Durapulse Pro Race presented by Iron Gear Sports at the Soma Triathlon

October 18th, 2011

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Tempe, Arizona – This Sunday, October 23, 2011, Red Rock Company will host the Durapulse Performance Company Pro Race at the Soma Triathlon presented by Iron Gear Sports. The event will take place in Tempe, AZ at the Tempe Beach Park.  The 1/2-iron distnace event (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) features a swim in Tempe Town Lake, an urban bike course within the Tempe city limits, and a run on the foot paths surrounding the lake. The draw for professional athletes comes in the timing of the race, taking place just a month prior to Arizona’s full iron distance race and on much of the same course. The Durapulse Pro Race presented by Iron Gear Sports will now offer a $15,000 prize purse, available only to professional athletes, and is being billed as a race within the race thanks to Durapulse Performance Company and Iron Gear Sports who have funded the generous prize purse.

Red Rock will host a pre-event expo on Saturday, October 22 at the Tempe Beach Park. The expo will feature a pro athlete meet and greet and bike demo at 3:30 PM open to the general public. The Soma Triathlon will kick off at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 23 with the professional athlete swim wave followed by several waves of age group athletes. The first finishers are expected to complete the race in just under 4 hours.

The prize purse will be broken down 5 deep as follows. $3,000 to the 1st place finishers in both the male and female divisions. 2nd – $2,000, 3rd – $1,250, 4th – $750, and 5th – $500. Professional athletes will be treated to a top-tier transition area, VIP finish line accommodations and special recognition at the Durapulse Performance Company Professional Awards Ceremony.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona chapter of Chances for Children (www.chancesforchildrenaz.com).  Further race information can be found on the race website, www.redrockco.com. The Soma Triathlon is quickly shaping up to be Tempe’s premier triathlon event!

For more information on the event please visit: http://www.redrockco.com/events/event-details.cfm?id=A99729E8-05C8-016C-D62B46FBE6E218B1

The Soma Triathlon will host over 900 Age Group Athletes.

The current confirmed professional athlete list includes:
Female Professional Athletes

  • Kate Bevilaqua
  • Lauren Goss
  • Kristi Johnson
  • Amy Kloner
  • Marilyn McDonald
  • Kathy Rakel
  • Charisa Wernick

Male Professional Athletes

  • Chris Boudreaux
  • Guy Crawford
  • Lewis Elliott
  • Thomas Gerlach
  • Doug MacLean
  • Jozsef Major
  • Tim Marr
  • Chris McDonald
  • Matthew Russell
  • Matt Sheeks
  • Kevin Taddonio
  • Greg Thompson

Contact:
John Sellinger – Sponsorship and Marketing
john@redrockco.com

Kimo Seymour – President
kimo@redrockco.com

Red Rock Company, located in Tempe, Arizona, is in the business of producing, promoting and supporting athletic events. Since our inception (in 2003), we have produced hundreds of events. Red Rock’s goal is to produce fun, safe events that excite athletes and promote a healthy lifestyle. In 2011, Red Rock will host over 15,000 athletes at events throughout Arizona and will interact with over 500,000 people.

Durapulse Performance Company, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a mutidiscipline training organization committed to improving the fitness and performance of the multisport athlete. This is accomplished through various testing and the process of providing personal training plans based on test results and fitness goals. If you have the desire to take your training to the next level then you need Durapulse Performance Company. (480) 862-3076 or info@durapulseperformance.com

Iron Gear Sports, located in Mesa, Arizona, is a triathlon retail store dedicated to selling the best brands and providing the best customer service for all athletes that enter the shop. Brands include Cervelo, Cannondale, and Orbea, as well as, top of the line clothing, shoes and accessories. 480-396-4766

Red Rock Company

Durapulse Pro Race presented by Iron Gear Sports at the Soma Triathlon

Contact Info

John Sellinger
240-888-2952
john@redrockco.com
http://www.redrockco.com

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