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So Long...For Now?

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BREAKING TRI NEWS: Today, we were supposed to post the list of Minnesota men who earned All American honors in 2017. That will appear tomorrow. Today, we are posting a letter from Bill Corcoran. We'd be lying if we didn't admit that this news totally bums us out.
 

Dear Buffalo Triathlete, 

It is with our deepest regret that we must inform you that this years Buffalo Triathlon is being officially postponed due to historically low registration numbers and the increasing cost of running the event. Since 2014, the total number of participants at the Buffalo Triathlon has dropped between 20% and 30% each year.  Last year, the race was run at an overall loss, and 2018 is already more than 20% behind from last years registration numbers.  Nationally, triathlon participation has been on a steady decline for about the past 5 years, and MN alone has seen more than 30 races cancelled just in the past couple years.  Although a number of options are being explored, it is likely that the Buffalo Triathlon will be...

restructured as a non-profit in 2019 in hopes to cut costs and increase potential future sponsorships for this great local event.  With continued help from the local and triathlon community, we hope to see a strong and vibrant triathlon continue to be offered in the City of Buffalo for many years to come.  We want to thank our past volunteers, participants, the City of Buffalo, and the many other people that have helped make the Buffalo Triathlon possible for so many years.  For those of you that have registered for the 2018 race, you have 2 options.

 

Please email your chosen option to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and just list your choice in the subject line. We will take it from there.

 

OPTION 1 (preferred)

Support the 2019 Buffalo Triathlon and automatically transfer your 2018 race registration to the 2019 race.  

 

OPTION 2 (space is limited)

Transfer to a Graniteman Triathlon

Graniteman Clearwater, or Graniteman Big Lake.  

See www.granitemantri.com for more dates and details on those races.  

(Due to smaller venues, only 50 transfers will be allowed to each of these races.)

 

Again, Please email your chosen option to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and just list your choice in the subject line. We will take it from there.

Comments   

0 #3 Rob Kaufman 2018-03-15 20:09
What?!! This is one my favorite races! It is the first of the season and very competitive. I have been trying to register for this race for the last week, but the online link wasn't responding. I figured something was up and assumed the race was full. Wow, what a bummer. I know at least 5 athletes who intend to race Buffalo but just hadn't signed up yet. Please bring it back! Absolutely LOVE the Graniteman series.
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0 #2 Kelly Donahue 2018-03-15 15:59
I'm super sad to see Buffalo Tri go away, it was one of the first triathlons I participated in and very well produced :) I wish the group best of luck for the future!
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0 #1 Kortney Haag 2018-03-15 12:33
This totally bums me too. This is one of my favorite races and please please bring it back.What if we got 50 people to sign up in tre next month!!!
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