WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf’s Aquaphor brand is the new title sponsor of the New York City Triathlon.
This partnership, with race organizer Korff Enterprises, is a three-year agreement that includes naming rights, as well as a variety of marketing and promotional components for the Olympic-distance race.
More than 3,000 athletes from 44 states and 10 countries will compete in the 2012 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon on July 8, 2012. The race includes a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Hudson River, 40-kilometer bike on the Henry Hudson Parkway and 10-kilometer run in Central Park.
As title sponsor, Aquaphor will help participants prepare and/or heal their skin during the event. The company will sponsor some of the race's most popular elements — including the Diaper Derby, athlete expo and finishers' area — and provide its Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Lip Repair products to participants and fans.
In addition, the company has announced that world champion athlete, author, host of ABC's "Everyday Health" and Aquaphor Mombassador Laila Ali will compete in this year's Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. In the weeks leading up to the event, Ali will train for the swim, bike and run under the guidance of the Carmichael Training Systems and share training and skin care tips with athletes and moms across the country. Fans also can follow Laila's training on her Twitter and Facebook pages.