SET UP EVENTS ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 TRIATHLON SCHEDULE

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Registration For Set Up Events’ Biggest Season Ever Opens November 1, 2011

Wilmington, NC– October 25, 2011 – Set Up Events, one of the nation’s largest triathlon production companies, today announced its 2012 triathlon season schedule. Additionally, registration for the 2012 events will open November 1, 2011. Competitors may review the list of events and register at SetUpEvents.com Set Up Events produces and manages over 120 triathlons and running events throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

“Set Up Events continues to experience unprecedented growth, both in the number of races and competitors. With the exciting new events we’ve added to our 2012 schedule, and knowing many of the races fill up quickly, this is a great time for our participants to start planning their 2012 season,” said Bill Scott, founder and CEO of Set Up Events. “Given the diversity in distances we offer, and the broad region Set Up Events covers, there are great events for triathletes of all levels.”

Set Up Events offers five different series with individual events counting towards overall series standings. Each series has its own standout events.

The Inside-Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series, (IOS-NCTS), is the largest and longest running triathlon series in the United States. Events in this series take place from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the beautiful ocean beaches of North Carolina, and from the urban settings of Charlotte and Raleigh to serene natural venues such as White Lake.

Including the Azalea Sprint Triathlon, Kure Beach Double Sprint, Triangle Triathlon and YMCA Triathlon at Wrightsville Beach, the IOS-NCTS hosts several iconic events that have been around for more than a decade and consistently sell out. Other major events in this series include:

  • Belews Lake International – Greensboro, NC 1500m Swim/27 Mile Bike/10K Run-4/14/2012
  • White Lake Half Iron Distance Triathlon – White Lake, NC1.2 Mile Swim/
    56 Mile Bike
    /13.1 Mile Run-5/5/2012
  • Stumpy Creek International – Mooresville, NC 1500m Swim/
    27 Mile Bike
    /10K Run-8/4/2012

The Go-Tri Sports South Carolina Series (GTS-SCTS), presented by the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, offers competitors the best triathlons available to the beautiful state of South Carolina. The GTS-SCTS offers a variety of course types, distances and difficulties.

 

  • TryCharleston Half and Sprint – Mt. Pleasant, SC 1.2 mile Swim
    /56 mile Bike/
    13.1 mile Run-4/21/2012
  • Clemson TriathlonClemson, SC 750m Swim
    /11 mile Bike/
    5K Run-5/5/2012
  • Paris Mountain International and SprintGreenville, SC 500m Swim
    /20 mile Bike/
    5 mile Run-8/4/2012

The Virginia Triathlon Series (VTS) consists of events throughout the great state of Virginia from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the suburbs of DC to the Tidewater area. Whether it is an early season urban venue or a late season rural event, competitors find that once they race in the VTS, they’re hooked.

  • Kinetic Half Iron Distance Triathlon – Spotsylvania, VA 1.2 mile Swim
    /56 mile Bike/
    13.1 mile Run-5/12/2012
  • Kinetic Sprint Triathlon – Spotsylvania, VA 750m Swim
    /18 mile Bike/
    5K Run5/13/2012

The TrySports Triathlon Series (TTS) offers a variety of race distances and course types well suited for novice all the way to elite athletes, and consistently draws competitors from across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

  • WAC Triathlon – Wilmington, NC 300m Swim
    /11.5 mile Bike/
    5K Run-4/15/2012
  • Lake Logan International & Sprint – Canton, NC 1500m Swim
    /40 km Bike
    /10 km Run-8/4 & 8/5/2012

 

The Maryland Triathlon Series (MTS) had a successful debut in 2011, and will expand in 2012. Events take place from Frederick County in the west to Kent County in the east, and just outside the Nation’s capital. Each of the events supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Rock Hall International – Rock Hall, MD 1500m Swim/24.65 mile Bike
    /10K Run-6/2/2012
  • Rock Hall Sprint – Rock Hall, MD 750m Swim
    /15 mile Bike/
    5K Run-6/3/2012

New for 2012 – Set Up Events is excited to announce two inaugural race series – the Getcher Mud On Series and the Beach Gauntlet Series. These events consist of diverse and challenging mud, water and beach obstacle courses, providing compelling new competitive series opportunities for triathletes, runners and fitness fans alike.

  • Getcher Mud On – Kernersville, NC Muddy, Obstacle-Filled 3 mile course-7/21/2012
  • Getcher Mud On – Lincolnton, NC Muddy, Obstacle-Filled 3 mile course-10/6/2012
  • Beach Gauntlet – Myrtle Beach, SC Sandy, Obstacle-Filled 3 mile course, completely on the beach-10/20/2012

Back for 2012 – PPD Beach2Battleship – Wilmington, NC Iron/Half Iron November 3, 2012. One of Set Up Events’ most anticipated race weekends returns in 2012, with PPD B2B in Wilmington, NC. Rated as one of Triathlete Magazine’s Top 5 triathlons in the world, PPD B2B consistently sells out well in advance of race day. With its reputation for a great host city, Set Up’s unparalleled race production, and a fast ocean swim, PPD Beach2Battleship will again draw competitors from across the US, and around the world.

To review the entire Set Up Events 2012 season schedule, visit www.SetUpEvents.com

Event registration opens on November 1, 2011.

About Set Up Events

Set Up Events, one of the nation’s largest producers of triathlons, is a full-service production, registration and timing company for participatory sports triathlon and running events. In 2012 Set Up Events will produce over 120 triathlons in eight states totaling over 64,000 registrations with plans for major expansion in the near future. For more information about Set Up Events, visit www.SetUpEvents.com Participants can also Follow Set Up Events on Twitter (@SetUpEvents) or Like Set Up Events’ facebook page.

MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI WITH e-FITNESS & WELLNESS

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State Of The Art Facility Offers New Opportunities to Experience Multisport Training With TeamMPI Coaches

 

Pensacola, FL – October 12, 2011 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), a leading provider of multisport coaching, training camps, clinics, specialized services and events, announced today its partnership with e-Fitness & Wellness, a full service fitness facility in Biloxi, MS.

With this new partnership, MPI will launch a series of triathlon training seminars and programs, for both the e-Fitness & Wellness membership and the public. The calendar of events will kick off Monday December 5th, with a free seminar focusing on off-season training and race season planning. Led by Coaches Mark Sortino and John Murray, the new e-Fitness programs will use MPI’s proven strategy of six key elements for triathlon success.

Mark Sortino, CEO of TeamMPI said: “We’re excited to partner with e-Fitness & Wellness to bring our established TeamMPI training programs to a large and dynamic new group of Gulf Coast athletes and triathlon participants.”

“We are thrilled to align with the TeamMPI folks. This will add significantly to our offerings for both established and aspiring triathletes at e-Fitness & Wellness,” said Shaun McKee, MD, Managing Partner. “We have a great group of triathletes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, who are always looking to improve their edge. In addition, e-Fitness has always strived to bring new triathletes into the fold with great success. MPI’s programs will allow us to provide our e-Fitness members as well as the general public the best opportunity for improving their individual performance ability in multisport. This exciting partnership will undoubtedly inspire many people to join the triathlon life.”

John Murray, TeamMPI’s President added: “e-Fitness provides the ideal venue to launch MPI’s training programs in Mississippi. With the terrific assets available to us at e-Fitness & Wellness, we look forward to working with their dedicated staff, as well as the opportunity of welcoming new athletes to TeamMPI.”

e-Fitness & Wellness offers members access to a state of the art fitness facility, with seven pools, the area’s largest indoor track, the most group fitness classes on the Gulf Coast, as well as a complete selection of cardio and strength conditioning equipment. e-Fitness also provides a full auditorium for seminars and presentations, an on-site eatery, and programs dedicated to both wellness and fitness designed for the whole family, from kids through seniors.

Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can also Follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or Like TeamMPI’s facebook page.

About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 2 levels of multisport coaching plans, the MPI Performance Package program, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.

About e-Fitness & Wellness

Located in Biloxi, Mississippi, e-Fitness & Wellness strives to provide the optimum combination of facilities and programs in both wellness and fitness, along with premium service and convenience at an affordable rate in today’s economy. From kids to seniors, from advanced bodybuilding to patient rehabilitation, e-Fitness and Wellness offers so much more than fitness to exceed every member’s needs. For more information, please visit www.efitwell.com and Like the e-Fitness facebook page.

Sold out Sea Turtle Tri caps off MPI’s biggest event season yet

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Sold out Sea Turtle Tri caps off MPI’s biggest event season yet

 

Pensacola, FL – October 5, 2011 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), a leading provider of multisport coaching, training camps, clinics, specialized services and events, wrapped its 2011 event production season this past Sunday with the sold out Sea Turtle Tri Kids Triathlon.

In the 2011 event season, MPI produced the largest youth triathlons in the Gulf Coast Region – the Jubilee Kids Triathlon, and the Sea Turtle Tri. In addition, MPI also produced the Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, and the hugely successful and innovative Thursday evening Portofino Sunset Tri Series.

For 2012, dates have already been secured for the Martime DeLuna Du (March 25th, 2012) and the Jubilee Kids Triathlon (June 3rd, 2012). Dates for the 2012 Sea Turtle Tri, an extended Portofino Sunset Tri Series and the remainder of the MPI 2012 event season will be announced later this fall.

Mark Sortino, CEO of TeamMPI said: “The Sea Turtle Tri was a fantastic finish to our event season. Watching the performances of young triathletes is an inspiration to anyone, and really speaks to the phenomenal growth triathlon is experiencing. With the events, camps, clinics and coaching programs we’ve initiated and produced this year, and what we have planned, it suggests 2012 will be another incredible growth year for MPI and our sport.”

John Murray, TeamMPI’s President added: “MPI has grown so much over the course of 2011. Through the year, we’ve built on great partnerships, with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Portofino Island Resort, and of course with the athletes we work with… through our coaching programs, camps, clinics, services and race events. Our athletes are at the core of TeamMPI, and they’ve contributed immensely to our success in 2011. It’s rewarding to see their amazing performances, and envision where they’ll be in 2012!”

In addition, TeamMPI is pleased to announce that it has two athletes racing in the Ironman™ World Championship on October 8th. Coach Mark Sortino and Andrew Rothfeder. Both qualified at the Memorial Hermann Ironman™ Texas. This is Mark’s third trip to the Big Island and Andrew’s first.

Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can also Follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or Like TeamMPI’s facebook page.

About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 2 levels of multisport coaching plans, the MPI Performance Package program, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.

MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SELLOUT OF SEA TURTLE TRI RACE

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Second Annual Kids Triathlon to take place Sunday October 2nd

 

Pensacola, FL – September 29, 2011 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), a leading provider of multisport coaching, training camps, clinics, specialized services and events, today announced the sellout of its Sea Turtle Triathlon.

Now in its second year, the Sea Turtle Tri, along with the Jubilee Kids Triathlon, also produced by MPI, have become the biggest youth triathlon events in the Gulf Coast region. The success of the Sea Turtle Tri is a significant indicator of the tremendous growth of triathlon both locally and nationally, and as a sport with a broad appeal to both youths and adults.

The 2011 Sea Turtle Tri takes place at Opal Beach, on Pensacola Beach. The race starts at 8AM on Sunday October 2nd, with 4 age divisions starting in two separate waves:

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Wave One: 7-8 & 9-10 years

Wave Two: 11-12 & 13-15 years

Course distances are as follows:

Wave One: Swim 75 yds, Bike 1.5 miles, Run .5 miles

Wave Two: Swim 150 yds, Bike 3 miles, Run 1 mile

Mark Sortino, CEO of TeamMPI said: “We’re really excited with the response to our Second Annual Sea Turtle Triathlon. We’re looking forward to a great race on Sunday with some inspiring performances from all these young triathletes.”

John Murray, TeamMPI’s President added: “MPI was founded on the principles of advocating a healthy lifestyle through multisport across all ages. What better way to realize that goal than seeing athletes participating in the sport at an early age!”

Following the Sea Turtle Tri, TeamMPI CEO Mark Sortino travels to Kona, Hawaii to race in the Ironman™ World Championship on October 8th, having qualified earlier this year.

Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can register for TeamMPI events, camps and clinics at TeamMPI.com and can follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or link to TeamMPI’s facebook page. Multisport Performance Institute will announce its 2012 schedule of events later this fall.

About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 2 levels of multisport coaching plans, the MPI Performance Package program, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.

CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION TO HOST THIRD DODGE PARATRIATHLON CAMP IN SAN

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“Camp of Champions” is an Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon

San Diego, CA – The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in creating athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities, announced its third Dodge Paratriathlon Camp to build interest and participation in the sport of paratriathlon, an event that was recently placed on the program for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero . Known as the “Camp of Champions,” the CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp provides the most comprehensive and in-depth paratriathlon training on the West Coast.

The two-and-a-half day CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp, an official technical training camp of USA Paratriathon, will be held August 25-28, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Headquartered at the Deni + Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center, the camp is open to amputee and wheelchair athletes in classes TRI 1, 2, 4 and 5. Participating athletes will receive nutritional guidance, personal bike and handcycle fittings, expert classroom and hands-on technical instruction, personal swimming evaluation and other tools that will help them achieve their Paratriathlon goals. Athletes will have access to top-quality coaches including Mark Sortino and John Murray, USA Triathlon Level 1 coaches from the Multisport Performance Institute (MPI) in Pensacola Florida; Peter Harsch, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Chief Prosthetist for Naval Medical Center San Diego; and four-time Ironman Handcycle Division World Champion, Carlos Moleda. In addition to the team of elite coaches, participating paratriathletes will be able to draw upon the expertise and experience of world-class challenged athlete mentors Willie Stewart, Melissa Stockwell and Mike Johnston.

At the recent Accenture U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships in New York, eight of the 18 podium spots were won by alumni of CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camps. “We congratulate all the finishers of the Accenture U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships, and especially our camp alumni,” said Roy Perkins, Senior Director of Programs at the Challenged Athletes Foundation. “We hope the comprehensive approach we take at our ‘Camp of Champions’ helped put those athletes on the track to success and we look forward to helping more partriathletes reach their goals in the future.”

About Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $30 million has been raised and almost 5,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

About Dodge Brand

Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are agile, daring, sensible and inventive. The brand is on a tear for the 2011 model year, redefining itself with six all-new or significantly redesigned new vehicles, introducing new lifestyle packages designed to better meet the needs of its customers, launching catchy new ads that have started conversations with owners and potential owners, actively participating in new events and sponsorships and developing relationships with its long-loyal enthusiast base, as well as reaching out to customers who want cars that leave them wanting more. For the 2011 model year, the Dodge brand is filling dealer showrooms with a vast array of new and updated products. The Dodge product line includes the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger, significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, and the Dodge Caliber and Dodge Nitro.

About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 3 levels of multisport coaching plans, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.

ENDURANCE FILMS ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF ENDURANCE FILMS RACING TEAM

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Team to debut at USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals

Louisville, KY – August 2, 2011 – ENDURANCE FILMS, the leading producer and distributor of endurance sports training multimedia, today announced the selected team members of the Endurance Films Racing Team. The 11-member team is comprised of Age Group Triathletes from across the nation. Selected from hundreds of applicants, the team members represent the diverse backgrounds, experience levels, profound dedication and the true spirit of the multisport community. The Endurance Films Racing Team will make its official debut at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on August 20th in Burlington, VT.

Announced earlier this year, the Endurance Films Racing Team was developed by Endurance Films as a means of giving back to the customer base that has supported the company since its inception. With the help of USA Triathlon, and sponsors including Champion System, Jack Kane Custom Bicycles, Training Peaks and EcoBottles, Endurance Films was able to fulfill a company objective, and in doing so, develop a roster of passionate and competitive Age Group triathletes.

“We’re so excited to finally announce the Team. The field of contenders was tremendously deep and talented, which made the decision process extremely difficult. We want to deeply thank all those who applied,” said Eric Feller, CEO of Endurance Films.

“A huge welcome to the 11 amazing athletes selected. We can’t wait to see our Racing Team in action in just a few weeks at USA Triathlon’s Age Group Nationals,” added company VP, Danny Kolker.

A video announcement of the team will be released on the racing team website http://www.endurancefilms.com/racingteam.html. Endurance Films will be on hand at the 2011 USAT Age Group Nationals to shoot all the action and produce USA Triathlon’s annual AGNC highlight video.

About Endurance Films

Endurance Films is the recognized leader in full service HD video production focusing on the production and worldwide distribution of endurance sports training multimedia and entertainment. With partnerships spanning from professional athletes and coaches to experts in sports science and medicine, Endurance Films brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to the process of sports video production. Since 2000, Endurance Films has released top-selling videos in triathlon, marathon, cycling, strength training, yoga and more. Endurance Films is the official film production company of USA Triathlon. For more information, visit Endurance Films

ENDURANCE FILMS ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH JACK KANE CUSTOM RACING BICYCLES

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Jack Kane Bikes becomes official bicycle sponsor of Endurance Films Racing Team

Louisville, KY – July 27, 2011 – ENDURANCE FILMS, the leading producer and distributor of endurance sports training multimedia, today announced a sponsorship agreement with Jack Kane Custom Bicycles. Under the terms of this agreement, Jack Kane Custom Bicycles will become the official bicycle sponsor of the Endurance Films Racing Team, which will debut at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on August 20th in Burlington, VT.

Jack Kane bikes are renown for their custom designed and individually painted framework. All Jack Kane Bikes are painted by Jack Kane, and his expertise in frame design draws from more than 35 years experience in bike building. Jack Kane Custom Bicycles will serve as the team’s dedicated “Pit Crew” at AGNC, providing mechanical support exclusively to the Endurance Films Racing Team. Additionally, Jack Kane Custom Bicycles’ gear and artistry will be on offer for various team initiatives.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Jack Kane guys on board because they share our vision and excitement for this team. Age groupers have the dedication of pros, so we’re going to treat them like pros,” said Eric Feller, CEO of Endurance Films. “Their on-site presence at AGNC offering their dedicated mechanical expertise to the team is just one of the ways Jack Kane Custom Bicycles is helping us in this mission.”

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Endurance Films on this grassroots project; Age Group Athletes are the heart and soul of triathlon. We have worked closely with other AG athletes designing their dream bicycles, so to be part of the team that wants to support them further is fantastic.” said Zane Schweer, Jack Kane’s Brand Marketing Manager. “With the extensive audience Endurance Films reaches through their video productions and distribution, it will expand the recognition of our bikes globally.”

Since announcing the debut of the Endurance Films Racing Team last month, Endurance Films has been accepting applications from eligible age group triathletes. Selected competitors will be officially announced on August 2nd. Athletes interested in applying for the team can find out more at the Endurance Films Racing Team site.

About Endurance Films

Endurance Films is the recognized leader in full service HD video production focusing on the production and worldwide distribution of endurance sports training multimedia and entertainment. With partnerships spanning from professional athletes and coaches to experts in sports science and medicine, Endurance Films brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to the process of sports video production. Since 2000, Endurance Films has released top-selling videos in triathlon, marathon, cycling, strength training, yoga and more. Endurance Films is the official film production company of USA Triathlon. For more information, visit Endurance Films

About Jack Kane Custom Racing Bicycles

Jack Kane Custom Racing Bicycles is a custom design and road-proven bicycle company based out of North Carolina. Jack Kane, owner, has been in the industry since the 1970’s, earning a large underground following. Through consistent professional and elite level sponsorships, Kane bikes are repeatedly proven on the road and in the peloton. However, Jack Kane’s real passion is designing a rider’s dream bike. Working alongside the rider in the design process and building to order is where Jack Kane Bicycles separates itself from the rest. Jack Kane Custom Racing Bicycles specializes in aluminum, aluminum carbon, full carbon road, triathlon, and track bicycles. All bikes are painted by Jack himself. No two bicycles are the same. For more information, visit kanebikes.com

CHAMPION SYSTEM IS NAMED OFFICIAL CUSTOM TECHNICAL APPAREL SPONSOR OF ENDURANCE FILMS RACING TEAM

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Team Debuts at USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals August 20th

Brooklyn, NY (July 20, 2011) – Champion System, a worldwide leader in technical sports apparel, announced today that it has been named as the official custom technical apparel sponsor of the newly formed Endurance Films Racing Team. The team, established by Endurance Films, will make its official debut at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Burlington, Vermont on August 20th.

Endurance Films is currently accepting applications for the team from qualified Age Group triathletes. Candidates should epitomize competitive drive, have a track record of triathlon excellence, and embody the spirit of multisportsmanship.

“It’s a unique concept, the way Endurance Films has chosen to create this triathlon team. A huge part of what we do at Champion System is to offer up and coming athletes the opportunity to gain exposure and to outfit age groupers. This is a great way to show our support for undiscovered talent in the triathlon community,” said Scott Kaylin, CEO of Champion System.

The Endurance Films Racing Team will be completely outfitted in Champion System apparel. Team apparel will feature a custom design created exclusively for the Endurance Films Racing Team.

The team will be comprised of five to seven athletes over a range of age groups. Under a six month contract with the Endurance Films Racing Team, each member of the team will receive team apparel by Champion System, cash stipends, will be included in national PR campaigns, and will have access to industry leading training resources.

“We’re thrilled Champion System sees the value in this sponsorship and is providing their awesome apparel to our team,” said Endurance Films owner, Eric Feller. “Age group triathletes have the drive and dedication of elites, so we’re going to start treating them like elites.”

Interested athletes can find out more about the Endurance Films Racing Team online and apply for a spot on the team by contacting team@endurancefilms.com. The official roster will be unveiled on August 2nd, 2011.