HITS Inc has launched HITS Endurance, an umbrella brand that includes HITS Triathlon Series, HITS Running Festivals, as well as an all new endeavour that combines a variation of endurance-style sports at single events.
After introducing its signature ‘a distance for everyone’ mantra with the formation of HITS Triathlon Series in 2011, HITS upped the ante this year with the announcement of HITS Running Festivals, a US national series of running events, ‘from the mile to the marathon.’ Additionally, HITS will soon announce a national Endurance schedule that combines running, triathlon, duathlon and more.
“Our theme of ‘a distance for everyone’ has been hugely successful at all of our triathlon and running events,” said HITS Race Director Mark H Wilson. “Now, we want to expand that philosophy to include a range of running, triathlon and duathlon races at a single event.”
He continued, “The possibilities are endless for HITS Endurance – we want to give athletes from all backgrounds and disciplines the opportunity to enjoy fitness, wellness and competition, together in a fun, healthy and challenging environment.”
A world leader in hunter/jumper horse shows, HITS Inc ventured into triathlon race production nearly two years ago, attracting 10,000 participants to HITS Triathlon Series events across the US in its first year. Every HITS triathlon boasts a Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full, as well as the popular HITS Open, a beginner-level race. Using the same concept of multiple events over the course of one weekend, HITS Running Festivals offers a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon races, as well as the Friends & Family Mile.
All HITS Endurance events will feature a sizable health, wellness and fitness expo, and will be uniquely dedicated to the promotion of fit and healthy lifestyles. “Whether it’s through horse shows, triathlons or running events, our goal is to promote health and fitness to the largest group of people possible,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri.
“From someone doing their first mile or their 50th 140.6, there is room for everyone in this sport at HITS events.”
HITS will present its ‘first true multisport event’, HITS Austin, Texas this December at the famed Circuit of the Americas. The race will offer a Friends & Family Mile, as well as a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Sprint Duathlon at highly competitive prices. Early bird pricing is in effect through to 13 November and registration is open at HITSRunning.com.
HITSTriathlonSeries.com and HITSRunning.com, can now be accessed through HITSEndurance.com with a full schedule of events, including HITS Triathlon Series, HITS Running Festivals and HITS Endurance combo events.