10/10... The GU Crew outdid themselves again w hospitality and their cocktails... Shout out to our friends at Vision... They poured beer, they demo'd their new aero bars, they brought party favors for everyone... AND lthey gave away 3 prs of their TFA Aero Bar s, and a set of wheels!!
Steve Fleck and Sean English on the mics kept the party moving and interesting.
Make sure you thank Garmin and BestBikeSplits for their partnership in the party (they each paid for beer and food.) Thank you!
10/6 Vision is said to be adding a few more prizes... TBA
10/2 Roka's performance sunnies on the prize list, and Best Bike Split steps up...
9/26 Did someone mention Vision TFA Aero Bars??
Hed wheels, Castelli, and Garmin, OH MY.
9/24 Added a bunch of prizes to the list... RSVP's coming in hot... keep those cards and letters coming in.
The Social Event of the Season, the Slowtwitch Kona Gathering presented by GU Energy, 2018 Edition, is coming your wayâ€¦
Yes! The generous, fun, and lively GU Energy crew will be celebrating GU's 25th Birthday by hosting the 2018 Slowtwitch Kona Gathering at their GU HQ on Alii Drive Wednesday October 10 at 3:30 PM. Also stepping up to support are Vision, Garmin, Best Bike Split, Blue Seventy, DeSoto Sport, Orca, Roka, Kiwami , and Aquasphere with a growing list of partners and prizes coming from our industry friends. Try a taste of Emilio DeSoto's DosAlmas craft Tequila. Smooth, with a little edge...
Meet fellow Slowtwitchers, enjoy a relaxing afternoon with food, GU-Inspired Cocktails, beer, and softer drinks, and finishing up with the famous Slowtwitch Kona Gathering Raffle*. Iâ€™m hoping we have as many goodies as 2017, just about everyone went home with a prizeâ€¦
75-5930 Alii Drive . About 2.3 miles from the pier.
Please Uber, car pool, ride or walk to the location, and be courteous where you park if you drive. Please consider the neighbors and locals. Mahalo.
Raffle Prize List updated daily
1 X Vision TFA Aero Bar plus hydration accessories
1 set Viision WheelsTBA
2 X Blueseventy Transition Bags
2 X Xterra Backpack Drybags
3 X DeSoto Sport V8* Transition Bag
1 X Best Bike Split premium 12 month athlete subscription plus goodies
1 X Roka Advanced Performance Sunglasses
2 X Roka 2018 Kona Prize Packs
2 X Premier Tactical Optimized Chains plus Ultra Glide Chain Lube
1 X Zealios 5 Product Bundle
2 X Alt Red 3 Pack plus swag
6 X Aquasphere Kayenne Polarized Goggles
3 X sets of Aquasphere MP Technique Paddles and Focus Swim Snorkels
1 X Orca Transition Pack
1 X Orca Killa 180 Goggles
1 X Orca Swim Buoy
1 X SaltStick Bundle (FastChews, Caps, Caps+, Tech Tee)
1 X TrainerRoad 12 month subscription
2 X Chamois Butt'r gift bags o' Butt'r, etc. No Chafing allowed.
1 X Pair Newton Running Shoes, winner's choice
5 X Rudy Project sunnies and special prize for first 100 ST'ers in the door!
1 X Garmin FR 935
1 X Hed Jet 6 Black Front plus Jet 9 Black Rear
1 X Castelli Custom Kit... One Piece (winner's choice, work w designer for your one-off personal kit)
2 X Fluid Running H2Go Systems.
1 X Kiwami 2018 Kona Ali'i Swim Suit (M or W, One or Two Piece.)
1 X Kiwami Kona Wings Short Sleeves Aero Top
1 X Kiwami Spider Tri Short
4 X iKOR Labs CBD hemp extract. WADA and USADA legal!
1 X Polar M430 watch...
RSVP HERE: As in the past, there are no special invites for this gathering, it's first come and serve, but eventually we will reach capacity. For those planning to attend, please register early by posting in this thread. If itâ€™s you and your spouse it is (+1) and if you come with 2 friends it is +2. Youâ€™re counted automatically. So please do not say +2 if it is just you and a friend. Let us know if youâ€™re racing, working, volunteering, spectating, etc.
Itâ€™s a very popular (and fun) gathering, and unfortunately each year people who register donâ€™t show up because of prior commitments. When that happens, people who really want to come canâ€™t get in. So PLEASE, only RSVP w your group if you are relatively certain youâ€™ll be attending. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
*There will be some limitations as to who can win which prizes. Typically Pros should not win (unless it is a non-industry item) and competitors of brands can't win those items. But we will ask the crowd to assist us with the call when we are in doubt - or want to have fun. We start the raffle at about 5:30 pm and you have to be present to win. By the way, coming in at 5:20pm won't help as by then the registration will be closed.
Anyone interested in contributing to the raffle prizes, please PM me (don't post, please,) or email me Thanks!
Looking forward to seeing you all on the Big Island. PS. We will try not to run out of beer at 5 PM.
Karen ST Concierge