January 2023 Newsletter

Table of Contents  
  • Letter from the Board
  • January Events
  • The 2023 Committees
  • Upcoming Events
  • Contact Us
  • Local Races
  • USAT Discount
  • Club Sponsors

Letter from the Board

Happy New Year!

2023 looks to be a great year for triathlon and our club!. We look forward to seeing all of you at our 2023 events!

We want to thank our exiting board members, Karen Brohn and Shelley Lendermon for their years of service and contributions to HRTC. Please also welcome your new board members Jeff Short and Lisa Bergstrom.

Your 2023 Board has voted to create 5 committees to help club members get involved. We are looking for individuals for the following committees in 2023: Special Events, Socials and Workouts, Volunteer, Social Media, and Sponsorship (See The 2023 Committee Section for more details).

We look forward to having our monthly socials each month which will include the Coach's Panel in February, Race Directors Meeting in March! There are also plans to have monthly team workouts, so keep your eye on our Facebook page and events schedule on the club website.

New in 2023! we are planning a club weekend to coincide with the Kerrville Triathlon Festival September 23rd to 24th. The Kerrville Triathlon Festival is over 2 days and offers Sprint, Quarter and Half distance triathlons along with Aqua bike events. We will have more details along with discount information at the January Social.

2022 seemed like a get back to normal year, and HRTC did that in no small part thanks to the leadership of Gina Sessums, and continued support from members, coach's, sponsors, and our local race directors. 

Closing out the year we had a great turn out at the Annual Holiday Party and were able to raffle off some great prizes thanks to our members thanks to the following sponsors, local businesses and race event companies.

Base Performance, Bike Minded Guru, Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Fleet Feet, HTX Events, Ironman, Itri Events, Magic5, Momentous, Race Day Tatoos, Roka, Rudy, Run in Texas, St Arnold Brewery, Swim Easy Speed, Uptown Car Wash, Xterra, Zealios

We look forward to seeing you in January (See January Events below).

Your 2023 Board,

President – Greg Malmgren / Vice President – Heidi Riggs / Treasurer – Patricia Martin / Secretary – Jeff Short / Membership – Lisa Bergstrom / At Large – Christopher Vasquez / At Large – Gina Sessums


January Events

Chevron Marathon Hoopla Station with HRTC

Come Cheer on the runners with us! Bring signs, snacks/drinks and a chair (if you want).

The HRTC tent will be set-up at 8:30a on Allen Parkway around Taft St just past mile 11/24 for the half/full on the course!

January 15th - 8:30am

January Social - Welcome 2023

Come hear what HRTC has planned for 2023 and come tell us about your tri calendar/training

As always light dinner and raffle prizes from our sponsors!

We expect to have Swim Vouchers avaible for 2023!

RSVP will be sent with location details.

January 16th - 6:30-8pm

"Shakeout or Training" Run at Memorial Park

Start time is members choice, we will have longer runs starting at 8 am and shorter at 9am.

Meeting spot at the Eastern Glades

January 21st - 8-10am


The 2023 Committees

Join the Special Events Committee if you would like to help in preparation for the Coach's Panel, Race Directors Meeting, Triathlon Expo or Christmas Party.

Join the Socials and Workouts Committee to help us plan a route or workout, and our splash and dash events!.

Volunteer opportunities abound in our triathlon community, and they help our club, local charities, and all of us that are racing! Join the Volunteer Committee if you would like to help us manage those volunteer opportunities.

Our new Social Media Committee will be working to better bring the club current information and manage the clubs online presence. If you are tech savvy and would like to help, please consider joining the Social Media Committee. 

If you enjoy working with industry and local business, consider working with our Sponsorship Committee to help maintain current sponsorships and find new ones! 

Each committee will have at least 2 board members sitting on the committee, and 1 board member as the head of each committee. This is an opportunity for individual members to have a direct impact on the club, and get recognized for your contributions without directly serving on the club board.

Please email board@houstonracing.com with your interest.

Upcoming Events

Bike from St. Arnold February 11th - 9am
Coach's Panel February 20th
Open Water Swim @ Twin Lakes March 19th - 3pm
Race Directors Meeting March 20th



Contact Us

Need to join or renew?
Memberships are good for 
365 days!
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Stay up to date

Local Races

Looking for your next race?
 2023 Triathlon Race Calendar is on the website under 'Membership'

USAT Discount

USAT has provided HRTC members a discount for your USAT membership. Check out the USAT Discount page under 'membership' for details and to take advantage of the discount in January.

Club Sponsors

 Vist our Club Sponsor page to take advantage of the discounts the HRTC Sponsors provide!


Bike Minded Guru



Interested in sponsoring the club?  Please send us an email at sponsorship@houstonracing.com 
Houston Racing Triathlon Club | president@houstonracing.com
P.O. Box 130404 Houston, TX 77219

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