Sunday, March 24, 2013

God's Country Duathlon Results, Pics and Blogs

Results from the 11th Annual God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Short Course Results

Long Course Results

We have several photographers out yesterday.  Below are the links.  Enjoy.

Roger Harrison House of Photos - God's Country Duathlon

Michael Tarne's photos - God's Country Duathlon 2013

Blog post will be below.

Friday, March 22, 2013

God's Country Update #2

Quick update for our first event of the God's Country Fat Tire Festival.

Course is all marked. Transition is build and ready to open up tomorrow at 0730

Course conditions are very good.  The majority of the trials are dry and ready for our event.  There are a few slick sections which we are going to bypass. 

Two small changes on  our course.
  1. Both long and short courses will use the new section of trail
  2. The runs course for the long course will run on the same course twice.  We had planned to have the runners on the long course return on the levee, but now they will instead return on the single track trail.
See everyone in the morning.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

God's Country Update #1

Just a quick update about this weekends events.

Course workers will be marking the course tomorrow afternoon.  An update will be posted Friday night on any course changes for the duathlon.  As of now we are currently using the planned course in our guide.

If you have class changes for the duathlon please arrive early on Saturday morning and we will make the necessary changes.

Race day registration is available for both the off-road duathlon and mountain bike events.  

Registration opens at 7:30 am on Saturday morning and closes at 8:40am. Transition opens at 7:45 am and all bikes must be racked by 8:50 am.  A brief meeting will take place at 8:55 am.  The 11th Annual God's Country Off-Road Duathlon will begin at 9:00 am.

After your event please be sure to enjoy the post race food provided by Cow Town Cycling and The Wheel Cyclery.  The menu includes hot chili, crackers,  hot chocolate, hot coffee and fresh fruit.

Awards Ceremony will take place inside our enclosed tent provided by Anderson Rental.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Awards for God's Country

Some of the awards are in for the God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  Come get one this weekend.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Running with Garry Gribbles

We are excited to announce that Garry Gribbles has joined us as a partner.  For nearly 30 years Garry Gribbles Running Sports has been the store to go to for your running needs.  They have the experience and proper training to help you find the right footwear and clothing to keep you running for many miles to come.

Our motto, “Run by Athletes Serving Athletes,” means that the people serving you at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports are actively involved themselves in running, cycling, swimming and fitness training. Many of the staff are runners, who have the background to help beginners and competitors alike be properly equipped for their sport. All our staff complete rigorous test on our products to keep us most knowledgeable on what we sell. We stay up-to-date on new products because we use the products we sell. We are committed to your fitness.
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Friday, March 8, 2013

2013 Athlete Information Guide

The 2013 God's Country Athlete Information Guide is now available.  Information on our events including, rules, directions and course maps. 

Please click on below file link:

Updated - 2013 God's Country Athlete Information Guide

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Registration Extended

Two Sports - Twice the Fun
Spring is just around the corner and the 11th Annual God’s Country Fat Tire Festival is fast approaching. Off-road multisport events like Xterra triathlons and mud runs are rapidly growing. These events are popular because many athletes enjoy the adventure and added challenges of running and biking on off-road trails.  Off-road events also tend to be friendlier and more “low-key” than their road counterparts.  They appeal to trail runners, mountain bikes and anyone who likes adventure and doesn’t mind getting dirty during a race.

Hurry and save...due to our recent winter weather, regular registration for the off-road Duathlon has been extended until 3/5/13.  This is also the date to guarantee an event t-shirt as we will be placing our order on that date.  Register today for the duathlon.  

Mountain Bike Entry List

God's Country Mountain Bike Classic Entry List (updated 3/18/13)
Here are the preregistered riders for this years event.
Damian Almanza
Jared Anderson
Jeff Arnaud
Lance Ballou
Levi Ballou
Justin Bay
Mark Beers
Mitch Beller
Mitch Bernskoetter
Shawn Beeton
Roger Billings
Daniel Bresler
Lester Bose
Wesley Boyce
Daniel Bresler
Karen Brocket
JP Brocket
Victoria Brocket
Joshua Carney
Seth Carlson
Randy Clark
Kevin Collins
Sandra Collins
Triston Collins
Michael Conley
Caleb Clark
Randy Clark
Brad Crain
Justin Coke
Mark Davenport
Joseph Dickerson
John Dietrich
John Dotson
Scott Dowis
Andrew Ellis
Phil Ellsworth
Collin Earhart
Rick Farrant
Robert Fisk
Jim Foster
Joe Fultz
Tyler Gill
Micah Gordon
Travis Graham
Tim Greene
Ben Gulick
Brian Hagman
Michael Hall
Brian Hagman
Todd Heckt
Scott Kintner
Corey Hirtz
Paul Jackson
David Jensen
Zach Johnson
Ryan Jones
Larry Kintner
Scott Kintner
Dave Lafond
Dave Lewis
Christopher Locke
James Maynard
Donald Martin
Shane Martin
Dylan Medlock
Nathaniel Merrill
Tim Michael
Forrest Miller
Nancy Miller
Landon Moore
Randy Murdick
Craig Myer-Arenth
Mark Olsen
Jeff O'Neill
Jon Parker
Lowell Premer
Kristopher Presnell
Chuck Remboldt
Lyle Riedy
David Romisch
Brett Ruehter
Mark Ruehter
Toney Sargent
Dan Schaeffer
Ron Schnick
Steve Schweiker
Kenneth Smith
Jim Spellman
Patrick Steele
Nathan Stover
Zach Stover
Brian Tarnow
Josh Taylor
Carly Teater
Katherine Teubner
Marc Thierry
Eric Thompson
Jeff Trader
John Vansooy
Randy Wagner
Chad Walker
Levon Weaver
Curtis Witt
Brian Williams
Roger Williams
Jason Wood
Tom Yahl
David York
Jeffrey Zook

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tifosi Eyewear Joins Fat Tire Festival

Support continues to grow for this years God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  We welcome aboard Tifosi Eyewear. Tifosi mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiast of all sports and outdoor activities.  Our little festival fits right in there with our duathlon on Saturday and the first round of the UFD Mountain Bike series on Sunday. 

Be sure to preregister for the Duathlon and/or Mountain Bike race to get your raffle ticket to win one of the sweet pairs of technical eyewear by Tifosi.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Good Times Guaranteed at God's Country

It is always fun to look back at our past events.  Below are some photos and a recap of the 2009 version.  One thing you can count on at God's Country is a good time and a fun course.

Photos from the 2009 God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Overall duathlon winners were Tony Raboin in 1:14:15 and Karen Borgstedt in 1:26:45.  Age-group award winners: Josh Patterson, Rich Lueckert, Mike Classen, Chad Wilkins, Malarie Fellers, Angela Redfern, Glenda Taylor, Matt Mellor & Ryan Turner, Gerard Arantowicz and Jessica Hill.

In the MTB race the top finishers are some very familiar   names.

Expert Men
  1. Aaron Elwell
  2. Tom Price
  3. Doug Plummer
  4. Eric Struckoff
  5. Eric Burch
Expert/Sport Women
  1. Jenny Brack
  2. Glenda Taylor
  3. Emily Postrovich
Sport Men
  1. Scott Stevens
  2. Gerard Hart
  3. JP Bracket
Single Speed
  1. Dave Wilson
  2. Telford Crisco
  3. Jeff Arnaud
Master 40+
  1. Craig Myers Arnet
  2. Dave Pitt
  3. Mike Classen
Beginner Male
  1. Adam Keck
  2. Dave Randel

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paceline Products joins our Team

We are proud to welcome aboard Paceline Products as partner for 2013.  Paceline Products produces and distributes the best quality products available and have the "passion for cycling" that we all share. 

One of Paceline Products most popular item is Chamois Butt'r.  (look for some samples in your goodie bag).  If you are looking to ride harder, longer, faster without discomfort Butt'r is the ticket.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Making the Leap to Off-Road

Triathlete Magazine recently posted an article on their website written by Kim McDonald that details the veteran age group road triathlete's first venture into off-road triathlon. McDonald's XTERRA debut came at last year's West Championship race at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, and his story provides a wealth of tips and insights for those just getting into the sport.

Here is the story Making the Leap to Off-Road 

The Lawrence River Trails is a perfect venue for first your event off-road. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Duathlon Entry List

With less than 1 weeks to go, registration numbers are quickly adding up.  Only 39 entries left...

Our current entry list includes:

Dennis Akins
Johnathan Akins
Jeremy Atherton
Ryan Atkinson
Lance Ballou
Levi Ballou
Natasha Bangel
Thad Bartley
Brian Batson
Shawn Beeton
David Bellis
Ryan Berendzen
Adam Bergin
Christopher Bergmann
John Billharz
Stephen Bobbitt
Amy Borkowski
Benjamin Brady
Matt Britton
Chia-Ru Brocket
JP Brocket
Aaron Browning
Nikki Browning
Joshua Burdette
Gary Calton
Michael Carlson
Audrey Castlen
Philip Ciesielski
Chris Childers
Randy Clark
Caleb Clark
Kevin Collins
Tristin Collins
Sandra Collins
Brian Crites
Jeremy Crocker
Dirk Davis
Christine Davisson
Adam Desaulniers
Jared Drummond
Chuong Doan
Michael Drackert
David Eaton
Matt Epperson
Matt Ernst
John Fennell
Clayton Fixsen
Mark Fletcher
Ed Foster
Anita Gonzalez
David Groves
Jake Harriger
Jessica Harriger
David Heller
Scott Kelley
Chris Hersey
Hannah Hersey
Kyle Hiebert
Corey Hirtz
Shaun Hirtz
Chris Hittner
Cynthia Ignowski
Mary Ignowski
Ted Ingalls
Emily Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Brian Keith
Russell Kerstetter
Philip Kelsey
Trent Kelsey
Tucker Kelsey
Robert Kerley
James Kerley
Joshua Lading
Alex Lauerman
Michelle Lauerman
Austin Lehr
Scott Lillis
Tige Lamb
Kevin Liu
Jean Lucas
Chris Locke
Dave Martin
Mike Mayfield
Peter Mayfield
Samuel Mayfield
Julian McCafferty
Katie McKee
Davis McElwain
Darla Mitchell
Randy Murdick
Joel Nedeau
Kevin Reade
Angela Redfern
Stephen Rempala
Cathy Riedy
Steve Robbins
Anthony Roberson
Heather Roberts
Darham Rogers
Jeff O'Neill
Kaleena Pendergraft
Tyler Pendergraft
Ann Pai
Craig Piburn
David Ping
Walter Sanchez
Lawrence Sanderson
Melissa Sanderson
Alissa Sebastian
James Sellers
Ryan Skinner
Abby Siler
Jason Smallheer
Bill Smith
Hollen Smith
Pam Smith
Hector Soto
Scott Stopak
Chris Summers
Christy Swearingen
Stewart Swearingen
Jeff Trader
Micah Tremain
Larry Walter
Clay Wells
Sydni Wessels
Conrad Westrich
Richard Williams
Jason Wood
Shane Wood
Tom Woodfin
Bennett Wyllie
Jake Wyllie
James Wyllie
Doublas Young
Rachel Zitrin

Monday, January 21, 2013

Get Your Run On

Some motivational footage.  Michelle Jenson captured the short clip below of the run start. Yes it is cold out now, but it will soon be time for the 2013 God's Country Off-Road Duathlon.  Get your run on and be ready for this years event.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

God's Country Fueled by Hammer Nutrition

We have some great news!  We are pleased to announce that our partnership with Hammer Nutrition will continue for 2013.  Hammer Gels will be given to each participant and HEED will be available at this years aid stations for the God's Country Fat Tire Festival.   Both products taste great and offer the long-lasting energy that you will need to complete the challenging 11th Annual God's Country Off-Road Duathlon.

Good luck with your training.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Registration Opens for God's Country

Registration is open for the God's Country Mountain Bike Classic.

Please visit USA Cycling - God's Country Registration.

Registration for the 11th Annual God's Country Off-Road Duathlon is open.  Register for Early Bird registration today.  Field limit is 200 (this includes both the short and long courses).  Check back here for complete info on how to register for the duathlon.

Register for the Duathlon: God's Country Off-Road Duathlon Registration

Thursday, January 3, 2013