HITS Triathlon Series Heads to Grand Junction In May

Apr 17th @ 11:18 am in News by Scott Staley


HITS Triathlon Series will continue its national tour May 18-19, 2013 with a weekend of racing in Grand Junction, Colorado, offering “a distance for everyone!”™ including Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distance races, coupled with the popular HITS Open, which features a 100 meter swim, a three mile bike, a one mile run and is aimed at growing the sport of triathlon by welcoming new athletes to a user-friendly distance. For the athletes going long, the Half and Full distance races will take place Saturday, May 18 and the Sprint, Olympic and Open distance races will occur Sunday, May 19.

After past success with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, HITS will introduce their Grand Junction event at Highline Lake State Park. Athletes will swim in the waters of Highline Lake, where water temperatures are estimated in the low 60s. The bike course is fast and offers expansive views, while the run delivers a spectacularly scenic route over the Highline Dam.

“We have been working tirelessly since the beginning to find an ideal location in Colorado and I think we have done so with Grand Junction,” said HITS Race Director Mark H. Wilson. “The swim, bike and run courses at every distance are going to be a thrill and we are very excited to provide more long distance options to Colorado athletes.”

Grand Junction course maps have been finalized and are available at HitsTriathlonSeries.com.

For more information, or to register for HITS Grand Junction, please visit HitsTriathlonSeries.com/Grand-Junction-CO.