Event Marketing Services, Inc. – an affiliate with Run For Your Life – announced that Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville is the presenting sponsor of its TRI Latta Triathlon. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.
“Partnering with the TRI Latta Triathlon provides us the opportunity to live our mission of improving the health of our community, one person at a time,” said Tanya Blackmon, president of Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville. “We are honored and proud to be Huntersville’s community hospital. So it’s more than fitting that we would partner with this first-class event to show our support for the community which has supported us in such a tremendous way over the years.”
The TRI Latta Triathlon features a 17-mile bike ride, half-mile swim and 5K run and is part of the N.C. Triathlon Series and sanctioned by the USA Triathlon Organization. In its 30th year, the TRI Latta Triathlon event will close out at 900 athletes and benefit the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation and the Queen City Dolphins.
Another event highlight is the Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville ‘Hunt to Health’ award which will be presented to one TRI Latta contestant who has surpassed a medical hindrance in his/her life. Examples include, but are not limited to: obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Nominees must be TRI Latta Triathlon participants and local triathlon racers (greater Charlotte/Huntersville area). To nominate yourself or another individual for this award, e-mail the nominee’s contact info and a brief story (max of 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations due by Wednesday, May 23.
“Many thanks to Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville for being presenting sponsor and official medical provider of our TRI Latta Triathlon,” said Tim Rhodes, owner of Run For Your Life and Event Marketing Services, Inc. “We appreciate the support and generosity of Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville in furthering our mission of healthy living in our community and helping us celebrate the 30th year of the event with all of our sponsors and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation.”
Registration for the 2012 TRI Latta Triathlon is open and is available online at www.setupevents.com. Entry fees are as follows: Before Thursday, March 1, 2012: Individual Participant: $70 and Relay Team: $140; Before Sunday, April 1, 2012: Individual Participant: $75 and Relay Team: $150; Before Saturday, June 9, 2012: Individual Participant: $80 and Relay Team: $160.
About Event Marketing Services, Inc.
Event Marketing Services, Inc. has been involved in producing running and endurance events in Charlotte, N.C. since 1995. It is also affiliated with Run For Your Life – Charlotte's oldest running retailer with four locations in Dilworth, University, Piper Glen, and South Park – and is the official Registration and Timing & Scoring provider for the Thunder Road Marathon.
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