OK! We had our first taste of 40 degree temps in how many weeks? Whatever, it felt great, it felt like Spring, it felt like what we know is just around the corner, race season 2011. What better way to start off your season than with the first duathlon and triathlon on the East Coast. On the first day of Spring, Saturday, March 19th, in the heart of Brooklyn you and 300 other athletes will race in the 5th annual Prospect Park Spring Duathlon. This year the race provides three distances to choose from, Sprint, Classic, or International. So, if you’re a beginner the Sprint is perfect for you, if you’re a seasoned athlete but not quite ready for a long distance event the Classic is your distance, and then for those of you who dare to go long the International distance will prepare you for anything of length this season. Afterward, enjoy our famous oatmeal and good music as we celebrate the winners and the start of the 2011 season.
Now, on the first day of May, Sunday, you can take your first swim of the season and either go long or short at the 5th annual Bassman Triathlon. Only an hour from Philadelphia, 2 from NYC, and 3 from DC, Bass River State Forest is close to everything but seems like a place in the middle of nowhere. Come get lost with 400+ athletes in what has become the classic season opener on the East Coast by racing in the Sprint Distance or Half Distance event. As always, we’ll have great food and friendship throughout the awards ceremony and celebration of the 2011 kick off.
So, get in gear, run through the snow, deal with the cold weather, train, train, train, and sign up for these races as soon as you can for Spring is near and before you know it Winter will be long forgotten. Good Luck and Best Wishes, we look forward to seeing you at the races!