Epic Race Set for May 10-12
Tim Yount / USA Triathlon
March 21, 2012 (Colorado Springs, CO) – USA Triathlon, for the first time in its 30-year history, is offering free bike transport for current Colorado-based USA Triathlon annual members to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) San Diego World Triathlon Series Event slated for Saturday, May 12.
For age-groupers, the sprint- and Olympic-distance events will serve as the inaugural Global Club Challenge. In addition, the elite events stand as the final qualifier for U.S. athletes vying for coveted 2012 Olympic Team spots for the London Games.
The event returns to the original triathlon Mecca with a swim in beautiful Mission Bay, an epic bike course (where Scott Tinley used to train in his early years of racing), and a never-before-permitted run along an ocean boardwalk. We anticipate a spectator crowd never-before seen on the mainland.
Currently we have over 1,750 athletes from 40 states registered for this inaugural event. We are expecting attendance from those in all 50 states and hope to add another 500 athletes to register in the coming weeks.
USA Triathlon is willing to provide FREE bike transportation for all club members located in the Washington, D.C., and Denver areas, as well as those annual members who reside in our state of Colorado as we look to fill a 53-foot trailer. Schedules for pick-up and drop-off times are being finalized and will be forwarded to all clubs and individual athletes shortly. The luxury of this transport is that athletes need not box their bikes up as part of the program. Simply roll the bike to the truck at the soon to be released Denver bike/triathlon shop, and we will take care of the rest.
When you register for the race, be sure to reference the special code “FBS” in the relevant box to claim the shipping offer. The trailer will be considered full once we arrive at the magic 100 number so sign up quickly since slots are going fast.
For more information about this event, visit sandiego.triathlon.org. If you have additional questions, drop an email to Tim Yount at firstname.lastname@example.org.