USA Triathlon Announces Renewed Partnerships | Sports Destination Management

USA Triathlon Announces Renewed Partnerships

Mar 23, 2015
Agreements Extended with Race Innovation, Retül and VolunteerLocal

USA Triathlon has announced renewed partnerships with Race Innovation, Retül and VolunteerLocal, which will directly benefit USA Triathlon members, programs and events.

An Official Bronze-Level Partner through 2016, Race Innovation is an endurance industry leader for race identification and shoelace systems. The company supports the USA Triathlon National Team Program with Yankz! Shoelace systems and provides body marking kits for select USA Triathlon National Championship events. Additionally, the company will also offer a 20 percent discount on retail products to USA Triathlon annual members, including athletes and coaches.

"Race Innovation is entering its eighth year as a sponsor of USA Triathlon, and we are proud to continue working side-by-side with USA Triathlon," said Pierce J. Pape, Sporting Innovation Group, LLC., Sr. Trail Guide/CEO. "Whether it be race tattoos or race number systems for bikes, helmets and race bibs, we strive to add innovation for all race-day products used by athletes on course and aim to ensure a safe race. Plus, our Yankz! products for triathletes continue to expand with the introduction of the new Slacklace to aid in shoe fitting and transitions on race day."

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Retül returns as an Official Supplier through 2016, providing bike fits for the USA Triathlon National Team, USA Paratriathlon National Team and other development programs. As the Official Bike Fit Technology of USA Triathlon, Retül will also provide the bike fits for USA Triathlon Foundation's Fantasy Camp and create educational resources for USA Triathlon members.

"We are excited about continuing our longstanding relationship with USA Triathlon, supporting athletes into 2016 and leveraging our partnership in new ways," said Todd Carver, Chief Fit and Education Officer at Retül. "We received a great response last year to the content we provided athletes and coaches, so we plan to continue that this year. We want to send the message to athletes that the fit technology they see used by the pros is available through their local certified Retül fitter."

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VolunteerLocal will also be an Official Supplier of USA Triathlon for 2015, providing online services to help organize volunteers at three USA Triathlon-owned National Championships and other events throughout the year. An easy-to-use, flexible volunteer scheduling platform that was built to serve sporting events of all sizes and types, VolunteerLocal will also provide USA Triathlon race directors with a 10 percent discount.

"We are proud to enter into our third year as a partner to USA Triathlon," said Kaylee Williams, Director of Business Development at VolunteerLocal. "VolunteerLocal is a powerful addition to any race director's toolkit - we help events schedule, coordinate and communicate with their volunteers. It's not just a simple solution, it's a happy one."

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About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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