July events include Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Torchlight 5K and Athleta Esprit de She
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (July 2, 2013) — Whether you are a seasoned triathlete, preparing to participate in your first 5K, or new to athletic events overall, Life Time Athletic Events, the premier endurance event division of Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM (NYSE:LTM), has an event for every fitness ability (or level) this July.
Thousands of professional and amateur triathletes will descend upon Minneapolis on Saturday, July 13 to compete in the 2013 Life Time Tri Minneapolis at beautiful Lake Nokomis. The event, presented by Toyota, is also the first event in the Toyota Triple Crown Series that will award $50,000 and the coveted Toyota Cup to the top professional female or male triathlete competing in all three Toyota Triple Crown events. Life Time Tri Minneapolis isn’t just for the pros though. The event includes a Sprint and International distance as well as a relay component for those who would rather showcase their swim, bike or run skills alongside a team. In addition, the North American Junior Triathlon Invitational will take place where children ages 12-17 will compete with teams from Canada and the United States for individual and group awards. Junior participants will swim 0.25 miles, bike 15.0 miles and run 3.1 miles.
Event Details: Pro Start 7 a.m.
Lake Nokomis, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417
- Swim start—Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis starting and beginning on the northwest side of the lake.
- Bike—Navigates along the iconic Mississippi River and “City of Lakes” before returning to the Lake Nokomis transition area.
- Run—Around Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis to the cheers of thousands of spectators
Hot off the heels of Life Time Tri Minneapolis, the Kids Tri Plymouth promotes fitness and improves children’s self confidence as they cross the finish line on their own. Young athletes will swim, bike and run in this 3-event race and each young triathlete will receive his/her own race T-shirt, swim cap, race number and finisher medal. Registration for Kids Tri Plymouth is sold out but spectators are encouraged to cheer on participating kids.
Wave Start 8:30 a.m.
Life Time Fitness Plymouth, 3600 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55446
Whether you are a dedicated runner or just someone who jogs from the couch to the fridge, the Torchlight 5K is a fun run for everyone. On July 17, this evening event features a lively post-work atmosphere and a legendary post-race party on the Minneapolis Riverfront, near St. Anthony Main including musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments. The Minneapolis Torchlight 5K fun run will provide participants with a first-hand tour of Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade route in front of thousands of spectators and takes runners down Hennepin Avenue, along the Mississippi River and across the Stone Arch Bridge.
5K Start 7:30 p.m.
Corner of Hennepin Ave & 16th Street North near the historic Basilica of Saint Mary
The Life Time Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series will make its Minnesota debut as the featured kick off to the annual Ladies Night Out, hosted by the 50th & France Business Association. Happy hour begins with a timed 5K run and ends with a post-race night market of festive proportions. Salute your success with a drink at the champagne bubbly bar and enjoy tasty tapas and tunes while enjoying the shopping discounts from participating Edina businesses. Participating ladies will receive “fashionable freebies” including a custom designed lifestyle tank along with a stylishly functional race bag to use while shopping the deals at Ladies Night Out.
5K Start 6:30 p.m.
West 51st Street and Halifax Avenue South in Edina and Minneapolis 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 50th & France Ladies Night Out and night market open
To learn more about Life Time Athletic Events or to register for one of the more than 100 events, visit EventsbyLifeTime.com. Life Time Athletic Events can be found on Twitter by following @lifetimefitness and by liking the Life Time Athletic Events Facebook page.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of July 2, 2013, the Company operated 106 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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