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MESP AND NAUTICA COME TOGETHER FOR THE ANNUAL NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON PRESENTED BY EQUINOX

MESP and Nautica Sign Another Three Years Together To Put On Iconic Race

Malibu, CA (January 23, 2017) – MESP, Michael Epstein Sports Productions, is thrilled to announce that it has renewed its partnership with Nautica®, the leading global lifestyle brand for reimagined nautical style,  as the title sponsor for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox.  MESP has proudly partnered with Nautica for an additional three years to host the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. This year will mark the 31st annual race.

The 2017 race is returning to Zuma Beach on September 16th and 17th, bringing together athletes, philanthropists, supporters and celebrities for an unforgettable morning of swimming, biking, and running. The event has raised over 10 million dollars for Pediatric Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“As we strive every year to create innovative sporting and lifestyle events, we are ecstatic to move forward for another year with Nautica to host the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox,” said Michael Epstein, President of MESP Inc. “The Nautica Malibu Triathlon effortlessly encompasses what we try to achieve here at MESP.”

“Year after year we are inspired by the quality, passion, and support from the MESP team,” says Karen Murray, President of Nautica. “We are confident that this year’s event will once again exceed expectations, delivering one of the most iconic races.”

For more information on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, visit www.nauticamalibutri.com.

About Nautica

Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection.  Inspired by the sea, designed in the city, Nautica offers modern nautical style for all occasions.  Drawing inspiration from where the energy and sophistication of the city meets a strong heritage rooted in water, the Nautica brand is the authority in authentic and reimagined nautical style.  Today, Nautica is one of the most recognized American brands throughout the world, available in more than 75 countries with 276 full price Nautica stores and more than 3,000 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide.  In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with more than 30 brands.  The company’s five largest brands are The North Face, Vans, Wrangler, Timberland, and Lee.  Other brands include 7 For All Mankind, Bulwark, Eagle Creek, Eastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, Kipling, lucy, Magestic, Napapijri, Nautica, Red Kap, Reef, Riders, Splendid and SmartWool.  For additional information, please go to www.nautica.com and www.vfc.com.

About MESP

Since 1986, MESP, Inc. has been a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. As a full service marketing and production company, MESP, Inc. has consistently delivered top quality events to athletes across the country. MESP, Inc. produces events such as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, The Chardonnay Run™, the Day at the Beach Triathlon, the Down & Dirty Obstacle Race Presented by Subaru, and many more. MESP strives to produce events with a festive atmosphere that make a difference in people’s lives. Through its properties, MESP has raised over 12 million dollars for various charities. For more information, please visit www.mesp.com.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

About Equinox

Equinox operates 81 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas, Houston and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto.  The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, studio classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars.  Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.