Weekly Briefing: SEALs, SavageMen, and Kokopelli

Weekly Briefing: SEALs, SavageMen, and Kokopelli

It’s a busy week of races at we ready to close out the season. SavageMan in Deep Creek, MD top s the charts the week, as it surely lives up to its name with your choice between an Oly on Saturday and a 70 on Sunday. Know for its savagely hill bike course, you may want to check out one of the many YouTube videos before taking on the challenge. If you do make it up the 31° grade Westernport Wall you’ll be immortalized with a brick honoring your achievement.

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Also on the schedule this weekend are:

The Atlantic City Tri offers international, sprint, and aquabike divisions and is a Best of the US Amateur Championships qualifier.

Tri For Kindness, honoring the memory of Shyann Rosati, a 7 year old who passed away in 2005. You just gotta love any event who’s mission is “serve and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged, at-risk, and medically fragile children by providing fun and needed gifts while promoting and teaching kindness and acceptance of all people”

The Otter Limits Tri in Keene, NH, is a small race with a cool name and a spectacular view

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The Crescent Moon race offers a tri and Aquabike in the crystal clear Aurora Reservoir in Colorado. With a nearly traffic-free course it’s no wonder that its topper event in the new Core Power Front Range Triathlon Series.

The Kokopelli Tri in St George, UT offer an Oly, a sprint, and a kids race, and boast a scenic, sandstone landscape that will surely take your breath away.

For a little variety, the Fever River Adventure tri in Galena, IL offers a paddle – bike – run format with off-road trails requiring mountain bikes, the Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay invites “bad-asses across the country” to paddle, bike, run, and SHOOT their way to the finish line, the Bone Frog Challenge, designed by SEALs takes you through a military-style course, and The Extreme Field day in Canton, MA has a shorter kids version of the 5k adventure races. And the Techno Tron Tri in Texas is one of the only twilight triathlons around, complete with glow sticks and strobe lights at the finish line.

TriRock has the Lake Geneva leg of their series this weekend, the long standing event previously produced by notoriously crabby race director, Frank Dobbs.

The Finish Strong Half Iron Tri and aquabike offers a course in North Carolina with a lot of variety AND they have gummy bears at the aid stations!

That’s this week’s Briefing, now go forth and be awesome and don’t forget to report back.