and informally serves as the Club’s annual meeting. Join the Club. Get psyched for the 2011 Triton training program and area races. Bring your questions, suggestions, and other ideas. Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to serve the Club in some capacity, please bring it on. Support the Club. Train, race and volunteer. We hope to see you at Sola Café!

2011 TRITON PROGRAM – DRAFT

2010 Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
Long Course Event – Bridger Canyon Ride

Triton Programs
MultiRider Indoor Cycling – Starts January 18, http://bit.ly/fAwdmH
Powder Hound Winter Triathlon & USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship – January 30, http://bit.ly/euLhGt
Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon – May 10, www.somt.org
Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – Sprint, Long Course, Junior, Youth Races – July 30, 31, http://bit.ly/er3l5X (soft launch, work-in-progress!)

2009 Triton Triathlon Camp
USA Olympic Coach Michelle Blessing
Yellowstone National Park Group Ride

Triton Partner Programs
Bozeman Masters Swim Club – Ongoing, www.bozemanmasters.org
Big Sky Wind Drinkers (Bozeman Running Company) – Tuesday @ Track (awaiting confirmation from BRC), www.bozemanrunningcompany.com
Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club – Thursday TTs (New this year, still tentative, awaiting confirmation from GVBC), www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

Grizzly Triathlon is only 16-weeks away!

Triton Team Racing
Grizzly Triathlon – April 23, Be sure to register at 8:00 AM on January 10!. Race filled in 3-hours in 2010, www.grizzlytri.com
Spring Meadow Triathlon – July 10, http://bit.ly/fgjDJR
Coeur d’Alene Triathlon & USAT PNW Region Championship – August 13, www.cdatriathlon.com

Bozeman Triathlon Club (Bozeman Tritons)
Over 50-members strong and now entering its fifth season in 2011, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. The Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to this growing sport and healthy lifestyle. According to USA Triathlon, no matter what level of experience, from newbie to pro, your triathlon experience will be enhanced by joining a USAT club. Members will train smarter, harder and have more fun with people of a like mind. USAT Clubs are where fun happens, where you can get together to train and party. USAT actively promotes clubs. www.bozemantritons.org.

USA Triathlon (USAT)
Fueling the Multisport Lifestyle
USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon’s 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport. Triathlon participation in the United States is at an all-time high, following unprecedented growth over the past decade. USA Triathlon can easily track the surge through its membership numbers, which approached 135,000 annual members in June 2010. To put that into perspective, annual membership hovered between 15,000 and 21,000 from 1993-2000. www.usatriathlon.org.

Treasure State Triathlon, Headwaters Half Iron, Bozeman Running Company!

By now, many of you already know that Tony Brendgard recently sold Fleet Feet. Fleet Feet has been a solid fixture in the Bozeman triathlon community for years. The establishment founded and directed our local Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half Iron. Casey Jermyn is the new owner, and now operating the store as the Bozeman Running Company. Tony, rather than the Bozeman Running Company, will continue to direct the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half Iron.

Naturally, given the multifaceted transition at the store, the Bozeman rumor mill is running on overtime, especially with respect to the status of the races. Seeking the truth, I recently spoke with Tony and Casey. Here’s the short story, including welcoming remarks from the Bozeman Running Company. Good luck to Tony and Casey in their new endeavors, and to all racers participating at the Treasure State Triathlon on Sunday! Race on.

TREASURE STATE TRIATHLON
The race is definitely ON for Sunday. Given his sale of the store, Tony is currently “critically shallow” for volunteers. 5 volunteers would work. 15 would be better. On pace with recent races, approximately seventy five racers have already signed up. Packet pick-up will continue to be available at the store. To volunteer, please contact Tony at mtmultisport@gmail.com. Let’s support the race!

HEADWATERS HALF IRON
The race is definitely ON for July 25th. Well ahead of last year’s pace, approximately twenty five racers have already signed up. If the I-90 bridge reconstruction at Three Forks is not completed by race day, the event will move to Bozeman. Likely, two and half laps around the Pond, and a bike loop up Bridger Canyon. Current entrants are aware of this possibility, and on board.

BOZEMAN RUNNING COMPANY

Hello Triton Members,

My name is Casey Jermyn and I wanted to send you a quick email to introduce myself. I just recently purchased the Fleet Feet store here in Bozeman and am now operating under Bozeman Running Company. I would like to extend an invitation to develop a working relationship between the Bozeman Running Company and your club.

My number one priority with the Bozeman Running Company is to become more involved in the running and triathlon community. Going forward we will continue to carry triathlon gear, as well as an extensive collection of nutrition products. By next year, we hope to be able to support local charity races and events by providing timing equipment, course markers and packet pick up. If there is anything that I can do to help support the Triton club please let me know.

To kick off new beginnings, I would like to offer current Triton members a 10% discount on all footwear, apparel and nutrition products in our store.

We look forward to meeting your club and supporting your events in the future.

Happy Running!

Casey Jermyn

bozemanrunningcompany@gmail.com

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