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For Immediate Release
March 17, 2016
15-Year Partner XTERRA WETSUITS to Support the Nautica Malibu Triathlon and The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Malibu, CA – March 17, 2016 – The Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, is proud to announce that it has entered a new multi-year partnership with XTERRA WETSUITS as the Official Wetsuit Sponsor of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox. Through this relationship, XTERRA WETSUITS will contribute to the race’s mission to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, as it has done so for the past fifteen years.
Keith Simmons, Founder and co-owner of XTERRA WETSUITS remarked on the partnership with the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, “I’ve been attending Michael Epstein’s race in Malibu for over 20 years, and now with kids of my own I’m very aware of the importance of fundraising for pediatric cancer research that the race does on behalf of the Children’s Hospital of LA. The race is more than just having fun and watching Hollywood stars. The race participants have raised over $9 million dollars in the past ten years, and I’m proud to know we’ll help them cross the $10,000,000 goal this year.”
“We’re thrilled that XTERRA WETSUITS has extended its sponsorship agreement with us and will continue to be part of this great event,” said Michael Epstein, Event founder and organizer. “XTERRA WETSUITS produces the highest performing triathlon wetsuit, striving to help each athlete swim faster to set up a successful race day.”
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation’s most iconic triathlons, comes back to Zuma Beach on September 17 & 18, 2016 with its popular annual race. Gathering thousands of participants including the world’s finest athletes, philanthropists, celebrities and supporters, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox will provide the ultimate fitness experience with a half-mile ocean swim, 18-mile bike ride and 4-mile run beginning at 7 a.m. Fundraising efforts will benefit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program, dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers.
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox raised over $1.35 million dollars last year, which aided in the Basic and Translational Cancer Research Program of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Notable past participants include Max Greenfield, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Cryer, Mark Feuerstein, Michael Weatherly and James Marsden.
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. Inspired by the sea, designed in the city, Nautica offers modern nautical style for all occasions. Drawing inspiration from where the energy and sophistication of the city meets a strong heritage rooted in water, the Nautica brand is the authority in authentic and reimagined nautical style. Today, Nautica is one of the most recognized American brands throughout the world, available in more than 75 countries.
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. produces events such as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, The Chardonnay Run™, the Day at the Beach Triathlon, the Down & Dirty Obstacle Race Presented by Subaru, and many more. MESP strives to produce events with a festive atmosphere that make a difference in people’s lives. Through its properties, MESP has raised over 12 million dollars for various charities. For more information, please visit www.mesp.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.
About XTERRA Wetsuits
XTERRA WETSUITS, the dominating global brand in triathlon wetsuits, was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Diego, California, the birthplace of triathlon. Eco-friendly XTERRA WETSUITS are designed by triathletes and open water swimmers with four key components in mind: comfort, speed, innovation, and value. Under the leadership of endurance athletes Keith Simmons and Glynn Turquand, XTERRA has become the number one triathlon wetsuit company in the United States, and has expanded with stand-up paddleboards and surf under their XTERRA BOARDS and XTERRA SURF divisions. XTERRA is focused on the direct-to-consumer model, thereby providing the highest quality products at the lowest price, sharing savings with our customers and extending significant resources towards constant innovation. For more information, please visit www.xterrawetsuits.com, www.xterraboards.com and www.xterrasurf.com
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