CHANHASSEN, Minn. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 1,500 professional and amateur triathletes will descend upon Oceanside, Calif. to compete in the inaugural 2013 Life Time Tri Oceanside, the championship event for internationally renowned Life Time Tri Series hosted in beautiful Oceanside Harbor.
Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM) and Visit Oceanside invite athletes and spectators alike to experience the final event of the 2013 Life Time Tri series—and the championship of 12 Life Time Tri events across the country—as well as and the Toyota Triple Crown Series finale. Produced and presented by Life Time, the event offers an International and Sprint distance, as well as relay options, to allow athletes of all abilities to participate.
“At Life Time we seek the most iconic destinations to compliment the experience we deliver across our events portfolio,” said Kimo Seymour, vice president, Life Time Athletic Events. “Oceanside offers a beautiful backdrop in Oceanside Harbor and the perfect climate to host our 2013 Life Time Tri Championship. We’re excited about partnering with Visit Oceanside and awarding the sport’s top short-course professionals with one of the largest prize purses in the country.”
Whether looking to train like an elite athlete, experience a sport for the first time or simply be inspired by a front row seat to world-class sporting events, Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, is a mecca for the fitness-minded traveler and at the forefront of Athletic Tourism.
“Many people who visit Oceanside are looking for a vacation that is active, motivates them or offers a new event or competition to push their limits,” says Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “Life Time Tri Oceanside is a great addition to the Oceanside community and we’re looking forward to hosting the event.”
Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Oceanside Harbor. Athletes will enjoy a harbor transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format and beginner athletes, the event will feature a shorter sprint distance race. For participants and spectators, Life Time Tri Oceanside features an extensive expo area, with booths and displays from some of the top health and fitness companies, including Cliff, Nytro and Zico.
Toyota Triple Crown
Hosted by Life Time and Toyota, the 2013 Toyota Triple Crown champions will be crowed at Life Time Tri Oceanside. The Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse offers $450,000, including $250,000 in individual race awards and an additional $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at the championship. With the addition of the Toyota Triple Crown, the overall 2013 Life Time Tri cash purse is $500,000.
Athletes interested in participating can register at OceansideTri.com. Limited spots are available through Oct. 19. Registration will also be available on site at the Life Time Tri Oceanside Expo at Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com or follow @lifetimetri on Twitter.
125 Years of Oceanside
Founded on July 3, 1888, Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), California’s longest wooden pier, vintage 101 Café, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, Top Gun House, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. The city has served as a film location for dozens of Hollywood productions and was once the preferred getaway of many of Hollywood’s elite. Bordering Camp Pendleton, Oceanside has long enjoyed a strong relationship with the U.S. military and a deep commitment to the men and women serving the nation. Today, with 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is a highly sought after location for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding, skydiving and more.
About Visit Oceanside
Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization in Oceanside, Calif; promoting travel to the city for both leisure and group visitors. Visit Oceanside also operates one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major Southern California attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB and California Welcome Center- Oceanside are conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.visitoceanside.org.
About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 people in the United States and its investment here is currently valued at more than $24 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com, www.lexus.com, www.scion.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, 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 customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of October 2, 2013, the Company operated 107 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.