Tri-Diva Tri – May 6, 2012 – New Race Venue & A Huge Success!
The third annual “Tri-Diva Tri”, organized by Deanne Jabs (Leaping Dog Racing), was relocated to Olds this year (originally held in Airdrie) and was a huge success with 269 women participating. The Olds College Campus and flat roadways provided a beautiful venue for this beginner friendly event! For about 60% of the ladies, this was their very first triathlon experience and a “life-changing” event!
This super sprint triathlon is unique with the distances being shorter (250m pool swim – 8.2K bike – 2.5K run) than a sprint triathlon and is designed with the beginner in mind! Race Director, Deanne Jabs, and her team of coordinators, pay attention to many details to be sure the race provides a safe, supportive and inspiring environment as the priority. The race motto is “See the Effort – Celebrate the Accomplishment!”
This year’s triathlon supported Mito Canada with a total donation of $1000! Some of the funds raised were through a raffle table at the awards with incredible donated prizes such as 2 – 60 minute massages from Apex Massage, two complete dinner packages from 4th Spot Kitchen and a Alberta Bobsleigh Ride for 2! Since the race requires many volunteers, folks from Mito Canada counted laps in the pool or marshaled the bike or run route. Leaping Dog Racing donated an honorarium to Mito Canada for their volunteer support.
Below is one letter from a brand new triathlete!
“Having never done a triathlon before and up until about 5 months ago, I was quite comfortable on my couch; until my doctor told me I was prediabetic and I’d better lose some weight, I started working out with a friend of mine and had this crazy idea to try and do a triathlon; which she agreed to do with me.
While swimming in the morning, I ran in to a lady who had registered for the Olds Tri-Diva-Tri and I’m very grateful she passed the information on. I was extremely surprised as to how organized the whole event was. The volunteers were amazing and all the participants were so
inspiring. I only saw smiles on people’s faces although it may have been because they were passing me or maybe it’s because they were getting closer to the end. I also think I may have swore at the wind if it weren’t for the fact they were coming off the mountains which looked
In any event, this was an amazing event and since I’ve started this new life style, I’m hoping to come back next year.
Thank you and congratulations to your whole group for putting on a great race!! Deb Gagne #186”