USA Triathlon Extends Partnership with FitPlanet, Earns Pledge of Sustainability Verification

September 26th, 2011

Sponsorship to benefit USA Triathlon National Championship events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon announced today that it has renewed its partnership with official supplier Athletes for a Fit Planet, which recently verified the National Governing Body’s Pledge of Sustainability for the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group and Sprint National Championships, held Aug. 20 in Burlington, Vt.

A leading provider of environmental services to organizers of athletic events across North America, including multisport, running and cycling events, Athletes for a Fit Planet is the official sustainability services provider to USA Triathlon, and will now serve as a USA Triathlon official supplier and GoGreen partner through 2012.

As outlined in this new agreement, Athletes for a Fit Planet will provide environmental consulting and support to all of USA Triathlon’s owned national championship events.

As a key part of this partnership, USA Triathlon has taken the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability, which provides event organizers with official certification for taking steps to become more environmentally responsible. The Pledge requires that an event meet a minimum of 10 out of a possible 28 eco-practices to qualify. USA Triathlon aims to meet these sustainability requirements for each of its owned national championship events through 2012.

USA Triathlon took the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability for last month’s Age Group and Sprint Nationals and successfully implemented 12 green practices at the event to earn verification from Athletes for a Fit Planet. Eco-practices at the Age Group and Sprint Nationals included elimination of paper registration, recycled polyester technical race T-shirts for athletes and recyclable race bags. Visit afitplanet.com for the full list of eco-practices implemented at this year’s Age Group and Sprint Nationals.

Earlier this year, the 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship earned verification of the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability after implementing a number of eco-practices. Visit afitplanet.com for more information on the eco-practices implemented at 2011 Collegiate Nationals.

About Athletes for a Fit Planet
Athletes for a Fit Planet™ is a leading provider of environmental services to organizers of athletic events across North America, including multisport, running and cycling events. The company provides online environmental news and information for athletes and innovative sponsorships and marketing services for environmentally responsible companies. The FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability and Green Events Calendar provide a cost-effective way for event organizers to communicate their green practices to athletes, and for athletes to make informed decisions about the events they participate in. Visit us at www.afitplanet.com or contact Bruce Rayner, Chief Green Officer, at bruce@afitplanet.com.

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 140,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.

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USA Triathlon Extends Partnership with FitPlanet, Earns Pledge of Sustainability Verification

Contact Info

John Martin
719-955-2805
john.martin@usatriathlon.org
http://www.usatriathlon.org

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