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Launched in partnership with presenting sponsor Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), organizers of the 2015 Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon announced today that the the PHLY Cup Pro Division will return this June. Held in conjunction with the Olympic-distance race on Sunday, June 28, the PHLY Cup will offer pro triathletes the chance to compete for a prize purse totaling $25,000.
“This exciting event draws world-class athletes and weekend warriors, helping to put a spotlight on the City of Philadelphia and raise both money and awareness for important charities,” Philadelphia Insurance Companies President and CEO Bob O’Leary said in a press release about the news. “It’s a unique event where you can find the top professionals in their sport compete on the same course as everyday athletes. TEAMPHLY loves hosting and competing each year.”
The PHLY Cup prize purse of $25,000 (split evenly between the men and women top finishers), breaks down as follows:
– Winner: $6,000
– Runner-up: $3,500
– 3rd place: $1,500
– 4th place: $1,000
– 5th place: $500
“With other races cutting support for pros, we knew it was important to the industry for us to continue offering a prize purse,” said Nick Lynch of the TriRock Triathlon Series. “We are beyond proud of our partnership with Philadelphia Insurance Companies and look forward to a great event in June with the best in triathlon competing on one of the most challenging Olympic distance courses in the U.S. We’ll be announcing our pro field shortly and we expect it to be as strong as ever.”
The 11th annual event will feature three days of activities including a Multi-Sport Expo starting on Friday, June 26 and a sprint-distance race at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia culminates with an Olympic-distance event at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 28.
Fairmount Park will host the scenic and challenging race and fun, family atmosphere, with a finish line concert taking place on both days of the event. The start, finish and transition areas will be located just off of Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road.
For more information about the TriRock Triathlon Series or to register for Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies please visit TriRockSeries.com.