SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Active Network, Aquadraat Sports, Gatorade, PR*Bar, TYR Sport and ZOCA have been named official local partners of this week’s ITU World Triathlon San Diego, which serves as the second qualifier for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team and will feature more than 2,100 amateur athletes competing in the birthplace of the sport.
Active Network, the leader in cloud-based activity and participant management™ solutions, is the Official Registration Partner of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego. Through its ActiveWorks® cloud technology, Active Network helps transform the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations, streamlining other critical management functions, and offering solutions which seek to drive stronger engagement with their participants. Visit www.activenetwork.com for more information.
Based in The Netherlands, Aquadraat Sports is the Official Water Partner of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego. Its electro-Ionic (electrolysis) treatment process structurally transforms everyday drinking water into the fuel your body needs to develop and sustain peak levels of optimum health. Visit www.aquadraatsports.com for more information.
Gatorade is the Official Sports Beverage and Energy Chew of the Age Group Race for the ITU World Triathlon San Diego. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and used by some of the world’s best athletes, G Series Pro products deliver the fuel, fluids and nutrients endurance athletes need before, during and after training or a race. The newest innovation from Gatorade, G Series Pro Carb Energy Chews, provides an energy benefit prior to exercise and during prolonged activities to help you continue to perform at a high level. With 120 calories and 30 grams of carbohydrate per 4-chew serving, the gummy texture is easy to chew and swallow, so fueling up won’t slow you down. Additionally, the on-course Sports Beverage, G Series Pro Endurance Formula, is a specialized sports drink designed to sustain hydration during prolonged training and competition when fluid and electrolyte losses can be significant. For more information and availability visit www.gatorade.com.
Based in San Diego, PR*Bar is the Official Performance Nutrition Bar of the Age Group Race for the ITU World Triathlon San Diego and the U.S. Olympic Team. PR*Bar’s line of great-tasting, gluten-free nutrition bars deliver almost twice the protein of the competitor’s product. PR*Bars are the proper fuel to help tap into your fat stores and make you performance-ready. PR*Bars are perfect for Olympians and everyday athletes, moms on the go and their kids, diabetics and those looking to lose body fat and increase performance. Visit www.prbar.com for more information.
TYR is the Official Swimwear Partner for the ITU World Triathlon San Diego. TYR engineers technical apparel and equipment for swimmers and triathletes. Named for the Norse god of warriors, TYR is a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. The company is dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes attain peak performance. TYR will also be offering wetsuit rentals in the event expo. Visit www.TYR.com for more information.
Based in San Diego, ZOCA, the Official Licensed Apparel Provider for the ITU World Triathlon San Diego, has over 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing athletic apparel. Together, the ZOCA family creates top-performing custom wear and accessories to enhance your entire bike, triathlon and run adventures. ZOCA has produced exclusive ITU World Triathlon San Diego-branded apparel that is on sale now online at www.zocagear.com at and will be for sale at the race venue.
One of just eight ITU World Triathlon Series events in 2012, the ITU World Triathlon San Diego elite races will serve as the second of two qualifying events to determine the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s and Women’s Triathlon Team. The event also will play a key role in determining the Olympic squads for a number of other nations, as it is the second-to-last ITU World Triathlon Series event prior to the closing of the ITU’s 2012 Olympic qualification window at the end of May.
The elite women will race at 2 p.m. Friday, followed by the men at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Set for Saturday morning top-flight Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as an Olympic-distance relay, will offer amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes. Visit sandiego.triathlon.org for more information on the event.
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