The Wildflower Experience Announces Speed Hound as Official Swim Training Sponsor
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The Wildflower Experience Announces Speed Hound as Official Swim Training Sponsor

Speed Hound Will Provide Official Silicone Wildflower Swim Cap –

MONTEREY, Calif.– Motiv Sports announced today that Speed Hound will be the official swim training sponsor of the 35th annual Wildflower Triathlon, which will be held May 4-6th, 2018 near Paso Robles, California. The iconic event is renowned for its legendary triathlon and festival experience, which will feature local musicians, restaurateurs, and businesses. Over 5,000 athletes and 15,000 spectators are set to return to the campgrounds and race course at Lake San Antonio in Monterey, CA.

Speed Hound will be providing the official Wildflower swim cap, which is made of high-quality, comfortable silicone. Speed Hound, a Bay Area-based company, is founded by Sam Chi, a runner-turned-triathlete who is passionate about helping other athletes achieve their goals through inspiration, information, and high-quality products. “As an age-grouper myself, I understand the challenges that often come with juggling work and family.  The sport of triathlon has given me the confidence to drive towards achieving my goals in other dimensions of my life that I did not think was possible,” said Sam.

You can visit the Speed Hound booth at the Wildflower Lifestyle Expo, which will be held Friday from 12-6 pm, Saturday, from 9am-6pm, and Sunday from 9am -4pm. Wildflower athletes and spectators will be able to test out the Speed Hound products, including their swim buoys, transition mats, dry bags, quick-dry towels, and waterproof phone cases during the demo sessions. Check the schedule of events for Speed Hound gear demos that will be taking place on Friday morning at Lake San Antonio.  Additionally, anyone who registers for the race between April 18-April 26 will be entered into a raffle to win a swim buoy or transition mat. Five winners will be randomly drawn and prizes can be picked up at the Speed Hound booth. Throughout the Wildflower weekend, Speed Hound will also be providing daily giveaways for athletes who stop by the booth.

“Wildflower has always been unique with its Woodstock vibe and grassroots approach to triathlon,” said Sam. “Speed Hound is thrilled to support the iconic event that celebrates both the professional and everyday athlete.”

The swim caps will be used by athletes who compete in the renowned Wildflower Triathlon long-course race, which will kick off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 5th with a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike leg, and a 13.1 mile run. The swim caps will also be used in the Off-Road Sprint Triathlon, which will follow the Long-Course race at 9:45 AM as well as in the On-Road Sprint Triathlon, and Olympic Distance Triathlon, which will be held on Sunday, May 6th. A complete schedule of the Wildflower Triathlon Experience can be found at


All events take place at Lake San Antonio, South Shore in Monterey County, CA.

Friday, May 4, 2018

12:00-8:00p Lifestyle Expo, Race Clinics & Packet Pick up

4:45pm Kids Race

Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:00am Long Course Triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run)

9:45am Mountain Bike Sprint Triathlon (.25m swim, 9.7m bike, 2mi run)

11:45am Trail Run

1:00pm Stand Up Paddle board Race (SUP)

7:00pm Wildflower 5K Run

Sunday, May 6, 2018

8:00am Sprint Distance Triathlon (.25 swim, 20k bike, 5k run)

9:00am Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run)

9:00am Collegiate Championship Triathlon

10:00am Wildflower 10K

12:00pm Stand Up Paddle board Race (SUP)

*The WF2 athletes race the Long Course Saturday and Olympic Course Sunday

About Speed Hound

Through the sport of triathlon, Speed Hound supports athletes on their journey to discover what is possible, whether it’s chasing a PR or achieving a bigger mission beyond the athlete. What differentiates Speed Hound is the fact that it is founded by an age-grouper who understands the needs of the age-grouper. It is focused on designing high-quality gear that meets the demands of the elite age-groupers yet within reach of the everyday triathlete.  Speed Hound’s values are centered around authenticity and community with the ultimate goal of creating amazing athletic experiences.  Learn more at or follow us on Instagram @speed_hound_endurance.

About The Wildflower Triathlon

Beginning in 1983 at Lake San Antonio in Central California, The Wildflower Triathlon is one of the most iconic races in the sport. Held the first weekend in May, “The Woodstock of Triathlon,” is host to a Long Course, Olympic, Sprint and Off-road Sprint distance events over the 3-day endurance sports festival. The Wildflower Triathlon Experience returns for 2018 on May 4 – 6. Learn more at

About Motiv Sports

Motiv Sports is an active lifestyle and entertainment company focused on delivering authentic and immersive live and digital experiences. Founded in 2015, Motiv Sports is headquartered in Denver, CO, with offices across the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and Canada. With decades of experience in the sports and entertainment events industry, the company is continually refining what works while exploring unique partnerships and opportunities to further enhance the consumer experience. The Motiv Sports platform currently consists of 41 triathlon and running events and digital properties with plans to expand into several vertical industries in the outdoor lifestyle space. A belief in better is the root of all motivation. That’s what Motiv Sports is all about. Learn more at

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