About GNT

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, and to the all-girls' ski event "Fast & Female."

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
Lia Keller (President), Kristen Droge (Treasurer), Diane Barnett, Shannon Donley, Betsy Haines, Trudy Keller (Secretary), Lynda Limón, Sara Miller, Claire Norton-Cruz, Jennifer Schrage, Rose VanHemert, Mary Vollendorf (Vice President)

Race Committee

 Ambiance   Babette McIlroy, Nicole Thibodeau      Radio Communications 
 Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
 Banquet  Pat Geitz, Janet Thibert    Run Course
 Laurie Bassett, Jan Buron  
 Bib Pick Up   Trudy Keller    Swim/Pool    Valarie Coscia, Lyn Montague  
 Bike Course  Bill Fleming, Sonia Meyers    Traffic Control   Dana Nunn
 Bike Return   Mitch Kean    Transition 1   Lora Jorgensen, Marcia Davis  
 Clean-Up/Recycling   Maren West    Transition 2  Mary Diel
 Timing Finish  Lorena Edenfield     Venue Management  Colin Fay, Devery Prince  
 Medical  Team One    Volunteers    Diane Moxness
 Parking  Trevor Schmidt        

 

Race Directors
Kristin Folmar, Missy Roberts (a.k.a. MK)