Well, the 2014 season is underway, and boy did we start things off on a high note!  With the help of all our amazing families and community support, we were able to sell out the Waunakee triathlon last Saturday at 500 kids!
There are so many people to thank for helping make this event a safe and successful one, but first I wanted to share a few photos with you to help capture the essence of the day:

We’d like to extend a huge heartfelt thanks to the Village of Waunakee, The Waunakee Village Center, Waunakee High School, and all of our incredible sponsors for making this day possible.  Without them, we would not be able to contribute the race entries back to the schools of our participants.  For a list of sponsors and links to their websites, check out the Waunakee event page, and please support their businesses whenever possible.

Thank you also to our amazing volunteers!  We had 100 volunteers on race day, and we heard great comments from our parents and families on how supportive and encouraging these folks were.  We heard great stories of volunteers cheering kids up the hills of the bike course to calming nerves during the swim, and beyond.  Many of these people come to multiple Tri 4 Schools events every year, so please be sure you thank them if you see them in another event.   If you’d like to volunteer for a future event, we’re always in need of people, and you can sign up online here.

So how did we do?  Well, we raised $11,916.95 at this year’s event, a new record for the triathlons!  We hope to continue this momentum for the rest of our 2014 events, and want to congratulate our fittest school for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW: Arboretum Elementary School in Waunakee!  Arboretum had 43 kids participate in this year’s triathlon, and will earn a trophy for their trophy case.

Rounding out our top five schools for the Waunakee triathlon are…

2. Van Hise Elementary School – 39 kids

3. Whitehorse Middle School – 34 kids

4. Mendota Elementary School – 33 kids

5. Lake View Elementary – 25 kids

Congratulations to all of our participants!  We’re so proud of your accomplishment, and that you challenged yourself to try something many people (young or old) will never attempt.

We hope to see you all at our next event…the Madison Mud Run on May 17th!  Kids and parents can participate in this muddy obstacle course run to raise funds for school health and fitness programs!  Register here before Wednesday at 11:59pm!