Event Tomorrow!


Gear Night is tomorrow at Bacchus in Tville at 6 pm.Roger Hawkes from Higher Ground Bicycle Co. will be joining us.
Bring your wheel if you’d like to participate in the FLAT CHANGING CLINIC.
Step over to the bar + buy an adult beverage or two.
Bring the kids.
Prance around in your new threads.
Win an IRONMAN 140.6 entry, courtesy of the best sponsors around.

Just another ordinary night with RCTC.
See you there!

Special Guest, Scott Rigsby


On October 13, 2007, after enduring the elements for 16 hours and 43 minutes, NBC Sports featured Scott Rigsby as he became the first double amputee in the world to finish an Ironman distance triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

On March 12, Scott comes to Thomasville to share his Unthinkable story with Rose City Tri Club and friends. This is a community-wide event, presented by Rose City Tri Club and hosted by Victory Fellowship Church. That means you don’t have to be a Winged Warrior to attend.

Save the date.
Be there. And be inspired!

MARCH 12, 2015
6:00 pm
Victory Fellowship Church
19150 Us Highway 19 N, Thomasville, Georgia 31757
(229) 228-5493

Planning to attend?
Let us know! RSVP on the Facebook EVENT PAGE.

SCOTT RIGSBY (www.scottrigsby.com) is a professional speaker whose mission is to encourage people to do more than they thought possible in pursuit of their dreams. Since that incredible day in 2007, over 100,000 people have been inspired by his Unthinkable story through his speaking events, book and video sales, and on the Internet.

Scott grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, where he makes his home today. He has delivered keynote speeches for civic organizations, military, Fortune 1000 companies, churches and schools across the country. He founded The Scott Rigsby Foundation (www.scottrigsbyfoundation.org), a Georgia 501(c)3 nonprofit, to inspire, inform, and enable individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

New Events…

Greetings, RCTC!

For those of you who are either not on Facebook or simply living under a rock (ha!), there are some new events we’ve just added to our calendar. They are:

RCTC Special Guest Speaker
Guest to be revealed soon!
Open to Members + Non-Members. Of interest to athletes, non-athletes and anyone who could use a pep talk!
March 12 at 6pm
Victory Fellowship Church.
Please RSVP to the FB event.

Red Shoe Run / Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Brought to you by Treehouse/Children’s Advocacy Centers of GA.
Events are March 28th at 8 am.
Visit the FB page here.
Get the forms here: 2015 Runner Form 2015 Walker Form

YMCA Kids Triathlon Camp
July 20-23
Butler Mason YMCA, Ages 7-12.
Contact the YMCA for details.

Don’t forget GEAR NIGHT is February 28th. We’ll be giving away a FREE IRONMAN 140.6 RACE ENTRY. But you’ve gotta appear in person to enter and collect.


See previous posts and/or calendar for details! And remember, we have 12 races to give away in TOTAL!

Stay warm out there!

Meeting Recap

Thanks to our members who joined us last night at Bacchus Wine Bar for our first event of the 2015 season! We already have 74 active members, and we saw a great turnout last night!

HUGE thanks to Jon Manry of Capital City Runners for appearing as our featured guest, and for awarding two lucky members with gift cards as raffle prizes. Congrats to winners Chad Johnson and John Wheeler!

And a big congrats to our first FREE RACE ENTRY winner, Conley Wilhelm! Conley won a FREE general entry slot into the 70.3 event of his choosing, courtesy of RCTC and our generous sponsor partners!!! We have 11 more race entries to award this season, so be sure to attend our events to enter the raffle!

If you missed the meeting, your Member ID and temporary tattoos will be in your gear bag at the next meeting, February 26th, also at Bacchus.

And don’t forget to send me those waivers!

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This Week!

REMINDER: Our first meeting/clinic featuring Capital City Runners is this Thursday at Bacchus!

Don’t miss this chance to grab your 2015 Member ID… And enter to win a FREE RACE! You must be present to win!

ALL MEMBERS must complete this waiver (even if you completed one last season), so feel free to do so electronically or by hand…and scan it, mail it, email it, take a picture of it and text it to me… Whatever works for you.

And big props to Jen Bendewish on the completion of the RockNRoll NOLA Marathon last weekend!

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RCTC, we have tons going on for you. And its critical that we do (+ you attend) as much as possible before racing season kicks into high gear if you really want to maximize your membership! Unless you just wanted the free tech tee, and that’s okay, too.

So here’s a quick upshot. If you’d like more detail, please check Facebook or dig through this website for the original posts. And don’t forget that there’s a calendar on this site, as well, and we’re back in the routine of posting events there, as well!

As always, please RSVP to FB event pages. Or message me if you’re not on FB.

1st meeting / Clinic at Bacchus, 6 pm.
Featured guest: Jon Manry, Capital City Runners.
Learn about the Tally Marathon for 2016 and long distance running tips from Jon.
Please drop in for your Member ID and a small gifty, courtesy of your 2015 sponsors.
Adult beverages are not paid for by RCTC, but you can pop over to the bar and grab what you like. And the kids are welcome, as always!

Gear delivers. Headsweats gear, tech tees and lastly, 2XU custom gear.

Gear Sorting Night, Volunteers Needed.
Please feel bad for Renee + Clayton and step up to help. (Insert big sad eyes here)

2nd Meeting / Clinic at Bacchus, 6 pm
Featured Guest: Roger Hawkes, Higher Ground Bicycle Co.
+ possibly a speaker from EC3D.
Flat-Fixing Clinic. Do not miss this!
Come meet Roger. Grab a bev. Bring the kids. Oh, and get your gear.
We love you all, but it is really hard for us to drop your gear at your house if you don’t attend. There are 80 of you. Already. We’re too big. So please come show us your happy face and grab your gear. Pretty please.

3rd Meeting / Clinic at Tville EM YMCA, 1 pm
Feaured Guests: TriAttic / Sandy + Charlie Johnson
Indoor pool swim clinic. Led by sick-fast athletes / Ironman baddies / professional coaches.
I will cry myself to sleep if you miss this.
Y members, bring your member card.
Non-Y members must sign a Guest Pass, posted previously.

Lifesport Coaching Tally Open Water Swim Clinic (+run)
8 am, Lake Mystic in Bristol, FL
Prepare to shiver. Totally worth your suffering.


Monticello BIKE FEST
Check out previous post for complete deets.
Monticello Bike Fest. Click this link!

If you don’t attend either of these events, you’d better be running a Marathon. Or I’m coming to get you out of bed.

That’s the scoop for now. Also, there’s a really good chance there will be a raffle for a free race entry at any or all of RCTC-hosted events. So please join us!

Happy Training!!!



Open Water Swim Clinic

Greetings, RCTC!

For those of you who aren’t on Facebook—or who don’t check FB often—I wanted to share this event.

Chuck Kemeny and our friends at Lifesport Coaching in Tallahassee are hosting an Open Water Swim Clinic on March 21. It’s at Lake Mystic in Bristol, FL, and it starts at 8 am.

Yes, the water will be cold.

Thank heavens Capital City Runners has offered us free wetsuit rentals so you can test out your suit of choice before making a purchase…and put it into action before raceday. And not suffer hypothermia.

The Lifesport group has been incredibly kind to include ALL of RCTC in this clinic. Their FB event description includes this copy:

Please join us for the first of hopefully many open water swims out at Lake Mystic. This is a sandy bottom recreation lake measuring between .6 – .7 of a mile across. We will have kayak support and plan to have an optional social run around the lake after the swim completes. This particular swim is scheduled to start at 8:00 AM with the last swimmer finishing around 9:00 AM. The social run around the lake is just over 2.5 miles. Participants choosing to run may elect to run more than one loop around the lake. This is a sanctioned event by USAT. Therefore, all participants will need to have valid USAT memberships at the time of the event to participate. Wetsuits are advised for the March 21st swim.

One of our fellow triathletes has been kind enough to open her house and allow us to use it to host the swims. The home is on Lake Mystic Rd., Bristol, FL 32321. The exact address will be sent to those looking to join us for the open water swim. We can discuss carpooling if people are interested.

There will be swim buoys and 5-6 kayaks to keep you safe. There are over 55 people who have already RSVP’ed on FB. This will be a really great event, so please talk yourself out of potentially being intimidated. RCTC has tried to schedule these types of events, and has encountered lots of roadblocks so far. So please take advantage of this terrific opportunity to join others who are making this happen…even if you just sit on the beach and laugh at those fools in the cold water.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Please be sure to have your USAT information with you for the open water swim. All participants will need to fill out a LifeSport waiver and USAT paperwork before they can participate in the swim.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Facebook event. If you’re not on FB, message me, and I will RSVP you.

Thanks, all!