The 2011 TriGrandPrix Series will feature five European races in 2011. The 2010 TriGrandPrix races attracted some of the top professionals in the sport and organizers are looking to do the same in 2011 thanks to generous prize purse offerings.
The TriGrandPrix Series also has ambitious goals for expansion around the world in the coming years. A press release from the organization states that the series plans on expanding to 15 races by 2012 and 40 races by 2014.
The 2011 series will be made up of the following races:
TriGrandPrix UK – May 22, 2011
TriGrandPrix Basque Country – June 11, 2011
TriGrandPrix Spain – July 3, 2011
TriGrandPrix Ireland – July 23, 2011
TriGrandPrix France – September 25, 2011
Registration for these races opens today, Dec. 1. Click here to learn more about the races or to register.
See the press release below:
TriGrandPrix announces the launch of the 2011 TriGrandPrix Series with Five Triathlon Experiences, each offering significant prize money. The 2011 TriGrandPrix Experiences will be hosted in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and the Basque Country between May and September. At the end of the Series, male and female World Champions will be announced based on a points system.
TriGrandPrix, Serious About Athlete Care, was launched in 2010 to massive global acclaim. TriGrandPrix’s explosive growth continues with the launch of five Experiences within the 2011 Series. These Experiences each encompass multiple events over varying distances. This format ensures that there is an opportunity for everyone to participate. At TriGrandPrix, first time triathletes participate alongside the sport’s top professionals and world champions. There is even a kid’s triathlon at each TriGrandPrix Experience!
‘The TriGrandPrix Series has added a spark in the professional triathlon community with its commitment to providing athlete care. This focus on athlete care, along with the exciting new racing venues in places you would normally only dream about, sets the stage for a series of events that you will regret if you miss.’ Leanda Cave, 2010 TriGrandPrix World Champion, 3 times Ironman 70.3 World Champion and course record holder.
‘What excites me about TriGrandPrix is having the opportunity to have a world-class multi-distance Series and test myself against the best Triathletes in the world in Olympic, half and long distance events’, Eneko Llanos, 2009 Xterra World Champion, 2008 Runner Up Ironman World Championships.
Entries opened on December 1st 2010 and demand to enter this new exciting series is already reaching fever level.
Jim Breen, Chief Executive Officer, TriGrandPrix, stated ‘We are very proud to announce the dates and venues for the 2011 Series of Triathlon Experiences. The success of TriGrandPrix lies squarely in our absolute focus on Athlete Care. We look forward to building on the success of the 2010 Series with an amazing line up of Triathlon Experiences that cater for all triathletes, regardless of whether you are the world champion or new to the sport.’
‘I am so excited that TriGrandPrix is putting together a world class series which will in the future attract the world’s very best athletes. It’s also pretty awesome that TriGrandPrix has made Athlete Care such a huge priority – this is something that is so often overlooked but does go very far in the eyes of all the athletes involved.’ Mirinda Carfrae, 2010 Ironman World Champion.
TriGrandPrix already has plans for 15 experiences around the globe by 2012 and 40 by 2014.