Support Your Local, Independently Run, Triathlons – Race em, Watch em, or Volunteer

The trend has been seen and talked about for more than a few years now, the numbers of athletes competing at local races (i.e., one of a kind races), triathlons and running, is down.  As best anyone can guess there are potentially many different reasons, starting with the fact that the Baby Boomer generation that fueled the initial rise in attendance is getting older, the Gen X athletes are out there but are busy with their lives, and the millennial athletes seem to have less interest in endurance sports or have too many other options, like Spartan races and mud runs, where you can race and have fun, versus being more serious in your training and racing triathlons.

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