Playa Del Rey Triathlon To Benefit
Local Collegiate Triathlon
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (June 26) – VBC Multisport
LLC is pleased to announce the first-annual Playa Del Rey Triathlon,
a benefit for collegiate triathlon that celebrates the city’s
cross-town rivalry. Set for October 5, 2008, the Playa Del Rey
Triathlon encourages students, alumni, and the community at large
to “throw down the gauntlet,” as all proceeds from
the event are donated to the UCLA & USC Triathlon Teams. Located
at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa Del Rey, competitors will swim
600 meters, bike 20K, and run 5K on one of the flattest and fastest
courses in Southern California.
Athletes can look forward to the typically calm
surf and clean waters of Dockweiler State Beach. The bike course
features wide roads with great pavement and ocean views from the
Dockweiler bluffs. The run course is an out-and-back loop along
the Dockweiler service road.
“Collegiate triathlon is currently experiencing
an unprecedented period of growth,” says Marcus George,
owner of VBC Multisport LLC and a founder of the UCLA Triathlon
Team. Collegiate teams are introducing a wave of new athletes
to the sport, but these students often find the costs overwhelming.
The purpose of the Playa Del Rey Triathlon is to raise awareness
in the community about how they can support their local collegiate
programs as well as provide some needed monetary assistance.”
“Not many people realize that all donations
to UCLA Triathlon are tax-deductible, whether that is a cash donation,
an old bike, or even a pair of aerobars,” says Sara Painter,
president of UCLA Triathlon. “Alumni can purchase our training
and racing uniforms or even join in our daily coached workouts.
There are so many ways to get involved.”
Entry fees for the Playa Del Rey Triathlon are $75
for individuals and $105 for relay teams. Competitors must register
online before September 1st to avoid late-registration fees. Event
information is available online at www.playadelreytri.com.
Companies or individuals interested in sponsoring
the Playa Del Rey Triathlon should contact Marcus George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VBC Multisport LLC was founded by Marcus George
with the mission of producing competitive sporting events that
promote and encourage physical fitness, competitive excellence,
and public participation in endurance sports. It is the belief
of VBC Multisport LLC that we are called to pursue “victory
beyond competition”; that those of us who have the opportunity
to participate in competitive sports can express the thankfulness
for our blessings by serving the needs of the community around
us. Marcus has been actively involved in the sport of triathlon
as an athlete, coach, race director, and has been a leader in
the growth and development of the sport at the collegiate level.
Marcus is currently USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Commission
Western Region Representative.
Updated 8/17/08 to reflect a
change in the name of the event.