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Robson Ranch Arizona Try-a-Tri Modified Triathlon

Inaugural Try-a-Tri Modified Triathlon at Robson Ranch Arizona

Robson Ranch Arizona recently hosted its first annual Try-a-Tri modified triathlon for seniors. This event is a perfect example of a community come together to form relationships that help everyone live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

Embracing the Challenge

The challenging triathlon, typically aimed at those with exceptional fitness, has been adapted to accommodate senior residents. These spirited individuals aren't simply testing their physical limits; they're also challenging societal norms about aging. This event goes beyond competition as it highlights the community's commitment to promoting an active, engaged, and fulfilling lifestyle for all.


Thank you to all of you who participated. We originally hoped for 30 participants however….the total count for athletes is 83! This far exceeded our expectations! Our hopes as a committee was to get all different fitness levels involved. To see all of you set your goal, practice and then finally compete in the first ever Try-a-tri event. It has been so fulfilling for us to see so many people practice and believe in themselves. You are all AMAZING!


  • 1st Place Overall Male: Greg Keirns
  • 1st Place Overall Female (Tie): Kari Weis and Karma Keirns
  • 1st Place E-Bike: Diane Cronin
  • 1st Place Pool Walker: Lance Weldon
  • 1st Place Relay Team: Jolly Ranchers - Doug Piesker, Pam Piesker, Kim Castleberry
  • Best Relay Team Name: 2 Slow 2 Win, 2 Dumb 2 Quit – Sue Brockhoff, Marian Furlong, Scott Perkins

A big congrats to all of the winners!

In the News and Pictures

Want to see the news clips of the Triathlon? Click HERE (ABC 15) You can view the photos from Marv Enerson who was our finish line photographer by clicking HERE. Photos throughout the day by Jeff Doorn, click HERE.

VOLUNTEERS and Volunteer Captains

Wow! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! The number of community residents that stepped up to help out was overwhelming! This is a true reflection of what an awesome community you reside in. We had over 70 volunteers help us out!


  • John Zanas – Apex Physical Therapy – Donation to the Participant goodie bag
  • Libby Brockhoff – Odysseus Arms Ad Agency – Brochures
  • Golf Cars of Arizona – Donation to the Participant goodie bag
  • Recovery 180 – Recovery drink Samples
  • Matt – The Round Trip Bike Shop – Donation to the Participant goodie bag
  • Debra Kwait – HomeSmart – Donation to the Participant goodie bag and use of her signs
  • Launi Ethington – Massage Therapist at Robson Ranch - prize donation – 1 Free Massage
  • David Wright – Massage Therapist at Robson Ranch – prize donation – 1 Free Massage

Robson Ranch Clubs

  • Robson Ranch Theatre of the Arts – 2 tickets
  • Heather Hardesty and Robson Ranch Banquet Dept - 2 Bingo tickets
  • Robson Ranch Softball Club – A big thank you for moving their league games to Sunday and for use of their field, equipment, sound booth and snack shack area.
  • Robson Ranch Singers – Singing of the Canadian National Anthem and our National Anthem
  • Robson Ranch Adopt a Highway – Nancy Glass - for letting us use the safety vests
  • Robson Ranch Landscaping - thank you for trimming the trees
  • Robson Ranch Sales Office – Prize donation – (4) complimentary golf passes for 18 holes
  • (4) Complementary lunch cards for the RR Grille ($30 value each) and water for the Participant goodie bag.
  • Robson Ranch Sports Club – Prize donation – (2) 10 class punch cards, ($40 value each) and Donation to the Participant goodie bag – Cliff Bars for participant goodie bag
  • Nicole and Robson Ranch HOA – 2 tickets to attend Robson Ranch Dancing with the Stars
  • Heather and Robson Ranch Banquets – 2 tickets to attend February’s Bingo at Robson Ranch
  • Sarah and Robson Ranch Grille – 2 bottles of wine, prize donations
  • Jay and Robson Ranch Golf Club – (2) one round of golf for 18 holes including golf cart for 2 players at RR Golf Club
  • Henry and Robson Ranch Pickleball Club – donation of cones and walkie talkies
  • Robson Ranch Maintenance Dept – for their hard work
  • Robson Ranch Corporate Office – raffle prizes and getting this event noticed by ABC15 and ABC Family

Individuals that Deserve Recognition

  • Bill Schaible and Chad Kearns - Swim Coaches for Swim Tips and Tricks
  • Sue Brockhoff – donation of the beautiful Finish Line Flag
  • John Campion and Larry Haden for taking time to talk with the media
  • Mike Klein – donating his time to help with marking the route and field
  • Randall Stitt –Announcer in the booth
  • Larry Ginn - Roving Announcer
  • Dave Hazen – donated medals
  • Marv Enerson and Jeff Doorn– Event photographers & Finish Line Pictures
  • Mike Taylor – for being patient with the Committee’s questions and concerns

Committee Members

The Try-a-Tri Committee – how fortunate it is to have such a fantastic committee that contributed their time and energy to making this event a huge success! We all learned so much which will help us to make next year’s Try-a-Tri bigger and better! A whopping thank you to all of you, you all made this happen!

  • Sue Brockhoff
  • Christina Campbell
  • Lynn Carroll
  • Dawn Evans
  • Dave Hazen
  • Charlsie Hoggatt
  • Mike Keslin
  • Stacie Mikol
  • Yvette Wilson

Committee Chairs

You both are fantastic individuals and leaders. This event wouldn’t have come together without both of your hard work and knowledge. Your experience and input is invaluable. Thank you!

  • Carolyn & Jim Vahrenwald

Robson Ranch Arizona's inaugural Try-a-Tri modified triathlon for seniors, showcasing an active and fulfilling lifestyle, was a resounding success!

About Robson Ranch Arizona

Robson Ranch Arizona is an active adult community located in Eloy, Arizona, designed for residents aged 55 and older. Situated amidst the stunning backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, this gated community offers a resort-style living experience with a wide range of amenities and activities. Contact us today to learn more about the new homes for sale and the active adult lifestyle at Robson Ranch Arizona.

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