USA Triathlon Goes Back to the Future with Retro Event | Sports Destination Management

USA Triathlon Goes Back to the Future with Retro Event

Jan 14, 2014
Fifteen Tris Aimed at Beginner Triathletes and Seasoned Veterans Alike

Following a successful inaugural season, fifteen beginner-friendly events from across the United States will comprise the second annual USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series in 2014.

More than 700 athletes participated in the Retro Tri Series in 2013, at events geared toward adult and youth competitors ages 13 and older. Each race will feature a 300-400 yard swim, 5-10 mile bike and 2-5 kilometer run, and participants are welcome to wear retro-themed attire to celebrate triathlon's early roots in the 1970s.   

Participants at USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series events are encouraged to wear retro attire dating back to triathlon's 1970s roots. (Valentina MacGregor)

Events in the Retro Tri Series focus on participant fun rather than competition, and some of the events are not timed. The aim of the events is to introduce the sport of triathlon and educate race participants about the healthy and active multisport lifestyle. The events are open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and those looking to stay active, all while swimming, biking and running in a safe atmosphere. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

Seven of the 2013 events are again on the schedule for this year, and each of USA Triathlon's 10 regions are represented on the schedule.

"Partnering with USA Triathlon for the 2013 Retro Tri Series was one of the best decisions I made as a race director," said Angie Kandalaft, Owner of Chasing 3 Timing and Race Productions and organizer of the Rio Grande Retro Sprint in Albuquerque, N.M. "The race was upbeat and exciting, fun for all abilities and the athletes completely embraced the theme and made it their own. From age-group elite competitors to first-timers, our race is an opportunity to simply enjoy participating."

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2014 USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series Schedule

  • April 26: Rio Grande Retro Sprint, Albuquerque, N.M.

  • May 3: E-Bomb Triathlon, Biloxi, Miss.June 1: Tri-It-Out, Columbia, Md.

  • June 7: Moses Lake Triathlon, Moses Lake, Wash.

  • June 7: Muncie June Retro Triathlon Presented by CIO, Muncie, Ind.

  • June 21: Mighty Moss Retro Tri, Norwalk, Conn.

  • June 21: Fayetteville Retro Tri, Fayetteville, Ark.

  • June 22: OBX Tri Fest Retro Tri, Outer Banks, N.C.

  • July 12: New Manchester Retro Triathlon, Douglasville, Ga.

  • July 12: Big Spring Super Sprint & Kids Tri, Big Spring, Texas

  • July 20: Tri-Valley Retro-Active Event, Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Aug. 3: Race Omaha Retro Triathlon, Omaha, Neb.

  • Aug. 17: LPC Triathlon, Fletcher, N.C.

  • Aug. 30: FIU WOW Retro Series, North Miami, Fla.

  • Nov. 2: Old Dominion University (ODU) Triathlon, Norfolk, Va.

About USA Triathlon: Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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