Ocala, FL ( May 7, 2013) -- Registration opens today, May 6, for the 2014 HITS Triathlon Series event in Ocala, Florida March 29-30 of next year. To register for HITS Ocala 2014, please visit HitsTriathlonSeries.com.
Named as an Editorís Pick for one of the Best United Statesí Triathlons by Triathlete Magazine, HITS Ocala is expected to sell out before race day. As an incentive for early registration, all athletes who complete their registration more than four months out will receive 50% off the regular registration fee.
"I think people are starting to realize that what we are doing is something really special," said Mark H. Wilson, race director with HITS Triathlon Series. "We offer opportunities for triathlon to be a family affair, a weekend getaway and a training tool, as well as a competitive race environment. Ocala had a great year in 2013 and we are looking forward to some great racing again next year."
Boasting the "a distance for everyone!"(TM) mantra, HITS Triathlon Series will offer five distances in Ocala, including Sprint, Olympic, Half, and Full, as well as the popular HITS Open, and will cap each at 500 athletes. Athletes will again swim in the picture-perfect waters of Lake Weir before fast bike courses and an exciting trail run at Carney Island Park.
Click here to view complete results from HITS Ocala 2013.
Finalized course maps, lodging options, race day schedules and other important information is available at HITSTriathlonSeries.com.
"The management at Carney Island Park has been an absolute pleasure and we really love when we get to return to a community that welcomes the sport," said Wilson. "I expect that this event will grow into one of the more popular races in the country -- itís just a perfect location."
All 2014 events will offer qualifying opportunities for HITS Athlete of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California in December 2014.
Brian Folts finishes the 2013 Full distance race at HITS Ocala in first -- his second overall HITS Triathlon Series win at that distance.©Al Larson Photography
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.