Saturday September 15, 2018
Options: 140.6 team relay or solo event, 5K race event
Race Website: TheGoliathRace
The Goliath triathlon is a one-of-a-kind full-distance (140.6) iron triathlon relay event in Northern Utah in September. It is done as a relay and all participants are encouraged to welcome friends and family to spectate and be their support crew. The distance can be conquered solo or with up to 10 people. The event starts at the Still Water Lake Estates in Syracuse, Utah and tours Antelope Island for the ride and run. What is great about this 2.4 mile wetsuit swim is that it can be done by up to 3 people and is broken into a 2 & ½ lap effort in a shallow lake. So, if you are nervous about the swim, don’t be, because you can stand up on a majority of it with the deepest parts only 8 feet deep. The paved berm along the edge of the water allows friends and family to cheer the entire swim. The last swimmer will then head to transition where they will tag the first cyclist. The 112 mile cycling leg starts by winding through the farmland of Syracuse then proceeding across the Causeway and exploring Antelope Island. You can expect rolling terrain on the ride and run. Athlete swaps can be made at designated exchange zones. This is also a self-supported event so athletes need to be sure and have the support they need at zones. This is a great opportunity for friends and family to get involved. Check out the Exchange Zone Specifics
The run will also proceed to Antelope Island and the first runner will be able to participate in the “King of the Mountain (KOM) challenge. This is a 1.1 out-and-back route going up a 23% grade, so you will want your strongest climber here. The first half of the run is more challenging with some climbing and rolling hills while the second half is more flat. Again this is self-supported with no aide stations so pick-up what you need at exchange zones or carry it with you. The race finished up at the Jensen Nature Park in Syracuse.
RACE DISCOUNT CODE: “BLONDE” saves you 20% before July 1st!
So gather your friends and join the fun! Get registered today; use the code BLONDE to save 20% before July 1st and 10% after: https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/the-goliath-race
This is the 4th year of the event and another cool thing about this race is that it helps raise funds for the DE NOVO PROJECT allowing Adolescents and Young Adults who struggle with addiction and mental health issues like severe depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health concerns to get need mental health services. They can also help individuals and families caught in the wake of suicide and traumatic death.
THE DE NOVO PROJECT
Mental health concerns cannot be fought on our own. It takes family, friends, community and skill building to overcome these Goliaths in our lives. Typically organized charitable events support great causes like financial support to families battling cancer, cancer research, and Diabetes research etc. But, the mental health impact is often overlooked, and quite frankly, ignored. The De Novo Project was created to help meet a need in our community. We all know someone or have a family member that suffers from mental health concerns and can see the impact this has on marriage, family, and community. Learn more: http://thegoliathrace.org/something-to-think-about/
What are people saying about the race?
My husband and I loved doing this with our friends! Laid back enough to have fun and friendly competition. Mark and Amy do a great job of putting this together and everything is very professional. Would highly recommend trying this one out! ~ Rebecca R.”
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Need a Coach?
As an added benefit I will be offering discounted coaching programs to help you prepare for the event. Interested? From $49 and up. If so, message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You have 14 weeks from June 9th to great ready for the September 15 event.
Not a triathlete? No problem, the race also offers a 5K event for the whole family. You can still spectate for your friends/family and join in the fun at 11 a.m.
Coach Lora Erickson