Lifestyle brand Nautica teamed up with US TV personality Brooke Burke for an evening benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Set on the beach in Malibu, the gathering on April 29th was put on by Nautica in support of CHLA and its meaningful work and contributions to Los Angeles. The event marked the start of the training season for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon that is slated to take place at Zuma Beach on September 13-15, 2019 and which also benefits CHLA.
“As the Nautica Malibu Triathlon enters its 33rd year, we are honoured to continue supporting CHLA to add to the more than US$14 million raised in the last ten years,” said Natasha Fishman, EVP of Marketing, Authentic Brands Group.
As part of the evening, donors, triathletes, influencer and celebrity dinner guests enjoyed a catered meal by Tal Ronnen, the founder and chef behind Los Angeles’ plant-based mainstay, Crossroads Restaurant. US celebrities such as Geoff Stults, Steve Howey, Samantha Harris, Veena Crownholme and Andrew Sealy were among those in attendance to support the work of one of Los Angeles’ most esteemed medical institutions.
“I am thrilled to participate in such a meaningful event and have an opportunity to give back to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” said Brooke Burke. “My heart lives in Malibu and this is the perfect landscape for athletes and our community to come together for a meaningful cause.”
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon brings together athletes, philanthropists, supporters and celebrities for an ‘unforgettable morning of swimming, biking and running’. Past celebrity participants include Zac Efron, James Marsden, Jennifer Lopez, Karla Souza and more.
“We are beyond grateful to everyone who has made this event possible and to Brooke for graciously donating her time and money to this cause,” said Michael Epstein, Executive Producer of the event for Motiv Sports.
He continued, “Each year, every dollar we raise supports the research and resources necessary to treat paediatric cancer. Everyone involved has helped spread hope and promote the possibility of bettering the lives of children and their families.”
For the first time in 2019, the event weekend will feature a longer course distance in addition to the traditional classic and Olympic distances. The long course race will be comprised of a 1.2-mile ocean swim parallel to Zuma Beach, a 56-mile bike route along the Malibu coast before finishing with a flat, spectator-friendly 13.1-mile run.