San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2012
Athletes of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT), the Bay Area’s largest endurance sports training and charity program, now have a new event to prepare for this year as the San Diego Triathlon Classic becomes the newest addition to the TNT fall lineup.
The fourth annual San Diego Triathlon Classic takes place on September 8, 2012 and offers a challenging course with the most spectator-friendly transitions in all of California, which makes it a highly anticipated race for TNT athletes.
“It’s exciting to have a new triathlon option for participants. This particular triathlon was requested by many of our alumni,” said Monica Healy, Team In Training Senior Director. “San Diego is a great destination – far enough to feel like you are getting away, but still drivable if you want bring all of your gear, nutrition and apparel.”
The San Diego Triathlon Classic includes an Olympic distance race that pushes athletes to complete a 1500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. There is also a sprint-distance version that includes a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. Team In Training is only training individuals for the Olympic distance this season.
Athletes who participate in the San Diego Triathlon Classic get to experience beautiful views and spectacular sites along the way. The unique multi-loop course takes them swimming through the NTC boat canal in the San Diego Bay, biking from Liberty Station though the Naval Submarine Base at Point Loma and up to Cabrillo National Park, and running through NTC Park in the historic Liberty Station area of central San Diego.
The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Team In Training offers training for a range of endurance sports events at different skill levels, including marathons, half-marathons, hikes, cycling events and triathlons. As members of TNT train for their chosen events, they also work towards their individual fundraising goals and ultimately help LLS fund cancer research and other life-saving initiatives.
To join TNT and train for the San Diego Triathlon Classic, visit http://www.teamintraining.org/sf, call 800.78.TRAIN, or email sftntinfo(at)lls(dot)org.
For registration and other information about the San Diego Triathlon Classic, visit momentcyclesport.com.
About Team In Training
Team In Training (TNT) San Francisco chapter offers marathon training, half-marathon training, and triathlon training. Individuals can also train for cycling events and adventure hikes. TNT began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland's daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor.
The team of 38 runners raised $322,000 for LLS's Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter. Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world's largest endurance sports training program. Cleland was honored by Runner's World magazine in 2004 as one of their "Heroes of Running" for his role in establishing TNT.
Whether participants choose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's traditional Team In Training program or TNT Flex, a flexible, customized online training option developed by TNT's renowned coaches, they get all the support they need to cross the finish line at the marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride and hike adventure of their choice. Both offer a choice of world-class events, travel arrangements to an exciting destination, and a fabulous, activity-filled weekend once they're there.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $814 million in blood cancer research.
For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.