After two years of swim/bike/run action, the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California, is to stay – according to the event organisers. HITS Inc recently announced that the event will return to Lake Cahuilla Park again for its year-end event, which takes place on 7-8 December 2013.
“We love this location and it is the perfect site for our Championship,” said Race Director Mark H Wilson. “It has been so awesome to see HITS Triathlon Series evolve and grow during 2012 and we are really excited about our 2013 race schedule.”
Claimed as the crown jewel of the HITS Triathlon Series, the HITS Championship in Palm Springs offers beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate – perfect conditions for a December triathlon. The courses are flat, fast and scenic!
Qualification restrictions waived for first 500 athletes in each distance
In 2013, HITS will again offer five distances at the Championship – Open, Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full – and registration is currently open to only the first 500 athletes in each distance. After the 500 limits are reached, athletes will be required to qualify for a slot. Qualifying specifications will be announced when each distance reaches 500 athletes.
Due to the popular 2013 HITS pricing structure and only 500 open slots, it is expected that all five offered distances will sell out before race day. As an incentive for early registration, all athletes who complete their registration by 3 August 2013 will receive 50% off the regular registration fee.
Registration rates prior to 3 August 2013 are as follows:
- Open Individual Registration Fee: US$25
- Sprint Individual Registration Fee: US$60
- Olympic Individual Registration Fee: US$100
- Half Individual Registration Fee: US$150
- Full Individual Registration Fee: US$300
The HITS Championship race weekend will feature a Fitness Festival, which will serve as the gathering place for participants and spectators to interact with local and national sponsors, fitness products, services, as well as event partners. Those interested in participating in the Fitness Festival can visit the race webpage, or contact Jill Trees at Jill[at]HitsTriathlonSeries.com or +1 845 246 8833.
HITS Inc is a special events management company primarily focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is dedicated to ‘creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations.’