A SoCal Tradition, Annual Competition Aims To Raise Record Funds For the
Pediatric Cancer Research Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles will again play host to some of the world's finest athletes, celebrities and philanthropists when the 22nd Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Toyota, invades Zuma Beach on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14.
Participants in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will put their skills to the test on a course that includes a half-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, an 18-mile bicycle ride along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and a four-mile run along the sands of Zuma Beach.
In addition to pushing themselves physically, competitors will be racing for a worthy cause. This is the second year that proceeds from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will benefit the world-renowned Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and its Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Previously, the event raised nearly $780,000 for Childrens Hospital and organizers are aiming to raise even more in 2008.
"The inspiring stories that emerge from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon every year, both from the athletes and the recipients of the generosity of all participants, continues to drive our efforts and make every year better than the one before," said Michael Epstein, president, Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc. (MESP). "We're proud of the dedication of the corporate teams, the athletes, the celebrities, Nautica(R) and Toyota to raise money for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, an organization that embodies the spirit of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon."
"Over the course of its twenty-two year history, the Nautica Malibu
Triathlon has grown into a first-class athletic event drawing competitors,
celebrities and spectators from around the globe," said Karen Murray,
President of Nautica(R). "But despite the athletic accomplishments, we're
most proud of the community that comes t
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