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Yes, Traveling to Triathlons With Friends and Family Can Go Well

  Having someone to hang with at a triathlon sounds good right? Who wants to be by yourself for up to 14+ hours during a full distance race? It can be a lonely life out there on the course for a spectator. And it’s especially true if you aren’t staying at a hotel you can make it back to during the race. But while it…

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Sport of Spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Updated 2018. My husband did Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, so I’m quite familiar with the course. It makes it easy for me to offer tips for the sport of spectating Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. I have to say from a supporter’s point of view, it wasn’t the easiest race to spectate or to see your racer multiple times. For our race, they wouldn’t let people get close to…

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The Sport Of Spectating Ironman Boulder

Boulder is such a gorgeous venue for not only a vacation, but also for an Ironman race. It truly offers it all. The community has tons of wonderful activities, indoors and out, and really, really good restaurants filled with fresh seasonal cuisine. If you’re headed to town and will be spectating Ironman Boulder, lucky you! Here’s some information on the race and tips for having…

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IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII FOOD, FUN, AND SPECTATING

Dana and I have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times for vacation and the Ironman World Championships. It is such a magical place that just never gets old. While we haven’t gone for Ironman 70.3 race, known as Honu (green sea turtle), we know the island well enough to give you information to have a fantastic time. Plus, I was married at…

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WHICH TOYS TO LEAVE AT HOME WHEN HEADED TO A TRIATHLON

If you are headed to a triathlon with kids in tow, there are great toys to bring to keep them entertained, but there are also certain items that you should really leave at home. I’ve learned this the hard way through personal experience or actually seeing it happen and going, “Oh, that’s not good”. From being too heavy to lug around with you all day…

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IRONMAN 70.3 FLORIDA, HAINES CITY

Update 2017: Ironman 70.3 Florida has been updated for 2017. Headed for Ironman 70.3 Florida, Haines City this weekend? If so, we’re here to give you some spectating tips, so you can spend more time enjoying the race…. Ironman 70.3 Florida is a great spectator race, especially for families. Located in Lake Eva Park, once you are there, plan to stay. You will only have…

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FOOD, FUN, & SPECTATING – IRONMAN 70.3 NEW ORLEANS

UPDATE: We have updated this post for 2016 with the most current information available. All photos are courtesy of Ironman XC. What a great place for a race! There is so much to see, do, and most of all eat! Being part of the Traveling Mom network, we turned to our fellow travelers for their expert opinion on food and fun in New Orleans, while…

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SPORT OF SPECTATING TIPS – IRONMAN 70.3 PUERTO RICO

We love Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico and it’s always at the top of our race list. I will say, though, there are a few things to pay attention to as a spectator. It’s not a super stroller-friendly race. Although there’s only one transition area, the swim-in is a haul and getting back to swim-out can be difficult. And, if you are not a bit of…

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HOW TO SET YOUR FAMILY UP FOR SUCCESS WHEN CHOOSING A TRIATHLON

There are so many triathlons all over the world and most in really cool places, making it incredibly tough to choose. But, the truth is, you need to think twice before registering if you’re going to be traveling with the kids in tow. Of course, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when deciding if the location is right for your family,…

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WHAT TO BUY FOR FOR THE NEW TRISUPPORTER IN YOUR LIFE

Whether you buy your trisupporter what they need to watch you race during or after race season, they will appreciate being recognized for their contribution to your efforts. We thought with the holidays coming, we’d give you some ideas to make it easier for you and sure to please them. Most of these would work great for stocking stuffers by the way or you could…

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HEY, WHERE’S MY SHOW OF APPRECIATION TRIATHLETE HUSBAND?

I recently spoke to a newbie triwife about her experience at her husband’s first half Ironman. She honestly talked nonstop about how he did, the race, her kids, how they spectated…for almost a half hour. I kept wanting to add my comments, but didn’t want to interrupt her flow. She was so animated in her description that I truly felt I had been at the…

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