Malibu Triathlon wraps incredible Race Weekend with more than $1.25 Million Raised for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
October 26, 2023
The Annual Star-Studded Malibu Triathlon Welcomed Hollywood Celebrities and More than 4,000 Athletes to Test Their Fitness in the Swim-Bike-Run Race
MALIBU, Calif./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Malibu Triathlon, presented by Super League Triathlon, wrapped its 38th annual swim-bike-run race weekend with two days of racing that raised more than $1.25 million for the pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Over the race weekend, the Malibu Triathlon, its athletes and volunteers exemplified their commitment to both the Malibu community and charitable causes.
The Malibu Triathlon, an annual tradition and the world’s largest fundraising triathlon, welcomed more than 4,000 athletes who tested their fitness over the weekend. To support the incredible athletes, more than 800 volunteers pitched in to help make the Triathlon an overwhelming success and a true community effort.
The $1.25 million raised for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brought the total funds raised by the race since 2007 to more than $18 million. In addition to supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Triathlon was proud to welcome charitable teams that raised money for foundations like the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the Andrew Todd Memorial Water Polo Scholarship at Mira Costa High School, the Surf Rider Foundation and Team TBG.
Continuing its commitment to the local community, the Malibu Triathlon raised funds for two local charities in the week before race day by selling entry spots of racers who were no longer able to participate. Through the initiative, the Triathlon is donating $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu and $2,500 to the Shark Fund for the Malibu Middle/Upper Schools.
“This year’s race weekend was an amazing example of athletes from all over the area coming together to support worthy causes,” said Malibu Triathlon race director Brennan Lindner. “From watching the world’s best triathletes on Saturday, to the support for CHLA from our celebrity athletes and seeing the way the Malibu community rallied around the race throughout the weekend, we could not be more proud. We’re so thankful to our partners at the City of Malibu for their collaboration in making this one of our best race weekends yet.”
Each year, the Malibu Triathlon welcomes some of Hollywood’s biggest names to the race with Diplo, Chace Crawford, Daniela Ruah, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Higgins and more competing in this year’s race. Mark Feuerstein and son Frisco won the male relay team coming in at 1:13:30, while Anna Hutchison won the all woman individual coming in at 1:28:15.
“It’s a great morning out here. You get to have fun with your friends and take part in friendly competition while changing the lives of so many children. Why wouldn’t someone want to be part of it?” said celebrity winner Chase Crawford.
On the Saturday of race weekend, Malibu hosted its third Super League Triathlon Championship Series race. The world’s premier swim-bike-run series, Super League Triathlon brought its competitive race format to Malibu providing a fast, dynamic and exhilarating show for spectators and its global broadcast audience. The race featured the unique Eliminator format, with three rounds of fast swim, bike and run action that sees athletes towards the back cut from the race after each Stage.
French star Cassandre Beaugrand won the female race in her 2023 SLT Championship Series debut while New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde defeated French star Leo Bergere in the men’s race to move into third in the 2023 Championship Series standings after three rounds.
As a part of its commitment to adding to the Malibu community, the Malibu Triathlon instituted new processes to reduce waste, working with the Zero Waste Company, who helps produce successful events in which zero waste ends up in landfills. Zero Waste Company and the Malibu Triathlon worked with all vendors involved to customize a plan that made the event more environmentally, economically and socially aware. Over the course of race weekend, Zero Waste and Malibu Triathlon prevented over 1 ton of materials from ending up in landfills, creating 1,757 pounds of compost and 402 pounds of recycling.
Since 2007, the Malibu Triathlon, the largest fundraising triathlon in the world and a local institution in the Malibu community, has raised more than $18 million for pediatric cancer research resulting in the development of life-saving treatments that are helping children around the world in their fight against cancer. The acclaimed race welcomes triathlon enthusiasts, international athletes, celebrities and Fortune 500 companies all competing to raise money for the cause.