After seeing #s generally decline over the past few years, it's fantastic that local race participation, in total, was up 17% from last year... let's keep it goin!!
The below chart shows the # of participants by race, as well as the % growth compared to 2017.
The "count" simply includes everyone who showed up and started the race, whether or not they finished. It doesn't include people who registered but didn't show up on race day.
The Top 10 (in blue) have earned a spot in the 2019 Utah Triathlon Championship Series, in addition to St. George 70.3. As you can see, a couple of "Challenger Races" baaarely came up short.
MORE TO COME ON THE 2019 SERIES SOON!!
In case you're not familiar with the Utah Triathlon Championship Series, these posts explain:
Utah Triathlon Championship Series - summary
Utah Triathlon Championship Series - how it works
We started a Patreon account (link below) with the hope of raising a few bucks towards awards & swag for athletes of all abilities in our tri community. We've given out a lot over the past 2 years, but would like to continue to expand our offerings & the volume we can do.
If you enjoy Utah Tri Buzz and would like to pitch in, any amount would be greatly appreciated... (there may be something in it for you as well!)
We're also always grateful for talented people who contribute in terms of time... let us know if you'd like to be part of the Utah Tri Buzz team.