BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
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 welcomes triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana.
Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these scenic and challenging races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006.
Participants may race in the junior, sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30-31, 2011.
Registration for the youth races, ages 6-15, is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman. Registration, course maps, and additional information for the junior, sprint and long course races are available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.
BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON RACES
Youth Race — Ages 6-15. 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Tritons are teaming up with the City of Bozeman Recreation Department for the annual Bozeman classic — the Children’s Triathlon. New for 2011 — the East Gallatin Recreation Area venue, race distance options, and races for ages 6-15, expanding the entry this year to include the 13-15 age group.
Youth can select one of three distance options: (1) Short Course / Red (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 1 kilometer bike, 0.35 kilometer Run; (2) Intermediate Course / Blue (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 2 kilometer bike, 0.70 kilometer run; or (3) Long Course / Gold (ages 13 – 15) 200 meter swim, 8 kilometer bike, 2 kilometer run.
Check-in begins at 8:15 AM, with a 9:00 AM race start. Entry Fees are $12 for city residents; $16 for non-city residents. Registration is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman.
Junior Race — Ages 16-19. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The junior race is for triathletes in the 16-19 age group. These athletes will have a separate wave start, under the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Sprint Race. This sprint distance race includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.
Sprint Race — Ages 20+. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The Bozeman Tritons sprint distance triathlon is a race for everybody. Whether participants are new to the sport or going for a personal best, the newly designed sprint course will be memorable. The sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series. The sprint distance includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.
Long Course Race — Ages 20+. 7:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon kicks off with the long course race early on Saturday morning. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the hardiest racer. The long course distance includes a 1500 meter swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.
BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
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 http://www.bozemantritons.org
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 www.usatriathlon.org.