straight from the race
(and don't miss the great
stories on the ABOUT US
August 25, 2013
Just wanted to say you and your team did a
truly outstanding job on Sunday putting on the Twinbrook Triathalon, and
thank you for making it so much fun and enjoyable! --AS
...the camaderie is so much more obvious than
what you find at a high school, college, or little league game where parents
and even coaches are so terribly behaved. Multisport always has everyone
working well together and encouraging the competition. We could use this
sportsmanship example more often, especially in the industry sports
beginning with N. --JE
Thanks to you and Team Tri it Now for a great race day at
Twinbrook. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the high quality competition across
all age groups......
The event was very well planned and executed and I
wouldn't change a thing. Safety was a paramount concern and maintained
throughout. Both run and bike courses were challenging sprints and very well
controlled. The transition area was very well managed and plenty of room was
available for everyone with bike racks that supported the bikes and gear
very well. --JE
The 14.06, July 21, 2013
- My wife and I had a great time this morning.
It was our third 14.06 and PRs for both of us! --PH
- What a great race today. --MS
- I ran my first tri with triitnow. It was a
great event and you guys did a great job - thank you.
- let me thank you for all your help and
helpful insights and tips. It was very much appreciated.....thanks again
for all your assistance in making the tri race quite fun. I will be
competing next year as well. --SN
May 12, 2013
participated in the Ladiesí Choice Triathlon yesterday and wanted to let
you know what a great time I had. The race was organized very well and
the volunteers were all fantastic. To make it even better, I just
looked at the results and realized I got second in my age group, what a
Thanks again for a great race! --SB
Tune Up Tri, March 24, 2013
- Thank you for such a well run, FUN FUN
FUN event! I'm so hooked!! --Most sincerely, MJ
- It was a pleasure to meet with you and
the event was rocking. Looking forward to the next race.
Many thanks, --PS
- Just wanted to pass along thanks for the
Tune Up Tri yesterday morning. My brother and I did it for the first
time and we really enjoyed it. It was a very well run event.
Thanks for all the work you did to make this past week end's triathlon
such a success. It was lots of fun!! --CJ
Congrats...and thank you for the compliments!
The Summer Super Sprint in August 2008 was my
first tri - I didn't run, bike, or swim at the time but a conversation with a
friend piqued my interest in tris (when I found out backstroke was allowed).
They were already rolling up the tape at the finish when I came through, but I
was hooked. Fast-forward four years, I just finished my first 140.6 (and swam
freestyle the whole 2.4 miles - no more backstroke!). If the Tri It Now series
didn't exist, I don't know if I would have been brave enough, or motivated
enough, to do a regular sprint distance. Thank you for having a great series to
introduce people to this great sport!
Spring Ridge Sprint,
September 1, 2012
- Thanks for a fun and well organized
race today. It was great to share it with my 11 year old son, his first
tri....but not his last. Thanks for keeping it fun! --SS
....Thanks for the course changes. All made for the
right safety reasons and producing a more exciting race course with
more opportunities for great viewing by the spectators.
The Cub Scouts had a great time helping today with the Tri. You ran
a great race!
Yours in Scouting,
I enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer.
It was a fun day.
Summer Super Sprint,
- Great job!! Very well organized! Thank you, Mary W
- The race yesterday was great and my daughter and I had a
great time and will do it again next year! ......And btw, your pre-race
meeting was excellent. As first timers, we felt much more at ease after
having attended that session! --LS
I wanted to first thank you all for
organizing a fantastic event. The mini tri felt like it ran so smoothly! As
a first timer, I felt that I always knew what was going on and where to
be...... Thanks again! Lauren W
Just wanted to tell you that Theo and I
had a great time this morning. You did a fantastic job in putting this
together. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. I look
forward to joining you again at a race in the future. TA
Manassas Mini Tri, June 10, 2012
- Again, it was a very fun, well-organized race; the volunteers were
really helpful and positive. -KV
Thank you for that wonderful event this
morning! It was fun and amazingly organized and run.
Ladies' Choice Multisport Festival,
May 13, 2012
- I just wanted to let you know what a great race you put on on
Sunday! I've done a few Tri It Now events and, as always, each are so
well done! Thanks for all the efforts - and what a fun event! I hope you
are planning to keep the "Ladies Choice" in the future! Thanks, too, for
letting my daughter volunteer - she had a great time and is looking
forward to doing one of your races this summer!
- Thank you for this wonderful, empowering event. I was so excited to
share my first tri with such an incredibly supportive group of women. I
hope that you continue to make this an annual event. --ACK
- Thanks for a great race and day! Loved it and already on the
calendar for next year! --MH
TUNE UP TRI, March 25, 2012
- ...I just wanted to say thanks for the great race last weekend. The Tune
Up Tri was my first triathlon and it was a great introduction to multi-sport
racing. Participants were friendly and supportive and I really appreciated
the collegial atmosphere you obviously foster....
- First, thanks for organizing this race. It was my first tri ever and I
was hoping to find one that was a shorter than sprint distance since to me
even that was intimidating. I want you to know that all of the volunteers
were great and it was a well run race. I now know what I need to work on
before I enter another event ..................
Summer Super Sprint,
August 7, 2011
Thank you for organizing and running
such a successful event. The [Summer Super Sprint] Triathlon was my
very first tri. Kudos to you and your staff for such a well
organized race. I really appreciated your tips the day before. I am
looking forward to doing another one in the near future.
thanks again, --WK
July 10, 2011
- ...I have sung your praises to my triathlon group and have had wonderful
experiences at your events in the last two seasons! I always know that Ina's
smiling face and cheery voice will calm my pre-race jitters! The shorter
distances fit very well into any type of training I am doing, and things are
run so well in general! My son also had a great time last year at Spring
Ridge and we are both looking forward to being able to participate together
again this year. I really appreciate all the chances you give us to win fun
and useful door prizes at the events, and the atmosphere is really more like
a family than a bunch of strangers.... --CR
- I would like to say today was my first triathlon of any kind and I
really enjoyed the experience. I appreciate the level of effort it takes to
pull off the logistical ballet for the event. Kudos to your group. I believe
I'll be doing more. --MM
- Thanks for a great race - my first tri.I will be back for more. It was
very well organized and a lot of fun. --JR
- Dan's Tri It Now racebelt continues to get around.....
Manasas Mini Tri,
June 12, 2011
Thank you very much! And thank you for making this mini tri possible. Iím
too intimidated to do a full or even a sprint, but this mini seems more
manageable as a first attempt. Even remembering how to swim this month and
getting a bike have been so much fun and have already helped get me in
better shape! So thank you for your work to make this happen Ė I very much
....wanted to let
you know what a great race it was! I always love coming out to do the
Tri It Now races because they are so well organized and the race
coordinators, volunteers and participants are great!
Thanks! See you July
Kids Tri Too,
June 5, 2011
- I wanted to thank you so much for being such a positive force for my
daughters (Samantha and Delaney H...) in their first triathlon. Your
calmness, positivity, and clarity made this a fun, not frightening,
experience for my two girls....
...They both wanted to
thank you for being so awesome and easy to follow. Your love for the sport
is infectious and we plan on participating and assisting in the future, now
we have some kind of idea as to how it works. ;) Can't wait to hear how
Many thanks for all you do for these ambitious kids and their
- I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers for the excellent
race you put on yesterday. I had two kids race in the 6-8
year old division and they both had a great time. It was their first
triathlon and they are excited to do many more. We are registered for the
Kids Tri Too 2 in august and are very much looking forward to it.
...Thanks again for your service to all these young athletes. You all do
a great job. --DV
Tune Up Tri,
March 27, 2011
- I just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU for a wonderful
race on Sunday....
Again, just like last year, the atmosphere was amazing - having so
many of us cheering on the last few people really showed (I think)
what a great bunch of people you have organizing and help set up the
events... your enthusiasm and friendliness is definitely contagious!
Anyway, I am waffling on, thank you and everyone who helped set
up/take down etc etc. You all ROCK! --DG
- I want to say thank you for the work you did to make
this race come off so well! I had a great time, everyone was very
supportive and friendly, the course was well marked and staffed, and the
tangerine at the end was delicious! --S
- A great big thank you to the staff and all the
volunteers who made this event a huge success. --M
November 14, 2010
- My sister, niece, and I ran the duathlon yesterday. It
was such great fun and I want to thank you for all you do. I love the
Duathlon format and love how fun and low-key the event was. It is such a
different experience to do something rewarding and feel like part of a group
in a competitive setting - you manage to do it all!
Thanks again and look forward to the 2011 season. -- CS
- Thanks again for the Du-it duathlon! You guys always put
on an enjoyable race, refreshments, and door prizes included. You're a
tremendous part of our triathlon community. Let's hope it keeps growing! See
you next season...the TIN point series sounds great! --JG
Spring Ridge Sprint, August 29, 2010
- Just wanted to say thanks. I did yesterday's sprint tri in
Frederick. I registered and set this as a goal for myself while I was
pregnant with my second child. She's three months old now, and knowing
that I was registered for this race made me get out and stay active
after she was born. I think it's helped me combat some postpartum
depression and recover more quickly. On top of that, a wonderful friend
of mine and my MOM raced with (and finished before) me! It was their
first race, too. Two years ago my mom was on the verge of being diabetic
and could barely walk a few blocks. Yesterday she not only won her
division, she finished with a time that would've won several of the
younger divisions, too. I can't even express how proud of her I am. All
three of us were terrified the night before, and the words "next year"
were said more than once after we finished! Thank you for putting on
such a great event that lets the less experienced and the
not-as-in-shape among us have this opportunity. I hope you do your
women's tri clinic this winter, because I know we'll be there and
participating in at least one of your events next year!
Kids Tri Too 2 / Kids Can Du,
August 15, 2010
- Just wanted to say 'thank you' for your having put on such a
great race for the kids last Sunday. My son had a great time. I'm also
impressed by the number of photos taken of the kids - great stuff for them.
Thanks again. -- T. D.
- The kids had a great time yesterday. I think they
built some good self confidence.
We are looking forward to participating again next year.
Thanks! - R. W.
Summer Super Sprint, August 8, 2010
we all talked about how organized the race
was and we all appreciated the hard work you and staff put into making
this a fun time.
Many thanks, --J. C.
Thank you for an incredibly rewarding experience. It was
my first Tri and I loved it! You guys are great and I'll be back to do
more as well as volunteer. Thanks again. --N.S.
- Thank you so much for organizing such a fun race today.
I signed up last minute at packet pick-up and was seamlessly integrated into
the fold. It was fun and empowering. Can't wait to do my next one. Thank
...I really love Tri It Now and whenever I hear people
saying that they can't do triathlons anymore because of old injuries, I
tell them about the short distance events you offer and they quickly jot
down the website so they can get back into the sport.
See you next year!
The 14.06, July 11, 2010
- Thanks for a great race yesterday--I really
enjoyed myself! This was the 3rd Tri It Now race that I have done, and they
are always fun and well organized.
Great race today, thank
you for all the hours you spent putting it together...........
.....And again, thank you for a great race, it was well organized, fun,
and most of all safe! Canít wait to do it again next year!!
TRI IT on Fathers Day, June 20, 2010
I want to thank you for a well run event and
what a terrific location for a race and my first Tri.
The park setting was beautiful and the race
was big enough to make it competitive but not to big
to be overwhelming. You and your staff of
volunteers were super. Also, I met some really nice people
racing as well, just a great
rewarding experience overall. I
couldn't have picked a better race
for my first Tri, and with Tri it now.
Manassas Mini Tri, June 13, 2010
- Thanks for another great race. We always enjoy
your races! --D.Y.
- Thank you for putting together this short distance triathlons. They
are really good in providing practice for the chaotic swim in a safe
and controlled environment. It is also a great way to practice first
hand the transitions. There is no pressure at all, just a nice event
to give people the opportunity to practice and get use to the sport.
I am so glad you came up with the idea!
was a well organized and fun tri! We'll be back, again
- You guys did a great job on the race. My daughter
had a great day and I couldn't have asked for more doing our
"Mother/Daughter" Inaugural Triathlon!
Thanks Again, --N&J S
My thank you to you and all the volunteers today for an
incredible event. You did a phenomenal job. The event was fun and very
organized. I was so happy to find something that allowed me to "try
out" a trialthon.
Today's event had more meaning to me than when I initially signed up.
Two weeks ago today, my right lung collapsed and I had surgery just over
a week ago to correct it. Having my running (favorite form of exercise)
and first-time triathlon taken away from me was very disheartening.
However, I started feeling better several days before the race and with
my surgeon's blessing, decided to do the triatholon - just to see if I
could do it.
Words cannot describe the feeling I felt when I crossed the finish line.
It was a huge mood booster and was definitely a sign that I can get
myself back up to speed without limitations!
Thank you again for all of your time and effort to make today's race an
I love triathlon training (and exercising in general now)
- this is greatly thanks to you and the awesome events you coordinate!
See you Sunday!
Tune Up Tri, March '10
.... i competed and was kinda in my zone.....thanks and what a great
event!!! we had a blast!!! thank you!
I had a wonderful time and am energized for my
other triathlons this year!!! You definitely put on a great event!
I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone involved in organizing
and staging the tune up tri this weekend.
It was my first, and will not be my last.
thank you for a great experience.
The 14.06, July '09
Thanks for another great Tri It Now Race. This was my third
Tri It Now race and as always, you organized and produced a fantastic event.
It was fun, safe, on time and wll-managed. Having just directed my first 5K
event in Burke this Spring, I have a new appreciation for how much effort it
takes to put on an event, especially a multi-sport one!
I just wanted to
drop a note to thank you for running such a wonderful event on Sunday in
Manassas. The 14.06 was the first triathlon that I have ever done, and
it was a wonderful and exhilarating experience.......You clearly put a
ton of time and effort into running the 14.06 - it shows and it is very
much appreciated (especially for this newbie)! .......[photo attached] I
thought I would share the genuine smiles that we had on our faces! We
called ourselves winners because it was such a nice accomplishment. You
had so much to do with that- thanks!
We look forward to
seeing you on August 9th for the next event.
Thank you again for
making my first experience in a triathlon a wonderful one.
Manassas Mini Tri, June '09
I participated in the Manassas Mini Tri on June 7. I just wanted to say
I had so much fun and was very grateful to have a chance to participate
in a triathlon with these distances. It was a perfect way to get my
feet wet (Pun intended). The event was well put together and was truly
so much fun!! Thank you for holding this event.
...It was so fun! Your volunteers were absolutely great! Directions
were well marked.
What a wonderful experience, and the clinic in January helped me
tremendously. -M. R.
Thank you so much for a fantastic event! I was completely blown away by
the organization and effort given by you, your staff, and all of the
volunteers. This was so much fun! There are so many great people
....Look forward to seeing you at future events! Thanks for everything!
Tune Up Tri, March '09
wanted to send you an email and say thanks for another great race. It
was so much fun again. You and your volunteer staff do such a great
job.....These have brought so much fun and excitment to the department.
Thanks again for all the hard work to put these races on. --Walter
Thank you for a wonderful introduction to the
sport of triathlon! I feel much more confident now that I have my
first experience under my belt, and I can't wait for my next race in
a couple of weeks down at Lake Anna!.....
.....Thank you again for all of your hard work
and organization to make this possible for newbies!
Ina and rest of group organizing Tri It Now, thank
you for the awesome event.
My family enjoyed the sense of accomplishment and participating together
in the race...
...I feel super proud of my children's accomplishment but also of
myself. Toward the 5th lane in the swim leg I had a panic attack (deep
water phobia) and had to hang onto the rope to pull myself together. At
some point in the midst of that panic I thought this would be my last
triathlon but once I was together I promised myself that I will continue
fighting this phobia and one day hope to finish a tri without giving the
swim part a second thought.
Thank you again and warm regards,
~M. A. M.
Wanted to share with you my 10 year-old's
observation during the race. During the bike portion (this is his 2nd
tri) he said: "You know, it LOOKS dreary out today, but Triathlon cures
Many thanks for a fun event!
Tune Up Tri, March '08
I participated in my first triathlon event on
March 30, 2008 at the Tune Up Tri. Thank you very much for making
this experience awesome! I was very impressed with the organization
and preparations that were made for this event. The pre-race packet
pickup at the Freedom center on Saturday afternoon was very smooth.
There were plenty of friendly volunteers to move us through the line
quickly. Great sponsors and t-shirts! Saturday's pre-race meeting
was especially helpful as a review of the rules and super advice on
what to expect in the transition area and on the course.
I know it is difficult to coordinate with
hundreds of participants along with the facilities and volunteers
that are necessary to make such an event a success. You did a great
This has been such a great first time triathlon
experience that I have nothing but positive feedback for the sport
and for the Tri It Now organization. I will definitely consider
another Tri It Now event and recommend these races to friends!
Thank you so much...
Summer Super Sprint '07
This is the first one of
these I've ever done and I had a blast. You all did a tremendous job of
running the event, explaining what was going to happen and where to go. It
made my first experience a lot of fun. I can't wait to do it again!