I was very disappointed in the race compared to the amount of money I paid. The swim wasnâ€™t organized at all, it seemed like it would be based on time and more of an announcement would have been made prior to the swim. I didnâ€™t like that at the finish you had to get your own water. I figured water could have been set out. The food that was provided for the money wasnâ€™t much. The email said â€œbreakfastâ€ which i assumed would be more than a sausage wrap, orange slice and half a banana.
Every year I have done this event it has always be well run/organized. Love the distances and it is a lot of fun !
Well organized, competitive, and fun. I suggest that the awards be upgrade to reflect the achievements of the athletes. Safety became an issue when participants were confronted with trucks and cars on the same course.
This is my second Triathlon and I enjoyed myself so much I am happy to keep training and improving my time to try it again. I thought all the volunteers and participants were positive, friendly and encouraging. I noticed that for the second half of the run it was mostly in the shade as the temperature was rising and that was appreciated.
This was my first triathlon. I appreciate everyone that was out there because they all encouraged me to keep going. I finished last but I finished and next year I have a goal to beat.
I have done this event 15+ times. The Dam 09 is a damn fine event. Always has been. The venue is super, the support is great, and Air Force volunteers are especially helpful. Roger and Lisa never fail to put on a great event! Looking forward to at least 10 more. (I'm 78.) .
This was an amazing race if you're also looking to get started in this sport. I would highly recommend this even to new and returning triathletes!
Always a fun race. Well organized, runs smoothly. Good food, drinks and fun after the race.
Great Race ..very organized, great food and drink at finish line. It is a good race for the casual triathlete...the pool swim is not crowded with swimmers on top of you. I wish the bike course could be something other than loops or rough road, but I can appreciate the course layout to control the amount of security you need. Run course is good.
Lisa and Roger Soler put on a great triathlon!! The course is exciting and challenging for both beginners and experienced triathletes. It is well organized, and the food, especially the spicy sausages wrapped in tortillas, are exceptional. I would highly recommend participating in this event since it is local and is the oldest triathlon of its kind in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Plus, the awards, consisting of the "sapo" (frog) logo on the coffee mugs are unique and original.
Thank you for putting on a terrific race!! Felt totally safe!
Well organized race. The neighborhood scenery is really beautiful. Really enjoyed this race! Plan to do it next year and hopefully annually---enjoyed it that much!
You gotta hand it to Roger and Lisa. This year has been crazy, and there was no clue whether the race would *actually* happen a week out from race day. Nonetheless, the race was extremely well organized under the new protocols, and everything was safe, fun, and smooth! I really enjoyed the course as well and would sign back up for this event in a heartbeat.
Under the circumstances of Covid, I thought this was an outstanding race. Everyone followed protocol and had a great time. Will definently be here again next year.
As a first-timer at a triathlon, I was grateful for the hostess' timely response to my email about my questions/concerns prior to the race. I got a friend to use my reference link to sign up and was refunded $10 for doing so. That was nice to save a little cash. The transition area was we'll put together and having the bike rack space assigned was fine. There were plenty of volunteers to answer questions about the course and to direct people. This event also ran smoothly using COVID-19 protocols. Social distancing and masks were encouraged before and after the race. Food, water, and Gatorade provided after the race was a nice gesture. Although the bike course was slightly rough with some imperfections in the road or sharp turns, it was a great challenge and I hope to do this event again in the future.
Good on you for doing all you could to get this race off the ground. The staff was fantastic and energetic. the course was fine. I really commend the staff on making it happen despite all the COVID barriers. If I had to make a suggestion, it would be to make it a reverse sprint...run, bike, swim. that is how they do triathlons in west Texas and it works great. This way you can all start at once.
So excited to race this year. This race was very very well organized! I’m truly impressed. The course was great. I love hills and it had the perfect amount. Volunteers were all very helpful and friendly. Assigned transition spot by your race number was nice. Guess I didn’t need to get there so early! Lol Quality t-shirt. You get a mug for placing. I’ll definitely be back for this one!
Hats off to the staff who made the "pandemic" year a success. Felt safe and yes we did things a little differently, but it was run as well as any event I've competed in, including IM. This is a hidden gem in the sprint tri world. Willing to travel to SA again for this event.
Soler's Sports did an absolutely outstanding job in organizing this triathlon & ensuring that the participants' safety came first. The event was incredibly fun. Planning on becoming a regular!
This was my first DAM09 Tri, hopefully it will not be my last. Lisa and her crew were great! The course was challenging but amazing. Even the police officers directing traffic were encouraging.
This is a one hour blast. The pool was great as usual. The bike is a challenge with the big down hill. The run has a great little pop at the end. Organized and friendly.
The race venue, organizers and volunteers were great. All of the participants had enough room to set up. The food and beverage were wonderful. I would have liked the ride course swept on the back side, the gravel was on a left hand curve and very slippery. Otherwise I would love to do it agein
Always enjoy this race. Fun to do a short race.
The setting for the race is great with the Alamo Heights area being moderately hilly with plenty of trees. A couple of suggestions: (1) Double the number of port-a-potties (4 is not enough for 300 people). (2) Extend the length of the bike route to 12.5 mil and the run to 3.1 mi if possible. (3) There is a spot on the bike course on a corner where there is sand (and therefore very slippery on a turn). This should have been mentioned pre-race. Overall however, the tri was well organized and a lot of fun. I plan on participating next year.
Great Race - I think I never got my referall discount though
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