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Preview: 2013 TriRock Triathlon Series

  • By Emily Polachek
  • Published Jun 5, 2013
The 2012 Philadelphia race. Photo: Kris Mendoza


This summer and fall, the annual TriRock Triathlon series will span across the nation in seven cities. Similar to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, the races are musically themed to keep your adrenaline pumping throughout the entire course. “Our events are a fun atmosphere for all levels of triathletes, in which each venue includes a sprint distance that is very athlete friendly,” says Molly Quinn, the Vice President of Triathlon and organizer of the TriRock series.

She adds that the venues are “gateways” into the sport of triathlon, especially since TriRock provides training clinics weeks before each race, covering triathlon basics like speedy transitions, injury prevention and open-water swimming. Today (June 5) the TriRock Series is offering $20 off any race registration to celebrate National Running Day. Learn more at Trirockseries.com. The TriRock Series is owned by Triathlete.com’s parent company, Competitor Group, Inc.

In preparation for the TriRock events, here is a brief preview of what to expect at each venue:

Philadelphia, Penn.
June 22-23
Trirock.competitor.com/philadelphia

Located in the picturesque and historic sector of Fairmont Park, TriRock Philly’s start/finish and transition areas are located just off of Martin Luther King Drive. “Philadelphia is densely populated with triathletes and a beautiful venue designed for a family festival weekend,” says Quinn. New to the race, a 100 meter buoy system as provided at Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, D.C. will be incorporated into the race—improving visibility and increasing awareness of position on the course. This triathlon will also feature an Olympic-distance pro-race recently named the PHLY Cup. Pro triathletes such as Andy Potts (2011 champion of the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon), Alicia Kaye and Sara McLarty will be competing for a prize purse of $25,000.

RELATED: TriRock Philadelphia Announces PHLY Cup For Pro Athletes

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