After modest participant numbers in 2012, HITS Triathlon Series welcomed close to 1,000 athletes to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, last weekend, more than doubling the attendance in just one year.
HITS Triathlon Series offered five distances in Lake Havasu City and welcomed athletes from across the south west US and beyond to a weekend of swimming, biking and running. The event continued to grow the sport of triathlon as new triathletes were born from the HITS Open event – a 100m swim, 3 mile bike and 1 mile run.
Seasoned athletes, however, were welcomed to a picturesque open-water swim, challenging climbs on the bike and an island run.
“The volunteer support in Lake Havasu City is second to none and contributed to the success of this year’s event,” said Mark H Wilson, HITS Race Director. “Word has clearly begun to spread about Lake Havasu City and we are looking forward to seeing the numbers climb again in 2014.”
HITS Triathlon Series aims to produce events that deliver ‘a challenging multisport experience like no other’, featuring five distances geared to the needs, level of training, endurance capacity and personal goals of every athlete.
In addition to providing a product for the seasoned athlete with the Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distance races, HITS’ Open (entry level) format aims to introduce the sport of triathlon to those who may have never thought that a triathlon was possible for them.
HITS Triathlon Series is approaching the conclusion of its second year of races with the annual HITS Championship taking place on 7-8 December in Palm Springs, California.
HITS also has recently announced its new umbrella company, HITS Endurance, which will organize all HITS Triathlon Series, as well as HITS Running Festivals. HITS Running Festivals will host its third event of the season on 14 December in Austin, Texas, at the famed Circuit of the Americas. Helping to bridge the multisport and running communities together, the forthcoming running event in Austin will also incorporate a duathlon.
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’.