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Fall 2012 
In This Issue
Race Directors Meeting
Club Racing Series
Triathlon Events
Youth
Race Directors

2nd ANNUAL MIDEAST RACE DIRECTOR CONSORTIUM

Chicago, IL - December 1st, 2012

 Race Director Consortium

Spend a day in downtown Chicago with new and veteran race directors December 1st. Participants will be provided an opportunity to network and discuss what it takes for successful race directing. Don't miss it. Visit our website for information.

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DECEMBER 1

Mideast Race Director Consortium

Chicago, IL

 
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SPOTLIGHT - TEAM ATP

MERCRS DIVISION III WINNER 2011

Saginaw, Michigan

Team ATP 

 

Team ATP was founded in 2010 with the support of area bike and outdoor shop, The Stable, and Runners Performance. The spark for starting the club was simple, "Bringing athletes and exercise enthusiasts together." With the advent of social media, we have been able unite local athletes and forge friendships through competition and training. That is the primary goal of Team ATP.

 

The name "ATP" stands for Adenosine Tri-Phosphate; the essential energy molecule for exercising, and our logo depicts the molecular structure. However, we've also adopted a less clinical meaning for ATP, "At Your Pace", lending its meaning to welcome athletes of all ability levels. Our mission has always been to form a community of like minded people and provide them the opportunity to train together, learn from each other, and to support each other in a team fashion at races. We are truly excited about the talent and enthusiasm in our area. We have members that compete from 5k's to World Championships, members who are USAT certified coaches, and members who win, place and participate at all distances of triathlon. Our club is not limited to triathlon; many members enjoy focusing on single sports and cross training.

 

The enthusiasm for participation in the MERCRS point series was a surprise, as was our 2011 Divison III placing. The team used the 2011 award winnings to purchase buoys for our weekly open water swim sessions at Hiathco Lake in Saginaw. This has been perhaps one of our best training sessions during the summer, and has led us to consider offering an open water swim race/event or camp next year.

 

For more information or to join our team please email us at teamatpsaginaw@gmail.com.

 

 

MERCRS 2012

 

2012 MERCRS continues through October 31st.  View

CURRENT STANDINGS  to see how the battle is shaking out.

Regional Events

 

CONGRATULATIONS

 

A special thanks to the race organizations that hosted our regional events this summer.  All events were very successful and had tremendous results.

 

Three Disciplines Racing 

Special Qualifier at South Beach Tri

Results - Olympic Distance

 

Grand Haven Triathlon, LLC 

Regional Du Championship at Grand Haven

Article local news highlights

Results - Sprint and Olympic Distance

Overall Regional Du Champions

  

Elite Endeavors

Regional Championship at Sylvania Tri

Results - Olympic Distance

Overall Regional Champions

 

South Beach SQ
 

Athletes who finished in the top 33% of his/her Age Group at the Special Qualifier and Regional Championship received an "I Qualified for Age Group Nationals!" Mideast T-shirt.  Congratulations to all the athletes who qualified for Age Group Nationals. 

Youth

  YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

Greater Cleveland Youth Tri
Greater Cleveland Youth Tri - North Coast Multisports
 

 

YMCA Dunigan
Dunigan Family YMCA Kids Tri

This year the USAT Mideast Council was pleased to award 12 grants to organizations that demonstrated dedication to growing multisport in the youth population (ages 8 to 14). Applicants included race organizations and coaches from the Mideast Region, who implemented various events such as youth clinics and races.

 

 

Grant recipients for 2012 were: Foundation for Youth, Tris 4 Health, Epic Racing, Team Top Spot, Muncie Multisport, Kids Tri For Kids, Leaning Tower YMCA, Dunigan Family YMCA, JCC Indy, North Coast Multisports, Training Bible, and Multisport Madness Tri Team.

 

Kids Tri for Kids
Kids Tri for Kids Series

  

The Mideast Region is committed to continue our Youth Development program. We aim to support initiatives that inspire kids to experience multisport and maintain life-long healthy lifestyles. Stay tuned by visiting our website for our 2013 youth initiatives.