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Life Time Fitness Announces Life Time Tri Oceanside

The Olympic-distance event will serve as the championship race for the Life Time Tri Series.

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The Olympic-distance event will serve as the championship race for the Life Time Tri Series.

Life Time Fitness today announced that it has added the Life Time Tri Oceanside race to its 2013 calendar. The event will serve as the end of Life Time’s series of triathlon events and will take place on Oct. 20, 2013.

Oceanside has a long triathlon history and also serves as host to the Ironman 70.3 California triathlon, which is set for the end of March.

“Oceanside is recognized worldwide as a sought-after triathlon destination,” said Kimo Seymour, vice president, Life Time Athletic Events. “Nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is a challenging, scenic course—a truly unique experience for triathletes of all abilities—and the perfect conclusion to our 2013 Life Time Tri schedule.”

Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the waters of Oceanside Harbor, which has an average water temperature of 63-65 degrees in late October. Athletes will enjoy an ocean front transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. The event will also offer a sprint-distance race.

“We are honored that Oceanside has been chosen from among some of the country’s most spectacular destinations to host Life Time Tri’s championship event,” said Leslee Gaul, chief executive officer and president, Visit Oceanside. “With its accessibility to major west coast markets, stunning beauty and tourism infrastructure, Oceanside will resonate with both athletes and spectators alike.”

The organization has said that the Life Time Fitness Series Race to the Toyota Cup will not continue into this year and an announcement regarding professionals is expected soon.