Competitor Group announces return of endurance LIVE to San Diego

December 5th, 2013

Competitor Group announces return of endurance LIVE to San Diego

For over two decades endurance LIVE gala honors world’s greatest athletes; 2014 event to take place Feb. 8 at downtown San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina; Further information and tickets are available online at

SAN DIEGO – December 5, 2013 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced the 22nd annual endurance LIVE gala will return to San Diego on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Dubbed “the Academy Awards of Endurance Sports” by Entertainment Tonight, the evening is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from running, cycling and triathlon to mainstream pop culture. The 2014 event will be held at the downtown San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, with tickets and table reservations available at

“endurance LIVE has truly become the biggest night of the year in endurance sports,” said Bob Babbitt, co-founder of Competitor Magazine. “We couldn’t be more excited to return to our home in San Diego to honor the biggest names and top performances of the year.”

The awards show, which has been held in Los Angeles for the past two years, brings together top athletes from running, cycling and triathlon for one night to recognize the year’s most notable performances.  With a stylish red carpet pre-show and star-studded ceremony, endurance LIVE celebrates outstanding achievements with nearly a dozen awards in categories including, Runners of The Year, Triathletes of the Year, Competitor of the Year and Celebrity Athlete of the Year.

The endurance LIVE gala is organized by San Diego-based Competitor Group, which publishes Competitor, Women’s Running, Velo, Inside triathlon and Triathlete magazines. The celebration annually honors the top endurance athletes on the planet, a list that has included Olympic gold medalists, Ironman World Champions and Tour de France podium finishers. Past guests and presenters include elite athletes Ryan Hall, Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, Kara Goucher, Chris Lieto, Dave Scott, Scott Tinley, Chrissie Wellington and celebrities such as Apolo Ohno, Will Ferrell, Julie Foudy, Marcellus Wiley, Hines Ward, and more.

For more information or to purchase a table for the 2014 endurance LIVE gala, please visit

About Competitor Group

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI’s portfolio of media assets span the full range of the expanding endurance industry and include a robust digital community on the web and on mobile across the Competitor Endurance Sports Network of websites. Additionally,, a leading digital registration platform, is the catalyst for the company’s race services offering that looks to meet the needs not only for the company’s owned and operated events, but also for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry.

CGI owns and operates 83 events around the world, including the flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series, the NFL Run Series, Women’s Running Series and the REI Muddy Buddy Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2013. Anchoring the company with rich content and marketing leverage are five publishing properties dedicated to running, cycling, triathlon and the world of multisport including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at

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Competitor Group announces return of endurance LIVE to San Diego

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