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ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago Signs with Raceday Transport

2 Feb, 2015


Bike shipping company Raceday Transport has signed on as the Official Bike Transport Partner through 2016, including the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships, set for Sept. 15-20 in Grant Park.

Participants from across the United States and around the globe benefit from a selection of transport options offered by Raceday Transport, including the company's Box & Ship Options or Fully Assembled Transport. Athletes using the Raceday Box & Ship or Fully Assembled Transport options will save $50 on domestic U.S. and international shipments using an event-specific discount code. Athletes may save an additional $50 through Raceday's Box & Ship Event Services, in which staff members will receive, unbox and assemble bikes per individual athlete specifications.

 The company also offers a Raceday Rentals option, with a full inventory of road and triathlon bikes for use before and during the event.

Information on all Raceday Transport services and discounts is available at chicago.triathlon.org.

"Our team is extremely excited to add the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago event to our 2015 bike transport calendar," said Marc Sanders, President of Raceday Transport. "Athletes traveling to this event will enjoy our first-class bike transport service, coupled with our budget-friendly pricing options from all domestic U.S. and international locations."

"Raceday Transport was an integral part of the 2014 event and we are thrilled to welcome them back as a partner for the next two years," said Franzi Petermann, Managing Director for ITU World Triathlon Chicago. "Their services help athletes feel confident about their races by safely delivering an essential piece of gear to the event site, which will allow athletes in this year's World Championships to perform at their best."

Raceday Transport, also an Official Supplier for USA Triathlon, offers athletes a convenient, stress-free experience when transporting their bike and race gear. With over 200 bike shop partners throughout the United States and Canada, coupled with 6,300 UPS drop points worldwide, athletes can now travel baggage-free through the airport and collect their bike and race gear directly at the event.  

Raceday Transport is a Northern California-based worldwide shipping provider for triathlon and road bikes, race gear and athletic equipment. Raceday Transport divisions include Raceday Shipping, Raceday Rentals and Ship-My-Gear. Visit racedaytransport.com for more information.

About ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago: The City of Chicago joined the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2014 and will host the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships in September 2015. Chicago will welcome 150 of the world's top Olympic-distance triathletes as they compete for a world championship title less than a year prior to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight sprint and Olympic-distance races for age-group athletes, paratriathletes, juniors and under-23s, as well as an aquathlon to kick off the action. In all, more than 8,000 of the world's best triathletes will compete for world titles over five days of competition. The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships are hosted by USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body for the sport of triathlon in the United States, and Lagardère Unlimited. Launched in 2009, the ITU World Triathlon Series is televised in more than 160 countries. Visit chicago.triathlon.org for more information.

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