Trane Launches National Search For Race Across America Powered By Trane Endurance Team

Trane invites teams of two to compete for once-in-a-lifetime brand-ambassador internship on unstoppable cycling race

Apr 17, 2013, 09:46 ET from Trane

TYLER, Texas, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), is launching a national search for an unstoppable duo to serve as its Trane Endurance Team brand ambassadors throughout the 2013 Race Across America (RAAM) Powered by Trane. The world's longest nonstop ultra-endurance cycling race, RAAM is a competition in which cyclists race more than 3,000 miles from coast to coast over the course of several weeks.

Trane is sponsoring the 2013 race in celebration of its 100th anniversary as a brand of "unstoppably" reliable, comfortable and efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The Trane Endurance Team members will represent the Trane residential business as they travel across the nation with athletes who will collectively ride the equivalent distance of circling the Earth 10 times.

Along the race route, the Trane Endurance Team will make personal connections with thousands of spectators and community members to bring Trane's unmatched reputation for reliability, comfort and efficiency to life. They will host informational booths, visit Trane dealerships, interact with consumers at community festivals and other events, and share their stories, photos and videos from the road via Facebook and Twitter, all while supporting the unstoppable athletes.

Nationwide casting call for auditions Teams of two that are interested in becoming the 2013 Trane Endurance Team members are invited to submit their resumes, writing samples and a 90-second audition video explaining why they deserve this unique internship. Candidates must be college graduates or enrolled in an accredited college and have strong communications skills, social media and interpersonal skills. Videos will be evaluated based on creativity and poise. The internship will last for three weeks from June 5, 2013 to June 27, 2013 and will include brand, message and media coaching.

The selected brand ambassadors will receive a weekly salary, a per diem and invaluable job experience.

Additional information about the application, requirements and process, along with a complete job description, can be found at Specific questions about the process should be directed to

About RAAM RAAM and SOUL EVENTS are world leaders in the sport of endurance bicycle racing. The team is responsible for the Race Across America (RAAM), the world's premier ultra-endurance bicycle race, a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race across the USA, as well as the Race Across the West (RAW), an 860-mile race across the Western US, the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series, and the 6-12-24 Hour Endurance Time Trail World Championships. In addition, they offer seminars on endurance bicycle racing and sanction endurance races worldwide.

About Ingersoll Rand Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

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