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TBI announces ‘Triathlete’s Choice’ best event finalists

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Triathlon Business International (TBI) has announced the finalist events that were voted by triathletes as the ‘Triathlete’s Choice’ best events in each of four categories: best large, small, bucketlist and intro race for beginners. More than 300 events from around the world were submitted in the nomination process.

The finalist events received the most nominations in each category. Overall winners will be announced at the 7th Annual TBI Conference, taking place on 22-24 January 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Triathletes can now declare their choice for the very best in each category. The voting link is surveymonkey.com/r/TriathletesChoice. Voting closes on Friday 13 January.

TBI notes that, as voters look at each category – large, small, bucketlist and intro race for beginners – they should consider whether the event:

  • Challenges, inspires or brings out the best in participants;
  • Creates an atmosphere of fun, excitement and energy;
  • Goes beyond the ‘call of duty’ when it comes to customer service, great organization and information, reasonable fees, coaching/advice, race day assistance, great volunteers, and/or;
  • Raises money for charitable causes.

Each person will be limited to one vote per category. The finalists in the Triathlete’s Choice events are: (events in each category are listed in alphabetical order.)

Best Large Race (1,000+ registrants)

  • IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City
  • New Jersey State Triathlon
  • TRIFEST for MS, Bentonville, AR
  • USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals
  • Wildflower

Best Small Race (less than 1,000 registrants)

  • Ocean City Tri
  • San Diego Triathlon Classic
  • Savageman
  • Summer Round Up Joplin, MO
  • Tri the Wildwoods
  • Turkey Triathlon – San Dimas

Best Intro Race for Beginners

  • Laguna Niguel
  • New Jersey State Triathlon – Sprint
  • Summer Round Up Joplin, MO
  • Tri the Wildwoods
  • TRIFEST for MS Bentonville, AR

Best Bucketlist Race

  • Challenge Roth
  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • Escape the Cape
  • Gut Check Triathlon
  • IRONMAN World Championship, Kona, Hawaii
  • Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

2017 TBI Conference registration
A current conference schedule can be found on the TBI Conference webpage. Additional speaker and panel topics will be announced in the coming days. Current registration fees for the 7th annual TBI event are US$695 for current TBI members and US$795 for non-members. Registration includes all sessions, meals, the networking events and one ticket to the Ron Smith Awards celebration.

For the first time, TBI and USA Triathlon are collaborating to consecutively present their respective annual conferences. Once individuals register for the TBI Conference they can register for the USA Triathlon Symposium at a 25% discount. Sponsors of the 2017 TBI Conference include ACTIVE Network, the Dallas Sports Commission, Headsweats, Endurance Sportswire and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN). TBI Corporate Partners are Ashworth Awards, MPA Event Graphics and FinisherPix.

Registration rates for the 2017 Annual TBI Conference presented by ACTIVE Network:

  • 10 December to 10 January 2017: US$695 for members / US$795 non-members
  • 11 January and after: US$795 for members / US$895 non members

Companies interested in conference sponsorship or Expo space should contact feedback[at]triathlonbusinessintl.com. Conference details and online registration are available online.




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