The World's Finest Athletes, Philanthropists and Celebrities Face Off on September 14 & 15th in Support of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program Bringing Excitement and Purpose to a Re-energized Malibu Community
MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 — The Nautica Malibu Triathlon will once again host its 33rd annual race on September 14 and 15 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Thousands of participants will gather to compete in the half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which focuses on discovering cures and preventative solutions for childhood cancers. In a time where the community is busy rebuilding from the devastation of the Woolsey Wildfires, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon brings a sense of hope and purpose to the community, an opportunity for them to band together for a great cause and overall morale boost.
Since it was established, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon has raised over $14 million to benefit the Basic and Translational Cancer Research Program of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. World renowned athletes, philanthropists and celebrities such as Scott Eastwood, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Greenberg, Patrick Fabian, Steve Howey, Mark Feuerstein, Kyle Howard, Liza Lapira, Geoff Stults, Alexander Ludwig and Genevieve Morton, among others will be participating this year.
“The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is entering its 33rd annual race this year and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Michael Epstein, Executive Producer of the event. “This competition brings together the Malibu community and after such a difficult year it will bring a new level of hope, unity and excitement for participants, along with the benefit to the countless families at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and throughout the world that the Nautica Triathlon affect with its fundraising efforts.”
Nautica continues to be the official merchandise partner for the annual event creating performance tri-kits as well as participant tee shirts and commemorative tees. Bold design concepts personify the fearless spirit of the competition so spectators and participants alike can continue to support the event in style throughout the year. Additionally, Nautica will have a robust assortment of seasonal lifestyle apparel and accessories available for purchase on-site.
“The Nautica Malibu Triathlon continues to be a thrilling cornerstone event for the brand and it has been incredible to watch it grow year-over-year,” said Natasha Fishman, EVP of Marketing at ABG, owner of Nautica. “We have always been very proud to be associated with the Nautica Malibu Triathlon and their support for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This year feels particularly special as the community heals from a challenging year. We hope this event and support for the cause can serve as a way to bring hope and inspiration to Malibu.”
“The funds raised by the Nautica Malibu Triathlon represent some of the most significant and impactful financial contributions our children’s cancer research teams receive each year,” said Alan S. Wayne, MD, director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Each dollar raised by the triathlon’s competitors goes directly to the labs and clinics of CHLA scientists and physicians working for new treatments and cures.” Wayne is also the Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern Californiaand Interim Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon will be comprised of three races including the Olympic Distance Race on Saturday, September 14th, which features a 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway and a 10Krun course along Zuma Beach. The Inaugural Long Course Distance will also take place on September 14th, featuring a 1.2 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike and 13.1 Mile Run. The Classic Distance, hosted on Sunday, September 15th, will feature a half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike course and 4-mile run. The weekend will kick off with a VIP reception on Friday evening in Malibu.
For event details and information on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, visit www.nauticamalibutri.com.
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