Tri Rock Olympic Distance triathlon was on 9/11 in 2011. That was good and bad. It was great to honor those we lost and the patriotism shown at the race. But the bad was the course got shortened because we weren’t able to access the Naval Base for the bike. It seems like someone in the Navy or Tri Rock may have realized that going onto the Base on 9/11 may be an issue? There was also a lot of talk about the bike course. It traversed over railroad tracks a couple of times and there were a handful of crashes. They apparently have plans on changing the route for 2012. The packet pick up was very organized and quick. But the “expo” portion was pretty minimal for a “tri rock” event. The swim course was in the harbor. They could’ve explained the course a little better considering there was a “sprint” course starting just before the OLY. Our group was the first after the sprint distance and many of us didn’t know exactly where we were going. The bike had 3 loops because of the last minute change in plans because of 9/11. The run was an out and back right through Seapoint Village. Absolutely great views and scenary. But you had to dodge a lot of the general public because you were running on the sidewalk. They also could’ve had a few more aid stations. The finish to the race was great as you enter a “stadium-like” area. The medals were great and the post party was the best I’ve seen with live “rock” entertainment. Overall, the course had some difficulties but the race was still very good. Especially since I made a weekend out of the event with family and friends. Already signed up for 2012!