TCSD vs. LA Tri Club: Duel in the Desert

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Duel in the Desert

The 11th annual Desert International & Sprint Triathlon will host the Triathlon Club Championship once again at Lake Cahuilla,  on March 7, 2010.  The Desert International and Sprint Triathlon will take place at the very unique and beautiful venue in La Quinta, CA., for a day of fun and great racing.  This event has become the kickoff event each year for many triathletes getting their season started and moving on to other goals throughout the year. This event has also become a favorite for the first timer and novice triathlete because of the calm lake swim, and flat and fast bike and run courses. AND hey, there is no better place to be in March,  than the Palm Springs, California area. Average temperature in March is 74 degrees.

TCSD members will be competing for the Triathlon Club championship based on Performance, Turnout and Spirit.  This event has crowned three different winners over the past three years. MultiSport OC, LA Triathlon Club and American Interbanc Triathlon Club. The winning club receives a Triathlon Club Championship Banner.


TCSD members get  a $5 discount off the Sprint distance race and $10 off the International distance. You can register two ways to receive this discount. Register on and enter the code sprint10 orinternational10 to get the discount, or you can download the attached entry form and send it in with Tri Club San Diego listed and take the discount off the appropriate fee. All members must be current to receive the discount.

Don't wait to the last minute to sign up.  This event is forecasted to sell out again this year and since they are already up 300% on registration from last year at this time, we expect that they will sell out earlier this year than ever before.

We look forward to having your club participate. Please pass this information on to your members. If you are not the correct person to receive this email, please forward it to the right person. Thank you, we hope to see you in March.

Important: Once you've Registered please RSVP to Jason Welle at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jason will be creating a TCSD club roster of participants. We are working on a host of special schwag for this event.

Event Host Hotel:
Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa
Registration and Race Packet Pick Up 

Phone: 1-800-362-2779

Ask for Group Code: 
TD2 for Friday and Saturday night @ $199 per night 
TD1 for a Saturday night only stay
@ $249 per night 

For more info in this event here is a link to the race organizers website:

How the triathlon club champion will be determined:

Points will be awarded in each age group male and female as follows

10 points for a first place finish in your age group,

6 points for second

3 points for third.

Points will be awarded for the highest finisher overall male and female as follows

25 points highest male finisher

25 points highest female finisher

Points will be awarded for largest turnout from each triathlon club as follows

20 points for first

15 points for second

10 points for third

Points will be awarded for team spirit, visibility and attitude as follows (Klein and Clark Sports race committee will determine this category)

15 points will be given to the club chosen in this category

8 points for second

5 points for third

It is important that each member lists which tri club they are in on their entry form.

Also they should check when they pick up their packet to be sure they are listed in the proper club.

See you in the desert!


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