Oceanside CA – Road closures around town have been kept to a minimum as nearly 1,000 professional and amateur triathletes will descend upon Oceanside on Sunday, October 26 to compete in the 2014 Life Time Tri-Oceanside. The event is presented by Toyota and produced by Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company. The Oceanside race is the final event in the 2014 Life Time Tri series and is also the Toyota Triple Crown Series finale.
“The past two years have been monumental for Life Time in Southern California. 2013 was our inaugural year hosting Life Time Tri Oceanside and in April of this year, we opened Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel—our first Life Time destination in the state”
“The past two years have been monumental for Life Time in Southern California. 2013 was our inaugural year hosting Life Time Tri Oceanside and in April of this year, we opened Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel—our first Life Time destination in the state,” said Kimo Seymour, vice president, Life Time Athletic Events. “It’s exciting to return to Oceanside Harbor for the conclusion of the 2014 Life Time Tri series and to host our Life Time members, new triathletes and, of course, the sport’s top professionals at one of the most sought-after triathlon destinations in the world.”
Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a swim in the waters of Oceanside Harbor. Athletes will enjoy an oceanfront transition before starting a bike course along SR-76 the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The run course is along Pacific Street and finishes adjacent to the Pier. The event offers an International and Sprint distance, as well as relay options and a team challenge, to allow athletes of all abilities to participate in the event.
.93-mile swim | 24.8-mile bike | 6.2-mile run
.25-mile swim | 15-mile bike | 3.1-mile run
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A cash purse of $450,000 will be presented at Life Time Tri Oceanside including a $50,000 case purse from the Toyota Triple Crown. The 2014 Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse includes $200,000 in individual race awards and an additional $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at Life Time Tri Oceanside. To qualify for race awards, pros needed to participate in at least three Life Time Tri events and earn points at a minimum of three and up to five in the 2014 Life Time Tri Series events, including Life Time Tri Oceanside. The top five events will count towards their overall standings and the official finishing times at Life Time Tri Oceanside will serve as a tiebreaker.
Toyota Triple Crown
The updated Toyota Triple Crown Series will award $50,000 to the top professional female or male triathlete with the best overall time who competes in Life Time Tri Minneapolis, New York City Triathlon and Life Time Tri Oceanside. The Toyota Triple Crown winner will be declared at Life Time Tri Oceanside using an ‘equalizer’ time handicap format judged by Life Time.
Along with professional athletes from around the world, Life Time Tri events attract more than 25,000 elite and age group athletes each season. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series visit their wesite [Link]