OCEANSIDE–More than 1,500 professional and amateur triathletes will descend upon Oceanside this weekend to compete in the inaugural 2013 Life Time Tri Series Oceanside. The championship event will be held at the Oceanside Harbor.
“At Life Time we seek the most iconic destinations to compliment the experience we deliver across our events portfolio,” said Kimo Seymour, vice president, Life Time Athletic Events. “Oceanside offers a beautiful backdrop in Oceanside Harbor and the perfect climate to host our 2013 Life Time Tri Championship. We’re excited about partnering with Visit Oceanside and awarding the sport’s top short-course professionals with one of the largest prize purses in the country.”
The Course Life Time Tri Oceanside will begin with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Oceanside Harbor. Athletes will enjoy a harbor transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format and beginner athletes, the event will feature a shorter sprint distance race.
For participants and spectators, Life Time Tri Oceanside features an extensive expo area, with booths and displays from some of the top health and fitness companies, including Cliff, Nytro and Zico.
“Many people who visit Oceanside are looking for a vacation that is active, motivates them or offers a new event or competition to push their limits,” says Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “Life Time Tri Oceanside is a great addition to the Oceanside community and we’re looking forward to hosting the event.”
The Toyota Triple Crown champions will be recognized at Life Time Tri Oceanside. The Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse offers $450,000, including $250,000 in individual race awards and an additional $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at the championship. With the addition of the Toyota Triple Crown, the overall 2013 Life Time Tri cash purse is $500,000.
Registration Athletes interested in participating can register at www.OceansideTri.com. Limited spots are available through Oct. 19. Registration will also be available on site at the Life Time Tri Oceanside Expo at Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19.
For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com or follow @lifetimetri on Twitter.