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1/2-Mile Swim,
18-mile Ride,
4-mile Run,
1 Great Cause!
 

For Immediate Release

July 01, 2015

THE 29TH ANNUAL NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON PRESENTED BY EQUINOX RETURNS TO THE SANDS OF ZUMA BEACH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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THE 29TH ANNUAL NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON PRESENTED BY EQUINOX
RETURNS TO THE SANDS OF ZUMA BEACH
Over 5,000 Participants Swim, Bike And Run To Help Support
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program

Malibu, CA – The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation’s most iconic triathlons, comes back to Zuma Beach on September 20, 2015 with its popular annual race. Gathering 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 the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program, dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers.

Having raised over $1.35 million dollars last year, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox aids 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 cause,” says Karen Murray, president of Nautica. “We’re thrilled to be hosting the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox” again this year as we do our part to help support cancer research through an exciting and invigorating triathlon.”

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.

“Our patients, parents and staff are so appreciative to 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 we receive from participants, sponsors and the community fuels some incredible future scientific discoveries and medical advancements.”

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 watch 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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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 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. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct. Today Nautica® is available in more than 75 countries with 256 Nautica® branded stores worldwide. In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler?, The North Face, ? Lee?, Vans?, Nautica, ? 7 For All Mankind?, Eagle Creek?, Eastpak?, Ella Moss?, JanSport?, lucy?, Kipling?, Majestic?, Napapijri?, Red Kap?, Reef?, Riders?, Splendid?, Smartwool® and Timberland®. 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 Equinox
Equinox operates 67 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto. Providing a holistic approach to fitness, the company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness 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.


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