The renowned Olympic distance triathlon series, which is made up of several prominent triathlon events across the United States, welcomes back most of the races in the series and introduces two new events for 2011.
The Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series expands from 6 races to 7 events in 2011. Added to the series are the Nautica South Beach Triathlon in Miami and the Capital of Texas Triathlon in Austin. The reason it's only seven races in 2011 is that the series permanently loses one of the original series races, Nautica New York City Triathlon when it jumped ship to another series.
2011 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series / Race to the Toyota Cup
|Nautica South Beach Triathlon||Miami, FL||April 10, 2011|
|Capital of Texas Triathlon||Austin, TX||May 30, 2011|
|Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon||Philadelphia, PA||June 26, 2011|
|Life Time Fitness Triathlon||Minneapolis, MN||July 9, 2011|
|Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon||Chicago, IL||August 28, 2011|
|Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon||Los Angeles, CA||September 25, 2011|
|Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon||Dallas, TX||October 2, 2011|
"As we enter the fifth year of the Race to the Toyota Cup, Life Time Fitness reaffirms its commitment to the sport of triathlon by delivering a world-class Series with events that have proven to be athlete favorites and offer incredible host cities," said Ken Cooper, vice president, Life Time Fitness Endurance. "We look forward to continuing to develop the sport and welcoming athletes from around the world."
The Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series was started in 2006 by linking four of the most prominent Olympic distance triathlons in the U.S: Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis, the Nautica New York City Triathlon, the Accenture Chicago Triathlon, and the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon. In 2007 Life Time Fitness announced the expansion of the series with the addition of the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon and the Race to the Toyota Cup championship race. The race brings together the top pro triathletes, the top elite amateurs and the top age group finishers.