Registration for the new 5150 Triathlon Series opens Wednesday December 1 at noon EST. Consisting of a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run, the 2011 5150 Triathlon Series will be the largest international distance triathlon series in the world. It will also be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and amateur athletes alike.
Currently, the 5150 Triathlon Series offers 13 events in the U.S. as well as three in Europe. The Hy-Vee Triathlon on September 4, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa, will serve as the U.S. Championship and will include a $1.1 million dollar professional prize purse and more than $120,000 in amateur prizes. Top finishers in amateur categories will qualify for the 5150 U.S. Championship and will be eligible for prizes and product including a Ford vehicle to the overall open amateur champions.
2011 5150 Triathlon Series Event Schedule
Miami International Triathlon
March 20 - Miami, Florida
St. Anthony's Triathlon
May 1 - St. Petersburg, Florida
5150 New Orleans
May 15 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Memphis in May Triathlon
May 22 - Tunica, Mississippi
Washington D.C. Triathlon
June 19 - Washington, D.C.
June 25 - Provo, Utah
Boulder Peak Triathlon
July 10 - Boulder, Colorado
Nautica New York City Triathlon
August 7 - New York, New York
Hy-Vee Triathlon/5150 U.S. Championship
September 4 - Des Moines, Iowa
5150 Lake Lanier
September 11 - Gainesville, Georgia
5150 Lake Las Vegas
October 2 - Henderson, Nevada
October 23 - Galveston, Texas
5150 Clearwater / 5150 Series Finale
November 12 - Clearwater, Florida
June 5 - Frankfurt, Germany
June 12 - Klagenfurt, Austria
July 9 - Zurich, Switzerland
Visit www.5150.com to register and for more information including prize distribution and championship qualification details. We look forward to seeing you at a 5150 race next year.
About World Triathlon Corporation
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a Tampa-based company recognized for athletic excellence, distinguished events and quality products. WTC's growing portfolio includes the Ironman, Ironman 70.3, 5150, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, which have a combined total of more than 115 events worldwide each year. Supported by partners including Ford, Timex, Foster Grant and PowerBar, Ironman is the No.1 user-based sports brand in the world and has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception in 1978.