For many years, our GH Sports Design & Manufacturing Team has made the technical t-shirts (right here in San Luis Obispo) for the March Triathlon Series’ Top Finishers. We love this year’s graphic design provided by the MTS Team; it’s our fave to date. Below, MTS committee members wish they could have one of these, but they know as well as anyone else that only top finishers get that privilege.
The 2014 packet pick-up will be held at our GH Sports retail and manufacturing facility on Saturday, March 22 from 1pm – 7pm at 3765 S. Higuera, Suite 100 in San Luis Obispo – on the corner of Hind Lane and S. Higuera. More details here.
A Bit About MTS
The March Triathlon Series is the longest running collegiate triathlon in the West Coast. The event started as a senior project in 1998 and was held on campus at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California (Cal Poly). Race participants joined from Cal Poly, Santa Barbara, and Cal Berkeley with a total of 15 racers. The spring race served as a warm up for Wildflower, which was the collegiate national championship race. Eventually, the race grew and moved to Lake Lopez, Arroyo Grande in 2004, where it transformed into the March Triathlon Series.
The first race included an 800 yard pool swim, 23 mile bike along Hwy 1, and a 6 mile run through the agricultural fields at Cal Poly. Now, the race includes a Sprint distance with an 800 yard swim, 12.3 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run, and an Olympic distance with a 1500 meter swim, 24.7 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run.
Although it has changed a lot from its humble beginnings, the mission of MTS has always been to produce a competitive sporting event, which promotes athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and a love for the sport, while providing a safe and supportive environment for athletes of all skill levels.