Calling all Gear West Tri Club Members!!! Now is your time to assemble a team and become the first annual tri club national champions. What could be better than bringing home hardware with some of your friends? If you are interested, please read the following from race director Henry Praska:
I would like to formally invite triathlon clubs throughout Minnesota to participate in the 1st Annual Tri Team Championship©. It will take place on Saturday July 21st, 2012 at the “Tri for a Cause” triathlon in Crosby, MN. This event is an additional layer of competition amongst Minnesota’s triathlon clubs. How it works is as follows.
When someone registers for “Tri for a Cause” they will be asked if they belong to a triathlon club; if they do, they simply type in the club that they belong to and finish their registration. They are now registered for theTri Team Championship©above and beyond the normal triathlon competition.
On race day all participants regardless if they are part of theTri Team Championship© will race “Tri for a Cause” just as they would any other triathlon. Everyone will still be eligible for overall finisher and age group awards. Where the Tri Team Championship© comes into play is if they are registered for this event and they finish in the top three overall or the top five in their age bracket they will earn points for their triathlon club. The triathlon club that has the most points at the end of the race will be deemed theTri Team Championship© for that year.
So what are the incentives? If your triathlon club wins they will be placed in the annals of triathlon history by having a placard on the Tri Team Championship Trophy© which will be a traveling trophy. If they choose to they can take it back to their hometown to display and show off their achievement until the following year.Each person on the winning team regardless if they earned points, will stand on the podium and receive a Tri Team Championship Medal©. The winning team will also take home a monetary prize that they can put towards training equipment, team jerseys, or whatever they see fit. Even more importantly the winning team will have bragging rights as being the Tri Team Champions© for the year.
That basically sums up theTri Team Championship©concept. I believe this event will bring a whole new level of excitement, competition and camaraderie to the triathlon community of Minnesota. I look forward to seeing everyone this summer at the 1st Annual Tri Team Championship© !
Sincerely,Henry Praska Tri for A Cause Race Director