Pro triathletes to compete for $25,000 prize purse offered by Philadelphia Insurance Companies
PHILADELPHIA, PA—April 8, 2015 – Launched in partnership with Presenting Sponsor Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the PHLY Cup Pro Division will return to the 2015 Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon. Held in conjunction with the Olympic distance race on Sunday, June 28, the PHLY Cup offers pro triathletes the chance to compete for a prize purse totaling $25,000.
“This exciting event draws world-class athletes and weekend warriors, helping to put a spotlight on the City of Philadelphia and raise both money and awareness for important charities,” shared Philadelphia Insurance Companies President and CEO Bob O’Leary. “It’s a unique event where you can find the top professionals in their sport compete on the same course as everyday athletes. TEAMPHLY loves hosting and competing each year.”
The PHLY Cup prize purse of $25,000 (split evenly between the men and women top finishers), breaks down as follows:
- Winner – $6,000
- Runner-up – $3,500
- 3rd place – $1,500
- 4th place – $1,000
- 5th place – $500
“With other races cutting support for pros, we knew it was important to the industry for us to continue offering a prize purse,” said Nick Lynch, TriRock Triathlon Series. “We are beyond proud of our partnership with Philadelphia Insurance Companies and look forward to a great event in June with the best in triathlon competing on one of the most challenging Olympic distance courses in the US. We’ll be announcing our pro field shortly and we expect it to be as strong as ever.”
The 11th annual event features three days of activities including a Multi-Sport Expo starting on Friday, June 26 and a Sprint distance race at 7:30 am on Saturday, June 27. Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia culminates with an Olympic distance event at 6:30 am on Sunday, June 28, which will welcome some of the best pro triathletes in the country.
Fairmount Park will host the scenic and challenging race and fun, family atmosphere, with a finish line concert taking place on both days of the event. The start, finish and transition areas will be located just off of Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road.
Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia will provide participants with a finisher’s medal, technical t-shirt, red carpet finish, post-race breakfast and beer garden. Participants will pick up race packets at the two-day Expo held Friday and Saturday of event weekend.
For more information about the TriRock Triathlon Series or to register for Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies please visit TriRockSeries.com.
About Philadelphia Insurance
Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated ’A++’ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and ’AA-’ for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward’s Top 50, National Underwriter’s Top 100, and one of the Top 150 Workplaces in America. Policies are underwritten by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company. The organization has 49 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. For more information, please visit www.PHLY.com.
About the TriRock Triathlon Series
The TriRock Triathlon Series is organized by Competitor Group, the creators of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The TriRock Series started in 2010 in San Diego, the birthplace of triathlon. The TriRock Series takes place in five cities across the U.S. in 2015. Events feature Olympic and Sprint distances with entertainment positioned along the race route. Each event also features a finish line festival with a beer garden, free breakfast, red carpet finish and a post-race concert.
The TriRock Series is part of Competitor Group’s larger triathlon platform which includes the world’s #1 triathlon website and magazine—Triathlete, and The Nation’s Triathlon to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the most prestigious triathlons in the United States. For more information, please visit TriRockSeries.com or follow @TriRockSeries on Twitter.