Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Volunteers, Sponsors, & Results!

Many thanks to all who have put up with my delayed schedule on this years race, but sometime life has other tasks that need focused on. First of all, the race would not have gone off as smoothly as it did without all the local (and some not so local) volunteers who worked a really long couple days helping in all aspects of this event, most notably would be my co-race director Traci who found all the things that I had forgotten this year and made sure they were taken care of.

2014 Volunteers:
Saturday Registration: Jennie Loney, Dave Giegerich, Tom Goodman, Tammie Grimme.
Race day Check-in & finish lines: Bonnie Busch, Natalee Berg, Sandy Kilburg, Bruce Timmerman, Bill Stoffel, Annie Potter, Tracy Turnis, Patsi Green, Joyce Pape Hartig, and Trevor Rockwell
Sag drivers: Keith Boever, Gary Bramel, Jerome Full, and Sam Wilson who also provided liquid encouragement out on the trail with Jeremy Burkart.
Alliza of Healing Arts Therapeutic Massage in Maquoketa, IA and Kim of Massages By Kim in Davenport, IA teamed up to provide some quality post-race recovery/sports massage.

2014 Sponsors:
Because of the incredible expense of putting on the Triple D Event, sponsors are critical in order to deliver the awards and prizes. With the diverse crowd that attends Triple D it affords our sponsors with a unique audience for their products and services. This years sponsors were proactive and approached us (all repeats from prior years)! I can say that I use nearly all of their products and whole heartily recommend them to fellow racers.
www.asburysnowhawks.com/ get a huge thanks here as nearly 1/3 of the bike route and the Eichmann's trail for the Marathon and Ultra-Marathon routes utilize their incredible trails that require hundreds of hours of work each year!
www.1upusa.com who provided the overall biker winner with a top of the line hitch rack!
Gene Tully Metal Art who crafted our coveted runner and skier awards!
ReCycled Artwerks who crafted our unique fatbike (and unclaimed skinny bike) awards!
Riddlebox Fatbike Race via Tina-Joe Stiller!
www.gupgum.com via Neil O Cary!
www.facebook.com/PepperidgeFarm via Tina-Joe Stiller!
www.hammernutrition.com/ via Mark Barrette!
www.planetbike.com via Mark LaLonde!
www.freeflightbikes.com via Brian Walsh!
www.garybardendesign.com who designed our logo and provided posters!
Dubuque County Conservation Board who are the stewards of Heritage Trail! Also, DCC Ranger Del who swept the course late Sunday night.
Dubuque Visitors Bureau!
Dyersville Chamber of Commerce!
www.CHCnav.com via Lance Andre!


2014 Prelim Results (we'll take feedback, and double check the results):
Due to the issues with our course marking this year we have decided not in enact penalties for wrong turns that did not reduce the racers time by a significant amount (be warned this will not happen next year).

Cheers,
Lance & Traci

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Current Race Information

For the most current race information please use the "Race Links" on the left side of the blog.

Ultra-Marathon skiers taking a break near Durango, IA.

Monday, October 14, 2013

2014 Race Date is set! Jan 19th 2014 (MLK Jr Sunday)

Format will be exactly the same as last year!
A couple reminders:
1. A mandatory "night before race packet pickup" (exceptions will be allowed, but must be approved - basically out of town racers who are driving in the morning of the race may pick up their packet on race day morning).
2. There will NEVER be a cancellation due to weather… if you are concerned about the variable Iowa weather and -20dF scares you, the race headquarters has a bar, pool, hot tube, etc… so plan on having fun either way.
3. Most updates will be on our Facebook page. If you’re not on Facebook… you can read about last year’s event, and this years will be nearly identical. This event is a circus so be flexible and expect things to be a little haphazard. Doing the event for the first time is best done with a friend.
4. Online rigistration is here: http://tripled.athlete360.com/ and Snailmail registration is here.
5. Have a product that alings with our racers? We are always looking for sponsors, drop me a line!

Cheers,

Lance & Traci André
Race Directors
Triple D Winter Ultramarathon
1735 Eden Lane, Dubuque, IA 52001-4027

Mob: Lance (563) 543-2784 & Traci (563) 543-2785
Email: Lance.Andre@hotmail.com 
Skype: lance_h_andre
FB:     https://www.facebook.com/TripleDWinterRace
Web: www.TripleDRace.Blogspot.com 

ultra \ adj : going beyond others or beyond due limits : extreme, fanatical, uncompromising, superlative.