March is going to be big for us!  Lots of activities.  Our monthly meeting will be on March 16th at 4pm at the Appleton YMCA.  We have a great speaker lined up.  Luis Alvarez, the head of "Ironmex" will be traveling here all the way from Mexico City!  The title of his talk is "Breaking you can change your life"...Luis is an ex-overweight smoking non-athlete..this will be great! and then......on March 22nd, wear your coconuts, your aloha shirt, your flip-flops, and your sunglasses as The Fox Cities Triathlon Club presents:  Hawaiian night...come to the Heart of the Valley YMCA in Kimberly on Saturday night the 22nd from 6-8pm...we will have lap swimming, pool/water games and fun, food, and tropical drinks with little umbrellas!  This is our way of having a winter event that should not be influenced by sub-zero wind-chills!

TRI 101....We had a great turnout this year...almost 100 newbies!  This was not an easy event to produce..3 cities, 3 nights....and it took a big group of very dedicated FOXES..we thank each and every one of you: kelly jansen, katy sirovatka, nate carroll, james blaskowski, amy henning, kathy head, kari sturtevant, mike pierson, lee simril, mike schmidt, patti yaeger, the recyclist, pete emerson, tim lahti, jill anderson, bill pratt, brian mcwilliams, dave martin (#700), deb ernst, megan and drew hermann, mark szczepanik, becky tomlinson, mark conway, peter victor, barbara smith, bingo, ann keller, cheri ellenbecker, craig schultz, daryl yunk, tom peterson, glenn ostrom, dawn ver haagh, gus zubka, gloria west, steve bernhardt, and don keddell..WHEW!!!!

What could be more American than apple pie on the 4th of July?..The Fox Cities Triathlon Club is as pleased as pie to announce our first ever FOX 5k on the 4th of July...this is going to be one of 2 club fundraisers this year and we want this to be a big annual event for us and for the community....This is certain to set off FIREWORKS and we need YOU!!!!

Help us plan --- We are looking for people to be on the committee for this event. We will hold the first committee meeting at 2:00 on March 16th before the March meeting at the downtown Appleton YMCA. We hope to see you all there!!! We need lots of volunteers to make this a success...
and how about a CONTEST??...

Help us name this cool event ...foxes ...fourth of get the idea!  Use your ALL-American Imagination and submit your suggestions on the website ASAP! Hit the CONTEST button.

ALL FOXES needed to help....GIVE BACK TO THE CLUB by volunteering at this special TRIFOX EVENT. You can volunteer, you can run, you can do both....tell your friends...plan your holiday around this run.

A race is not inexpensive to produce...we are looking for generous donors and sponsors...if you have any connections please let us know...thank you!



check the website events list for details:
March 5th: our first wednesday night TRI FOX run..6pm park'n'ride Ballard and 41. Daryl Yunk is our run organizer....every Wednesday...ALL FOXES AND ALL ABILITIES!

March 7th: Newbie Spin, Appleton Y 6-7pm..sign up  lead by don keddell
March 9th: Newbie Spin, Green Bay East Y, 10-11am..Cheri Ellenbecker will lead the to sign up:
March 8,15,22,29...four saturdays in march...NEWBIE SWIMS at the Appleton Y...lead by Tim Lahti, Lee Simril, and Jill Anderson..sign up required..
May 10th: Sole Burner
On line registration is now open for the 2008 Sole Burner 5K to be held May 10th.  And the Fox Cities Triathlon Club will once again have a team.
Just go to and click the link to register.  Be sure to register for the Fox Cities Triathlon Club team.
Last year, many newbie's, including kids from the Boys and Girls Brigade used the Sole Burner for their first race as part of preparation for their first triathlon.
And remember, the Sole Burner is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society.  This years goal is $309,000.  Much of the money raised by the Sole Burner stays right here in NE Wisconsin to aid families and victims of cancer.  Programs like:
    Women's issues with integrating in public despite the ravages of chemo-therapy
    Breast Cancer Recovery
    The ACS Connect Center to aid families with financial and medical issues.
The last day to register and guarantee a t-shirt with the Fox Cities Triathlon Club logo on the back is April 1st.  Sign up today!  Contact Pete Emerson, with any questions.

Welcome to all the new members...will we hit 800 by High Cliff???
Any Questions....any concerns....any comments:
Cheri Ellenbecker
Tom Peterson


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