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–Motiv Sports announced today, that registration will open on Sept. 12 for the legendary triathlon and festival weekend, Wildflower Experience 2019. The event returned in 2018 after the drought in Northern California ended, and the comeback was so successful, many are predicting the ‘Woodstock of Triathlon’ will reach its original peak numbers in 2019. The Wildflower Experience weekend boasts a full line-up of triathlon race distances, several run events, a music festival, stand up paddleboard events, and a three-day Outdoor Yoga Experience on May 3-5, 2019 at Lake San Antonio in Monterey County, CA.

Demand for the event is expected to be very high and registration for all events is set to open Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. PST at www.wildflowerexperience.com. Early bird rates are applicable until Oct. 9. Registered triathlon clubs and last years participants will be getting an exclusive invitation as a thank you for supporting the comeback of Wildflower. The website contains more information about the weekend of events and camping and nearby lodging. New events will also be announced in the coming months.

“Last year was amazing and exceeded our expectations; both, the Long Course and On-Road sprint race sold out. The campgrounds were filled and the music festival was lively,” said Colleen Bousman, Race Director. “We are excited to bring back this world-class weekend and showcase how the event has evolved into a unique athlete ‘experience’ with a full schedule of races, lifestyle events, yoga, music, wine, craft beer and camaraderie for everyone to enjoy. It’s such a gift when you see your vision come to life before your eyes and everyone tells you they can’t wait to come back ”

In addition to the marquee long course, the three-day endurance triathlon festival also includes Olympic Distance, On-Road Sprint and Off-Road Sprint triathlons, a Collegiate Championship, 5K/10K run, 10-mile trail run, SUP race and a variety of yoga classes and workshops. Additionally, participants will experience the iconic festival with live bands, a beer and wine celebration garden, a wellness marketplace, race clinics, exhibitor booths and outdoor activities throughout the weekend.

Wildflower started as a music festival in the early 1980’s, a small-scale bluegrass festival and triathlon. Since then, Wildflower has grown into an annual event, attracting thousands of participants and spectators to the three-day event. Over the years, the event has created a passionate and dedicated following amongst triathlon enthusiasts, many of whom flock to the California Central Coast each year to soak in the intimate setting. The unique atmosphere at Lake San Antonio led Paula Newby-Fraser, a five-time winner of the event, to dub Wildflower, the “Woodstock of Triathlon.” Wildflower continues to bring the finest triathlon festival in the world, with special access to the lake for training weekends and an exciting “race-cation” in 2019. It’s really an opportunity for a vacation with fitness and outdoor activities for everyone.

Race details:

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Long Course Triathlon (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run)
Off-Road Sprint Triathlon (.25m swim, 9.7m bike, 2mi run)
Trail Run (10 mi)
Stand Up Paddle Board Race (SUP)
Wildflower 5K Evening Run
Yoga

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run)
Sprint Distance Triathlon (.25 swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
Wildflower 10K Run
Stand Up Paddle Board races (SUP)
Yoga

*The WF2 (athletes race the long course Saturday and Olympic Course Sunday) is also available for the 2019 race weekend.

Learn more at www.wildflowerexperience.com.

 

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