Midwest debut as HITS Waconia added to 2014 HITS Tri schedule

first_img Related HITS Triathlon Series announced today that it will enter the Midwest US tri racing scene on 16-17 August 2014 with the unveiling of HITS Waconia in Waconia, Minnesota. Since the launch of HITS Triathlon Series in 2011, Race Director Mark H Wilson has been searching to find a home in the Midwestern states.“Triathletes in that section of the country are hungry for more race options and we were eager to deliver,” he said. “We considered several locations, but the community officials and leaders in Waconia were most receptive to our plans and have offered great support while establishing courses.”Just 30 minutes west of the Twin Cities, Waconia is an easily accessible location for the newest addition to the HITS schedule. The 3,200 acre freshwater Lake Waconia is seen as the perfect spot for a calm water swim. The bike course offers long rolling hills and the run goes onto the Dakota Trail; both excellent routes for any distance.“If I were still racing, I’d be all over this event. It’s a beautiful area and perfect for triathlon,” added Wilson. “Waconia has the potential to be a true destination race, with activities and entertainment for the whole family.”HITS Waconia will offer the complete span of HITS distances, including the Open, as well as a Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full. “Introducing yet another 140.6 distance event to our schedule is exciting,” said Wilson. “In less than two years we have doubled the amount of Full distance options in the country and have given athletes the opportunity to fulfil their go-long aspirations, in a safe, customer driven atmosphere.”Course maps are currently being finalized, but other race information, including a weekend schedule is now available at HitsTriathlonSeries.com.HITS is working with local hotels to arrange for lodging partners and will have more information on community resources available in Waconia as soon as possible. HITS will also feature a health, wellness and fitness expo throughout the weekend. Interested vendors should contact Katie Thompson at +1 845 247 7275 or via Katie[at]HitsEndurance.com.HITS Inc is a special events management company primarily focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is dedicated to ‘creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations.’www.HitsEndurance.comwww.HitsTriathlonSeries.comlast_img