Pacific Sports LLC, a premier lifestyle and endurance sports management and consulting firm, today announced the renewed, energized U.S. Open Triathlon (USOT) in the cities of Rockwall and Heath, TX. In addition to distances; relays in the Olympic and Sprint distances; and two youth courses; the event will also launch the U.S. Open Triathlon Collegiate Cup. It will be a big weekend in the Metroplex with the USOT Expo on Saturday, October 11 and the race on Sunday, October 12. USOT competitors can make a weekend of it and also take in the Texas/Oklahoma football game at the Cotton Bowl Saturday and the Texas State Fair in Fair Park.
“Rockwall and Heath will provide us a tremendous venue for the U.S. Open Triathlon,” said Pacific Sports president Jack Caress. “We want to engage college, university and junior college triathletes, as well as the numerous cycling and triathlon clubs in the region, youth 7 to 14 years old, and all the weekend warrior/recreational triathletes in the state. It is important for the future of this event to bring a triathlon that the Dallas Metroplex area can be proud of and that we can build on.”
The event starts with a swim in the calm waters of Lake Ray Hubbard in the marina at Rockwall Harbor. The bike course will travel through rolling terrain incorporating the roads of Rockwall and Heath, and the run course will be in the Rockwall Harbor area with the finish immediately adjacent to host hotel, Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront.
The Texas Triathlon Collegiate Cup is open to current students, alumni, faculty and staff of any college, university, junior college or community college. It is a race-within-a-race and will start within a solely-designated wave. Points toward the Cup will be assigned to the top five finishers for each gender and race category.
Registration is now open for the October 12 U.S. Open Triathlon.
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