The All-New 2013 XV CrossTrek

GET $750 CASH BACK on your purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle with the athlete rebate purchase program.

The Muskoka 5150

A world-class International Distance Triathlon in the heart of the Muskokas.

Register For The Muskoka 70.3!

Plenty of spots left in the Muskoka 70.3 triathlon. Race where professionals and KONA winners have raced!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Fresh Tri Tank Contest

Summer Fresh teamed up with Subaru Triathlon Series for the first time ever to provide triathletes and their supporters with energizing salads and Snack N Go’s . We are passionate about providing active individuals with fuel to keep them going.

To celebrate this partnership, Subaru Triathlon Series and Summer Fresh are giving away an official Summer Fresh Tri Tank Prize Pack! This Prize Pack includes a limited edition Summer Fresh Sugoi Tri Tank, and coupons for your favourite snacks! All you have to do is “Like” the Summer Fresh Facebook page and tell us what product you tried and what you liked about It.

a Rafflecopter giveaway About Summer Fresh
Summer Fresh is a proudly Canadian company who has been crafting gourmet dips, hummus and salads for over 20 years. All our products are made with only natural ingredients, are preservative free, and can be found in the refrigerated deli section of your local grocery store. As a leading North American supplier of prepared foods we understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Many of our products cater to the vegetarian, kosher, organic, lactose-free and gluten-free communities. We want you to enjoy guilt-free eating even with on a busy schedule!

Try the award-winning line of Summer Fresh Greek Yogurt Dips, made with 100% real Greek Yogurt, low in calories, high in protein and Gluten-Free!

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Athletes can’t be weighed down with fatty and sugary processed foods. That’s why it was natural for us bring our favourite pick-me-ups to the Recovery Zone!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Limited IRONMAN Canada Spots Available For Subaru Triathlon Series Members

With the recent launch of our new website at, we created a Subaru Triathlon Series Members section entitling members to special features like our classifieds section, discounts, giveaways and member perks! We're happy to announce that we have limited spots for the IRONMAN Canada in Whistler, BC to giveaway to our Subaru Triathlon Series Members. Registration cost of $656.25 plus applicable taxes and race day insurance fees still apply!

How To Win Your Spot
If you want a chance to win a spot, all you have to do is register to become a member and comment on our Facebook status update linking to this blog that you would like a spot.  You can write something like "Ooh! Me! I want an IRONMAN Canada Spot!!". We'll randomly select from those entered and will inform the winners by Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 10:00pm.

You can become a Subaru Triathlon Series member by clicking here and registering.

About Ironman Canada
IRONMAN Canada in Whistler builds on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, offering athletes a beautiful, challenging experience in a world-class venue. The inaugural event, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, will be the 31st running of IRONMAN Canada. To find out more about the event, visit the event's page by clicking here.

Feel free to contact Janet Fraser at

Monday, May 27, 2013

24 Ironman Canada Spots Up For Grabs At The Muskoka 5150

Want a chance to race at the new IRONMAN Canada venue in Whistler, BC on August 25th?

The Subaru Triathlon Series is very pleased to announce that we have 24 age group spots to give away at our Muskoka 5150 event. IRONMAN Canada has been sold out for months and this is your last chance to get to that start line. Qualified athletes must understand and follow the below procedures in order to be eligible.

Qualification Process:
Prior to race day, at least 1 spot shall be tentatively allocated to each age group category (both male and female). Final slot allocation will be determined on race day based on the number of official starters. If there are no starters in a particular Age Group, then that slot will be moved to the next calculated Age Group within the gender.

Final slot allocation shall be representative of the actual number of Age Group starters in each category in the race. For example, if 8% of the Age Group starters are Female 40-44, then 8% of the slots are allocated to the Female 40-44 category.

NEW! We will be asking all athletes wanting to qualify for an IRONMAN spot to add their name and age group to our IRONMAN qualification board during the on-site registration process. This will help us determine before the race, how much competition per spot there is or how many spots may need to go to rolldown etc. The board will be highly visible during the registration process. Please be sure to add your name under the correct age group.

Athletes must come prepared to accept at the award ceremony.
  1. 1-Athletes MUST claim their slot in-person immediately after the Muskoka 5150 award ceremony. 
  2. All athletes must have cash, traveler's cheques or a cheque for the full payment of $700 CDN or the spot will be forfeited. We can accept credit card payment however there will be a service fee of $25 applied.
If an age group that was designated a spot does not accept it then that spot will go to "Rolldown" in order of fairness. The Age Group within the gender with the largest athletes-to-slots ratio will receive the first reallocated slot, followed by the next largest ratio receiving the second re-allocated slot (if applicable), and so on.

 About 5150 The 5150 Series is an International Distance Triathlon consisting of a 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike and a 10K Run. 5150 represents the total 51.50km distance. It is the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.

2014 Age Group World Championships At The Muskoka 5150

Are you looking to qualify for the 2014 Age Group World Championships? This is the time to do it!

Muskoka 5150 is offering one spot per age group (both male and female)to the 2014 World Championship in Edmonton Alberta.

Eligible athletes must be Triathlon Ontario Members in good standing. Those looking to qualify should read and follow the guidelines on the Triathlon Canada website prior to racing. You can view the details by clicking here.

The Muskoka 5150 is an Olympic Distance Triathlon event that takes place in beautiful Huntsville, Ontario on June 23rd 2013. The Muskoka 5150 also has IRONMAN Canada spots up for grabs and U.S. 5150 Championship spots available as well.

The 5150 Series is an International Distance Triathlon consisting of a 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike and a 10K Run. 5150 represents the total 51.50km distance. It is the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.

Muskoka 5150 Qualification For Hy-Vee Triathlon Championships

Muskoka 5150 Age Group Qualification for Hy-Vee Triathlon 5150 U.S. Championship

The 5150 Series is an International Distance Triathlon consisting of a 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike and a 10K Run. 5150 represents the total 51.50km distance. It is the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.

The Hy-Vee triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa will host the 5150 US Championship, offering professional athletes a chance to compete for $1 million in prize money. Visit

Muskoka 5150 will offer qualification spots for the Hyvee U.S. Championship

Qualification Process at Muskoka 5150
  • Top 5 finishers in each 5 year age group at Muskoka 5150 earn a FREE entry into the HYVEE U.S. Championship
  • Top 15 in each of the following age group categories qualify (Male and Female) 15-19, 20-24, 25-29……….. 80+.
*Open Amateur (Elite/Amateur) Category: (Male and Female)
  • The Muskoka 5150 events will have an open amateur (Elite Amateur / Elite Age Group) category.
  • To be eligible for the open amateur category, athletes must furnish proof of completing an international distance event (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) during 2011 or 2012, with a time below 2:15 for men and below 2:30 for women.
  • Top 15 in open amateur category at each of the 5150 qualifying events, qualifies for the open amateur category for The Hy-Vee Triathlon 5150 U.S. Championship.*
Registration process for qualified athletes:
For all athletes that have qualified, a registration code will be sent via e-mail within one week following the event date and code will be valid for 2 weeks from the date of issue.  After 2 weeks, registration code is no longer valid and if not used, will be forfeited.

*Over $120,000 in product and prizes will be awarded to top age groupers in each division at the championship event.

For more information on the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship visit

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Victoria's Duathlon - 2013 Race Preview

Kickstart Your Triathlon Season With Victoria's Duathlon!

Nothing marks the start of the triathlon season better than the Subaru Triathlon Series Victoria's Duathlon. Now in its 20th year and formerly known as "Victoria's Brick Duathlon" this race has become a classic for all those triathletes and duathletes looking to put their training to the test!

A little about the course:
Victoria's Duathlon consists of a 4km run, followed by a 30km bike and finally a 4km run. Both the bike and run courses take place over rolling terrain.  The run courses are a simple out and back, with the trip out being mostly uphill and the return trip, therefore, being mostly downhill.  The second run is a repeat of the first run. The bike is also a simple out and back course with rolling hills.  Nothing too difficult but a good challenge none the less. Most elite athletes will complete the race in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes while the average finisher will cross the line in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Here is a great race recap from Craig Cassar, a Get Out There Magazine reporter:

Proceeds to Victoria D'Agostino Children's Benefit Fund
We've partnered with Victoria D'Agostino Children's Benefit Fund, which is part of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. This year we will donate a portion of the race proceeds to the fund. The Fund will help to build a better community, now and for generations to come, by providing special awards to elementary students in the community.  You can find out more by visiting their website here.

How Can You Register?
There are still plenty of spots lefts for this race. To register visit our website at and select "Victoria's" from the race menu on the left. On this page you will also find all the race details, costs and any information you will need come race day. There are also course maps in the event you want to test out the course before the race!

Have you done this race in past? We, as well as all our newbie triathletes and experienced ones who haven't done this race would love to know your thoughts on the race, training or race-day tips so feel free to post comments in the comments box below!

See you all on Monday, May 20th!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Women's Ride Day - Sunday May 5th 2013

Come Join Us Sunday, May 5th 2013

D'Ornellas Bike Shop in conjunction with Specialized would like to invite you to our Women's Ride day led by Tracey Sullivan. This will be a gathering to enjoy a ride together to celebrate women in cycling! Whether you're an accomplished rider or a first timer, this event will help you strengthen your relationship with your bike, other women in the area and our club who ride! This ride is not intended to be a jamming session and all levels are welcome!

For those of you who joined us for the women's indoor ride, you will know that Tracey is an informative and skilled rider who is also an ambassador for women's cycling.

Women's Open House At D'Ornellas

After the ride, join us at the shop for an open house and refreshments, courtey of D'Ornellas Cycling Club, where club members will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Ride Details
  • Date: Sunday, May 5th, 2013
  • Time: 9:00am
D'Ornellas Bike Shop
1894 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
M1R 2Y5

To reserve your spot or make inquiries, email by May 2nd, 2013 to:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Product Review: Bollé Sunglasses

Bollé Introduces 3 in 1 Lens Technology Sunglasses

Sleek new models showcase first lenses to combine polarization with anti-fog and oleophobic coatings.

Subaru Triathlon Series and Bollé have teamed up for the 2013 season and we're excited to have them on board as a series sponsor! With their exciting new product line up, we're sure all our athletes will find the perfect pair of sunglasses for race day or as casual wear.

WIN one of 2 pairs at each of our Series events this summer. Stick around for the awards ceremony and you just might win some for yourself!

For 2013, Bollé becomes the first eyewear manufacturer to offer lenses that are polarized, and have anti-fog and oleophobic coatings.  Combining these three features addresses some of the most common causes of diminished visual acuity and eye fatigue.
Bollé 3 in 1 lens technology
Optional for a broad range of styles in the Bolle Sport Lifestyle series, 3-in-1 lens technology is available in four new-for-2013 sunglasses: Speed, Swift, Smart and Vibe.  This quartet of models shares a sleek design theme intended to convey a feeling of forward motion and provide a suitably modern platform for the advanced 3 in 1 lenses.
Bollé models "Speed" and "Swift"

Bolle’s polarization technology – which dramatically reduces glare - is injected directly into the lenses. While more complicated than simply applying a polarizing film – as is the case with many other brands – embedding the technology removes any risk of delamination or decreased performance over time.
Bollé models "Smart" and "Vibe"

The oleophobic coating – which also has hydrophobic properties - guards against smudging caused by dirt, grease and water spots. Applied to the external side of the lenses, this treatment provides a protective barrier to keep the view ahead clear in all situations.

Available in a multitude of frame finishes and lens choices, all three models are all Rx-able.  On retailers’ shelves in January, price ranges between $100 - $150.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe's®, Blackwater Gear® and Butler Creek® brand names.  For information about any of these brands or products, please visit

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Iron Girl Expands To Canada

Today, Iron Girl announced expansion to Canada with the introduction of Iron Girl® Canada. This women's only triathlon, consisting of a 500 meter swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run, will debut on August 11, 2013 at Nelles Beach Park which is the located in Grimsby, Ontario in the Niagara Region. The Town of Grimsby is located less than an hour from downtown Toronto and downtown Buffalo. 

Iron Girl Comes To Canada!
"We are pleased and honored to host this first ever Canadian Iron Girl event in Grimsby, Ontario,” said Grimsby Mayor Bob Bentley. “As one of the most historic communities in Ontario, nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, at the start of the wine route of Niagara, we look forward to showing our guests why we are a community labeled ‘Friendly by Nature’. We wish the organizers much success in support of a very worthy cause."

The event offers unique amenities such as a point-to-point swim, scenic bike and run course, custom finisher medals, awards, personalized race bibs (featuring each participant’s first name), performance shirts sized for women, post-race giveaways and much more.  

“We are so excited to bring an Iron Girl event to Canadian soil,” said Judy Molnar, Vice President of Iron Girl. “The Iron Girl event experience provides women with the perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. Whether your first event or 100th, there is a place for all women at Iron Girl. Iron Girl provides an opportunity for women to be part of something special that supports their personal pursuits of a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Additionally, Iron Girl Canada has partnered with Degree® as the title sponsor and Shopper Drug Mart™ as the presenting sponsor of this inaugural event. Degree® is a longtime supporter of IRONMAN and this all-women’s landmark event is a perfect opportunity for the anti-perspirant brand.

“Degree Women® is proud to be the title sponsor of the very first Iron Girl Canada,” said Sharon MacLeod, Vice President of Marketing, Unilever Canada. “The Degree® brand celebrates those who push their limits and challenge themselves to do more, and this attitude is reflected in all of the amazing athletes who participate in the Iron Girl triathlon.”

Further elevating this race to “must-do” status, Degree® Iron Girl Canada presented by Shopper Drug Mart will offer a charitable component by partnering with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) as the exclusive charity. The athletes will be able to sign up on line and collect pledges for CBCF.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund one-third of breast cancers are preventable through diet, maintaining a healthier body weight and regular physical activity. Research undertaken by CBCF shows that women don’t know breast cancer risk can be reduced and that there are steps they can take to improve their breast health.

“In recent years, breast cancer mortality rates have decreased, yet incidence rates for Canadian women have remained the same,” said Sandra Palmaro, CEO, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region. “You can reduce your risk of breast cancer by living well. And participating in the Iron Girl Women’s Triathlon is a step in the right direction.

"Having raced for 20 years in Ontario, I am proud to be part of the first ever Iron Girl triathlon in Canada and in my backyard," said Lisa Bentley, 11-time IRONMAN® Champion. "Sport has empowered me and has been my joy for half of my life and I want other women and girls to experience that same empowerment. Sport is for life and it is a lifestyle that will start with Iron Girl Canada this summer!"

Race registration will open at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

To register or learn more about Degree® Iron Girl® Canada presented by Shopper Drug Mart™, visit For questions about the event, contact For media-related inquiries, contact

About Iron Girl

Launched in 2004 with just two races, Iron Girl® has grown to include 26 events worldwide, varying in distance and type from 5K to half-marathon, duathlon and triathlon. With the mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, Iron Girl has celebrated finishers ranging in age from four to 89 years old, with an average age of 38.  Visit, a site filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information, and an online store that offers products and accessories to match the active lifestyle of women.

About Unilever Canada

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 190. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe®, Becel® Ben & Jerry’s®, Breyers®, Clear®, Degree®, Dove® personal care products, Hellmann’s®, Klondike®, Knorr®, Lipton®, Magnum®, Nexxus®, Popsicle®, Q-Tips®, Simple®, St. Ives®, TRESemmé®, and Vaseline®. All of the preceding brand names are owned or used under license by Unilever Canada Inc. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 1,600 people across Canada. For more information, visit

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community–driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.  Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Subaru Triathlon Series On Twitter!

As many of you know, we are actively engaging with our followers on Twitter chatting about anything from training tips, Ironman and triathlon results and other industry news. The triathlon and Ironman community is very big on Twitter so if you haven't signed up, now is your chance!

Did you also know that we treat our Twitter and any social media platform (such as Facebook or Blogger) as another way to offer you better customer service? That's right! If you have any questions about an event, some race specific inquiry or simply want to give us your feedback, Twitter is a great place to start! Not only will we do our very best to respond but it's very likely that others might also respond.

As you might know "hash tagging" on twitter is a way to "bookmark" a topic or a conversation. You might have seen words with a "#" symbol in front of it like #Muskoka703 or #SubaruSeries. This is Twitter's way of bookmarking a topic. So if you want to see what the buzz is surrounding the Muskoka 70.3, simply search on twitter with #Muskoka703 and you'll see all the tweets on the topic! You can read more on hash tagging by visiting the Twitter website or by clicking here.

One thing we wanted to clarify going forward is the proper use of hash tags for our events. Below is the list of hash tags we'll be using for all our races this year:
We will also tweet about our Ironman events using the following hash tags:
This is a great way to find conversations on past races, ask questions about the course or how to specifically train for an event and much more. When tweeting with one of these hash tags, make sure to include us! Also add @SubaruTriathlon in the tweet!

Happy Tweeting from all of us at Subaru Series Triathlon!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sugoi Jersery Promotion

Exciting News! Register for 4 or more races at one time or for an EXPRESS CARD and receive a beautiful custom designed Subaru Triathlon Series bike jersey from Sugoi! 

Do you find yourself longing for summer again?  We've been very busy working on all the details for 2013 and we are more than excited about next year!

 Unfortunately we have to delay just a bit longer due to some very exciting sponsorship news from Sugoi! We need a little more time in order to accommodate this recent addition (see Sugoi message below) but we think it will be well worth the wait!

New For 2013

Be one of the first 150 athletes to sign up for 4 or more races at one time through on-line registration and also receive a custom designed Subaru Triathlon Series bike jersey from Sugoi.

 Also: Don't miss out on these great discount opportunities;
Many of you really missed the express card option last year. We heard you loud and clear and that is why for a limited time only we are bringing back the EXPRESS CARD!

Here is how an Express Card works.

 Pay one price and race all season long! You can purchase a SPRINT card which entitles you to race any sprint or try a try event in 2013 OR if you like the longer distance events then purchase our Long Distance Card. (includes Peterborough Half , Muskoka 5150 and Guelph 1 Olympic)   Both cards offer a considerable cost savings of at least 25% and is an all inclusive price. Deadline to purchase the express card is May 15th.

2013 Sprint Express Card : $396.00
2013 Long Distance Card: $501.00

*prices exclude  HST, Triathlon Ontario fees, and Events On-Line fees..

Multiple Race Discounts Too!

If you don't think you are up to racing 8 races this year but are still hoping to save some money:
We are continuing to offer the Multiple Race Discount! If you chose 3-4 races at one time then you will automatically receive 10% of the total price.
Chose 5 or more and you are looking at a 15% discount!

Friday, February 22, 2013

20 Mont-Tremblant 70.3 Up For Grabs

Did you miss the opportunity to sign up for IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant ? Did you still want to get into the race? Now is your chance. We have 20 spots available to this SOLD OUT event for some very lucky World Endurance Canada athletes.

If you sign up for 3 or more Subaru Series events OR Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka, you will be eligible. Just send us your name, what Subaru triathlon races you have registered for in 2013 (STS or Muskoka 70.3) and a short but meaningful essay (500 word maximum) before April 1st and you could be 1 of the 20 athletes who will win an entry*.

* winners will still be required to pay for their Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant spot

2013 On-Line Registration for Subaru Series opens today at noon. Submissions can be sent to

Essay Submissions may be directed to

* athletes still required to pay for their entry to Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant. This is simply another opportunity to get into a previously sold out event.

** Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant is June 23, 2013.

Monday, February 4, 2013

24 IRONMAN Arizona Spots Available At The Peterborough Half!

There are 24 IRONMAN Arizona spots up for grabs at the Subaru Peterborough Half Iron distance event!

About The Peterborough Half Iron Triathlon
Located in Beavermead Park, the Peterborough Half Iron venue is truly amazing for both the athletes and the spectators. The course offers a 2 loop swim course in a quiet small lake (Little Lake). An out and back bike course with rolling terrain and a smoothly paved road. Depending on your strengths, the run can be challenging with an out and back down Crowley Line. The run is net uphill going out and net downhill coming back to the transition area.

Ironman Arizona is historically one of the fastest IRONMAN events to sell out. One of the only ways left to get a spot is to come and qualify at the Subaru Peterborough Half Iron Distance Event!

This is an awesome opportunity for those hoping to participate in a late season IRONMAN. Train all summer long with the Subaru Series and head to Arizona for November 17th!

The inaugural IRONMAN Arizona was held on April 9, 2005. In cooperation with the City of Tempe and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, the race quickly gained popularity. It offered a fast and flat course, and a spectator-friendly atmosphere in and around Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake. Given the desert heat, the race was moved to a much cooler November race date in 2008.
IRONMAN Arizona kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging three-loop bike course through the Sonoran Desert. It finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park. There are 50 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.

Prior to  race day, at least one slot shall be tentatively allocated to each Age Group category (both male and female). Final Slot Allocation will be determined on race day based on the number of official starters. If there are no starters in a particular Age Group, then that slot will be moved to the next calculated Age Group within the gender. Final Slot Allocation shall be representative of the actual number of Age Group starters in each category in the race. 

Athletes MUST claim their slot in-person during the designated Slot Allocation period for the event.

All athletes must pay for their IRONMAN Arizona spot at the time they accept their spot. No exceptions.

2013 Entry Fees:
General Entry: $675 USD (payable by US cash, US cheque or US travelers cheques. Sorry no credit cards accepted.)

*Athletes who wish to compete in this event must be 18 years as of race day.

2013 Refund/Withdraw Policy:
Withdrawal requests must be received in writing via E-mail to Without exception, all requests must be received on or before October 3, 2013 to be eligible for a partial refund of $150.00 (USD). Transfers or deferments are NOT permitted.
NEW! We will  be asking all athletes wanting to qualify for an IRONMAN spot to add their name and age group to our IRONMAN qualification board during the on-site registration process. This will help us determine before the race, how much competition per spot there is or  how many spots may need to go to rolldown etc. The board will be highly visible during the registration process. Please be sure to add your name under the correct age group.