By Mary Dodsworth, Director, Lakewood Parks
Wow – what a great weekend and what a great event. The comments keep coming in… greatest event ever… loved the route… perfect water conditions… super efficient volunteers… I’ll be back next year and I’m bringing my friends.
Putting on a sprint triathlon with an open water swim, two transition areas, a bike route crossing through five different jurisdictions and a cross county 5K run is quite a task. Then adding registration, marketing, packet pick up, volunteers, recovery tent and an after party along with so many other moving parts could NOT have been done with out the support of our community, our partners and so many amazing volunteers. Saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough but THANK YOU for your leadership, your expertise, your flexibility and your support! We could not have done it without you!
We are thankful to City of Lakewood and South Sound Sports for their overall coordination and support. We couldn’t have done this without our presenting sponsor St. Clare Hospital and all our partners: Army Strong Recruiting, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, West Pierce Fire and Rescue, JBLM Air Force and Army staff, Lakewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Police Department staff, Tacoma Maritime Institute and Sea Scouts, Town of Steilacoom, Pierce County, JBLM and DuPont communities, Franciscan Health System volunteers and all the others who volunteered their time to support the activities before, during and after the event. Please forward our thanks to your co-workers, team members, families and friends.
We have been receiving a variety of suggestions to make things bigger and better next year. If you have ideas please send them our way.
Again, thanks for making this event happen. Creating a healthy and vibrant community where opportunities abound is our vision and you helped make the vision come true.