The Professional Triathletes Organization has added the inaugural Lake Las Vegas Open to its 2024 schedule with the event scheduled to take place on the grounds of Reflection Bay Golf Club and The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa on October 19–20, 2024.
This is the third triathlon event the PTO has announced for 2024 and the only one in North America. The first PTO event of the year is April 12–14 in Singapore and the second is September 28–29 in Ibiza.
“It is very exciting to be announcing that the PTO Tour will be making its Lake Las Vegas debut later this year around the stunning surroundings of Henderson,” said Sam Renouf, PTO chief executive officer. “This is just the kind of iconic location the PTO Tour aspires to visit, so it’s a positive endorsement of our strategy and the journey that we’re on, although we’ve got a long way to go.”
The event will include the PTO’s new 62-mile race distance (1.2-mile swim; 50-mile bike; 11-mile run) featuring 20 female and male professionals and an equivalent 62-mile triathlon for amateur participants around the same course. Amateurs and everyday athletes interested in taking part in the 100km triathlon can head to the PTO website to register their interest. All amateurs who sign up to the race will also have the opportunity to stay with the pros in the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.
“Henderson has become a premier sports destination and we are thrilled to welcome the Professional Triathletes Organization and top-ranked triathletes from around the world to our city,” said Henderson Mayor Michelle Romero. “Reflection Bay Golf Club and The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa will provide a beautiful backdrop as the host location for this international event, one of only eight in the world this year. We welcome these professional and amateur athletes and their families to discover all the wonderful amenities that Lake Las Vegas and all of Henderson have to offer.”