Planning continues for our club’s Tri-Quest event scheduled for Sunday, May 20, at Bergamont in Oregon. To help explain the day’s events, here are responses to some frequently asked questions:
Can I just have my foursome play golf? There is no option to just play golf unless you are part of a relay (corporate) team. In that case you are one person on a three person relay team, and you can play golf, while your teammates do either the run or the bike.
Can I register my team all at once? Yes– Go to Rotary Tri-Quest and click on ‘Register Now’ and you will be able to register all of your team at once. We will need certain information about each team member including, birthdates, e-mail addresses, emergency contact persons, etc. At some point, we will need each of them to sign waivers. If your team is part of a corporate sponsorship, you should have received a coupon code.
What happens between events? Unlike traditional Tri-events, there is no advantage to transition times. After the run, you will have about 45 minutes to change your clothes, tune up your bike and refresh before the bike event. After the bike event, you will have about an hour to take a shower, eat lunch, practice golf. Bergamont is a wonderful facility and will be able to meet any needs.
How tough are the run and bike courses? There is some elevation throughout the bike event with some rolling hills. The run and bike will finish with an uphill. You can check out the course at the following links:
Can I use a cart when playing golf? Unfortunately there is no cart option for golf. We do allow pull carts, and a cart will be available for you to get to your hole for a shotgun start.
Are golf handicaps used? There is no handicapping system being used for the golf.
What is the format for the golf event? For the relay event as well as for the individual one-person event, the one golfer plays stroke play with no handicap. For the two-person event it is divided into three events: 6 holes of scramble, 6 holes of best ball and 6 holes of alternate shot. For the four-person event it is a scramble.
What if I just want to make a contribution to the event? Checks made payable to the Madison Rotary Foundation, a 501(C) 3, are fully deductible. If you are participating in the event, there would be some limitations according to the benefit received. All other checks should be made payable to the Rotary Club of Madison.
Who does this benefit? The Rotary Club of Madison through its foundation, the Madison Rotary Foundation, has established the Synergy Fund. This fund will provide 4 year college scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Dane County. We hope to raise $50,000 for this fund.
I want to be on a team, but don’t have team members. We have started a list of individuals who want to be on a relay team to help them find team members. Simply email your name, sex, age, & event to email@example.com.
Will there be age brackets? Because of the limited size of the event, we do not anticipate needing age categories unless one category is large enough to warrant it. There are male, female and co-ed divisions.
I can’t participate, but want to help out. There are many ways to help out, and we are currently looking for volunteers. Just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will certainly find a way to include you.
For more information visit: http://tri-quest.rotarymadison.org/