Westchester Triathlon organizers have teamed up with one the most popular triathlons in the world, Escape from Alcatraz, one of the only Olympic Tris to be broadcast on network television. Top amateur triathletes must qualify for Alcatraz by competing in one of 7 qualifier races around the country, and Westchester Tri represents the Eastern Region qualifying race.
September 26 & 27: Junior Team A Step Ahead and Team A Step Ahead will be competing in relay and individual events at the Jarden Westchester Triathlon at Rye Beach, New York. The junior and adult team will be racing in honor of Guy Bayer, a patient of A Step Ahead who was a strong supporter of the Team A Step Ahead program who recently passed away.
The Heartland course is ran on the seemingly endless prairie in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas where National Geographic Magazine's published an article and pictures of the Tallgrass Prairie, where the Heartland 100 Spirit of the Prairie run is located. http://www.ksultrarunners.org/
Situated in the visually stunning Marin Headlands just north of the city, The North Face® Endurance Challenge Championship course has surprised runners with both its scenery and amount of elevation change. Participants are encouraged to train for repeated uphills and downhills of several hundred feet at a time. http://www2.thenorthface.com/endurancechallenge/races/2009/ca/index.html
A majority of the course covers run-able fire road (very little technical single track) overlooking the Pacific Ocean with occasional glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge.