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The black hills triathlon
Hello! It is difficult to believe that we are just four months away from the 2014 Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey! I want to announce that our volunteer registration is now open and is filling up fast. We had an amazing group of volunteers last year, and I'm excited to see many of them returning for this year's race. Volunteers will be given a tech tee with the BHT logo on it, as well, as a nice string bag and a few other goodies. Please click on this link to get signed up:
We have been working hard during the holidays to get some new features up on the website. Check out our new Blog site! We've enlisted some experienced tri-athletes to share some of their thoughts and techniques for having a quality race, including last years winners Jon Walker and Dana Reid. Check back for new posts or if you're interested in participating and writing about your experiences, let us know, we'd love to hear from you.
If you're looking to get even more in depth information, ask questions, or join a discussion, head over and check out our new Forum. We encourage everyone to register and get involved. You can share your photos, keep a training journal, or simply browse and take it all in. We'll be looking for moderators as the content gets going, so if you're the kind of person that likes to spend time in web forums, please send us a note and we'll get you in touch with our web master.
More to come in 2014!!
Welcome to our new site! We want to give a huge shout out to Bob McGinley of 4th Recess for doing a major redesign of our site, and for making it much more interactive!
I am excited for the launch of registration for the 2014 Black Hills Triathlon at Lacey but, before I talk about that, I want to recap the inaugural race for you. As a team, we couldn't be more pleased with our first race. Certainly there are a few things that we could have done differently but, all things considered, it was a successful race! When we first began meeting several years ago, we established a few goals that we wanted to meet. We wanted to put on a quality event; we wanted it to be the safest event possible; we wanted to attract both seasoned triathletes as well as those new to the sport; and, lastly, we didn't want to lose money. I'm pleased to tell you that we met all of our goals!
Our number one concern was for the safety of the athletes involved. Any time you have people swimming in open water and biking on open roads there is the potential for injury. We are ecstatic that we only had a couple of minor needs which our medical staff was able to take care of. We heard numerous comments, from both experienced competitors as well as beginners, that our race was a high-quality, well-organized event. I've listed a few of the comments below so that you can see what folks are saying about the race. With the help of our amazing sponsors, we were able to put on a high-quality race and we were able to break even on our expenses. That's almost unheard of for a first year race! Thank you sponsors!