Route 66 Family Festivus, July 13 & 14

on, Mon Jun 17, 2013 by, rt66.rd

With the reschedule of the Route 66 Triathlon Festivus to July 13 & 14, we are taking the Adult & Youth Aquathlons (previously scheduled at Arcadia Lake the same weekend), & moving them to Lake El Reno. All events will be combined into the largest multisport weekend we’ve ever put on: Route 66 Family Festivus. There is an event for everyone in the entire family to complete in: Triathlon, Aquabike, Adult Aquathlon, & Youth Aquathlon. We hope you & your family can all participate in 1 of the weekend’s events.

If you were previously registered for the Festivus scheduled for June 1 & 2, your registration has been rolled over to the July 13 & 14 reschedule date, you do not need to re-register. The RD’s have sent out emails updating all participants on our new schedule. Anyone registered for the Sprint or Olympic Triathlons/Aquabikes, we have also arranged for you to compete in the Adult Aquathlon for FREE. You will need to go back into registration, where we’ve added a line for the Aquathlon, & register yourself for it though. This FREE race offer also stands for anyone looking to sign up now for the Sprint or Olympic Tri/Aquabikes. Registration to all Family Festivus events is now open & links to the registrations can be found above, under the “RACES & EVENTS” tab here on the homepage.

The Youth Splash N Dash is a separate USAT Youth Series event, & requires separate registration. The link to this event is also found in the “RACES/EVENTS” tab. It’s a great opportunity for your youngsters, the future stars & leaders of multisport, to become acquainted with triathlon.

Some common Q&A regarding the Route 66 Family Festivus:
***Packet pickup must be done over. We will have new bibs & bike numbers for you. Please check the event registration for this info, & how it affects you. Not all races require bib #s.
***We will hold the Sprint, Adult Aquathlon, & Youth Aquathlon all on Saturday; each following the other upon completion. The Olympic distance events will still be held Sunday. Schedule is as follows:

July 13th:
Sprint Triathlon & Aquabike: 7:30AM
Youth Aquathlon: 11:00AM
Adult Aquathlon: 1:00PM

July 14th:
Olympic Triathlon & Aquabike: 7:30AM

***This weekend of races will require a strong volunteer base. Please email our Co-RD, Holly, at HHicksblack@gmail.com if you can volunteer your time to helping the event coordination. She will help you fill a role within 1 or more of the races, based upon how much time you can commit.

Thank you all for your patience as we regrouped & put this event together, following the El Reno tornado.

Beau Lee
President
Tri-OKC

Tuesday, June 18th Splash N Dash Cancellation

on, Mon Jun 17, 2013 by, rt66.rd

Due to another round of rain, the club’s Social Splash N Dash scheduled for June 18th at Spring Creek/Arcadia Lake is cancelled. The lake office is planning to have water levels down to normal & to open the lake at the beginning of next week, so we’ll plan on hosting the June Club Meeting at Arcadia Lake after the Splash N Dash on June 27th. We have secured Schlegel Bicycles to host us, in case we continue to receive rain & the lake is unable to open. -Beau-

Tri-OKC Tornado Relief & Upcoming Activities

on, Wed May 22, 2013 by, rt66.rd

Tornado Relief Drive
Club members & friends,

Tri-OKC has begun a relief drive for those impacted by the tornados that devastated Greater OKC in the surrounding areas of Moore & Shawnee on May 19th & 20th. We ask that you join us in our effort to raise supplies for the Salvation Army. We will use the Route 66 Triathlon packet pickup as our drop off point. Packet pickup is Thursday, May 30th from 4P-8P. HIS Paint’s address is 1801 W. Reno. Items we are electing to donate are: bottled water, Gatorade, diapers, wipes, baby formula, hand towels, work gloves, individually wrapped snacks, & sunscreen. In addition, Tri-OKC will be donating all proceeds from our current event schedule, as well as those from the Route 66 Splash N Dash & Triathlons to the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund. Thank you for all the support you have & will continue to show our fellow Oklahomans in this time of need.

Route 66 Spash N Dash & Triathlon Festivus
Registration for all events are still open. Sign up for the May 28th SND here:Route 66 SND & to the June 1st & 2nd Triathlons here:Route 66 Triathlons & Aquabikes The Sprint Tri is the Sate Championship & the Oly is the Best of U.S Championship Qualifier for Oklahoma.

Kit ReOrder
You still have time to purchase a 2013 Tri-OKC kit. The order goes in on May 29th. Click here to make your purchase: 2013 Kit Order

Duathlon & SND Series
Great turnouts for these events! Keep it up! Visit the Message Board at www.triokc.org to learn more about theses series.

Thanks!

Beau Lee
Tri-OKC President

Swim Training

Pool Locations:

Bike Training

  • Tue - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
  • Thur - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details
  • Sat - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
  • Sun - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details

All Local YMCA’s have spin classes thru out the week. See schedules for date and time.


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