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Posted: January 9, 2013  

Triathlon: HITS Triathlon Series Deems Lake Havasu City, AZ the Best Kept Secret in the Triathlon World

Registration for 2013 HITS Lake Havasu City now open

SAUGERTIES, NY (January 8, 2013) -- Voted as one of Active.com's "Triathlons to Do in 2013" and nominated for a 2012 Reader's Choice Award by Travlete.com, HITS Lake Havasu City will make its return to the 2013 HITS Triathlon Series schedule Nov. 9-10.

HITS Lake Havasu City, AZ debuted as part of the HITS series last November and offered five distances to triathletes from the Southwest and beyond. The HITS Lake Havasu City venue at London Bridge Beach boasts a pristine open water swim, a challenging bike course and a run that includes trips across the historic and picturesque London Bridge.

"I think we will see this race grow significantly over the next few years -- the setting is perfect and I am surprised that more triathlons haven't found a home here," said Paul Amey of San Diego, California. Amey is a professional triathlete racing for Great Britain and swam, biked and ran his way to victory in the Half and Olympic distance races at the 2012 HITS Lake Havasu City event.

Photo by JA Sports Photography - Paul Amey celebrates two wins after crossing the line first in both the Half and Olympic distance races at the 2012 HITS Lake Havasu City event

"This course offered such variety and every piece was so much fun," said Half distance female winner Ashley Paulson of Orem, UT.

In 2013, HITS will again offer five distances -- Open, Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full -- in Lake Havasu City and registration is currently open. Due to the popular 2013 HITS pricing structure, it is expected that several of the five offered distances will sell out before race day. As an incentive for early registration, all athletes who complete their registration by July 5, 2013 will receive 75% off the regular registration fee.

Registration rates prior to July 5, 2013 are as follows:
Open Individual Registration Fee: $25
Sprint Individual Registration Fee: $30
Olympic Individual Registration Fee: $50
Half Individual Registration Fee: $75
Full Individual Registration Fee: $150

"This location has the potential to be a training ground for the next greats of the sport," said HITS race director Mark H. Wilson. "Between affordable travel, convenient lodging and top-notch winter racing opportunities, Lake Havasu City has found a home as part of the HITS Triathlon Series schedule."

To register for HITS Lake Havasu City, click here.

The HITS Lake Havasu City race weekend will also feature a Fitness Festival, which will serve as the gathering place for participants and spectators to interact with local and national sponsors, fitness products, services, as well as event partners. Those interested in participating in the Fitness Festival can visit the race webpage, or contact Jill Trees at Jill@HitsTriathlonSeries.com or 845.246.8833.

Photo by JA Sports Photography - Half and Full distance athletes await the start of their races during the 2012 HITS Lake Havasu City event

About HITS, Inc.

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is dedicated to creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations. For more information about the HITS Triathlon Series, please visit HitsTriathlonSeries.com.


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