Registration Now Open for 2019 Competition
BOSTON – June 6, 2019 – Can your company take the cup? For the third year in a row, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon will offer Greater Boston’s leading employers the opportunity to seize the title of triathlon champion at the 2019 event.
The friendly competition between Boston’s corporate leaders will take place as part of the 11th annual Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon on July 28, 2019 in South Boston. Registration is now open at BostonTri.com
“Every year, the competition is fierce. The Boston Corporate Cup is a great way to tap into that competitive spirit, so prevalent in Boston,” said Michael O’Neil, president of the Boston Triathlon. “It’s a friendly competition and at the end of the day, it’s really all about bragging rights while supporting companies that encourage an active and healthy workforce.”
The Boston Corporate Cup is a chance for the corporate community to compete against one another while engaging employees in an active lifestyle. Participants can compete in the Sprint distance event as an individual or as part of a company relay team, completing a 750M swim, a 17.5K bike and a 5K run.
Corporate teams also have the opportunity to raise funds for the charity of their choice, including the event’s charity partner, Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England.
Corporate teams must be mixed gender, with a minimum of one female participant on each team. Entries will be ranked on a combination of performance and participation, with teams being scored by the top finishers in both the relay and the individual races, as well as the total number of participants a company enters in the race. The winning team will hold the custom-designed trophy as well as bragging rights for the next year. There will also be an award for the top fundraising team.
In 2018, General Electric took home the Corporate Cup. They’ll be ready to defend the title in 2019.
“We are confident that we’ll bring the strongest, fastest, triathlon team to the 2019 Boston Corporate Cup competition,” said John Martin, Director, Advanced Turboshaft Programs at GE Aviation. “We are determine to defend our title this year and demonstrate to the Boston community that GE is here to stay.”
Now in its 11th year, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon will take place in South Boston on July 27-28, 2019. More than 2000 athletes from across the world, the U.S. and Boston will compete in this unique and iconic event, which includes both Olympic and sprint distance races. The swim takes place at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Carson Beach, a bike ride on DCR William Day Boulevard, and a beautiful run in South Boston. In addition to the main race on July 28, Kids Day will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019, featuring a host of activities designed to inspire a future generation of triathletes. Race and registration information is available at BostonTri.com.
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is sponsored by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and supported by Kicking Horse Coffee, Michelob Ultra and Unit Nutrition.
About the Boston Triathlon
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is the only triathlon to take place in the City of Boston. The race draws athletes from all around the world, the country, the state and the city of Boston. Each summer, athletes descend on the South Boston waterfront for two days of racing. Now in its 11th year, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is a fixture in the community, with Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, the Boston Corporate Cup competition and an all-ages Kid’s Day. The race is produced by ethos, a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events. ethos also produces the Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine. For more information about the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon or to register, visit www.Bostontri.com