ROCKWALL,TX. (September 1, 2014) Rockwall will be the host of the U.S. Open Triathlon on October 11 and 12. In addition to Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distances; relays in the Olympic and Sprint distances; and two youth courses, the U.S. Open Triathlon will also serve as the USA Triathlon South Midwest Collegiate Race Series Championship for college triathletes from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
On October 11, the U.S. Open Fitness Expo will be at the host hotel, the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront and feature course briefings, vendors, late registration and mandatory competitor packet pickup. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for the Expo. Competition on Sunday morning will begin at 7AM with the awards ceremony at approximately 11:30AM.
The event starts with a swim in Lake Ray Hubbard in the marina at The Harbor. The bike course will travel through rolling terrain incorporating the roads of Rockwall and Heath, and the run course will be in The Harbor area with the finish immediately adjacent to the Hilton.
The race will also feature the ACTIVEx Charity Challenge, which will raise funds for KIDS in the GAME. Funds raised through AxCC helps KIDS in the GAME provide financial assistance for local area youth of all abilities from low-income families to gain access to afterschool sports programs and physical education programs in schools. Research shows that kids who are active enjoy a better life, better grades and grow up to be healthy adults.
Registration and more information can be found at http://www.usopen-triathlon.com/ or at http://www.rockwall.com/triathlon. Follow the U.S. Open Triathlon on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USOpenTriathlon.
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