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Nation’s Triathlon® To Take Place September 14, 2008 in the Nation’s Capital
WASHINGTON, DC -- The third annual Nation’s Triathlon® will take place Sunday, September 14, 2008 in the nation’s Capital. This Olympic distance triathlon includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through downtown D.C., and a 10k run along Washington, DC’s monumental corridor.
According to Charles Brodsky, founder of the Nation’s Triathlon®, “The Nation’s Triathlon has grown exponentially since our inaugural year and this year we expect a record 2000-3000 participants along an exciting course that offers spectacular views, historic landmarks, and incredible challenges for the novice and veteran triathlete. With the support of the National Park Service, U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police, the Nation’s Triathlon® promises one of the premiere courses and triathlete race experiences in the country.”
The race begins from at 7:00am in the scenic East West Potomac Park where swimmers will enter the Potomac and swim upstream on a course that takes them under the Memorial Bridge and back. A spacious transition area facilitates quick transition from the swim to the bike course, which takes competitors along a wide, mostly flat course that loops from downtown DC to the Rock Creek Parkway to the Clara Barton Parkway. The final leg of the race is a 10k run that takes competitors alongside the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Navy Memorial, Kennedy Center, Korean War Memorial, FBI Building, National Archives, National Treasury, Holocaust Memorial and more.
The finish line will be located on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Navy Memorial and National Archives. The awards ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:30am. In addition to the awards ceremony, a Finish Line Festival will offer merchandise and refreshments, as well as entertainment for the whole family.
Participants will be required to pick up race packets and attend a mandatory safety briefing on Friday, September 12 from 12:00pm-8:30pm or Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10:00am-8:30pm at the Old Convention Center Site at 11th and H Streets, NW. Participants will also have access to a Fitness and Wellness seminar series, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, which will offer briefings and seminars on a range of topics, including holistic health, injury prevention, life wellness, nutrition, triathlon lifestyle balance, and other topics.
To register for the race, go to www.thenationstriathlon.com. Registration is already 75% complete so interested participants are urged to register soon.
About the Nation’s Triathlon (www.thenationstriathlon.com)
The Nation’s Triathlon, founded by Charles L. Brodsky, is the premiere Olympic distance triathlon in the United States. Set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation’s capital and its monuments, participants in the Nation’s Triathlon will swim 1.5k in the Potomac River, a course that will take them under the Memorial Bridge, bike 40k through downtown D.C. and out onto Clara Barton Parkway and Rock Creek Park, and run 10k through downtown D.C, past the White House, Washington Monument, National Mall, finishing on the plaza of the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue. Major sponsors for the Nation’s Triathlon® To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society include: UnitedHealthcare- Official Healthcare Provider and sponsor of The UnitedHealthcare Sports & Fitness Expo; Timex- Official Timekeeper for The Timex Timing Zone; and JetBlue- Official Airline and Sponsor for The JetBlue Airways Finish Festival. Additional sponsors include: City Sports, Crocs, Coke Zero, Dasani, and Race Train Fitness.
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Official Website: http://www.thenationstriathlon.com
Added by jdevlin7672 on February 15, 2008