I didn't realize how important it was to support local races until the Newport Beach triathlon was recently cancelled. Fortunately a drive has been started to help bring it back. The triathlon community must stand together because although our sport is growing, it is still relatively small. If we just stand by without being an advocate or without supporting the growth, more races will disappear. When races disappear so will the athletes, the beautiful locales, the gear, and the fun. Let's not let this happen, share the joy. Remember that not all triathletes are hardcore. Some do it recreationly or for fitness. We need to welcome all people, of all types, for all reasons. In the end it benefits us all.
Here's a fun article on being a gracious Triathlon Ambassador.