Letter from the President of Redman Triathlon, Inc.
Redman means Oklahoma and Oklahoma is synonymous with courage, strength and determination. Triathlon embodies these qualities and the iron distance requires each person to bring everything they have and lay it on the line. We don’t just race, we discover how deep our desire runs and how far we are willing to go to achieve our goals.
Oklahoma City is rapidly becoming a mecca for multisport. Heartland hospitality, central location and outstanding event management combine to make racing in Oklahoma special. You can pay more, and go bigger, but you can’t find better. We created the Redman triathlon for you, the age group athlete. Our goal is to provide the best possible atmosphere for you to accomplish your dream. We won’t rest until we are the best in the world.
The heart and soul of every event are the wonderful men and women that volunteer their time and talent to give you the race of a lifetime. Many of our staff are dedicated multisport athletes who sacrifice their own training and racing goals to put on this great event, and all have a passion for helping you as you reach for the stars. Everyone has a role and each role is critical to bringing the race to you.
Everything starts with leadership. Without vision, the people perish. David Wood returns this year as Executive Director of the 2011 Redman Triathlon. David has a passion for your experience and he invests himself completely in this event to make sure you have a great race. We are extremely blessed to have David and his outstanding executive committee, and together with them I wish you all the best in your journey.
Letter from the Executive Race Director of Redman Triathlon, Inc.
At the end of the day, accolades don’t get you anywhere, performance and persistence do.
It’s this dictum that drives our dedication to establish and deliver a strong event.
As I reflect on this premise, my thoughts take me back to the awards banquet from the 2006 event. In my brief and emotional (‘cause you athletes are awe inspiring) comments, I mentioned that what drives the committee to hold a quality event is as simple as this: “As a group of athletes, we work toward putting on an event that we would like to participate in ourselves. As long as we hold true to this idea, we can only hope that it meets the expectations of the participating athletes.”
So we keep our heads down, keep focused, and work at delivering an event that not only meets all our expectations (ours, the athletes', and the volunteers'), but even more rewarding, exceeds those expectations.
It’s been an exceptional experience to be part of this event; the most important highlights include:
• Being surrounded all year long by an incredible and committed Planning Committee team, full of energy and ideas, always trying to build a better mousetrap.
• Being given the opportunity to develop friendships with, and be mentored by, outstanding leaders such as Thomas Hill.
• Basking in the glory of the efforts of the thousands of volunteers it takes to pull off an event of this magnitude.
• And, having the opportunity to interact and work with an exceptional and growing group of athletes.
We’re in the midst of preparation for the 2011 event; excited to have the opportunity to join you in another spectacular year of moving and motivational, personal and physical accomplishments.
We hope you will add your name to the list of the official Redman athletes.
Join us for a long day with a huge reward at the end!
Character cannot be developed
in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
and success acheived.
- Helen Keller