America’s premier triathlon adds shorter distance for the first time in nine-year history; Registration is available online at NationsTri.com; Limited entries available
WASHINGTON, DC – May 16, 2014 –The only triathlon held in Washington DC is offering even more triathletes the opportunity to “test the waters” with the launch of a shorter distance race. The 9th annual Events DC Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, taking place on Sunday, September 7, 2014, is adding a Sprint race for the very first time in its nine year history. The shorter distance will feature a 750 meter swim, a single-loop 16 mile bike and a 5k run, finishing within view of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
“We want to continue pushing the envelope in terms of staging one of the most distinguished triathlon events in the world right here in our Nation’s Capital,” said Molly Quinn, Vice President of Triathlons at Competitor Group, organizers of the Events DC Nation’s Tri. “The Olympic distance race annually sells out and we know the shorter distance will be attractive to new triathletes just getting involved in the sport. Spots are extremely limited for this inaugural race and will likely sell out by 4th of July weekend, so we’re encouraging participants to register soon.”
The Events DC Nation’s Triathlon is a patriotic weekend celebration with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo and a finish line festival featuring a live band. The prestigious event is renowned for a scenic course that winds through the National Mall and Memorial Parks, passing by Washington DC’s historical landmarks and with a spectacular finish south of the FDR Memorial.
“No matter your experience level, there is something for everyone at the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon, especially now with the shorter distance race,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “Like the Olympic-style triathlon, the Sprint course will showcase Washington, DC throughout the race, giving local and visiting participants a prime opportunity to experience our wonderful city and its unique history and sights.”
Building off of the success of its seven-year partnership, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society returns as the official and exclusive charity of the event, which is the only triathlon in the country to benefit research toward a cure for blood-related cancers. Through the Team In Training program, participants have raised more than $14 million for blood cancer research and patient service programs.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit EventsDC.com.
About Events DC Nation’s Triathlon
Operated by Competitor Group, the 9th Events DC Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is America’s Premier Triathlon weekends. Set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the Washington DC and its monuments, participants in the event will swim 1.5k in the Potomac River, bike 40k through scenic vistas, and run 10k through downtown D.C. Further information about the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon is available at NationsTri.com or follow @NationsTri on Twitter.
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