2022 Multi-Sport Events

Posted November 4, 2021 @ 5:05pm — by EricGreager

2022 MULTI-SPORT EVENTS IN THE TRI-CITIES. Thought I would throw out the dates for the 2022 Multi-Sport events, so that you can add them to your calendar as soon as possible. So here they are: May 14th for the Rage in the Sage Duathlon, July 9th for the Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon, August 20th for the Titanium Man Junior Triathlon (for young triathletes between 7 and 12 years old), and August 27th for the Plutonium Man Triathlon.The schedule is looking a little different than previous years. We moved the Richland sprint tri back a week and Plutonium Man up a week to try and avoid holiday weekends. Hoping this will get more folks to turn out for the races. Also, we will be adding a sprint distance course to the Plutonium Man Triathlon, again hoping to get more triathletes involved in our races. Sadly, 2021 was the last year for Aquaman (after a 28-year run) and the Power of Pasco Sprint Triathlon. Numbers of folks showing up for these races dwindled too much and the financial side of it was not sustainable.So here is a note to our local multi-sport community, and I hope I don’t come off as I’m scolding you or stepping up on my soapbox. Just a few years ago we had six multi-sport events in the Tri-City area and they were all different. No other community in the PNW had that kind of choice for quality multi-sport events. Between off-road mountain biking, run courses at Big Cross, the Kiona Winery course (with a winery at the finish!), and moderately hilly bike courses, these courses could be challenging and I thought interesting as well. Back in the golden age of triathlon here in the Tri-Cities (about 15 to 20 years ago) we had to turn people away from the Titanium Man Triathlon and other races because we exceeded our limit. That has not been the case over the past 10 years or so. Many of you are stepping up your game, training for and completing 70.3 and full Ironman courses. And that is fantastic! You all should be very proud of your accomplishments, but don’t forget you have some local events that you could use as training for your longer events or just because you love the sport. A few years ago we lost our Fiasco in Pasco race because folks were not showing up and now Aquaman and the Power of Pasco Sprint Triathlon have also bit the dust. Which means that we are now down to 3 races in our local area. I believe in keeping the entry fees as low as we can and our generous sponsors can only provide so much funding for our events. Without your support these remaining 3 events will become unsustainable and they will also go away. I’ll close by asking you to remember these events next year as you plan your race calendar for 2022. Long May You Run, Bike, and Swim…and do it all injury free. Here’s to a great year in 2022!!!

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