Tugs Events and News
Summer Printing Completed. A big THANK YOU to all our customers. The Tugs shirt is always the best.
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Sean Silberman and Jennifer Huffman win 2016 John Clancey Aquathon.
Never in the history of the Dave Pain, Tugs, and John Clancey race have athletes faced such ordeals in getting to the race and running the race. Traffic congestion. Filled parking lots. High tide. Packed beaches. No breathing room. Heat. Horrendous conditions. What fantastic athletes.
Received this email "Taken in 1979. The man was known as Rick Greenwood. AKA "Rick the Stick" Whereabouts unknown. The woman was Diane Haines. She passed away in an auto accident in Hayden Lake Idaho, 1987 at age 30. She was my mom. If you have any other photos or info about these people would you please share?" Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward information.
In Memoriam Victoria 1950-2013
Known as Vicky to all Tugs patrons. Stick for the way she handled a pool cue stick to all her fellow Tugs employees. She worked every job at Tugs; Rolled tacos, waitress, and bartender. After Tugs, she managed a very successful beauty spa. Her life dream. She will me missed and loved very much by her family, husband, and friends.
2009 John Clancey Biathlon Winner Qualifies for Kona Ironman
Catch our video interview with Brad below.
Kosuke Amano and Genny Caruso Win 2014 John Clancey
Kosuke Amano scores second win with a sizzling record time of 30:20. Genny Caruso triumphs in the women's division to place third overall with a 41:00 time. Genny also replaced having a beer at the beer stop with a Tequila shooter. Slam Dunk. Many awards were presented. See link to results below
2013 John Clancey Aquathon Race Results
The aquathon is a 3.5 mile run and 1000 meter swim with a beer stop thrown in to truly measure the toughness of the athlete. Awards were given out to women's and men's age categories. plus special awards. Tara Wood, Vicky's Simonson Scharf niece was the big winner of the evening pulling down 3 awards. See the results and videos with link below.
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.
Horny Toad Revisited
Tugs return to the original Horny Toad Half Ironman bike course starting at Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot. The Horny Toad started in 1981.It 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. Tugs used detours like the 56 bike path. Map Directions can be found below. Video link below shows the course. After the ride the Tugs team visited the High Dive on Morena Blvd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Sorry we missed you.
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.