New Official Sponsors Partner with The Nation’s Triathlon

August 29th, 2012

AT&T, Clif Bar, Craft, Gryphon, PNC Bank and Spirit Airlines Join as Official Sponsors of sold-out event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 29, 2012 –The Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the largest international distance triathlon in the U.S., today introduced new official sponsors for the 2012 event including AT&T, Clif Bar, Craft, Gryphon, PNC Bank and Spirit Airlines.

The international distance triathlon, taking place Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012in the nation’s capital, features a spectacular course that includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through downtown D.C., and a 10k run along Washington DC’s monument corridor adjacent to our nation’s best known memorials and historical landmarks.

“The diversity of sponsorship for the 2012 race reflects the diversity of interests among the endurance sports community,” said Molly Quinn, Vice President of Triathlon at Competitor Group, organizer of The Nation’s Triathlon.  “Technology, travel, finance and fitness are integral to the lifestyle of the triathlete, and we are honored to have the best known brands from each of those categories support this race.”

The Nation’s Triathlon’s new partners join other official race sponsors including DOX Shots, Gatorade, Giant, The Jackson Clinics, Karhu, Pacers, Vida Fitness and Xterra Wetsuits, among several other participating and media sponsors. The event has grown from a competition with less than 500 finishers in 2006 to being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest International distance triathlon event in the Unites States.  The race has sold-out each of the past 5 years and has attracted participation from competitors from around the world.

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About The Nation’s Triathlon™

The Nation’s Triathlon™ to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a Competitor Group event, was founded in 2006 and is one of the premiere International distance triathlons in the United States. It is the only triathlon in the nation dedicated to funding research toward a cure for blood cancers. Set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation’s capital and its monuments, participants in The Nation’s Triathlon™ will swim 1.5k in the Potomac River, bike 40k through scenic vistas and parkways, and run 10k through downtown D.C.  Official sponsors for the 2012 race include:  AT&T, Clif Bar, Clif Shot, Craft, Gatorade, Giant, Gryphon Technologies, The Jackson Clinics, Karhu, Pacers Running Stores, PNC Bank, Spirit Airlines, VIDA Fitness, and Xterra Wetsuits.  For more information visit or follow @NationsTri.

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New Official Sponsors Partner with The Nation’s Triathlon

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