So we had brunch with some friends on Sunday and in the middle of the meal they said "we heard Fat Rabbit Racing went out of business today". Um... what????
I'm registered for an Olympic tri with them on June 26th.
I love that tri... it's 10 minutes from my house, on a course that I know so well which is uber fast, and it's always so well organized.
To be honest, Fat Rabbit was probably the better of the two race companies in Columbus (but that's between you and me).
Guess not anymore...
I had to find out for myself though since I hadn't heard from the race company and sure as hell hadn't gotten my $70 back yet.
Sure enough... web site's down. I emailed them and got nothing. Finally I contacted Iamathlete.com who hosts their registration and was told that all participants (there were 94 of us registered already) would be sent an email and would receive refunds in the next 2-3 weeks.
That means that I only have a sprint on June 13th and a Half Ironman on July 11th before the Ironman. Not that an Olympic made that much of a difference, but I'm down to two races now. Of course there's not a single tri the weekend of June 25-26th in Ohio.
I found a sprint on July 4th and I think I'm going to sign up for that. And I might try to squeeze an Olympic in the first weekend of August. Racing just gets my confidence up. It's like catered training when you are doing and Ironman. :)
So there used to be 3 good tris in Columbus (Wendy's International and two that offered sprints and Olympic options) and now we're down to 1.
There's a market for a new race company - or maybe an existing can pick up the slack???