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So you're ready to try a tri... but are you ready to tackle an iron-distance event in our backyard?


Join Team RunAbout for our free training group opportunities and learning groups to ready your body, mind, and spirit for an athletic event sure to test all three in the beautiful Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains. 

We are partnering with local businesses, area race experts, and local tourism agencies to offer the best training and hospitality around showcasing all of what our region has to offer. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for real-time updates on training meet-ups and socials leading all the way up to June 7, 2020- and beyond! 

Program Management

Tyler and Ally Bowersock, Co-Owners, RunAbout Sports Roanoke

In addition to their roles at UPT and RunAbout Sports Roanoke, Tyler and Ally have enjoyed success in triathlons ranging in sprint to half and full-iron distance triathlons.


Tyler's cycling strength has led him to several podium finishes, the most recent of which was at the Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon in May 2019. Ally has achieved podium finish in nearly every triathlon she has raced including her first half-Ironman in Williamsburg, VA in September 2012.


Ally and Tyler are excited to combined their love of triathlons with their respective sport medicine and exercise science expertise to oversee this training opportunity! 


Beni Gras Thompson, World Champion Triathlete

Beni's race resume is quite impressive if not intimidating, but Beni is also one of the nicest and most humble racers you will meet. We are thrilled to welcome her breadth of expertise to our coaching panel for everyone from novice to seasoned racers. 

A short list of Beni's race accomplishments include: 

-multiple age-group wins in both 70.3 and 140.6 race distances 

-Multiple Kona qualifying races 

-ITU Long Course first overall female

-Course record-setter in Ironman 70.3 Pucon Chile

-Voted USAT 2018 Female Masters athlete of the year 

Bios Forthcoming

Mary Catherine Yeakel, Competitive Swimmer 

Abby Steketee, former head coach, Northwestern Swimming and Diving

Morgan O'Leary, Competitive Cyclist, Training Group leader for Downshift Bikes & Brews

Upcoming Events

Virginia's Blue Ridge Iron Man 70.3

Roanoke, VA

June 7, 2020

Topics On the horizon

Swim Technique & Training 

Nutrient Timing and Endurance Athletic Events

Run Technique and Training (geared for Triathletes)

Women's Panel Discussion on All Things Triathlon

Race Day Clinic: What to Expect and How to Plan

Strength Training and Mobility for Triathletes

Join Team RunAbout TODAY for FREE! Submit the form below for inclusion on all future clinic dates and more!