Rev 3 Tri Coupon CodeMarch 21, 2009
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2010 Code: Trakkers108
2009 Code: NSS 132
As a part of Team Trakkers I was given this code to share with anyone else that might be on the edge about registering for the Revolution 3 Triathlon this June, or has been training for it but just hasn’t taken the leap to slap down the credit card. If you use the code (NSS132) when you register on active.com, you’ll get $10 off. A nice little bonus when the economy sucks and it gets harder and harder to spend money on races, right? Granted, I’m sure you are much more likely to spend the extra dough on some extra GUs or post-race celebration beers instead of dropping it in your savings, but that is a different story.
And if you are still on the edge and need a little push to join me, the rest of Team Trakkers, and a whole horde of other bad-ass pro triathletes on June 7, be prepared to be persuaded.
1) I will be there. Seriously. Is there anything else that you need to know? Even if your race sucks and you bonk, I’ll be there to celebrate after and toss back a few adult beverages with you. But just in case you need some more…
2) The course is SERIOUS. If you just want to cruise easily to the finish of a Half Ironman, this isn’t it. There is a great post on the bike course elevation elevation HERE. Lots of rolling hills mixed in between some longer climbs. It doesn’t look like there are ANY places just to coast and settle into your race pace.
The race organizers created HD videos of both the bike and run course, so even if you can’t pre-ride the course before race day, you will be able to get a pretty good idea of what to expect beyond just staring at the elevation map.
Run course video: http://vimeo.com/3626383
Bike course video: http://vimeo.com/3500167
The course has also been compared to Wildflower. You know that now historic crazy-hard race out in California? Yeah. That one. Imagine being able to say that you were there the first year of a bad-ass race like Wildflower. Cool, right?
3) The race venue is awesome. I went to the Quassy Amusement Park a lot as a kid. It isn’t a super fancy Six Flags style park. It is much more “down-home New England-style park.”
So while you are out destroying the course for 5 or 6 hours, your family and little kiddies can romp around and risk their lives on the “Mad Mouse.” I remember this roller coaster from when I was a kid and apparently they still have it. The thing must have been built in the 1920’s. It doesn’t go that fast, or have any huge drops, but the fact that it was probably built a good decade before you were born will make your life flash before your eyes.
And in case you value your life, or don’t have good health insurance, apparently they upgraded a bunch of other rides since I was there 15 years ago.
4) Your will be among the first group of people to test out the new GPS athlete tracking gadget, Trakkers. Your family will be able to track your progress from the race site and know exactly your you are doing out on the course.