FIVE GREAT RACES brought to you by HITS Endurance

Saugerties, NY – July 6, 2020     The Hudson Valley is a top 20 destination in the world. A top destination deserves a top race! Introducing HITS Hudson Valley, NY October 10, 2020 at Williams Lake. Less than 90 minutes from NYC lies the perfect setting for a perfect race. You’ll swim in the pristine spring-fed Williams Lake, bike to the majestic Ashokan Reservoir and run on the historic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.

 

This is a one-of-a-kind location! Napa Valley is one of the treasures of the United States and the historic Indian Springs Resort and Spa is California’s oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility. Lake Berryessa is breathtakingly beautiful. This rugged, yet majestic natural setting is home to varied and beautiful Northern California wildlife such as swans, bald eagles, fox and whitetail deer. The course through Napa Valley will twist and turn alongside beautiful vistas. This event takes place from November 7th thru November 8, 2020.

 

The event in Palm Springs, California is the crown jewel of the HITS Triathlon Series and will once again be the home of the 2020 HITS Triathlon Series Championship. The Coachella Valley is a stunning venue that offers beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate, perfect for a December triathlon. The course in Palm Springs is fast and awesomely scenic! Palm Springs that will take place on October 30-31, 2020.

 

If a triathlon is not your thing, then we have a race for you – ONE OF MIDDLE AMERICA’S GREATEST MARATHON CITIES! From the Marathon to the Mile, the 45th annual Omaha Marathon offers “a distance for everyone!” (TM) as you race through Nebraska’s most vibrant city on September 20, 2020! A portion of the registration fees will benefit Partnership 4 Kids, the Official Charity of the Omaha Marathon, Nebraska’s top road race.

 

Looking ahead to 2021, we have our Sarasota., Florida triathlon that takes place on January 10, 2021! Nathan Benderson Park is a world class multi-purpose recreation center situated in a 600-acre park that incorporates a 400-acre artificial lake.  Sarasota, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is the gateway to miles of beaches with fine sand and shallow waters such as the Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach.  It is the perfect winter destination for a triathlon event with daily mean temperatures in the low to mid 60’s.

 

With “a distance for everyone!” (TM) there is every reason register TODAY and be a part of one of our events!

HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley, CA 2017 Race Recap

SAUGERTIES, NY (April 17, 2017): More than 1,500 athletes competed in the HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley triathlon race event that took place at Lake Berryessa, Napa, California on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 2017.  This year’s race experience was made more challenging by abnormally cold air temperatures in the early morning hours on both days and rain on Saturday.  Many athletes who had not anticipated such cold air and did not have sufficiently warm cycling attire, decided to brave the elements and proceed with a race for which they had been training for months.  The dampness from the swim and the rain coupled with wind chills that lowered the perceived temperature even further caused several athletes severe discomfort while on the bike course.

Thanks to the immediate response by CHP officers, who were on hand for traffic control, and by emergency responders from Cal Fire, our athletes were able to access refuge in a variety of warm environments.  American Medical Response (AMR) was on hand throughout both days to provide all necessary emergency medical services to the participants.  Following the race, AMR reported a total of 20 patient contacts, 14 of which were environmental (related to cold conditions).  Cal Fire reported approximately 30 contacts, all of which were environmental.  Another local volunteer ambulance reported 8 patient contacts, 6 of which were environmental.  Of these contacts, only one resulted in an athlete being transported for hypothermia.

Tom Struzzieri, CEO of HITS Endurance, said “We are extremely grateful to all the officials who assisted our athletes during the event.  We strive to provide a safe and comfortable race experience for participants at all of our races and plan to ensure that athletes and race officials are even better prepared to deal with difficult race conditions in the future.  Pre-race communications will include the most current weather forecasts together with recommendations for proper gear and best practices for navigating the race courses.  We will also work closely with all of the other area agencies to develop contingency plans for unusual weather and to ensure that they are properly communicated so that responses are seamless.”