About The Dirty Mitten

Lori Ott

ADMINISTRATIVE

2019 marks my seventh year as a triathlete and my sixth year on staff of the Michigan Titanium and the Grand Rapids Tri. It wouldn’t be an over exaggeration to say that triathlon is my life. I work on both triathlons all year long, volunteer for several other races throughout West Michigan, and train when I can. As much as I enjoy being a triathlete and getting out on the course, my passion is really being behind the scenes and helping others cross the finish line. This really has become a family affair. I love working along side my husband, Bill, and my youngest son, Graydon, on race day. While my teenagers prefer to stay behind the scenes they’ve been known to haul tri equipment for me and even help with odd jobs leading up to race day. Whether you compete, organize, volunteer, or enthusiastically spectate, I truly believe this sport has something for everyone!

Courtney Smith

SPONSORSHIP

Growing up in Madison, WI, I’ve always been captivated by the energy of IMWI.  Running marathons, and being active my entire life, the sport of triathlon has always inspired me.  When I moved to Grand Rapids in 2016, stars aligned, and I was asked to join the MiTi Staff as the Sponsorship Director.  I enjoy working all year to connect amazing sponsors with a great group of athletes. If you or your business are looking for an event to sponsor, email me at courtney@tris4health.com. I’d love to connect and tell you more about our sponsorship opportunities and learn more about what we can do for your business.

Chelsea Montes

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING

I am new to the Grand Rapids area after moving here in July. Originally a Traverse City native, I have lived in many places such as Minnesota, Colorado and even Ecuador, but I am very excited to finally be back in my home state. While I have not officially competed in a triathlon myself, I have a love for the triathlon world and community after working and traveling as a Media Delegate and Social Media Manager for the International Triathlon Union for over four years. One of my most memorable triathlon moments of my career was witnessing Gwen Jorgensen win the very first Gold Medal for the USA at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. I am excited to join the MiTi and GR Tri team and hopefully, with some swim lessons, my goal is to compete in my very first triathlon this summer!

We Need You!

Get involved behind the scenes to help make the inaugural Dirty Mitten a success! We have several positions open. Email jconkling@tris4health.com to learn more.

For more information about competing in The Dirty Mitten please contact us here. REGISTRATION opens on 11/29/19!