HUGE SUCCESS: Team RTA Virtual Race
We had our first “Team Race” of the year on Sunday and it was a TOTAL HIT. Obviously, our first race wasn’t the JerseyMan Tri as originally planned, but it was, no doubt, very special in it’s own way.
While there are lots and lots of virtual race options “these days,” Sunday’s virtual Team Race was SPECIAL and a TON OF FUN!
CONGRATS to everyone who participated!
On July 28th, 32 athletes from Team RTA Triathlon Club started the iconic IRONMAN Lake Placid and by midnight EVERYONE FINISHED! We had the most athletes of any group this year so there was plenty of team support to go around.
It’s hard to put into words just how special this event was for Team RTA so instead of trying, we created a short video to help caption the emotion from this triumphant weekend.
RTA Athletes PR on Challenging Course
IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 was an RTA Tri Club Team Race again this year. About a dozen RTA club members toed the line in Quebec, Canada on what was a beautiful day for a race. Everyone had a great time and all of the RTA coached athletes had outstanding races including 5 PR’s.
IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 has become a popular destination race among Team RTA triathlon club members. The area is filled with endless entertainment and recreational options for all ages. And the pedestrian layout makes the city inviting, accessible and spectator friendly.
Whether it’s this race or another destination race, there is nothing more fun then racing some place new and exciting with friends & teammates.
CONGRATS to all on outstanding races and a special mention to those athletes below who PR’d. Keep up the good work!!!
IRONMAN Maine 70.3 – 2018
Team RTA triathlon club continued their 2018 season with an EPIC Team Race in Old Orchard Beach, ME which is about a 5 hour drive from northern, NJ. The race is perfect for first timers and the course is ideal for those looking to PR. Our triathlon club had a countless number of both (first timers & PR’s).
Destination races are always a blast! And there’s nothing more fun than traveling with a big group. RTA had about 30 athletes racing and another 40 supporters cheering.
Overall, it was a perfect day for a triathlon – no wind, minimal heat and low humidity. The race was amazing and exceptionally well run. Logistics were ideal. Plenty of places to stay and a family friendly venue.
The entire race and organization of the event was flawless – RTA Club member
It was a total team consensus that we will be returning to this race in 2019.
***Recap video at the end***
Team RTA Takes on IRONMAN Lake Placid
Each year a group of athletes from Team RTA target IRONMAN Lake Placid as one of their top priority races. It’s an iconic race and needless to say, our triathlon club loves it. As a result, IMLP is an annual Team Race.
This year was IRONMAN Lake Placid’s 20 year anniversary. It is an incredible venue for athletes and spectators. It’s also the longest running IRONMAN in North America. All of this, only 4 hours from northern New Jersey. Jackpot!
If you’re thinking about signing up for an IRONMAN, THIS IS THE ONE!
This year we had a smaller group then usual, but none the less it was still an incredible race for all those who toed the line. Next year, we expect a bigger group including many first timers.
Wyckoff Triathlon – 2018
The Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Triathlon is a long time running annual “fan favorite” among triathletes in northern, New Jersey. The race is often fondly referred to as “The North Jersey World Championships.” Each year it falls on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend.
Team RTA triathlon club makes the Wyckoff Tri a Team Race each year. The local Wyckoff YMCA puts on the event. It’s a grass roots, no frills style race that’s close to home. While it’s the perfect challenge for beginners, it also tends to bring out some tough competition.
Rev3 Quassy Triathlon – 2018
Team RTA triathlon club continued their 2018 season with a Team Race at Rev3 Quassy in Connecticut, which is a short drive from Bergen County, NJ.
2018 marked the 10th running of the Rev3 Quassy Triathlon located in Middlebury, CT. Rev3 Quassy attracts nearly 2,000 triathletes annually from all over the country. The event offers an olympic and half distance race along with an aquabike and relay.
Rev3, the race organization, does an incredible job of putting on a world class event with the athletes as the #1 priority. It’s no wonder the race has been going on for 10 years.
JerseyMan Triathlon – 2018
Each year, Team RTA triathlon club looks forward to the JerseyMan Triathlon.
If you’re looking for an outstanding local triathlon, look no further then the JerseyMan tri. This early season race, which is held every May, offers a sprint and (extended) olympic distance race along with a duathlon and aqua bike race. It’s located in Lebanon, NJ at the Round Valley Reservoir.
It’s a challenging, but manageable race for athletes of all abilities. The venue is great for spectators as everything is set up for prime spectating – swim, bike, run, transitions and finish line.
St. Anthony’s Triathlon – 2018
Team RTA triathlon club kicked off their 2018 season with a Team Race in Florida and it did NOT disappoint.
2018 marked the 35th running of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon located in St. Petersburg, FL. This is an iconic race and there are reasons (many of them) why this race has been around forever.
The race is professionally organized and very well run. It has that “big deal” feel, but with all the perks and fun of a grass roots race. The race also attracts some great competition.
For the second year in a row, Team RTA kicked off the triathlon season with a Team Race in Florida. We offered bike transport to make travel logistics a breeze. Additionally, everyone agreed the sprint and olympic distance options were perfect for early season AND allowed us all to relax a little bit more pre race. St. A’s is just enough to test your fitness, brush the dust off and catapult you into the season ahead.
Each year Team RTA organizes Team Races. They are always a BLAST!
This year one of our Team Races was the inaugural IRONMAN Lake Placid 70.3. The beautiful yet challenging course set in the Adirondacks mountains did not disappoint.
Team RTA had 30+ athletes racing which made it a lot of fun. With nearly 100 RTA athletes & supporters on hand we had an incredible pre race dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid. It was the perfect pre race gathering.
Race morning was a bit chilly, however it turned out to be a perfect day.
Each year Team RTA organizes Team Races. They are always a BLAST!
Rev3 Quassy is always a favorite and this year was no different as we had ~40 athletes racing.
Rev3 is an outstanding organization and Quassy is ideal location for a race and a great place to bring the entire family.
Rev3 Quassy offers multiple distance races including an AquaBike and a Kids Triathlon.
Below is a video recap. We hope you enjoy!
For more information on Rev3 Quassy, click here.
TEAM RACE: St. Anthony’s Triathlon
Guest Post by RTA Club member, Larry C
Last week RTA had their first Team Race of the year in St. Petersburg, FL. About 12 club members made the trip to Florida to race the iconic St. Anthony’s Triathlon and kick off the 2017 season.
Because I always enjoy reading race reports from others, I decided to write my own.
This report is a summary from my own eyes.
I tried to keep it short.
Triathlon may be considered an individual sport on race day, but getting to the start line doesn’t have to be. Joining a local triathlon club brings a seemingly endless number of benefits. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned athlete, you can’t go wrong. In addition to group training opportunities, the fun and camaraderie is priceless. The memories will be endless and sharing your passion with other like-minded people is sure to pay off. Not sure if joining a club is right for YOU? Continuing reading and then decide.