The first week of June is busy for FOXES!! And it doesn't stop there...what a summer we have ahead of us!! ( as always, if the weather looks "iffy" watch the news crawl on the website for any cancellations) Please sign up now for THE FOX FIRECRACKER 5K on the 4th of July! Don't forget to take FOX FOTOS (see below).
We have 2 open water swims this week!!
1. On Wednesday the 4th..meeet at the High Cliff Beach for our first ever SPLASH'N'DASH. Renne Richards Groff is organizing a 1500 meter swim followed by a 5K run...we will hit the water with a mass start at can have your own transition area set up for the run. This is Renne's first time being a "race director" and she is figuring out all the should be a lot of fun. Swim and Run!!!
Then, on Thursday night...also at the High Cliff Beach.. is our NEWBIE OPEN WATER SWIM...this is designed to help new triathletes get used to open water swimming...sighting, swimming with a group, being bumped by other swimmers, what to wear, etc. This swim has always been very helpful for you remember your first group swim?
So, if you are a newbie, thursday is for you...and if you are an experienced FOX, please come mentor!! We will have more NEWBIE swims on the 12th and 19th as well.
The Trinity Tri is on Saturday the 7th and the Green Bay Tri is on Sunday the 8th. Please sign up if you haven't already!! These are great races...perfect for new and experienced FOXES!
more stuff to do:
2. JUNE 14th...TRI FOX HIGH CLIFF Triathlon course bike at the HIGH CLIFF parking lot and be ready to ride the long or short course at 8am....make sure you bring your own fuel...we will try to have a van support us...please look at the High Cliff race map and learn the route...wear a helmet of course and make sure your bike is road worthy!! Don't be nervous...See you there.
3. JUNE 17th..UNO'S DAY for the FOXES...please eat lunch or dinner or both..invite EVERYONE..even non-FOXES..print a coupon from the website and bring it with you (only one per table needed)...20% of every bill will be kicked back to the club!! Eat before the Tuesday ride or ride and eat afterwards...bring guests to get it---consume food on the 17th!! Uno's is near where CE and 441 meet in front of Lowe's.
4. Don't forget our usual weekly activities...Bike rides on Tuesday and Thursday...and runs on Wed and Saturday..
look at the website calendar for details please.
The running caps are here, in black or white with our FOX in orange...many people have already reserved one and the rest are selling like HOTCAKES...plan to pick yours up will love it. We only have 50 of them and this will be the only order of caps this season.
The shirts should be here on Monday the 2nd..many have already been reserved since the last email blast but we still have many take about 2 weeks so if these go really fast, we might have time for another order before High Cliff, but again we have to do this fast..if you are interested, please come to TRI FOX WORLD HEADQUARTERS at Aurora in Kaukauna starting on Tuesday the 3rd (please call 766-3200 on the 2nd to make sure they got here!)..We have 25 mens and 25 sizing...don't delay!! Did we forget to tell you that we already recieved the first shirt and it is really neat...white with a bright yellow FOX on the Front and our logo on the back...great wicking material.
And we still have some TRI FOX jerseys, jackets, women's tri tops, skin suits and even a helmet for sale...pick up your race clothes and FOX SOX before they are gone!
6. VOLUNTEER FOR HIGH CLiFF AND THE FIRECRACKER..oh, and bake pies!! The following is a detailed list of what we need help with...please email
Kelly at if you can help...PLEASE! BAKE PIES!!!


Goody Bag stuffing...June 18th     Time TBA
Transition Set up....Jun 20     time 8-11, 11-2, 2-5
Sweep corners June 21     time by 5:00pm
Swim set up..June 21     time 8-10am
Registration....June 21     time 2-5
Office help.....June 9-19 your convenience
Special needs tri...June 21     time 12-2

FOX FIRECRACKER 5K NEEDS Help Stuff goody bags......TBA Site set up......July 3rd......starting at 8:00am--???  Help with registration.July 4th 6-8am Man water station...July 4th.....8:00am Man corners during race.....July 4th.....7:45 -end of race Help with finish line distribution...water, flags, treats.......July 4th 8:00- end of race Help with food tent....July 4th 7:00am -end of race Clean up........July 4th.....after race Please contact Kelly at if you can help in any of these area.


7. FAST TRACK RUNNING CLINIC...what a neat way to improve your running! Starts June 16th and brought to you by Dr. Mike Pierson of and Peak Performance.

See the flyer for more information.

8. FOX FOTOS...take bazillions of FOX FOTOS..and short video clips.. at each and every training session and race and vacation site across the globe...we need FOTOS of you in our gear....whether you are wearing FOX SOX on the top of Mt. Ranier or wearing a FOX cap while visiting with The Pope...even crashing down Splash Mountain with cow spots on your shirt...or, maybe a shot of you smiling (or not) in a race!

We are starting to plan the 2008 DVD and we need FOX FOTOS..wear your creative, be DVD worthy!! If you want to take a FUZZY FOX with you...easy schmeezy..just contact Kelly at like checking out a book from the library!

Have a great and very safe Summer!!! Alan Cherkasky Cheri Ellenbecker Tom Peterson

REGISTER FOR THE FIRECRACKER TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!