Tugs Events and News
John Healy Wins 2012 Tugs Race
In 1979, John Healy came across Tom Warren handing out Tugs race flyers up in Oceanside. John took the flyer and thought that must take all day to do. Well he signed up and 4 years later John was an Ironman. Now he takes down the Tugs Race. Tom Warren was there at the finish to greet John. Congratulations John.
2012 John Clancey Aquathon Race
The 13th restaging of the Dave Pain race held from 1972 to 1988 was completed over the course where the 2012 World Triathlon San Diego race was run. Check out the race results and videos on the link provide below.
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2009 John Clancey Biathlon Winner Qualifies for Kona Ironman
Catch our video interview with Brad below.
Tomas Majek and Anna Guillotte win 2011 Tugs Race Memorial Run
Congratulations to Tomas and Anna for their victories. It was a beautiful day and high tide at the beach with 6 entrants. All but one wearing a Santa Hat. Each participant received a Tugs beer glass. Tomas and Anna timed at 34:15 and 49:54 for the 5.5 mile run. A big Tugs thank you to all particpants.
Horny Toad Revisited
Join us for a bike ride over the original Horny Toad Half Ironman bike course starting at Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot. The Horny Toad started in 1981 was the second Half Ironman in the world after Super Frog. Both were held in San Diego. The original course no longer exists due to the 56 freeway. We will use detours like the 56 bike path. Map Directions can be found below. We have a video showing the course start(link below). After the ride, join us the High DIve on Morena Blvd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there.
Andy Thacher Wins 2010 Tugs Race
The race was run on a cold cloudy windy day with threatening rains. A field of 4 started and finished the race. A Tugs team of Andy Thacher and Deano Spraque were challenged by a team from the Sandbar, their cook Pedro Guerro and Bryan Douglas. Thacher pulled away for the victory with a time of 33:37 after a close battle with Deano from the start to Crystal Pier. Then Deano engaged Pedro near the finish, but knowing he had a 2 minute handicap with his Tugs shirt and Santa hat Deano cruised home with a time of 36:08. Pedro finsihed with an unaided time of 37:53. Bryan Douglas who finished fourth with a time of 40:00 vowed to return next year. Look for the Tugs Santa run next year.
2011 John Clancey Aquathon
Chris Vargas a first time winner of the Clancey receives a number reserved for life, number 25. Of course he will wear number 1 next year. Rachel Wills returns and wins another title. Over 35 finishers in this years edition. Maybe the best weather conditions we have ever experienced. Everyone was at the beach.
Tugs Athletic Club Hall of Fame Induction Postponed
After careful examination and analysis of Tugs race performances by Tom Warren and the Tugs team, we are please to announce our next inductees into the Tugs Athletic Club Hall of Fame.
Saturday on Mission Bay, March 20, 2010. Beach goers found an alternative. Get a raft. Grab a beer. Go floating off the beach. A strong Law Enforcement was present and encircled the party. Patrol Boats, Helicopter, Police, and a 50 foot observation tower. Check out our video below.