Not any more.
Put an optional 50 foot slip and slide at the finish line.
Beer tent on the run
Alternative finish line where you can take pictures with your kids/friends
I donâ€™t know. 100 different things one could do. Create a theme, create an experience.
Aaron, what's your thoughts on the Houston area scene right now? I'm very analytical about things, like you are, and knowing you've won lots of races around here I'd like to hear your thoughts. When I go out to spectate what were once huge races like Towne Lake, Bridgeland, Kemah, CB&I... I sort of cringe at how low the participation amounts are compared to 5 years ago.
The WTC races hum along just fine around here but boy are the sprints and olympics struggling.
Itâ€™s sad, donâ€™t you think? I donâ€™t know what happened but I hope the new owners didnâ€™t they could put it on autopilot and pocket $100k per year.
And we could make quite of the things they have cut over the years. T-shirts are rinkydink, no swag bag, no carpet, no prize purse, no hoopla. With Tru-Tri closing down I doubt they will have a title sponsor next year.
Oh and Kemah should be in April.
Iâ€™ve barely been on the bike since Tri Andyâ€™s (which is done after 23 years). Iâ€™m not doing an IM next year and I cannot find a compelling reason to keep up bike fitness. So I am running two marathons instead. And I am a way better triathlete than runner.