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Partnerships Inked with Raceday Transport, SelfGrip and Virtual Race Bags

Supplier-level agreements benefit USA Triathlon members and programs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced supplier-level sponsorship agreements with endurance sports industry leaders Raceday Transport, SelfGrip Athletic Tape and Virtual Race Bags. The partnerships will directly benefit USA Triathlon members and programs alike.

Raceday Transport offers athletes a convenient, stress-free experience when transporting their bike and race gear.  With over 150 contracted bike shop partners and 3,000 FedEx drop points nationwide, athletes now have the choice between transporting their bike fully assembled from an activated region or choosing a box-and-ship alternative from any location in the world. Athletes can visit racedaytransport.com and choose the transport option that fits their training and travel schedule.

The Official Bike Transport Supplier of USA Triathlon, USA Paratriathlon and Team USA through 2014, Raceday Transport offers a 15 percent discount to all USA Triathlon members and will provide Team USA members (the nation’s top age-group multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at ITU World Championships) with a 15 percent discount for all 2013 and 2014 ITU World Championship events.

SelfGrip Maximum Support Athletic Tape helps relieve suffering from strains and sprains by providing maximum support and firm compression to ligaments, tendons and muscles. SelfGrip, which even holds its grip underwater, is designated the Official Athletic Tape of USA Triathlon through 2014.

USA Triathlon annual members are eligible for a 15 percent discount on SelfGrip products, which are manufactured by The Dome Companies. USA Triathlon certified coaches receive a 20 percent discount. Visit selfgrip.com for more information.

Electronic gift bag leader Virtual Race Bags provides a fully integrated online platform for event directors to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver sponsor messages to event participants. Virtual Race Bags delivers sponsor deals, offers and messages to event participants using an online platform that is customized for each event.

Virtual Race Bags is designated the Official Online Gift Bag of USA Triathlon’s National Championship Events for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Learn more at www.VirtualRaceBags.com.

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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