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USA Triathlon's New Beginner Friendly Retro Tri Series

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USA Triathlon aims to return multisport to its roots with the inaugural USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, which debuts this spring with 10 beginner-friendly events -- one in each USA Triathlon region.

The focus of the Retro Tri Series is participation, rather than competition. The aim of the events is to introduce the sport of triathlon and educate race participants about the healthy and active multisport lifestyle. The events are open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and those looking to stay active, all while swimming, biking and running in a safe atmosphere. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

"Our new Retro Tri Series events offer something for anyone interested in participating in the sport of triathlon," USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. "These races can be for athletes who want a good, safe workout, or for someone who may feel intimidated by going to a larger race. We're looking forward to this year's events and can't wait to introduce more and more newcomers to the multisport lifestyle."

The Retro Tri Series events are geared toward adult and youth competitors age 13 and up. Each race will feature a 300-400 yard Swim, 5-10 mile Bike and 2-5 kilometer Run.

2013 USA Triathlon Retro Series Schedule

April 27
Rio Grande Triathlon-Reverse Sprint Albuquerque, NM
May 4
E-Bomb Triathlon Biloxi, MS
June 8
Moses Lake Triathlon Moses Lake, WA
June 23
Blue Ash Community Triathlon Cincinnati, OH
July 20
Big Spring Super Sprint & Kids Tri Big Spring, TX
July 20
Runner's Roost Retro Triathlon (R3 Tri) Buffalo, NY
July 28
Gaucho Super Sprint Triathlon Goleta, CA
Aug. 4
Omaha Retro Family Triathlon Omaha, NE
Sept. 8
FIU Triathlon North Miami, FL
Nov. 3 Old Dominion University (ODU) Triathlon Norfolk, VA

The Retro Tri Series is taking a step back to those days by offering a unique series that highlights the retro allure that once was. Retro attire is encouraged to enhance the experience and atmosphere! Retro attire is encouraged to enhance the experience and atmosphere!

Why Participate?

  • • Continues to expose and educate all athletes to the mutlisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere!
  • • Engages all athletes in pre-race and post-race activities such as vendors areas, clinics, and additional educational opportunities.
  • • Creates an opportunity to meet friends and other athletes who engage or want to become engaged in the multisport lifestyle!
  • • Perfect for first-timers, seasoned veterans, and those looking to stay active.

For more on the USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, visit www.usatretroseries.com.