Pacific Sports, the premier lifestyle and endurance sports management and consulting firm, has unveiled the renewed, energized US Open Triathlon (USOT) in the cities of Rockwall and Heath, Texas. In addition to Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distances; relays in the Olympic and Sprint distances; and two youth courses; the event will also launch the US Open Triathlon Collegiate Cup.
It will be a big weekend in the Metroplex with the USOT Expo on Saturday 11 October and the race on Sunday 12 October. USOT competitors can make a weekend of it and also take in the Texas/Oklahoma football game at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday and the Texas State Fair in Fair Park.
“Rockwall and Heath will provide us a tremendous venue for the U.S. Open Triathlon,” said Pacific Sports President Jack Caress. “We want to engage college, university and junior college triathletes, as well as the numerous cycling and triathlon clubs in the region, youth 7 to 14 years old, and all the weekend warrior/recreational triathletes in the state.
“It is important for the future of this event to bring a triathlon that the Dallas Metroplex area can be proud of and that we can build on.”
The event starts with a swim in the calm waters of Lake Ray Hubbard in the marina at Rockwall Harbor. The bike course will travel through rolling terrain incorporating the roads of Rockwall and Heath, and the run course will be in the Rockwall Harbor area with the finish immediately adjacent to host hotel, Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront.
The Texas Triathlon Collegiate Cup is open to current students, alumni, faculty and staff of any college, university, junior college or community college. It is a race-within-a-race and will start within a solely-designated wave. Points toward the Cup will be assigned to the top five finishers for each gender and race category.
Registration is now open for the October US Open Triathlon event.
Founded in 1983 and based in Orange, California, Pacific Sports is a premier sports consultation firm, specializing in event production, management, and corporate sports marketing development. Having produced more than 300 sports events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 US Championships, Pacific Sports is dedicated to helping participants in all its events live an active lifestyle.
In 2014, the firm will produce 10 events around the US including the longest running triathlon in the US (37 years), the Newport Beach Triathlon and two 2014 inaugural events, the Brooklyn Triathlon on iconic Coney Island and the US Open Triathlon in Texas. Pacific Sports’ largest event, the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles, has seen more than 40,000 competitors swim, bike and run in its 14 year history.