December 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm #36627dsgrunningParticipant
PeasantMan registration is now open
Registration Link: https://legacy.imathlete.com/events/PeasantMan2022
More info can be found at http://www.facebook.com/PeasantMan
For those who are new to DCTri/PeasantMan, it is run entirely on volunteers. 100% of the people on the planning committee are either current or former DCTri members, including one former DCTri President, 2 former DCTri Board of Directors, and 2 former DCTri Club member of the year. 100% of the proceeds are donated to various charities in the DMV. On a normal year, 75% of the registrants are DCTri members. 80% of the volunteers come from DCTri. The race also attracts about 50% of the NTP class. The event takes place at Lake Anna on May 15, 2022.
PeasantMan was originally designed to be a one day/one time fun training day for us and our friends in the DCTri Club. It kind of took on a life of its own over the years. We called it PeasantMan because it was a poor-man’s knock off of the Ironman. Back in those days, Ironman was charging folks $500 to race. We decided charged folks $5 that first year as a way to stick it to the MAN.
All we wanted to do that first year was to cover the cost of the post-event BBQ … and a few lap dances later that evening for the PeasantMan War Council members. After all, the ladies on the PeasantMan War Council need a little Chippendale companionship every now and then.
Anyway, we ended up putting in about $500 of our own money to cover costs because we were too naive about all of the hidden costs of putting on such an event. We were also terribly naive about how much you fat Americans eat at a free BBQ … and how much lap dances were going for at a Chippendale companionship facility. At those kind of inflated prices, you’d think that there would be free refills and 2-for-1 coupons for the ladies … and a pitch fork to gorge my eyes out with.
This is what the first PeasantMan looked like 9 years ago when it took place at Sandy Point, in Annapolis, Md. The Sandy Point Park Rangers chased us off their property after the event, so we moved to Lake Anna, Va.
This is what it has blossomed into over the years.
As you can see from our history, PeasantMan is about as grassroots as it gets. One of the reasons why we do not pursue the USAT sanctioning route is because we didn’t want all the rules and bureaucracies associated with that to ruin the unique flavor that PeasantMan has.
Please get your friends to come along and race with us. All profits are donated to charity. We just do this for the love of the game and to give back to our community.
Thank you for your support. May your children not end up in a Chippendale companionship facility … with a Vietnamese.
–Tuan, The Freshest Prince of Saigon