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For Immediate Release
March 2, 2014
28th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented by Equinox
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sabina Gault / Monica Guzman
THE 28TH ANNUAL NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON PRESENTED BY EQUINOX TAKES OVER ZUMA BEACH
Yearly Competition Hosts Over 5,000 Participants To Benefit
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program
Malibu, CA (September 14, 2014) – In its 28th year, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox returns to Zuma Beach on September 14, 2014 for its highly anticipated annual competition. The Classic Distance race hosts some of the world’s finest athletes, philanthropists, celebrities and supporters to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ renowned Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Beginning at 7 a.m., the race will start with a half-mile Pacific Ocean swim, an 18-mile bike ride and end with a four-mile run through Zuma Beach.
Proceeds from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox will benefit the Basic and Translational Cancer Research Program of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year’s triathlon raised over $1.08 million with the help of celebrity participants including James Marsden, Max Greenfield, Jillian Michaels and Jon Cryer, among many others.
“Every year we hear inspiring and heart-warming stories from groups of people both young and old with reasons for joining this competition. It makes producing the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox so rewarding,” said Michael Epstein, president of Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc. “We are honored to help support and raise awareness for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”
“It’s truly a magnificent sight to see thousands of participants come together for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, give their all and be driven by supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.” said Karen Murray, president of Nautica.
As an international leader, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to providing groundbreaking treatments and therapies for children with some of the most serious and life-threatening forms of cancers. It is the largest pediatric hematology-oncology program of its kind in the western United States.
“The continued support we receive from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox fuels future scientific discoveries and medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this terrible illness,” said Alan S. Wayne, MD, Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. “Our patients, parents and staff, are deeply grateful to all those involved who, by participating in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, are joining us in the fight against childhood cancer.”
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox is comprised of two races including the International Distance Race on Saturday, September 13th, where participants race through a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run along the sands of Zuma Beach, and the Classic Distance Race on Sunday, September 14th, which involves a half-mile ocean swim, 18 mile bike course and 4 mile run. Event-goers can also participate in the Nautica Kids Run, Tot Trot and enjoy games at the Fun Zone.
For event details and more information on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, visit www.nauticamalibutri.com.
About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct. Today Nautica® is available in more than 75 countries with 256 Nautica® branded stores worldwide. In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler?, The North Face, ? Lee?, Vans?, Nautica, ? 7 For All Mankind?, Eagle Creek?, Eastpak?, Ella Moss?, JanSport?, lucy?, Kipling?, Majestic?, Napapijri?, Red Kap?, Reef?, Riders?, Splendid?, Smartwool® and Timberland®. For additional information, please go to www.nautica.com and www.vfc.com.
Since 1986, MESP, Inc. has been a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. As a full service marketing and production company, MESP, Inc. has consistently delivered top quality events to athletes across the country. MESP, Inc. has produced events such as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, the Day at the Beach Triathlon, the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud Run Series, the Hi-Tec Adventure Racing Series and many more. MESP strives to produce events with a festive atmosphere that make a difference in people’s lives and that continually maximize the enjoyment of the athletes, the exposure of the sponsors, and the well-being of the community.
Equinox operates 67 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto. Providing a holistic approach to fitness, the company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.
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