Quinn will support growth of expanding Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series
San Diego, CA – May 9, 2012 – Competitor Group (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, announced today that Molly Quinn has been named Vice President of Triathlon Events. Quinn will help lead the marketing, sponsorship activation and event management of CGI’s expanding portfolio of triathlon events, which includes the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series and The Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Washington DC’s premier triathlon event.
“With our recent acquisition of The Nation’s Triathlon and continued growth in the triathlon events space, it was a natural fit to add Molly to our team,” said Josh Furlow, Senior Vice President of Operations at CGI. “She is incredibly knowledgeable and connected within the triathlon industry and her experience managing largest triathlon in Washington DC will be tremendously valuable as we continue to expand the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series.”
Most recently, Quinn oversaw the integrated marketing, management and logistics for Washington Sports & Event Management, former operators of The Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, she is a USA Triathlon Level I Race Director, recipient of the 2011 Presidential Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness and Sports Nutrition and currently serves as the Executive Director of ACHIEVE Kids Tri, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing inner city youth access to fitness and nutrition through triathlon training.
“My career began as an organic extension of my passion for sports, events and having fun while embracing a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Quinn. “It’s a true privilege to join Competitor Group and I look forward to utilizing my passion and extensive background to further grow the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series.”
Quinn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and competed on the Varsity Crew Team. She is a lifetime competitive swimmer and enjoys participating in and organizing events of all sizes.
For more information, visit TriRockSeries.com.
About the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series
Organized by Competitor Group, the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series of entertainment themed triathlons will take place in six markets in 2012. Like no other series the industry has to offer, TriRock has put the rock in triathlon featuring both Olympic and sprint distances with live bands positioned along the course and in the transition area. Each event features a finish line festival with a beer garden, post-race breakfast, red carpet finish and a post-race concert. For more information, please visit TriRockSeries.com or follow @TriRockSeries on Twitter.
About Competitor Group, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI is a portfolio company of the investment firm Falconhead Capital, which specializes in growing companies in the consumer sector of the leisure and lifestyle space. The aggregate CGI customer base now exceeds 7 million endurance enthusiasts and athletes. CGI’s portfolio of media assets dominate the expanding endurance industry and include a robust digital community online at Competitor.com. With the strategic addition of Raceit.com, a leading digital registration platform, the company has launched a race services capability to meet the needs of not only the company’s owned and operated events, but also endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry. With a leading market share of endurance enthusiasts, CGI owns and operates more than 58 events around the world, including the flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in 27 markets, the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series in 7 markets and the Columbia Muddy Buddy Series in 8 markets, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2012. Anchoring the company with rich content and marketing leverage are four publishing properties dedicated to running, cycling, triathlon and the world of multisport including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 600,000. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at Competitormediakit.com.
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