The Amica 19.7 Triathlon Race Series Offers Nine Events Across the USA, May to September
The Amica 19.7 Race Series offers opportunities for the whole family, including their signature 19.7 sprint triathlon, half marathon and 10K road races, and wonderful kids’ runs. Now in its third full year, this series offers great venues and destinations and great organization—exceptional racing experiences by any standard.
Posted Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Competitive running and triathlons have become family affairs. Husbands and wives, parents and children, and even grandparents aren’t just cheering family members on at the finish line – they’re often running alongside them in events, as well. That’s why the 2012 Amica Race Series has tailored its upcoming events to appeal to families and beginners, as well as professional runners and triathletes.
Beginning with the Dallas (Denton), Texas event May 20, this series continues through Las Vegas (Henderson), Nevada; Boulder, Colorado; Knoxville, Tennessee; Hartford (New London), Connecticut; Portland (Fairview), Oregon; Charlotte, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts. The series will conclude in September with the Amica 19.7 Sprint Triathlon in Newport, Rhode Island, which features a $10,000 professional prize purse.
“Road races and triathlons are a great way for families to spend time together,” said Brewer Rowe of Eident Sports Marketing, producer of the Amica Race Series. “Its fun having someone to train and compete with and against, and it’s a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle for all generations – especially the younger ones.”
The 2012 Amica Race Series includes a greater variety of events to appeal to all ages and abilities, from the novice to the most experienced. Yes, these are exceptional racing experiences at venues—and terrific destinations—across the USA.
Please check out the Series Website at www.amicaraceseries.com for a comprehensive look at the series in general, details of each event, a calendar, registration, news, previous years’ results, sponsors, a series store, and more.
It includes nine sprint distance triathlons of 19.7 miles, each comprised of a half-mile swim, a 16.1-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. “Whether you’re a first-timer or someone training for an Olympic-distance event, the sprint distance is a great introduction to triathlons,” Rowe said.
The 2012 Amica Race Series will now also include a half-marathon, a 10k and a kids’ fun run in four locations – Las Vegas, Nashville, Charlotte and Boston.
“Biggest Loser” contestant Jay Kruger, who lost over 100 pounds when he participated on the NBC show in 2008, has competed in the Amica 19.7 Newport the last two years, and is among the many endurance athletes scheduled to compete in the 2012 event.
The Amica 19.7 Newport was recently named best triathlon in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine, along with the Amica 19.7 Boulder, also part of the Boulder Tri Series, in the Mountain West division.
“The Amica 19.7 Newport is an awesome race,” said Kruger. "Newport is a beautiful venue for a race. The whole series is well run and is perfect for both experienced triathletes and runners and those who are just starting out. I am looking forward to finishing up my 2012 triathlon season at the Amica 19.7 Newport.”
Athletes participating in the Amica Races Series are also encouraged to raise money for various charities. This year, the Amica Race Series has partnered with Crowdrise to encourage the entire triathlon community to swim, bike, run and fundraise for their favorite charities in 2012 (http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/signup/create/amicaraceseries).
Runners and triathletes can register for any of the events in the 2012 Amica Race Series by visiting www.amicaraceseries.com . For up-to- the-minute information, “like” the Amica Race Series on Facebook and follow Amica Race Series on Twitter.