Celebrities will join hundreds of other race participants as St. Jude Heroes: Register to race alongside the stars
MIAMI (April 1, 2015) — Among the 2,500 triathletes set to participate in the annual Life Time Tri South Beach event on April 19, several celebrities, including actors James Marsden, Josh Hopkins and Nathalia Ramos, and former NBA star Jason Collins, will raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
A limited number of individual and relay registrations remain available for the event in both the international-distance course (.93 mile swim, 24.25 mile bike and 6.2 mile run) and classic-distance course (.5 mile swim, 20.7 mile bike and 4 mile run).
Through the partnership with St. Jude, now in its eighth year, individuals, relay teams and corporate teams are encouraged to raise funds for the world-renowned research hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The support of these ‘St. Jude Heroes’ helps to ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Participants who raise $1,000 or more receive significant benefits, such as free race entry, training information, race weekend travel accommodations, pre-and post- race VIP experiences, St. Jude gear and more.
The full list of celebrities participating in the 2015 event includes:
- Abigail Spencer – best known for Oz, The Great and Powerful; Rectify; upcoming True Detective
- Colin Egglesfield – best known for The Client List, Something Borrowed, Rizzoli & Isles
- Greg Ellis – best known for 24, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek
- James Marsden – best known for The Notebook, X-Men, 30 Rock, upcoming Westworld
- Jason Collins – retired pro basketball player who played 13 seasons in NBA, most recently w/Nets
- Josh Hopkins – best known for Cougar Town, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, Swingtown
- Josh Pence – best known for The Social Network, Draft Day, Revenge, upcoming White City
- Parker Young – best known for Enlisted, Suburgatory, upcoming Family Fortune
- Nathalia Ramos – best known for Bratz, House of Anubis, The Damned, Wildflower
In addition to the celebrity roster, corporate teams hail from across the country and include:
- Alien Endurance & Mack Cycle
- Discovery Latin America
- Florida East Coast Industries
- iAM St. Jude Hero (Anthony Abraham Foundation)
- Miami Dade Country’s Attorney’s Office
- South Miami Pharmacy
- Sony Pictures
- Team ALSAC
The Life Time Tri South Beach weekend kicks off on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lummus Park with event expo including packet pickup, race course talks, pro-racing tips, gear check and more. Sunday’s event kicks off with the International distance waves starting at 6:50 a.m. with classic distance waves starting at 7:45 a.m. In addition, the annual St. Jude Trot Tot, a 50-yard beach dash for kids ages three to five and a 100-yard dash for kids ages six to nine will take place at 10 a.m. with proceeds also benefitting St. Jude. (Day of registration is available on-site.)
Registration for the Life Time South Beach Tri is $190 (International Individual), $275 (International Relay), $140 (Sprint Individual) and $225 (Sprint Relay) and can be processed at southbeachtriathlon.com.
Life Time Tri South Beach is the second in the 2015 Life Time Tri Series of 13 triathlons scheduled across the country from April through October. It’s also the first of two in the Life Time Tri Miami Challenge, which combines Life Time Tri South Beach and the Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon presented by Voler in September for the premiere Miami Triathlon experience. Miami Challenge participants will receive a unique finisher medal, Voler wind vest, a set bib number across the races, VIP race experiences and event specific race gear.
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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visitingstjude.orgor following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjudeandtwitter.com/stjude.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM, 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 members to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of April 1, 2015, the Company operates 114 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.