Sponsor Spotlight: Team Magic

The sport of triathlon is growing in popularity like never before and Team Magic provides opportunities for athletes of all levels to explore and participate in the sport by producing well-run races that encompass the spirit, the unique challenge and the community atmosphere that make triathlon special.

A dedicated, long-time supporter of the Nashville Triathlon Club, Team Magic, co-owned by Therese Bynum and Faye Yates, has been producing multisport events for over 25 years. Team Magic focuses primarily on triathlons and duathlons, but is also involved in several running events, including the Birmingham Race for the Cure, the Mercedes Marathon, the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Chicago, the Jingle Bell Jog for Arthritis, the JCC Montclair Thanksgiving run and a half-marathon and 5k on the Alabama Gulf Coast Beaches. Other notable Team Magic races include the 2008 Triathlon Olympic Trials for the Beijing games and the Olympic Men’s Marathon Trials in Birmingham for the Sydney games.

Faye and Therese are both accomplished athletes in their own regard. Therese has raced for over 20 years and competes in the master’s ranks, finishing 6th in her age group in 2007 at the USAT National Championship and represented the USA at the World Championship in Switzerland, where she finished 8th in her age group. In addition to triathlons, one of which was the Panama City Ironman, Faye is an avid runner and raced many half and full marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon. Faye and Therese are joined in the running of Team Magic by an amazing team of coordinators and volunteers. To learn more about the staff, their favorite Team Magic races and what they do to make it all come together, visit the staff page here.

Team Magic produces a variety of races that are easily accessible to athletes living in the Nashville area, including the one and only Music City Triathlon, held in downtown Nashville on July 27th-28th, 2013. Via their partnership with TriSuccess Multisport Coaching LLC, Team Magic offers training plans for each and every event on their calendar, including the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon in Lebanon, TN (May 18th); The Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon in Birmingham, AL (June 8th); the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon (July 14th); and for women just starting out in the sport, there is the 2nd annual Girls Tri It On event in Brentwood, TN (August 17th). Team Magic will also soon be announcing details for Alabama-area Cyclocross races scheduled for the fall and winter of 2013. For a complete list of races, distances, available kids races and to register and purchase training programs, click here to visit the official Team Magic website.