ABOUT GOLD NUGGET TRIATHLON
“A Woman’s fitness event encouraging women of all ages and abilities to participate.”
The Gold Nugget Triathlon mission is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through athletics.
The Gold Nugget Triathlon Board of Directors believes that our women’s triathlon is more than just a one-day event. Women and girls train for this event year-round and many sign up as a way of kick-starting a brand new training and fitness regime. They often find this to be a life changing experience. Mothers and daughters train for this event together, as do groups of friends and colleagues.
The Alaska Women’s Gold Nugget Triathlon is put on every year by Gold Nugget Triathlon, Inc. (GNT), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2003. Since 2003, there is a Board of Directors (who are entirely volunteers, with no paid positions or monetary compensation of any kind) which oversees the staging of the event and the other activities which the organization sponsors. The GNT contracts for certain services such as race management, timing, traffic control, course logistics and registration support. During the weekend of the race, and particularly on race day, several hundred more volunteers are needed to make the event run smoothly. We are very grateful to all who volunteer to make our event so fun and special for our participants!
Gold Nugget Triathlon Inc. became a not-for-profit in part so that we could receive tax-deductible donations. Most donations received go towards staging the event, which is an extremely costly endeavor. There are some years in which the race yields a profit, which we then try to spend in ways that fulfill our mission. In the past, we provide financial assistance to participants for whom the entry fee is prohibitive, donated to several high school triathlon teams, other Triple Patch events (Ski, Bike and Run for Women, Girls on the Run, Diabetes Organizations, Running Free Alaska, Let Every Woman Know, Ski for Women (the all-girls ski event) “Fast & Female” and other non-profits from year-to-year.
The Gold Nugget Triathlon is run by a volunteer board of committed directors, all of whom are interested in advancing sports for women of all abilities. A volunteer Race Committee works with the Race Directors on various areas of the event details and logistics.
Board of Directors
Mary Vollendorf (President), Sara Miller (Vice President), Kristen Droge (Treasurer), Trudy Keller (Secretary), Lia Keller, Diane Barnett, Shannon Donley, Lynda Limón, Claire Norton-Cruz, Jennifer Schrage, Sheila Swanson, Rose VanHemert.
Kristin Folmar, Missy Roberts (a.k.a. MK)
Race Committee (a.k.a. very talented RC)
|Ambiance||Jennifer Hardy||Radio Communications||Anchorage Amateur Radio Club,
|Banquet||Pat Geitz, Janet Thibert||Run Course||Alison Arians, Jan Buron|
|Bib Pick Up||Trudy Keller, Missy Roberts||Swim/Pool||Signe Johannes, Jodi McLaughlin|
|Bike Course||Bill Fleming||Traffic Control|
|Bike Return||Brad Cruz||Transition 1||Marcia Davis|
|Clean-Up/Recycling||Emma Haddix, Maren West||Transition 2||Tina McMaster-Goering|
|Finish||Lorena Edenfield, Kevin Reinhardt||Venue Management||Colin Fay, Chris Kent|
|Medical||Team One||Volunteers||Diane Moxness|
|Parking||Trevor Schmidt||Timing||Skinny Raven Timing|