March Newsletter

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March Gladness: a Free Throw of RKF scoop & how to score an exclusive Chix medal holder!

Full Court Press to Registration is ON!

Rocketchix I Triathlon & Duathlon, presented by SRS Wealth Management Group, is just over a month away. The events will take place Sunday, April 26, 2015, and this year they return to the LSU Natatorium!

The race distances for the all women events are: 350 m pool swim / 12 mile bike /2 mile run for the triathlon and 2 mile run / 12 mile bike / 2 mile run for the duathlon.  Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 women can participate. This USAT sanctioned triathlon/duathlon and will again feature a road bike and fat tire bike division.

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New race shirts for Chix 2015!

1c CoolChixRaceTankRocketChix goes “Cool Chix” for 2015. A welcome break from the same-old-same-old short sleeve t-shirt, the 2015 RocketChix I & II race shirts will be the wildly popular cotton tanks. These are the identical tanks sported and loved by the Varsity Running crowd!

The 100% cotton singlets have unisex sizing and a comfy (not tight) fit. The shirts will come in two colors – one for the April race and a different color for the July race.

Register for both races and own the whole haute race fashion collection!

Speaking of registering for Chix I + Chix II …

 

Register for Chix I + Chix II and SCORE this sweet medal holder!

Women who register for Chix I + II this year will get score a custom Rocketchix Medal Holder courtesy of Rocketchix presenting sponsor, SRS Wealth Management!  This laser cut medal display is perfect to showcase your hard earned race hardware. So shoot for 2 (Rocketchix events, that is) and score the hottest swag in town!

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Time to get off the bench!

You can do this! Even if you’ve never done a triathlon or duathlon before, you can do this! We love racers of all levels to come ‘tri’ and “du” our races. Rocketchix.com offers free training plans to help get you started.

Download the Training Plans »

 

Training and Clinics

Tiger Aquatics swim & transition clinic + swimming time trial
Sunday, March 29, 4:00 – 5:30PM
Swim clinic
Fee $20
Transition Clinic to follow
Fee $10

Monday, April 20, 7:00 – 8:00PM
Swim time trial
Fee $10

 

The Bicycle Shop

Tom Townsend of the Bicycle Shop host Saturday Rocketchix Training Rides leading up to Rocketchix I! These No-Chix-Left-Behind rides are geared to beginner / intermediate riders.

If you want to get email notice regarding the Rocketchix Rides, just emailtom@bicycleshop.com with “Add me to the Rocketchix Ride email list” in the subject line.

If you haven’t already, like the Rocketchix Triathlon Series Facebook page to keep up with the latest Chix Chat including training opportunities.

 

The Line Up

Move over Final Four, RKF has Seven from Heaven!
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“A Black Tri Affair” looking for some Cinderellas

BrandLaTriBlackTriLogo NCAA basketball tournament isn’t the only place for athletes & teams to rise up and show their stuff.  A week after Rocketchix I, RKF’s Louisiana Tri takes place in New Roads. Sponsored by NRG Energy, the theme this year is a Black Tri Affair. There are 2 divisions: a friendly beginner and a standard.

The beginner division is a 400m open water swim / 18.6 mile bike ride / 5k run. This makes it a perfect “step up” for a Rocketchix and a great entry level open water swim tri for any aspiring or veteran triathlete. The beginner division will be the last wave into the water so no worries about another swim wave coming up behind you.  Awards for this division are limited, so if you want to be eligible for age group awards you will need to register for the standard distance of 800m swim / 18.6 mile ride resurfaced roads / 5k run.

Only 4 spots remain for V.I.P. treatment!

For a voluntary $30 donation to RKF, 15 participants have the option become V.I.R. (Very Important Racers) and receive a sweet package of VIP extras: parking pass to VIR parking area, a special VIR bike rack, extra drinks at post race party, and their name on a star! We know you are kind of a big deal, flaunt it!

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Want to save $55? Register for Roux, get La Tri for Free!

From the initial set aside, a limited number of spots are still available for athletes ready to register for both Louisiana Tri and River Roux Triathlon. Register for Roux, use the code: BLACKTRIROUX when you and race Louisiana Tri for FREE.  The discount will appear on the La Tri checkout. Or, if you register for La Tri first, the discount will appear on the second Roux registration. Remember you must use the code: BLACKTRIROUX.

Visit LA Tri »   Vist River Roux Tri »

P.S. You should use the code BLACKTRIROUX … just in case you missed that …

 

Sponsor Spotlight

Subaru of Baton Rouge

5 SponsorSubaruBR-350x235Subaru of Baton Rouge is the title sponsor of RKF’s River Roux Triathlon. Locally owned by The Fabre Group, the dealership is located at 13399 Airline HWY in Baton Rouge.

Subarus support the multi-sport lifestyle with their Top Safety Pick ratings, All Wheel Drive traction and control, and accolades for their value reliability. And like all RKF events, Subaru of Baton Rouge doesn’t allow sharks in their space! Their sales consultants are salary based with customer service and volume incentives – nothing to do with profit and everything to do with customer service.

If you are in market for a new vehicle, stop by our friends at Subaru of Baton Rouge – and tell ‘em RKF sent you!

 

Show us your #WeAreRKF moment!

The RKF #WeAreRKF campaign is off to a fast break. Whatever got you started, whoever got you involved, you are RKF! Spread the positive love.  Hashtag your FB posts, pictures, videos, training stories, Instagram pics and more with #WeAreRKF

#WeAreRKF Spotlight

Meet Callie Boudreaux – Attorney / RKF Fundraiser / Fitness Ringleader / DJ!

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Callie Boudreaux is a great example of the variety found in the #WeAreRKF family! An attorney and partner at Watson Blanche Wilson & Posner, she is also an accomplished fundraiser, fitness run ringleader and also referred to as DJ Calli Call!

In November, Callie raced River Roux Triathlon in the Charity Wave. Racing in the Charity Wave requires athletes to raise $500 for RKF and in return they get placed in the first swim wave plus some awesome RKF swag – like a race jersey!

As part of her fundraising effort Callie created a blog “Tri Like a Boss” to share her journey from 0 to 70.3 miles with some stories, stops and deliciously fun detours along the way.

Well, Calli knew what she was doing as she BLASTED past the minimum fundraising goal and raised $2,360 to benefit RKF community health and fitness programming.

Callie is also a great model for getting fit with maximum fun. She’s also known for infectious enthusiasm. You can spot Calli running while rocking out to one of her signature “DJ Calli Call” Spotify playlist and after events cheering and supporting others working to reach their own fitness goals.  No wonder there’s a crowd wherever Calli goes!

Check out Calli’s blog at http://trilikeaboss.blogspot.com/

Register here for the Charity Wave of River Roux presented by Subaru of Baton Rouge: http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=23172&z=1422655739846

And if you want a little of that DJ Calli Call mojo on your next run, check out her public playlist on Spotify, like this one https://play.spotify.com/user/1219849784.*

 

* Fine print: Calli likes to keep it clean, but a stray version may have crept its way onto the list. You’ve been gently cautioned.

 

Giving Back

Rouge Roubaix teams with RKF to “rebound” funds into the community!

3 Rouge Roubaix PhotosRouge Roubaix by 4th Dimension Fitness is a challenging and unique 106 mile road and gravel cycling event that took place on March 14th and 15th, 2015 in St. Francisville, LA. Pros and cyclists from all over the country travel to West Feliciana to tackle this beast of race. With a noncompetitive Gran Fondo ride on Saturday and the race on Sunday, this weekend long event brings national cycling attention to the West Feliciana area. During the race it is not uncommon for tired riders to drop out, but this year 100% of the female racers completed the event and every finisher crossed under the orange RKF finish arch!  Look for coverage in an upcoming Bicycling Magazine edition as they were onsite to cover this home-grown ‘Classics’ race.

Rouge Roubaix is committed to giving back to the community teamed up with RKF to support West Feliciana High School Physical Education and Athletics. Litespeed donated a T5 Gravel Bike and each participant and volunteer received one chance to win the bike. Additional tickets were sold and all proceeds go to the school to support physical activity resulting in a $3,000 donation to the West Feliciana High School PE and Athletics.

Rouge Roubaix and RKF are both delighted to be able to give back to the community that supports multi-sport athletes so graciously!

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