The new 21st century Herbalife Triathlon course is designed in a small footprint, spectator-friendly, looping International Triathlon Union (ITU)-style format. The course for the Sept. 21 race is located entirely in the City of Torrance, which is ideal for this type of course. The start and finish will be on Torrance Beach with the bike and run segments on city and residential streets, and in Miramar Park and the beachfront path.
The course is similar to what is being used in ITU World Cup races and is an urban model for both age group participants and international competitors. Competition distances will include Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint, relays, two youth courses and a 5K running race. For the first year of the new course the participant field will be limited to 1,500.
The City of Torrance and Pacific Sports are looking to the future and the possibility of an ITU World Cup event, which has never been held in the Los Angeles area, or an ITU World Championship event, which has only been held once in the United States, in Cleveland, produced by Pacific Sports. “We have had a preliminary discussion with the ITU about a potential event here,” said Jack Caress, president of Pacific Sports. “The change from the old style point-to-point course to a closed loop course is part of our preparation to elevate talks about hosting an ITU event in Torrance.”
2014 Course Footprint
The 2014 course footprint will allow for a great race and a great spectator opportunity. You'll also be finishing the race on the race with the last sprint to the finish line on the hard-packed sand at the water's edge on Torrance Beach.
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LOS ANGELES - June 24, 2014 - Herbalife and Pacific Sports today unveiled the new 21st century Herbalife Triathlon course that is designed in a small footprint, looping International Triathlon Union (ITU)-style format. The course for the Sept. 21 race will be located entirely in the City of Torrance, which through multiple site surveys, has shown itself to be ideal for this type of course. The start and finish will be on Torrance Beach with the bike and run segments on city and residential streets, and in Miramar Park and the beachfront path.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 4, 2013 – More than 18,000 participants in triathlon events produced by Pacific Sports LLC will now experience swim “surroundance” by blueseventy, a swim industry leader in technical performance products. Beginning with the Cleveland Triathlon on August 4th, blueseventy will be the Official Swim Sponsor across Pacific Sports’ six triathlon events in the U.S.: Cleveland; Eugene OR; Long Beach CA; Los Angeles CA; Newport Beach CA and Brooklyn NY.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 12, 2013 – More than 25,000 participants in triathlon, cycling and running events produced by Pacific Sports LLC will now reach for Herbalife24 sports nutrition products while on the course. When they do, they’ll reap the benefits of Herbalife’s expanded partnership with Pacific Sports, providing Herbalife24 HYDRATE to help maintain body fluid levels during and after competition, as well as access to Herbalife’s comprehensive sports nutrition line, Herbalife24. Herbalife is also the title sponsor of the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles produced by Pacific Sports, Sunday, October 13, 2013.