Track Workout - every Wednesday           Open Water Swim - Saturday July 19th           Team Toledo Picnic - Thursday July 31st          

 
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  1. Go to roadid.com.
2. Click the "Win A VIP Trip to Paris".
3. Play the Daily Pop quiz.
4. Even if you get the answer wrong, you still get 15% off code.
Fyi, code is only good for 24 hours.
Assuming this offer will last as long as Tour de France is running.
 Team Toledo Picnic   is Thursday, July 31st after the Swim. Location will be Tam-O parking lot again. Food is pot luck, so bring a dish to share. BYOB - any beverage you wish. BYO-chair or whatever you want to sit on. Parking lot is asphalt, so blanket gets hot. Wear your red Team Toledo shirt for a group picture. This is a family friendly event, so bring the family.

Open Water Swim this week: Tuesday 7/15, Thursday 7/17, Saturday 7/19 (email blast is correct).
Check-in at 6:30pm, swim at 7:00pm during the week, 8:30am and 9:00am swim on Saturday. Try to get there early if you need to sign-up or renew your membership. RoadID is not required, but makes check-in faster. Only members are allowed to swim and allowed on the beach. Spouses and children can watch from the fence. No pets allowed in the park.
Saturday (7/19) will also be: Member for a day. If you know someone who is not sure they want to join the club, they can come this day, pay only $5, and do a swim with us. This will be the last time for this year. If they decide later they want to join the club, they can pay the remaining $30 to be a full member.
Next week: Tuesday 7/22 (make-up), Thursday 7/24, and Saturday 7/26 (will be another practice tri day).

 Time Trial (Cycling) - Next one is Monday, August 18th. Otsego Park. Meet in the parking lot at 6:00pm, first person starts at 6:30pm. Results from May 12th, Results from June 30th. Results from July 14th,

Track Workouts every Wednesday - Start time 6:30 at Southview High School track.

Friday Night Swims are done until after summer.

Women's Only Ride (Cycling) - see Calendar or Training for next ride.

Group Run - every Saturday 8:30am*, Wildwood Metro Park near "the stables". Just a bunch of Team Toledo folks out for a morning run. *Time may change depending on daylight savings time or whatever, check email blast or here to be sure. If you don't see anyone check the "Nature Viewing" area (doors on the right side) it's heated in there and there's squirrels!


OLD STUFF
   Try-A-Tri   was May 18th, 2014 at the Francis Family YMCA, Temperance, MI. Big "Thank You" to everyone who raced and volunteered. Another great race for Team Toledo and the YMCA.
Results from Sunday: By Name and By Time.

Bike Clinic  is Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Bike Works Fitting Studio which is some where behind the Bike Works store off of Alexis. Free pizza and refreshments will be available.

Adopt-A-Street  is Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 8:00am - meet in the front of Tam-O-Shanter parking lot near Sylvania Ave. Takes about an hour. This is Team Toledo's way to say thanks to the city and people of Sylvania. The more people that show up, the faster it goes. Gloves, pickers, and bags provided. Dress for the weather. Hint: don't wear your new running shoes since the ground is usually wet in the morning.
If you're not here to help, you will not be allowed to wear your wetsuit for the first open water swim. Just Kidding. Maybe.

Glass City Marathon Water Stop  is Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - 6:15am Team Toledo is water stop number one again this year. This is fun and goes by very very fast. The race starts at 7:00, most everyone passes by 7:30am. Let's be the best water stop again this year.
Volunteers can sign up here or you can just show up. Team Toledo is at the first water stop, which is 1.5 on Kenwood Blvd (map).
We also have a booth at the Expo. Which is Saturday, April 26th. Volunteers for booth can sign up here.

Adopt-A-Street  is Saturday, October 12th, 2013 - 8:00am Thanks to those who showed up. Sylvania Ave is sparkling clean again. Well, as sparkley as it gets.
Lauren Jenson Training Weekend April 29 and 30, 2014. Click here for session details.
Saturday sessions are at Boulevard Church of Christ (where we have the Expo). Sunday swim sessions are at West Toledo YMCA. To attend, you must be a current member of Team Toledo, or we might have a fee for members of nearby clubs.
Swim sessions are limited to 30 per session. Please sign up here for the swim sessions.
 Winter Expo  New date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
January 25th, 2014 same times: 9am - 4pm. Usually we have a couple weeks after the expo to get people fitted, we will not have that much time this year. Uniforms fitting(and orders) may also be done at the Annual Meeting, but that is the last day. We are going back to Louis Garneau, these are way better quality. Bring your bike so you can ride the Computrainer. Click here to see the flyer. Print it out, post it in your office. There are a lot of people who want to do a triathlon but don't know where to start.
There will also be a Swap Table for you to buy or sell used triathlon/training stuff.
 Beat the Winter Blahs 5k Prediction Run Sunday, February 23rd, 2014.
Check-in at 8:30am, run starts at 9:00am. Meet at "the stables" in Wildwood Metropark. Top two men and women closest to their predicted time will win prizes. Please sign up here so we know how many are coming.
Kona Ironman Party   October 12th, 2013 from Chris Tracey's new house in Perrysburg. Lots of activities for members, spouses, kids, or anyone.


Winter 2012 and Spring 2013
  Women's Only Triathlon/Duathlon Sunday, July 28th. Big "Thank You" to all the volunteers that made this another great race.
Team Toledo Family Picnic is Tuesday, July 16th after the open water swim. It will be in Tam-O-Shanters parking lot. Map. It is potluck, so bring a dish or dessert to share. It is also BYOB. Alcohol is permitted but remember this is a family event. Family event means you can bring spouses and kids, and parents. Wear your red Team Toledo t-shirt. We always take a group shot which we post on-line.
First Open Water Swim was Thursday, June 6th. The water temp was 74 degrees and we had about 75 members do the swim.
Friday Night Swims last swim (until fall) will be May 31st. At the West Toledo YMCA. Come and swim with your Team Toledo friends or if you're new meet some new friends. Practice starts at 6:45pm, and goes about an hour. YMCA members are free, not a YMCA member? It's only $8. We work on stroke drills then do a little workout. All levels welcome from beginner to advanced. More Info.
 Try-A-Tri   was May 19th, 2013 at the Francis Family YMCA, Temperance, MI. Results by name and by time.
Big "Thank You!" to those who helped and raced. Great day for a race. Also thanks to Monica from the YMCA who did a great job organizing and the Police and Fire personel for their time.
 Adopt-A-Street  for Saturday, May 25th, 2013 - 8:00am Thanks to those who showed up. Sylvania Ave is sparkling clean again. Well, as sparkley as it gets.
  is May 19th, 2013 at the Francis Family YMCA, Temperance, MI. This is a great event for those who have never done a triathlon. You don't need to be an ironman to do this race. The distances are 10 lengths in the 25 yard pool. Then 2 bike laps which is 8 miles, then a short 3K(1.9mile) run. Here is the flyer(page 1), (page 2). if you know anyone that might be intersted. Not on Mother's Day this year, so should fill up quickly. We need volunteers on the bike course, run course, transition, timing, and lap counters(in the pool). The link to SignUpGenius to sign up is HERE. If you just want to show up, that's okay too. We start setting up at 6:30am, transition opens at 7:00am, race starts at 8:00am. Extra parking available in the field east of the YMCA.
Time Trial (Cycling) - the first Team Toledo Time Trail will be Monday, May 6th, 2013. 6:00 check-in, 6:30 start. First one will be at Otsego Park. More info. Results

  Glass City Marathon   is Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Thank You to all those who helped with the GCM Expo and Water stop.
This year Team Toledo has been trusted to man TWO water stops. Our first is the first water stop on the course between the one and two mile mark on Kenwood. We need lots of people for this! Twenty to thirty. Imagine several thousand people in less than 45 minutes, then cleanup. We had this water stop last year, and we were done in less than an hour from the start of the race. Our second stop is on the University Trail at the Bancroft crossing. This is about three miles from the finish. The runners should be well spaced by this point in the race. So, we need ten to twenty people here. The link to sign-up for the first or second stop is HERE.
  There is also an Expo   on Saturday, April 27th. Team Toledo will have a booth at the expo again this year. This is a great opportunity to get exposure for the club. There are a lot of runners out there that wish they could do a triathlon just need a little push. We need people to man the booth and answer questions about the club. The link to sign-up to help at the GCM Expo booth is HERE.

Team Toledo Annual Meeting The meeting will be February 22, 2013 at the Nederhouser at Olander Park. The food is pot luck, and it's BYOB(beverage). Yes, alocohol is allowed. Click for more info.
Lauren Jenson Training Weekend be February 23-24, 2013You must sign up to attend, don't sign up and not come, because you may be blocking someone else from attending. Each swession has a limited number. For details and to sign up for session(s) Click here and enter itritoo@gmail.com in the search box.
Winter Expo - January 26th Thanks to everyone who helped and came out. We made The Blade and Our Town Sylvania, pretty cool.


Time Trial (Cycling) - 2012 - Results from June 5th, Results from July 2nd, Results from August 6th.

  Cancer Sucks!     The Team Toledo board has agreed to allow our name and logo to be used for a very worthwhile cause. Just to be clear, no money is coming from Team Toledo. The money you pay for membership to the club is only used for triathlon related events. More Info

New for 2012 Team Toledo Events - we will require some form of wearable id, like RoadID, for Team Toledo events. We will also adding "Emergency Contact:" to the members application. This is for safety so we can identify everyone in case of an accident and who to notify. To be fair, we will required this for everyone, even if everybody knows you. We also have a backup plan in case you don't have any wearable id or you're a new member; it's called a Sharpie. We will mark you with a number and we'll also have a numbered list and you can figure the rest out. But if you don't like that, you'll probably want to get something like RoadID. If you already have something, wear it.


Spring and Summer 2012
    Team Picnic   - Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30pm sign-in, 6:55pm hit the beach, 7:00pm swim. More Info about swim. Picnic to follow the swim. This years picnic is all potluck. It will be held in Tam-O-Shanter's parking lot (same as last year). It's the parking lot between the Senior Center and Tam-O that you might not know existed. Map. Wear your red Team Toledo shirt for a group picture. Don't worry about blow drying your hair, there are so many of us, we'll just be little red dots. Update - So maybe not little dots, but we look pretty good. There were more than just those in the picture, and I think everyone had a pretty good time.
Women's Only Triathlon (and Dry-Tri) - Sunday, July 29th. We need volunteers to man the bike course. We need your name now, so we can assign you to a corner. And know what corners need to be covered. If you can help email Liz. If you're really really not sure, you can just show up. Race starts at 7:30, so be there at 7:00am. Doesn't take long (short course), usually done by 8:30 at the latest.
RoadID - Team Toledo currently has a deal with RoadID.com to give a 20% discount to our members. Just check your last email (from us) or pick up a coupon at the next swim or track workout. The discount expires: July 2nd.
First Open Water Swim - Saturday, June 9th, 8:30am sign-in, 9:00am swim. The water temp was 76 and we had 97 members for the swim. Which I think is a record for a Saturday.
June 7th - save $10 off the Maumee Bay Triathlon by signing up before June 8th. Also save 15% by using the discount code which was in the last email blast. Can't post it here, because it's only for members of a USAT club. Send me (Tom Fountain) a message if you missed the last email blast.
Renew Before June 1st - renew before June 1st so when you race at Maumee Bay you will score points for MERCRS. We need to submit the roster on May 31st. If you're not on the current roster, then we can't count your points for the club. Let's make Team Toledo Mid-East champs again.
Try A Tri - May 13th Francis Family YMCA, Temperance, MI. This is a great event for those who have never done a triathlon. You don't need to be an ironman to do this race. The distances are 10 lengths in the 25 yard pool. Then 2 bike laps which is 8 miles, then a short 3K(1.9mile) run. Here is the flyer if you know anyone that might be intersted. This year the race falls on Mother's Day, so we need all the volunteers we can get. We need people on the bike course, run course, transition, and lap counters(in the pool) and timing. Please send an email if you can help to Liz. If you just want to show up, that's okay too. We start setting up at 6:30am, transition opens at 7:00am, race starts at 8:00am. Extra parking available in the field east of the YMCA. Results: By Name and By Time.
Thank You to all those who raced and volunteered.
Time Trial - May 8th - 6:00pm The club's first time trial will be held Tuesday. We will meet on Brint Road at the intersection with Mitchaw (the roundabout). Meet and sign-in at 6:00pm, first biker goes off at 6:30. The course goes out Brint to Fulton-Lucas Rd and back to make 12 miles. We will need volunteers to sweep, flag and watch for traffic at all intersections with a stop sign. We can make it fun at have participants enter their best guess and whoever is closest wins a prize. Results
Winter 2011 and Spring 2012
  Glass City Marathon Expo and Waterstop A big "Thank You!" to everyone that helped at the Expo and the waterstop this year. As promised we were done by 8:00am.
Adopt-A-Street - May 5th, 8:00am, Tam-O-Shanter parking lot (near Sylvania Ave). Come on out and work off those nachos and mexican beer. We will have gloves, bags, and pickers. Fast, fun, and easy way to pickup volunteer points. Usually done in an hour or less.
Glass City Marathon Expo and Waterstop - April 21st and 22nd Since we got bumped from our spot in the park from last year, the race committee has given us a booth at the expo (on Saturday the 21st) and our choice of waterstops on the course. WE ARE working the first waterstop on Kenwood Blvd. Map That means we get 4000+ runners in less than an hour. It also means we will be the first water stop done. Race starts at 7:00am. We should start setting up at 6:00am, but we should be done by 8:00am. More Info.
Training Weekend with Lauren Jensen - March 24th and 25th - Lauren is a physical therapist and former pro-triathlete. We are bringing her in to aid in your training and racing quests. No cost, just need to be a current Team Toledo member 2012 and you need to sign-up. Click here for more info and/or sign-up.
Bicycle Dreams - Thursday, March 8th, 7:00PM - Maumee Indoor Theater. Not really a Team Toledo event but a movie about cycling, extreme cycling. For discount tickets and more info click here.
Team Toledo Annual Meeting - Friday, February 24th, 2012. - at the Nederhouser Community Hall in Olander Park. You know, where they have the awards after the Sylvania race. Never been to the awards? Okay, when you enter Olander Park, turn right, it's the last building before the big parking lot. More details here.
Team Toledo Winter Expo - Saturday, January 21st, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:00pm More info.
Hey, it's that time of year again to start reving up for 2012. For everyone from people who are just thinking about a triathlon to the seasoned veterns. This is your chance to ask questions, learn new stuff, order a uniform, or a jersey, or just renew your Team Toledo membership. Or you can bring your bike and take a ride on the Computrainer. Lots of fun.
Click here for a complete list of vendors.
MERCRS - Looks like we won again. That's five years in a row. Not as much fun when when the announcement comes two months after the season is over. But still, five years in a row. The best any other team has every done is two. Thanks for racing, and thanks for being so cool.
Adopt-A-Street, Saturday October 29th, 8:00am - meet in Tam-O-Shanter parking lot near Sylvania Ave. Takes about an hour. Should be pretty easy since there's been constuction for the last month. This is Team Toledo's way to say thanks. The more people that show up, the faster it goes. Gloves, pickers, and bags provided. Dress for the weather. Hint: don't wear your new running shoes since the ground is always wet in the morning.
Track Workouts - Done for the season.
August 2011
  Dances With Dirt - Saturday, September 24th. - This is crazy squared. Don't believe me? Check out the website and the videos.
Swim to the Moon - Sunday, August 28th, Pickney, MI. For any of you crazy enough to sign up for this event, there will be group leaving from Dave's (in Sylvania) on Sunday morning (real early). So if you want to car pool. Drop me (Tom Fountain) a message here so we can get organized. If you're thinking about signing up, here is the Race Info. There is a 5K(3.1 Mile), 1 Mile, or 1/2 Mile Open Water Swim. When you sign-up, use "Team Toledo" as your team.

Well I hope you all had fun at the Sylvania race this year. Thanks to Jim and Joyce and all the Elite Endeavor staff, and all the Team Toledo people who volunteered. Speaking of volunteers I will post the list of volunteers that I wrote down, but I'm sure there were some that I missed (I try to be everywhere, but it doesn't work).

Volunteer Points 2011 - So you've been helping out with every chance a Team Toledo volunteer opportunity pops up. But now you're asking yourself "What do I get out of this?" besides that fuzzy warm feeling of doing something to make the community a better place. Well click here to see the really cool thing you could get. OR if maybe you don't have any points yet, there's also a list of the volunteer opportunities left.

USAT Club Race Discounts - not that you really needed another reason to be a member of the club, but here is one. This year the USAT has worked a deal so that if you are a member of a USAT club (like Team Toledo), then you qualify for discounts for certain races. Now because this is only for club members I can't post the discount codes here (because anybody could get them). The list was sent out in an email blast as an attachment. However, if you didn't get the email, or accidentally deleted it before reading, then I can send to you again. Just send me (Tom Fountain) a note. PS - 15% discount for all HFP races. No discount for the Sylvania race.

June - July 2011
  Team Toledo Picnic/Tailgate - Thursday, July 21st, after the swim. In case you missed it, this year we had great food from City-Q Barebque, a live band (those guys were pretty good) and a bunch of really cool people.
Maumee Bay Triathlon - Early Signup Discount ends June 7th - race is on June 19th. With the USAT Club discount (15% for HFP races) that comes to $46.75 for the sprint OR $55.25 for the Olympic distance.
  LatinoFest   - Promenade Park, Toledo, OH - Saturday, June 18th, 1:00pm to 11:30pm. Easy and fun way to hang out with other Team Toledo members and pickup volunteer points. To volunteer contact Thom or Cathy Hites here, mention LatinoFest in the email subject and tell them what part of the day you want to volunteer. The more people we have for the last shift the faster it goes.
Waterloo Camping and Triathlon - June 10 -12 - Team Toledo has reserved some camp sites on June 10th, Friday night and June 11th Saturday night. The Waterloo triathlon is on June 12th Sunday. For more details and to make your RSVP see this flyer (PDF).
First Open Water Swim - Thursday, June 9th. We had 108 members swimming with the fishes. The water temp was 82 degrees but cool enough to wear a wetsuit.
April - May 2011
  Try A Tri Results - May 8th Here are the results by Name and by Time. Congratulations to all those who finished, may now call yourself TRIATHELETE. Also a big thanks to our awesome Team Toledo members who volunteered to make this race great.
Cycle of Hope - June 4th Riversdie Park, Adrian MI. Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County is having a 50 mile bike ride fundraiser. Adult entry fee is $25, pre-register by May 24th to guarantee a t-shirt. For more information or to download the registration form go to their website.
Every Friday, 6:30pm (ish) - Group Swim Practice, West Toledo YMCA. Goes until June 3rd.
No cost to Y members, only $8 for non-Y-members. Simple short fun workout including strokework.
Last practice, June 3rd.
Try A Tri - May 8th Francis Family YMCA, Bedford, MI. This is a great event for those who have never done a triathlon. You don't need to be an ironman to do this race. The distances are 10 lengths in the 25 yard pool. Then 2 bike laps which is 8 miles, then a short 3K(1.9mile) run. Here is the flyer if you know anyone that might be intersted. This year the race falls on Mother's Day, so we need all the volunteers we can get. We need people on the bike course, run course, transition, and lap counters(in the pool) and timing. Please send an email if you can help to Liz. If you just want to show up, that's okay too. We start setting up at 6:30am, transition opens at 7:00am, race starts at 8:00am. Extra parking available in the field east of the YMCA.
Special Olympics - May 7th. Looking for volunteers. Here is the volunteer information (PDF). Send your information to Linda Baranek (see PDF file for email, phone, or fax).
Team Toledo Street Cleanup - April 30th, 8:00am. We meet at Tam O'Shanter parking lot, and we clean Sylvania Ave from Holland-Sylvania to King Road. Pickers, bags and gloves provided. Usually takes less than an hour. This is our club's way to give back to the city of Sylvania. Also, it might be your bike tire that you save. Great turn-out!! Thank you to all that helped.
Glass City Marathon - April 17th Team Toledo will be hosting a water stop again this year. The race course is the same as last year. We will be in Wildwood Mertropark again, but not the same place as last year. This year we are next to the Metz Visitor Center. This years theme is   OO Mardi Gras OO   So, wear your Mardi Gras clothing, beads, whatever OR just wear your red Team Toledo shirt. If you haven't received your shirt, this is a good time to pick it up. Here is the map of where the water stop is , and how to get there. The race starts at 7:00am, so we should start setting up at 6:30am, really fast runners will be there before 7:30am. Also note the race course crosses Central Ave at the park main entrance. So if your planning on coming late, try coming from the west side of the main entrance.
Dooby Du - April 10th by Elite Endeavors. Race starts at 8:30am. Run-Bike-Run-Bike-Run. If your not racing, come volunteer. For more info Here is their website.
January - March 2011
  Team Toledo Red Warm-Ups are in. Click here for more info.
Team Toledo Annual Meeting - Friday, March 18th - Springfield Township Hall 7617 Angola, Holland, OH 43528 (King Rd partically runs into it). Potluck dinner starts at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. BYOGB (bring your own green beer or other beverage).
Last Chance. Okay, now it's too late.This is the only chance to order gear (triathlon uniform)for the coming season. If you did not make it to the expo or were undecided, now is your chance. We have the "fit kits" until Feb. 11.
Saturday, January 22nd, for the Team Toledo Winter Expo. Free admission to everyone. So if you're old tri or a new tri just starting, this is the event for you. If you know someone interested in triathlons, this is the event for them. Bring your bike (and bike clothes) for free Computrainer rides. Event starts at 9am and goes until 4pm. Location: Boulevard Church of Christ 7041 W. Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560 (across the street from Tam O'Shanter). This is your one chance to be fitted for a Team Toledo uniform (or until next year). Featuring running, swimming, cycling, nutrition, fitness, apparel, and race event vendor displays. Opportunity to bid for cool stuff at the Silent Auction. People and clinics to answer all your triathlon questions.
Indoor Triathlon Series - January 9th, February 13th, and March 20th. Put on by the Cleveland Triathlon Club. Here is their flyer (pdf), and here is their website.

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