Specialist multisport retailer TriSports.com has partnered with IMG, Premier Event Management (PEM) and the inaugural Escape Triathlon Series to provide in-kind contributions. The Escape Triathlon Series is made up of five notable races across North America and offers participants the chance to qualify for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion. The recent announcement of the new Escape race series is seen to establish IMG’s footprint in the triathlon industry and ‘demonstrates [its] commitment to multisport’. PEM, a leading endurance sport event producer and organizer, has collaborated with IMG to produce the five qualifying races for the Escape Triathlon Series.
The race series will attract veteran and beginner triathletes by ‘featuring memorable and challenging short courses, competing in attractive locations across the US’, against top professionals from a variety of countries. The Escape Triathlon Series consists of the following races:
- Philadelphia Escape Triathlon – June 24-25
- Des Moines Escape Triathlon – September 2-3
- Nation’s Triathlon – September 10
- Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon – September 23
- New Orleans Escape Triathlon – October 1
Each race serves as a qualifier for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon for the top three finishers in every age group, with a complimentary race entry awarded to first place in each age group. The race series boasts a leaderboard and an attractive prize purse totalling US$180,000.
TriSports.com Sponsorship Coordinator Pam Kallio said, “We are excited to be partners with industry leaders like IMG, PEM and the Escape Triathlon Series. This series will deliver high calibre race experiences to all participants. We are thrilled to be joining them from the start as this will quickly become a must-do race series. This is the first step in our partnership and we look forward to future collaborations with the Escape Triathlon Series.”
The inaugural Escape Triathlon Series is a qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The first five new qualifying races in the series include: Nation’s Triathlon, Philadelphia Triathlon, Des Moines Triathlon and Lake Geneva Triathlon – as well as the first-ever New Orleans Escape Triathlon. The Escape Series will feature ‘challenging courses, celebrated race locations and professional triathletes from around the world’.
TriSports.com is a premiere triathlon, swim, bike, and run retailer. The company began out of the home of Seton and Debbie Claggett in April 2000. Seventeen years and two moves later, TriSports.com occupies 32,000 square feet of retail, warehouse, and office space. TriSports.com is dedicated to the growth of triathlon through its partnerships with races, clubs, teams and athletes.
The company is devoted to the industry’s development through participation as a founding member of Triathlon Business International (TBI). TriSports.com is committed to maintaining an environmentally-friendly business and is actively involved in the local Arizona community, as well as global charities. TriSports.com adds that it has been recognized nationally and internationally for its continued excellence as a retailer, employer, and sustainable business.