Team Fight 2011 – Where are you going to be?

As many of you may have noticed, the Team Fight 2011 schedule has a couple big additions for the upcoming season.  I would like to introduce you to the Rev3 Quassy Triathlon, Eagleman Triathlon, and the New York City Marathon.  As we continue to support the local races in Howard County, we figured it was time to add a little spice to the mix.  As we near the end of 2010 and gear up to back in the full swing of things at the start of the year, I figured this was the perfect time to make a formal introduction.

Rev3 Quassy race series consists of an Olympic distance (.9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) on June 4th and the Half Distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) on June 5th.  Both races take place at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Connecticut.  Well one might ask themselves ‘where the heck is Middlebury, Connecticut?’  To be exact it’s about 5 ½ hours or 293 miles north of Columbia.  Yes, it’s a little bit of a haul, but the Quassy Amusement Park it a perfect place to spend a weekend with a group of friends and family.  It was founded in 1908 and sits on the shores of Lake Quassapaug.  In addition to the 20 plus acres, the park itself has 22 rides including the “Yo-Yo” Super Swing, “The Big Flush Water Coaster,” “Grand Carousel,” and is home to the ginormous waterslide known as the “Tunnel Twister.”  To say the least it’s a perfect destination race to spend a weekend.

The Eagleman Triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) will take place on June 12, 2011 in Cambridge, MD.  In existence since 1980, the race has been in the Cambridge location for the last 20 years and is known as one of the mentally and physically demanding of any of the 70.3 distances.  The water can be choppy and while the bike and run conditions are flat, it can be very windy, hot and challenging, to say the least, for anyone that decides to take on the challenge.  But for those that do, it’s a magnificent accomplishment!

Finally, we come to the New York City Marathon.  It is THE premier event of New York Road Runners and is one of the world’s great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants and two million cheering spectators annually.  Around the world, when people think of marathon, they think NYC.  The first New York City Marathon, though, was a humble affair. In 1970, 127 runners paid the $1 entry fee to NYRR to participate in a 26.2-mile race that looped several times within Central Park. Fifty-five runners crossed the finish line.  Today over 40,000 people participate in the event.

With the new and improved Team Fight 2011 Race Line-Up, I challenge you, both newcomers and Team Fight alum to step outside of your comfort zone! Team Fight is about PEOPLE, PASSION, racing to create AWARENESS around an amazing cause…and HAVING FUN!  So why not go where you haven’t gone before and try something new?  Maybe it’s New York, maybe it’s Iron Girl…either way 2011 will prove to be an amazing year for Team Fight and we are excited to get started!

If you haven’t yet, please go to www.teamfight.org to sign up now!!!

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About Katrina McGowan

Program Coordinator of Team Fight for UCF, working my way into the triathlon and marathon world, lover of the outdoors, self proclaimed foodie, aspiring wine connoisseur, with a slight addiction to any reality show on BRAVO or HGTV, traveling, shopping, while trying to make a difference in this crazy world we live in!
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