(750 pool swim, 12.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile trail run)
Boise is a fortunate community to have such a vibrant group of people. Something about our area drives people to be healthy and active. When 300+ people do the local triathlon at Camel’s Back Park, it is a grand celebration of our vitality. Thank you Boise for being fit!
We can still do better. Triathlon is a simple sport. Swimming, biking, and running are the most basic forms of self transportation we humans have. Everyone should be proficient at one or all of the disciplines. Just like we expect 100% literacy. We should grow to expect everyone learns the enjoyment and health benefits from a little self propulsion.
We had a large amount of our youth taking part in the race. Year after year this segment is expanding. The future of triathlon is growing leaps and bounds. It makes sense, the kids love the sport when it is coached appropriately and it is one of the best life long lifestyles one can partake in. The Y has a growing Youth TriClub Program that is provided all year and now at both the Downtown and West Y. Check out more information here:
When you see the kids race you can’t help but smile. They are having so much fun and you can see the reward goes well beyond the race. These are the youth that will be thriving through out their lives. The kids looked awesome in their new jersey’s; thanks Swim and Run Shop! Great job kids! Keep it up!
As a coach I get a huge amount of satisfaction from seeing new people enter our sport and find the same amount of enjoyment that I do from it. When people start the journey, and appreciate the process and the challenge; amazing things happen. We are getting more and more people from many different backgrounds taking up this wonderful sport and becoming stronger people. Not just physical, but stronger mentally and spiritually.
Thank you to all the racers! Without you our community wouldn’t be half of what it is.
Race day is a chance to let your body gallop as fast as it can. I enjoyed the movement my body provided and raced with an inner smile. On both the bike and run my cardiovascular fitness felt limitless while my legs did their best to deliver what they could. Having Lola and Hortense at the finish line is a thrill that still gives me goose bumps. I race for them. I race to be the best that I can be. To find my best self. Being 100% healthy means I’m able to commit 100% of myself to them. Having this flow in life means being able to give more to your sphere of influence. I’m invested in making our community one of the best in the world.
Thank you to the Y for this community strengthening event. Thanks to the volunteers for allowing this to happen. Thanks to Bandanna, Idaho Mountain Touring, Power Bar, and Regence for partnering with the Y and improving the Treasure Valley.