IGNITE SwimRun, the largest SwimRun production company in the U.S., released its 2019 calendar and announced the creation of the “Spark” solo-category.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the sport of SwimRun over the last three-seasons” said IGNITE Race Director Jay Peluso. “We can’t wait to bring more epic experiences to more athletes in 2019”.
The IGNITE SwimRun Series runs from May through October and will hit five states in 2019:
IGNITE Maryland: May 11, 2019
IGNITE Knoxville, TN: Jun 29, 2019
IGNITE Minnesota: Aug 10, 2019
IGNITE Rhode Island: Sep 14, 2019
IGNITE Virginia: Oct 19, 2019
IGNITE Virginia will once again serve as host for the National SwimRun Championship.
In addition to releasing the 2019 schedule, IGNITE also announced the creation of the “Spark” solo-category. “While we believe that the best experiences in life are shared, we also know that it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect partner when just starting out” said Danny Serpico, IGNITE Operations Director. “Our whole concept is about igniting the inner athlete inside of you. By offering a solo category we hope to provide the spark they need to try this amazing sport.”
The “Spark” solo category will allow athletes to race the short course event at all IGNITE races without a partner. Winners at each event qualify for entry into the Aquatic Runner IWC World Championship in Grado, Italy where they will race for free as an IGNITE ambassador.
Registration opens on Oct 10, 2018 for all 2019 IGNITE events.
For more information about IGNITE SwimRun visit www.igniteswimrun.com.
About IGNITE SwimRun
IGNITE SwimRun, LLC is a race production company specializing in SwimRun endurance events and is owned and operated by Jay Peluso and Danny Serpico.
Jay is a certified USA Triathlon race director and the former National Race Director for Rev3 Triathlon. He is also the owner of Peluso Open Water, the largest single USMS program in the Virginia LMSC, which focuses on open water training and racing. Jay has over 16-years’ experience directing large scale events and has been the race director for SwimRun VA since its inaugural season in 2016
Danny is a certified USA Triathlon race director. He is the owner and race director of Rip It Events, a Mid-Atlantic region running and multi-sport race production company based in Columbia, Maryland. Danny has over 13 years’ experience directing large scale events in the endurance racing, non-profit and federal spaces.
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