WASHINGTON D.C. – (April 12, 2018) IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, announced today that Nation’s Escape Triathlon will continue its partnership with Gryphon Technologies, a leading Department of Defense (DoD) engineering and technical services firm. For the second straight year, Gryphon Technologies will be returning as the presenting sponsor of the Gryphon Technologies Military Challenge, a division of the Nation’s Escape Triathlon dedicated to military personnel protecting the United States of America. The challenge is open to all active duty members of the military, veterans and civilian DoD participants. Athletes from the same military branch can compete as individuals or teams.
“It is an honor and a thrill to see our nation’s military competing with the patriotic backdrop of Washington D. C.,” said James Leitz, Senior Vice President, Action Sports and Mass Participation, IMG. “The tradition will continue, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Gryphon Technologies.”
In support of the Military Challenge, DoD personnel may use the code GRYPHON15 to receive $15 off registration. In addition to its sponsorship of the Military Challenge, dozens of Gryphon Technologies employees will compete individually or in relays, side-by-side with active duty and veteran military personnel and DoD employees. Additionally, the first place male, female and relay team will receive a complimentary entry to defend their title at the 2019 Gryphon Technologies Military Challenge.
“We look forward to our second year as the presenting sponsor for the Nation’s Escape Triathlon Military Challenge,” said Gryphon Technologies Founder and CEO P.J. Braden. “It is just one way we are able to honor and recognize so many who are committed to serving our country.”
West Potomac Park will host the challenging 2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon Olympic distance race, which takes participants on a 1.5k swim in the historic Potomac River, near the Arlington Cemetery and under the Memorial Bridge; a 40k flat and fast bike ride past the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial and Kennedy Center; and on a challenging and beautiful 10k single loop run past the Jefferson Memorial, National Holocaust Museum, U.S. Mint, Tidal Basin and more. Weekend activities include Olympic and sprint races, as well as a sports and fitness expo.
Set to take place on Sunday, September 9, the Nation’s Escape Triathlon will again serve as a qualifying race for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Nation’s Escape Triathlon is owned and produced by IMG. To register for the Gryphon Technologies Military Challenge, visit http://www.escapeseriestri.com/nations-escape-tri/registration-information/gryphon-technologies-military-challenge. For additional information, visit www.escapeseriestri.com/nations-escape-tri.
The Escape Triathlon Series features challenging courses, iconic race locations and top professional triathletes from around the world. Upcoming Escape Triathlon Series races include: Surf City Escape Triathlon, Philadelphia Escape Triathlon, AJ Bell London Triathlon, Nation’s Escape Triathlon, Lake Tahoe Escape Triathlon, Beijing International Triathlon and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Each qualifying race will award the top male and female finishers per age group a race entry into the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (entry fee the responsibility of the racer). A total prize purse of $300,000 will be awarded to race winners throughout the Escape Triathlon Series. For more information and to register, visit www.EscapeSeriesTri.com, or follow on www.facebook.com/EscapeSeriesTri, @escapeseriestri on Instagram and Twitter and https://youtu.be/tm9JJzPyQKs, on YouTube.
About Gryphon Technologies, LC
Gryphon Technologies is a premier engineering and technical services firm headquartered in Washington, DC and specializes in warfare systems and integration, naval architecture and marine engineering, program management, test and evaluation, and logistics. For more information, visit www.gryphonlc.com.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.
Courtney Walker, CWalker2@gryphonlc.com