Tri For The Kids - Cancelled

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saturday's Tri For the Kids Olympic-distance race in Rome, GA has been cancelled due to the storms that swept through the area Wednesday night. Race officials notified participants via email earlier today:

We regret to inform you that due to yesterday's storms, the Tri For The Kids Olympic Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m. in Rome, Georgia has been cancelled.  Rome-Floyd County is in a state of emergency and public safety officials are working tirelessly to clean-up the damage and assist residents.  It is always our goal to provide you a safe racing experience and unfortunately that will not be possible this weekend.  

They have not canceled the Sunday, May 1 Tri For Kids Youth Traithlon at the Darlington School. 


Pease brothers compete in St. Anthony's Tri this weekend

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Pease brothers - Kyle, Brent and Evan are running the St. Anthony's Tri this weekend in St. Petersburgh, FL. Good luck guys!

For so many, what Kyle Pease and his brothers Brent and Evan will be doing Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla., is an inspiration.

For the Peases, hours of swimming, biking and running in the St. Anthony Olympic Triathlon (0.93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) is just another way for a close-knit, active family to spend time together.

Kyle, 26, has cerebral palsy, which has resulted in decreased sensation and mobility in all four of his limbs. He uses a wheelchair to get around and requires assistance for much of his daily living. But this Ansley Park resident’s disability hasn’t stopped him from working at a Publix in Buckhead’s Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, getting rave reviews as an inspirational speaker or living a balanced, well-adjusted life.

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Lesser is More: A Brief Rant About Race Websites

Friday, April 22, 2011

Not tri-specific, but blogger "Lesser is More" makes some great points about race organizers who don't take a little extra time to publish their course.

A Brief Rant About Race Websites

I have noticed lately that a ton of new-ish races popping up around the area are seemingly omitting the one key detail of the race - THE COURSE!  I am excited and happy to see so many area programs are partnering with local businesses to create fundraising opportunities for truly noble causes and the fact that it involves running is even better.  For me, because as a runner, I'm always looking for a diverse range of opportunities to race, and for the general community because it gets people off their behinds to help fight this obesity epidemic!

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Introducing the Race Rater

Thursday, April 7, 2011 Race Rater

Whether it’s your first race or your hundredth, registering for a multisport event is often a leap of faith. Is the race director responsive to athlete needs? Is the course well marked? Are the volunteers friendly? Is the shirt so ugly you wouldn’t use it to wash your car?

Many athletes write race reports or post comments in forums, but finding them can be tough. With that in mind, I’ve developed a short survey that will, over time, create a single source for information about races across the state.

It’s called the Race Rater and it’s now available under the “Race Rater” link above. As results are compiled, I’ll post links to survey results for each race. You’ll be able to see how your fellow athletes rated a race you’re interested in and race directors will see how their events stack up to other races.

The list of races is already pre-loaded with 2011 multisport events across Georgia. If you would like to rate a past event or one not listed, please enter the name and date in the “Other” field. To help keep the results accurate, please only rate a race once. 


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