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TBI calls for ‘Triathletes Choice’ best-of events nominees

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Triathlon Business International (TBI) is scouring the world looking for triathlon events that are the ‘Triathletes Choice’ for best-of races in four categories: large event; small event; bucket list event; and best intro event for beginners.

Triathletes Choice event winners will be honoured at the 2018 Annual TBI Conference, on 26-28 January 2017 in Tempe, Arizona, and will share the spotlight with the Ron Smith and Steve Hed Award winners, plus the best triathlon published articles and photographs, and event and product videos across the world.

The Triathletes Choice award criteria encompasses events around the world that: challenge, inspire or bring out the best in participants; create an atmosphere of fun, excitement and energy; go 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, raise money for charitable causes.

Athletes and triathlon fans are invited to select the ‘Triathletes Choice’ for:

  • Best Large Race (1,000+ registrants)
  • Best Small Race (less than 1,000 registrants)
  • Bucket list Race
  • Best Intro Race for Beginners

Events can be nominated via the following link: surveymonkey.com/r/TriathletesChoice

Triathletes Choice nominations must be submitted through the Triathletes Choice SurveyMonkey form no later than 24 December 2017. The top five nominated events in each of the categories will be announced on 2 January 2018; and triathletes will then have one week to vote on the top event in each category.

2018 TBI Conference Registration

Current TBI members

  • US$475 through 31 December 2017 (Fees are ‘all-in’; no additional charges will be added at checkout)
  • US$575 from 1 January 2018 to the conference start on 26 January


  • US$575 through 31 December 2017
  • US$675 from 1 January 2018 to the conference start on 26 January

Non-members will have the opportunity to join TBI during the conference registration process. Those who join TBI at registration will receive the US$100 discount of a current member.

Conference partners include: ACTIVE (technology); Headsweats (headwear); MPA Event Graphics (corporate); Ashworth Awards (corporate); FinisherPix (corporate).

Companies and vendors interested in sponsorship or expo opportunities should contact Jan Fambro (jan[at]triathlonbusinessintl.com) or Dan Empfield (slowman[at]slowtwitch.com) for more information.

Conference hotel block
Room reservations at the Tempe Mission Palms are now open for the conference. TBI has a room block for the conference dates at a US$179/night rate, which is a 40% discount off the published weekend rate. This room block is limited and attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible to avoid missing the opportunity. Conference registration opens at 09:00 local time on Friday 26 January, and outdoor activities are also planned for the morning. Thursday night reservations are available at this rate on a very limited basis.




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