Yes…we’re excited! Racing returns to the front range in Fort Collins with our Epic Warrior Triathlon on 7-18-20.
Thanks for the article excerpt from 303 Triathlon — https://303triathlon.com/ft-collins-to-host-first-triathlon-in-front-range-july-18th/
2020 is nearly half over and many of us in the athletic community have been missing our race events. We miss training and preparing for them. We miss chatting and gathering to talk about them. Most importantly we miss actually BEING at them and connecting with our friends and family.
Breakaway, like many other event companies in the region, nation and world have been affected by everything that’s happened since March. We have essentially pushed the pause button. We kept organizing our gear & equipment and tried to stay hopeful with each day that passed; ultimately just floating along in limbo.
In the past 10 days or so there’s been a big flurry of good news and approvals that we were able to get sorted out. Both Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins were really helpful. Our combined 7-18-20 race event has the green light. When we say combined it’s actually two races in one morning. The Epic Mini Triathlon (original race date was 5-31-20) and the Warrior Women Triathlon (7-18-20).
With our approvals came additional guidelines as a number of folks might expect. Distancing precautions, extra athlete guidelines, volunteer & staff guidelines, packet pickup & awards changes. There’s a host of tweaks and updates to the entire morning that should make everyone that comes out feel safe and comfortable taking part in the event.
One thing we think athletes will really like is the ultra roomy transition area. On most race mornings your bike and gear is jammed into approximately just one foot of space. We’re planning a number of feet in between each bike to ensure there’s room for athletes to feel comfortable. Roomiest transition ever ?? It’s possible.
Another big aspect that we’re excited about (that athletes may not see on race morning) is the community and connection among local race directors. Lance Panigutti from Without Limits will be at this event working with us. Peggy Shockley (Loveland Lake to Lake Tri) will be racing in the event (and likely volunteering when she’s done) and Lisa Sinclair from Green Events will be helping out as a volunteer on race morning. It’s really great to have all of their support. Each of them know I would and will offer the same for any of their races as this year opens back up.
So what are we calling this new race? Well for 2020 only, as we think everyone would hope, this new combination race will be dubbed “The Epic Warrior Triathlon”. We’ve got some really cool finisher medals in the works along with what we think are really awesome shirts.
We’re releasing our safety guidelines and protocols in the next day or so as well. These are additional notes, requests and updates to this race. These are above and beyond what will be in our athlete guide. The athlete guide goes out about a week prior to race morning. We hope this info will help athletes get excited to join us on race day and stay motivated through the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
At the time of this article being published our event capacity is limited to 200. We’re just about 74% sold out! While we’re not pressuring a single person to sign up, we are encouraging everyone to register as soon as they can. This helps us with planning and organizing and ensures that if you wanna race, you’re not left out. As of now there will be NO in person registration on the morning of race day per safety guidelines.
We have a few other really fun surprises that will go along with this year’s mid summer unique event. We’re releasing those tidbits this week and next….stay tuned on our website and social media channels!