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Wildflower Experience to add two new race categories in 2019

Posted at 8:56 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 23:57:17-05
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Plans have been revealed for the upcoming Wildflower Experience at Lake San Antonio.

Motiv Group announced Tuesday that Wildflower Experience 2019 will be held from May 3 through May 5. This is the 36th year for the event, which has been dubbed the “Woodstock of Triathlons.”

Organizers say thousands of people participate each year. It’s a three-day festival with athletic events, music, wellness, and outdoor adventures. This year, organizers say there will be three expo venues and a full schedule for triathlon and running events.

There will be two new race categories: Aquabike and Open Water Swim.

Aquabike combines long course swimming and biking. Participants complete a 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile hilly bike ride, and then rack their bikes to continue down the chute to the finish.

The 1.2-mile Open Water Swim race will be held on Sunday.

“We are thrilled to continue to expand race opportunities for our athletes,” said Colleen Bousman, Race Director. “The Aquabike format is popular with athletes who want to experience the unique challenge of a multi-sport endurance race without the 13.1-mile run. Wildflower Experience is such an iconic event, but we also recognize that triathlon is not the only way to experience swimming, biking and running. Our new swim events will enable more athletes to participate in the classic Wildflower Experience. Coupled with our stellar line-up of events, we’re confident that this year’s event will be our biggest and most successful yet.”

Attendees can also participate in outdoor yoga sessions, wellness clinics, check out beer gardens, wine tastings, and food trucks.

“We couldn’t be more excited for the Wildflower Experience 2019 to kick-off,” said Sam Renouf, CEO Motiv Group. “This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest and most engaging yet. We want Wildflower to be memorable for both the race participants as well as those coming to enjoy the weekend’s festivities. We’ve spent a tremendous amount of time planning and organizing best-in-class events for all attendees, from live music and entertainment to a world-class race through one of Central California’s most beautiful settings. So, whether you’re planning on racing, cheering or kicking back, this year’s event will be one to remember.”

To learn more and to register, click here.