I dipped my toe into the world of triathlons in August 2013. I remember feeling 100% out of place at the first Sprint tri I did. There were some other newbies there, but for the most part it was Elite athletes... like actual US Olympic team members. Then there was me. The girl hoping to just survive and not fall off during the bike portion.
It wasn't really the welcome I wanted into the triathlon world. Since then I've been more careful when choosing which triathlons I take part in.
It was in 2014 that I found the Max Performance Triathlons and I felt at home.
I competed in the Buzzards Bay Sprint Tri in September 2014. It was an awesome experience. Not only was the race flat and fast, but it was super welcoming to participants of all levels. It was actually the week after my first Half Ironman and it was cool to see so many folks from that race at the Buzzards Bay tri as well.
So in 2015 when race director Tim and I caught up in the offseason, we struck up an amazing partnership! I was honored to work with such a great race series and person.
I loved BOTH races, but have to say Title IX held a special place in my heart. There is something about the energy level and support you feel during a women's only race. I am not sure what it is, but of the 7 triathlons I have competed in - 3 were women only and they were my favorite.
And they are not my favorite because they are the only triathlons I have placed at. ;) That was just a bonus. :P
What sets Max Performance Triathlon apart from other race series?
^ Excellent Goodie Bags - with comfy sublimated tech shirts (that you can actually train in :), logo race belts, transition towels and water bottles waiting for you at the finish line!
^ Chip Timing - Live Results posted on site & online so your family can track you while at home. Results posted to your social media outlets. Plus, we have searchable Results online so you can keep tabs on your competitors.
^ Post-race Food Festival - complimentary feast for all triathletes; hey, you’ve earned it (delicious offerings such as pulled pork, veggie burgers, salad, grilled chicken rice/beans, coleslaw, oven fired pizza and more!)
^ Commemorative Water Bottles - waiting for you at the finish line, emblazoned with the race logo – you’ll want to hang onto to this one – it’s made by the experts at Specialized.
^ Certified Bike Mechanic (on site) - support for pre-race, on-course and post-race needs, courtesy of Spark Bike Run Sports in East Taunton, MA.
^ Inspiration Station - all supplies are provided for a family member or friend to create a fun sign to help you notice them and get inspired at the same time!
^ Charity Benefits - Max partnered with some great organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Water.org and other local charities.
^ Sponsor Giveaways - e.g. Xterra wetsuits, bike trainers, sunglasses, oh….did you hear about our Bike Giveaway?!
Distance: 1/3 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run
Use code: WOMSESCAPE16 (expires April 5)
Title IX Women Only Sprint Triathlon on September 11
Distance: 1/4 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Bike, 3.1 Mile Run
Use code: WOMSTITLE916 (expires June 1)
So who will be joining me at either the Escape the Cape and/or Title IX Women Only Triathlon?