Major League Triathlon and Novant Health Partnering for 2018 Championship
Charlotte, NC (April 13, 2018) – Major League Triathlon (MLT) announced today that it is again partnering with Novant Health for the Major League Triathlon championship to be held October 6, 2018 in uptown Charlotte. This year marks the return of Major League Triathlon to Charlotte, with the 2018 championship being its biggest race yet.
“We are beyond excited to welcome Novant Health back for the 2018 MLT Charlotte event," said Daniel Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of Major League Triathlon. “We have gotten to know the Novant Health and the EXOS team over the last year and it is clear to us that they are doing everything they can to make Charlotte a healthier and more active community. We couldn’t possibly ask for a better partner.”
As part of the partnership, Novant Health will provide on-site medical care to participating MLT athletes, manage water stations during the race, and offer sports performance consultations in the expo area from performance specialists with Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine powered by EXOS. The hometown “Carolina Gliders” team will once again wear team jerseys that display the Novant Health powered by EXOS logo on the front.
"We are thrilled to be able to provide advanced care to the athletes competing in the championship event for the only professional triathlon series in the country," said Dr. Eric Warren, Medical Director for Novant Health Sports Medicine. "We enjoy partnering with Major League Triathlon because they are working to make the growing sport of triathlons more accessible to all."
MLT utilizes the Mixed Team Relay format of racing, which is one of the newest sports to be added for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Fans will see eight teams, comprised of the best athletes in the world, compete in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, including Olympians, Commonwealth Games members, World Champions and the top up-and-coming athletes in the World. MLT will also host amateur events during the championship weekend, including a youth splash and dash aimed at getting local youth involved in the sport.
Major League Triathlon
Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. Major League Triathlon hosts races in major cities across the United States. MLT was formed in 2016 with the goal of creating a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon. MLT aims to grow the sport of triathlon on both an amateur and professional level. For a complete list of MLT events, visit www.majorleaguetri.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 employees that provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2017, the health system provided more than $794 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.