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2013-10-07 9:30 AM

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Subject: Set Up/Benji Jones
Saw this on ST:

"Ok guys, first, we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has liked this page so far. You guys are our true die hards, and we love you! Honestly, each “like” we have received has meant so much, and if we could personally thank each one of you, we would.

We know there are a lot of questions, so we will try to shed some light here for you about what is going on. Benji and I have been a franchise of Set Up Events for six years. We were mentored by Bill and Lynda Scott (owners of Set Up), and we will be forever grateful for things we have learned from them. A couple of years ago, Set Up underwent a change in leadership that was not a good fit for us. We simply have different business philosophies, and it just was not a relationship that was going to work. As a result, we (Set Up and us) have mutually agreed to part ways. We own all of our equipment, so there’s no change in the quality of the service we offer. There will be many events that you are familiar with that will remain on our calendar, so be sure to check out our website to so you can know what events are out there. And our trusty staff that you are used to will still be out there.

This is the best decision for both parties, and we are excited to grow Jones Racing Company and put on some phenomenal events. Again, we cannot thank you guys enough for your support, and we are looking forward to an exciting 2014!

Benji and Hope Jones"

http://jonesracingcompany.com/


2013-10-07 10:49 AM
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I had heard about this split. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. Maybe Benji will bring Kure Beach back???

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2013-10-07 11:08 AM
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At the NCTS banquet on Saturday, they mentioned that Set Up would be making a big announcement soon. I'm sure that this has something to do with it. I also couldn't help but notice that Belews, Stumpy, and Bandits were not included in the free race drawing on Saturday either, but now that makes sense.
2013-10-07 2:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Set Up/Benji Jones
Set Up Events will have the Carolina Beach Double Sprint in 2014.
2013-10-07 8:55 PM
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Wow. I had no idea this was going down. Hope it ends up working out in the athletes' favor. I love setup's races.
2013-10-08 10:40 AM
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Wow. That's huge news. Thanks for posting. Will be interested to see how it all shakes out. Set Up does some great events. Hopefully Benji was the driving force and can take his new company and run with it (no pun intended)


2013-10-10 9:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Set Up/Benji Jones
List of all the events they took over here: http://jonesracingcompany.com/racecalendar/

2013-10-10 2:53 PM
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Maybe they will offer a full IM on the Lake Lure/Asheville course proposed to WTC? ;-)

I'm not willing to just let this die!
2013-10-11 10:08 AM
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Is one of the Setup Series going to this new company? It seems very Charlotte and Triad focused so probably not much impact on me.
2013-10-11 11:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Set Up/Benji Jones
Looks like Benji is keeping the Birkdale kids' series. So, he'll continue to have the opportunity to respond to my day before the race emails. Sweet!

2014-01-13 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Patrick E

Maybe they will offer a full IM on the Lake Lure/Asheville course proposed to WTC? ;-)

I'm not willing to just let this die!


That would be great! People are just too scared of the mountains. After all, an Ironman is supposed to be easy, right???


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2014-02-28 10:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Set Up/Benji Jones

I must say I was pleased to see the announcement from Jones Racing that went out last year.  Setup typically does a nice job with their races and how they are managed.  I especially like that they stick to the swim times instead of the race turning into a free-for-all after the first 50 or so racers have gone.  

As for Jones ... I had a very nice experience last year wherein Hope worked with my family and due to some tragic circumstances, worked to transfer our entry fees towards another race.  So this stated, I look forward to trying out the aspects of each company ... no pun intended

 

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