Tuesday, December 27, 2011
CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM), the Healthy Way of Life Company, today unveiled the schedule for the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup. In its seventh year, the internationally-renowned series, which is made up of several of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States and part of the Life Time Tri Series, will travel to seven familiar host cities in 2012, including:
The total 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup professional division cash purse will include $584,000 in individual race awards throughout the series. In addition, a 2012 Toyota vehicle and the coveted Toyota Cup will be awarded to both the female and male champions at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas in October. This marks the sixth year Toyota has served as the Cup’s title sponsor.
“We are proud to continue the tradition of Race to the Toyota Cup, a series that unites nearly 40,000 competitors, spectators and volunteers from around the world,” said Daniel Brienza, Global Director for Life Time Endurance. “Our series of triathlons provides the unique appeal to a full spectrum of athletes—from those dedicated to pursuing the international distance courses to youth becoming active in the sport for the first time.”
Along with professional athletes from around the world, the Race to the Toyota Cup attracts more than 25,000 elite and amateur athletes each season. Professional and elite triathletes will compete in international-distance and relay team competitions on courses featuring a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike, and 10-kilometer run. To drive participation to all athlete abilities, all races in the Life Time Tri Series also offer shorter distances of the main event, as well as a select number of kid divisions.
As the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup progresses, participant results and current point standings will be made available atwww.racetothetoyotacup.com, the official website of the Race to the Toyota Cup.