Over 1800 athletes will participate in the HITS Championship Palm Springs triathlon this weekend when the HITS Triathlon Series returns to Palm Springs, California, for the fifth-annual event. Designed for seasoned triathletes as well as first-timers, HITS Triathlon Series features five race distances over a single weekend offering ‘A distance for everyone!’.
Over 175 athletes will attempt the Full distance 140.6 mile course this weekend. They will participate in a 2.4 mile swim before biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles.
Although the two-day event will draw many participants and spectators, no roadways will be closed. The public should expect some delays due to cyclists and runners on the following roads: Jefferson Street, Avenue 58, Madison Street, Jackson Street, Avenue 66, and Pierce Street.
Athletes will be ‘staying, dining and playing’ in the communities local to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley with their friends and family members. HITS has secured local lodging partners and works with local attractions in order to provide ‘things to do’ recommendations for athletes.
HITS Triathlon Series is produced by HITS Inc – the same event management company that brings HITS Horse Shows to Thermal, California, Tucson, Arizona and Ocala, Florida each winter, as well as Culpeper, Virginia and Saugerties, New York each spring and summer.
The triathlon part of the business is positioned as the first of its kind to offer something for everyone during one weekend.
To celebrate the fifth HITS Championship, HITS will host a pre-race Pasta Party on Friday evening for registered athletes and their families. The all-new social event will take place at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal and will feature complimentary pasta, beer and wine for athletes and US$10 for guests.