MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation's most anticipated triathlons, hosts its 29th annual race on September 20, 2015 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Attracting thousands of participants including the world's finest athletes, philanthropists, celebrities and supporters, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox will provide the ultimate fitness experience with a half-mile ocean swim, 18-mile bike ride and 4-mile run beginning at 7 a.m. Fundraising efforts will benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program, dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers.
With over $1.35 million dollars raised last year, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox supports the Basic and Translational Cancer Research Program of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Notable past participants include Max Greenfield, Teri Hatcher, Jon Cryer, Mark Feuerstein, Michael Weatherly and James Marsden.
"When we started the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, I could not have predicted what an incredible impact it was going to make for nearly three decades. From inspiring athletes of all ages to our loyal and dedicated celebrity participants, these triathletes push themselves to their mental and physical limits year after year in support of Children's Hospital Los Angeles," says Michael Epstein, president of Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc. "We are so proud that this race continues to draw in people looking for an exhilarating fitness challenge while supporting such a great cause."
"There's nothing quite like seeing thousands people from around the country descend upon the Malibu beach for a collective and incredible cause," says Karen Murray, president of Nautica. "We're thrilled to be hosting the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox again this year to help support and raise awareness about cancer research."
The largest pediatric hematology-oncology program of its kind in the western United States, the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is an international leader dedicated to providing groundbreaking treatments and therapies for children with serious and life-threatening forms of cancers.
"I am so very appreciative of all those involved in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox," says Alan S. Wayne, MD, Director of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. "The continued support our cancer research program receives from participants, sponsors and the community will fuel future scientific discoveries and medical advancements that will change the outlook for childhood cancer."
The triathlon will comprise of two races including the Herbalife International Distance Race that features a 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway and a 10K run course along Zuma Beach. The Classic Distance hosted the day after the Herbalife International Distance Race on Sunday, September 20th, will feature a half-mile ocean swim, 18-mile bike course and 4-mile run. Spectators are encouraged to join in on the fun by enjoying games in the Fun Zone and watching young competitors take on the Nautica Kids Run and Tot Trot.
For event details and information on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, visit www.nauticamalibutri.com.
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