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2009 USAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Can the Tritons Repeat in 2009? The Club Will Submit Its Roster to USAT-PNW on Friday. Get on Board, Join Now!
These are the official events for the 2009 USAT Pacific Northwest Club Championships. Make sure to include a couple of these races on your calendar, especially the two Montana qualifiers – our local Treasure State Triathlon this Sunday, and the sprint distance Spring Meadow Triathlon on July 12th! For rules and all of the details, please check out the following – http://usatriathlon.org/content/index/6043.

State Distance Triathlon Date Website
Montana Sprint Spring Meadow 7/12 www.teamgreatdivide.com/
Montana Olympic Treasure State 6/21 www.tri-mt.com/tst.html
Idaho Sprint Emmett’s Most Excellent 8/8 www.emmetttri.com/
Idaho Olympic Emmett’s Most Excellent 8/8 www.emmetttri.com/
Washington Sprint Chelan Man 7/18 www.chelanman.com/
Washington Olympic Spokane 9/13 www.spokanetriathlon.com/
Alaska Olympic Northern Trust 8/2 www.akstatetriathlon.com/
Oregon Sprint Deschutes Dash 7/18 www.freshairsports.com/events/deschutes_dash/index.php
Oregon Olympic Portland 8/23 www.portlandtri.com/

TREASURE STATE TRIATHLON — Bozeman, This Sunday, June 21!
Go Tritons! USAT-PNW Club Championships Qualifier, Best of the US Qualifier, Sign Up Today!
Tritons – Please Confirm Your Race Participation, Email art.thompson@yahoo.com,  Thanks!
Defend the home turf. Support our local race. Water temps are warming, in the balmy 61-65⁰ range. Over 75 competitors currently on board, with the usual large flurry of last minute entries expected this week. Slackers! :o) Sure would make race planning easier if participants didn’t wait to the last minute! Regardless, registration closes at 11:00 AM on Friday. So, get your entries in, online or drop them off at Fleet Feet downtown. Relay teams welcome. Post-race party. Don’t forget to pick-up your race packets at Fleet Feet on Friday and Saturday, Noon – 5:00 PM. Additional information is available at www.tri-mt.com.  Have a great race!

6th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S TRIATHLON – Bozeman (Bogert Park), June 27
City of Bozeman Recreation Department Event for Children Ages 6-12
Recreation Department Needs 30 Volunteers & Certified Flaggers!
The Children’s Triathlon is a fun opportunity for children to get exposure to participating in a race. Swim, bike and run. Children will be divided by age. All groups will start in waves at Bogert Pool, ride along the Gallagator Trail, and run around Bogert Park. Participants provide their own equipment. Bike helmets are required. Pre-registration is required at the Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman Ave. $10 for City residents, $12.50 for non-City residents. 8:15 AM Check-In, 8:30 AM Participant Meeting, 9:00 AM Race Starts. Volunteers needed from 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM. To volunteer, please contact Jamie Saitta at jsaitta@bozeman.net or 582-2290. Tell her you’re a Triton!

SPRING MEADOW TRIATHLON — Helena, July 12
Go Tritons! USAT-PNW Club Championship Qualifier – Sprint Event, Sign Up Today!
Go Tritons! USAT Age Group National Championship Special Qualifier – Olympic Event, Sign Up Today!
The Spring Meadow Triathlon is serving as the Pacific Northwest’s Special Qualifier. Don’t forget that this race qualifies the top 33% per age group for Age Group Nationals in Tuscaloosa, AL on August 22, 2009. Enjoy wonderful people, beautiful scenery and warm July weather in the heart of Montana, all while trying to qualify for Age Group Nationals. The Spring Meadow Triathlons are athlete and spectator friendly events with incredible support for both new and seasoned competitors. www.teamgreatdivide.com.

HEADWATERS HALF IRON — Three Forks, July 26
Montana’s First Half Iron Race! Great Opportunity for Your First 70.3!
Go Tritons! Support This Inaugural Local Race & The Race Planning Effort! Sign Up Today!
Some may remember this race course as the Sweet Pea Triathlon from the 1980’s and early 90’s. Originally, the race finished in Bozeman, but due to growth in the valley the race will start and finish in Three Forks. The swim will consist of two counter clockwise loops in the Three Forks Golf Course Pond. Wetsuits are recommended. The bike course is out-and-back consisting of flat, rolling and a few steep climbs. All of the climbs offer great views of the surrounding mountains and the Montana landscape. The small towns of Logan, Manhattan and Churchill will welcome triathletes, when cycling through their communities. The course will be open to traffic and all riders must wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws. No drafting and all USAT rules apply. The 13.1 mile run course is two loops and flat, on paved and dirt roads. Spectators will have plenty of chances to see and encourage their athletes along the course. A few miles will be on gravel roads so racing flats are not recommended. If you choose to stay in Bozeman, the 25-minute commute to the race venue is quick and easy. The Sacajewea Inn (www.sacajaweahotel.com) in Three Forks is the host hotel. Packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet Sports in Bozeman on Saturday from 10-3. The pre-race meeting is on Saturday night at the Sacajawea Inn. Test your endurance. Make history, and compete in the first half iron race in Montana! Podium finishes, records, and age group awards are within your reach. It’s the first race. Relay teams are welcome. Support the race, and race planning effort, by entering today! Your participation will help lay the foundation for this race and other longer distance triathlons in the Gallatin Valley and Montana in the years ahead. Besides, it’ll be fun! For additional information, check out www.tri-mt.com.  To enter, click this link — www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1704972&assetId=c113582e-5fa3-4ded-98fa-ba0e979e2334

XTERRA WILD HORSE CREEK — Bozeman, July 26
Race Is Definitely On! Over 50 Participants Currently Signed Up!
Go off-road at Hyalite Reservoir. Pick your distance – short course or long course. Individual and relay team entries welcome. Post Race Celebration. Additional information is available at www.bigskytri.com.