Message from TAT president
A point of clarification
Thank you all for taking the time to share your opinions of the Tri Tulsa 2011 race change format on the Yahoo groups.
Let’s be clear on this, Tri Tulsa is NOT a draft legal, nor is it an ITU sanctioned event, in 2011.
Our goal, as a Board, has always been to produce fun, safe and challenging events for all levels of participants. The drastic reduction in participation levels for Tulsa Tri over the past several years turned the Board’s focus in getting back to the basics and put on a quality event the entire family can enjoy.
With that in mind, we also wanted to create a “Festival” type atmosphere for Tri Tulsa to increase participants of all levels of experience. We anticipate food and beverage vendors on site, massage and bike mechanics available to all racers as well as camping facilities. As much as we loved our current race course at Skiatook, the area was not conducive for our future plans. We have worked diligently to find a race director and promoter that has multiple years of experience in high quality triathlon race production and together we have come up with a concept that we feel will provide a sporting environment for all.
A tentative outline of the Tri Tulsa for 2011:
Saturday – An open water Kid’s Triathlon and possibly one other event such as a mile timed run, an open water swim or a time trial bike.
Sunday – An Olympic and a Sprint tri (Both open water) USAT sanctioned
In 2012, our goal is to put on an ITU Olympic triathlon for Elite, Youth Development and any age grouper who would like to participate. We have been in close contact with USAT Sanctioning for more than five months and we are well aware of the many rules and regulations of producing an USAT/ITU sanctioned event, as well as insurance costs. The ITU, draft legal, race in 2012 would not be the only triathlon that weekend. Our intention is to also have a USAT triathlon for those not comfortable drafting or riding in packs.
The 2012 race format is still in its infancy and is subject to change.
Please know that we, as a Board, are actively working to provide high quality, safe, challenging and cost effective Triathlons for our membership.
Our next board meeting will be September 2oth 7:00 Pm
Our next members meeting will be held:
September 20th at 7:00 PM
Joe Momma’s Tulsa (Pizza)
112 South Elgin Ave
Tulsa OK 74120
We would love to see you there.
2010 TAT President