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Recent Iowa HEAT News

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Come to a Board Meeting! 2nd Tuesday of the month 6-7:30p.m. Trails End, 1st Ave Coralville. Beer & wine available for purchase.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Winter Party
Our winter Party is coming up this weekend! (Saturday Jan 23rd, 7-9:30pm, Old Chicago in Coralville) As last year there will be some free food and drinks, and a silent auction to benefit the team. There will be a ton of race entries that are bound to go for cheap! Anyone welcome, and please bring friends!

If you have a chance, RSVP so we know you are coming:
http://evite.me/sAafmjeRGb

Also PLEASE share that link with friends (post it to your FB timelines, tweet it, whatever!) as we want anyone in the local active community to know they are invited to attend.

Membership dues
We haven't asked anyone for their 2016 dues yet so don't feel bad! But this will be coming up shortly, we just don't have our packets finalized for this year yet. If you'd like to renew at the Winter Party, we will accept checks or cash there, and we will mail you your...

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Very shortly, all of our paid team members of 2015 should get an invitation to use Slack (http://iaheat.slack.com). For those of you that know Slack, you should be familiar with joining a new Team. If this is new to you, please give it an honest try (including installing the smartphone app if you can). Also, any non-paid members that want to join just send a request to iaheat@iaheat.org until we have an automated setup for joining.

It may seem like we are even further complicating our team communication at first blush, but actually the opposite. The goal of the Slack Team is to eventually replace several components with one system. We have been discussing slimming down the website and forums, dropping the Facebook closed group, and relying on slack and facebook for most everything. We will only undertake this effort if everyone decides Slack is a good fit....

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Bring a flashlight or headlamp to jog in the dark (and through a cemetery) on this festive run. Time TBD. POC: Kim S.

I was late getting the info to Tad at RW and he is running the NewbYork Marathon today. So we are working to get this done for next Sunday. Kim

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Join the team as we bike to five local bars, including Red's, 30Hop & downtown IC faves, and get a poker card at each stop. Come ride with us for part or all 20 miles Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m.! Contact Tom R. or Deb J. for more information and RSVP on Facebook!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

We have our first membership meeting of the 2015 season coming up in less than a week!

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00pm at the Coralville Library
More details (and the meeting agenda) here:
http://iaheat.org/node/3609

2015 Membership packets will be available for current and renewing members.

We also would like to discuss a proposed mentorship program during this meeting. Therefore, we need feedback from our current members, former members, and community members. This event is open to the public so please join us if you are available, and bring friends and fellow athletes or anyone who has ever thought, "I cannot do a triathlon", because we would like to challenge that assumption.

See you all there!
Steve Davis
President -- Iowa HEAT

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Hello everyone! With the weather warming up I bet most everyone is starting to think about the summer and triathlons (I know I am). Here are a few Iowa HEAT announcements to keep you looking forward to the warmer weather:

  • HEAT Winter Challenge
    We dug deep, put in the miles, and kept up the motivation this winter. The HEAT Winter Challenge was a success with over a quarter of our members participating, and some very impressive results from everyone! See the winners on the main HWC page, and be sure to congratulate the winners when you train with them next.
  • Membership meeting
    Our next membership meeting will be Thursday April 23rd, at 7:00pm in the Schwab Auditorium of the Coralville Library. We want to discuss some ideas for a future focus of the team, so the discussion should be very useful to all members. Please try to make it.
  • Camp...
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The HEAT Winter Challenge has ended. Now we just need winter to end so we can all start meeting up for outdoor workouts again!

You will have until the end of this Sunday (Mar 9th) to enter your miles into the mileage log, we will then be closing the log and announcing the winners. Winners will get some HEAT gear to pick from, and of course the pride and respect of their teammates :) In order to collect the prizes, your 2015 dues will need to be paid. If you haven't yet renewed, you can either get a check to any member on the Board of Directors, or head to the online form and register online with a credit card. I apologize, but the online form is requiring an additional account so you will have to sign in to your Iowa HEAT account first, and then create a RaceReach account second, before you can pay online.

We are requesting that everyone renews their memberships by the end of March, but we will send plenty of annoying reminders before we...

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Get ready for the HEAT Holiday party! Open to all members and non-members alike! Bring your friends!
Old Chicago in Coralville (We'll have the party room)
Saturday, February 7th
7pm - 10pm
Enjoy some light food and talk races past and future with your HEAT friends.
There will be a silent auction to bid on great prizes, including race entries!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

The details for this winter's HEAT Winter Challenge have been posted:
http://iaheat.org/hwc

Competition starts on THIS MONDAY the 19TH, so get ready to log those miles! We are only doing a 6 week competition this year to keep things fresh, but because it is shorter make sure you don't miss it!!

Swim period is Jan 19th to Feb 1st
Bike period is Feb 2nd to Feb 15th
Run period is Feb 16th to Mar 1st

Despite the super late announcement (unless you made it to the November membership meeting that is), we are still going to shoot for 50% participation this year! That means, at least one logged mile from 36 or more members in the next size weeks.

New this year -- there will be a competition for Facebook uploaded pictures. Take a shot of yourself training with at least one more teammate, upload to FB, and tag Iowa HEAT and you are eligible for the prize!

I'll be...