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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Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – 5 Month Update

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon

Saturday, July 30 and 31, 2011

5 Months and Counting until the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon!

A quick update for everyone who is tracking the BTT.  It may have been -12 F this morning here in Bozeman, but the race committee is busy planning on all fronts.  Registrations are rolling in as people plan out their race seasons.  5 months also means that your 20 week training plans should be kicking in.  Don’t wait for the ice to thaw on the pond.  Get in the pool, get on your rollers, and get your running shoes on!

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.

A reminder also that early registration ends on March 31.  But, why wait?  Register today at

Train on!

-The BTT Race Team

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon — Registration Now Open! Long Course, Sprint, Junior & Youth Races!


Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
Registration is now open!
Long Course, Sprint, Junior, Youth Races
July 30 & 31, 2011 – East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana

The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes you to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon! We are pleased to announce that starting in 2011, the Club has acquired the rights to both the Treasure State Triathlon, Bozeman’s long-standing Olympic distance race, and the Headwaters Half, Montana’s first and only Long Course Triathlon.

With this change of ownership, the Club plans to deliver racers an exciting and unique race experience, guaranteed to challenge athletes of all abilities, all during two days of scenic racing over the last weekend in July.

The racing kicks off with the Long Course (Half Iron) distance race on Saturday. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the heartiest racer. Race it as an individual or a team! While the Long Course racers are off on the race course, we invite those under 16 to race in the Youth Triathlon. It’s a great way to get the kids interested in the sport!

Sunday’s Sprint Distance Triathlon is a race for everybody, including the Junior racers ages 16 to 19. Whether you are new to the sport or going for a PR, our newly designed Sprint Course will be memorable. The Sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series.

For those of you who are really up for a challenge try doing the Long Course race on Saturday, then see what you have left in the tank for Sunday’s Sprint! Those racers who are doubling up will receive a discount on Sunday’s Sprint race.

So come and join us for a weekend of racing!

Check out for complete race details and links to registration on

Saturday, July 30, 2011

• Long Course (Half Iron) – 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

• Youth (Under 16) – Course dependent on age and participation

Sunday, July 31, 2011

• Sprint – 750 meter (0.47 mile) swim, 20k (12.4 mile) bike, 5k (3.1 mile) run

• Junior (Ages 16-19) – Race the sprint distance

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon!

July 30-31, 2011 – East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana
Get ready, get set, go! Mark your 2011 triathlon race calendar on July 30-31 for the Club’s new signature event – the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006. The half is the first and only long distance triathlon in the state of Montana. For 2011, the event will feature a youth race, sprint distance race, and the 70.3 mile long course event, all on the same fun-filled weekend at the East Gallatin Recreation Area right here in Bozeman. The sprint course promises to be fast, while the half will definitely be challenging! Registration will begin on February 1, 2011. Additional race information will be released on a rolling basis, as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

January 30, 2011 – Homestake Lodge, Butte, Montana
The Powder Hound will again serve as the USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship. Already in its third year, the Powder Hound is the first and only winter triathlon in Montana and the northern Rockies. 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. The Powder Hound offers athletes – including triathletes, Nordic and downhill skiers, mountain bikers, cyclocross riders, cyclists, runners, swimmers, off-road enthusiasts, and many others — a terrific opportunity to expand their multisport skills, vary mid-winter training, improve fitness, and compete. Registration will be available soon.

Thank You Triton Volunteers for Supporting the Headwaters Half Iron

Thanks to all of our Triton volunteer members who made this year’s Headwaters Half Iron a wonderful success. BRENDA, SUZIE, BECKY, KARA, MARY, AUBREY, MARTIN, DAVE, MARGO, JENNA, JON, FURRY, ALANNA, BRYCE, LAWRENCE, MILICA, JULIE, LAURIE, TONY, AND BOZ — YOU ARE ALL ROCK STARS! The Bozeman Triathlon Club appreciates you supporting the event, and giving back to our local triathlon community. What an experience, and inspiring race day! I’m feeling really good about it, and still smiling. Without question, the event was a Triton love fest, 21-strong, with heaping amounts of positive energy. I know I appreciate each and every one of you, and your contributions. Overall, my takeaway from the race was the good vibe atmosphere — the smiles and laughter, the cheering, and seeing teammates really enjoying and appreciating each other, developing friendships. There is a tremendous amount of team enthusiasm and support for the Tritons hosting and directing the Headwaters Half Iron and Treasure State Triathlon, commencing 2011. Creativity, the sharing of ideas for future races were bursting at the seams. A few teammates even had mini novelettes underway. Well, not quite, but megabytes of brain drives were definitely in use. If you’re inclined, and while it’s still fresh in your mind, please go ahead and jot down your ideas, suggestions, lessons learned, etc., and send them to Laurie, Lawrence, and me. The race day experience in the years ahead will definitely benefit from your input. Remember. Next year. It’s our party, in our house. Thanks again for your tremendous support, have a great week, and TRAIN ON.

Headwaters Half Iron Course Map, Schedule

Full Size Course Map — 2010 Headwaters Half Iron Course Map

Entire Bike Course —

Thanks to Triton Coach Tony Thatcher and DTM Consulting for preparing the 2010 Headwaters Half Iron Course Map!


Race Registration Closes — Midnight Tonight, Thursday, July 22. Register here —

Packet Pick-up, Pre-Race Meeting — 5:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Volunteers Meeting — 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Transition Area Opens — 6:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Race Start — 7:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Headwaters Half Iron News


Sunday — July 25th, 2010 | Swim 1.2 — Bike 56 – Run 13.1 | Race Starts at 7:00 AM

It’s official. With the ongoing I-90 overpass construction in Three Forks, the Headwaters Half Iron is being relocated from Three Forks to Bozeman. This fun and challenging new venue features 3 laps around the East Gallatin Recreation Area pond, an out-and-back ride on Bridger Canyon Road (State Route 86) with plenty of steep climbs, and a two-loop run along the Cherry Creek trails, Manley Road, McIllhattan Road, Story Mill Road, and East Gallatin Recreation Area trails. Packet pick-up will be at 5:30 PM, Saturday evening at the East Gallatin Recreation Area.

Show your appreciation. Take your turn. Volunteer to support your fellow triathletes racing at the Headwaters Half Iron. Tony Brendgard is the race director again this year, but the Tritons will be taking over this race and the Treasure State Triathlon next year. This is a great opportunity for non-racing Tritons to give back to our local triathlon community,  support our local race and set the stage for the Tritons next year. Just recall how much you appreciate the volunteers when you are racing! Full and partial race day volunteer assignments are available. To volunteer, please contact Laurie Thatcher at or 580-9160.

Bike Ride and Fundraiser to Support Diabetes Research



If you are interested in a fall bike ride with free food (who doesn’t want that), lots of support and some fun, the American Diabetes Association is putting on the Tour de Cure on September 19th.  This event supports diabetes research and will be held in Three Forks.  You can bike as an individual or in a team with distances ranging from 100 miles to 26 miles.  If you would like more information, click on the link below :

If you don’t want to ride, consider volunteering. 

If there are Tritons that would like to do the team option for great camaradie, let me know and we can try and connect people.

Headwaters Half Iron Recap

Headwaters Half Iron Logo

This past weekend was the 1st Annual Headwaters Half Iron in Three Forks, MT presented by Fleet Feet Sports – Bozeman.  We used the term “Iron” instead of “Ironman” for two reasons…1. Ironman is trademarked and 2. this race was somewhat smaller in stature than a typical Ironman you will find in neighboring states.  Nonetheless, I must say that the race went off without any major problems and overall the athletes were pleased with how it turned out.  I think the venue was excellent, consisting of a 2-lap swim in a clean pond, a beautiful 56-mile bike on quiet roads with some interesting rollers, and a two-lap run on both dirt and paved roads.

As an employee with Fleet Feet, this was my first crack at helping co-direct a race with Tony Brendgard (owner of Fleet Feet Sports – Bozeman).  I did learn alot, including the fact that it’s easier to race a triathlon than it is to put one on.  Hopefully, we can build on the both the popularity and size of the field.  I already have some great ideas on how we could change the run course – but unfortunately it probably won’t affect the amount of shade (the heat did play a huge factor on race day).  The city of Three Forks and Manhattan were extremely welcoming and easy to work with.  I look forward to working with everyone again next year to make the 2nd Annual Headwaters better and a bigger draw.

I have to send a quick shout-out to all the athletes that competed and those who came to support.  Congratulations to the Tritons who came out to represent (Art, Ryan, Becky, Martin, Phil, Julie), and a huge thanks to Laurie Thatcher and Chris Martin who sat in the hot sun to hand out aid for more than a couple hours.  Oh, and thanks to whoever else I grabbed for help…including Eric Horn who directed traffic at the first intersection on Frontage Road.  Volunteers really are the ones that make races happen.

Complete results for the Headwaters Half Iron are available here —

Till next time…happy training!

Coach Aubrey, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach,

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