The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held its 33rd annual event on September 14th and 15th, 2019 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

2019-10-08 12:44:17 - United States, California, Malibu - (PR Distribution™)

Scott Eastwood, Luke Hemsworth, Bob Iger and more at the 33rd Nautica Malibu Triathlon

The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held its 33rd annual event on September 14th and 15th, 2019 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Thousands of participants and onlookers  including a variety of celebrities like Scott Eastwood, Luke Hemsworth, Mark Feuerstein, Geoff Stults, Steve Howey aBryan Greenberg, as well as top Olympians and pro athletes such as Jermaine Jones and Andrew Talansky  gathered to compete in the highly anticipated swim, bike and run events. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the world-renowned hospital.  This was the 23rd year that the Nautica brand partnered as title sponsor. 

Since it was established, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, which is Executive Produced by Michael Epstein,  has now raised over $15 million to benefit basic and translational cancer research programs at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  CHLA President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul S. Viviano and Alan Wayne, MD, Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, were on hand to accept the Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented by Bank of America donation during the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony was led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and six-time NBA champion.

At the 2019 awards presentation, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented CHLA with an incredible $1,352,603 million dollars in funds raised. Bob Iger + team Disney presented CHLA with a check for $282,000 raised by their Triathlon team.

Talent + VIP participants in this year’s Nautica Malibu Tri classic race on Sunday, September 15th included: 

Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Luke Hemsworth (Thor, Westworld), Bob Iger (Disney CEO / Disney Triathlon Team), Jermaine Jones (Pro Soccer Player + World Cup Soccer Player Representing USA), Geoff Stults (Wedding Crashers) - Entire Course, 1st Place in Celeb Division, Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains), Steve Howey (Shameless), Bryan Greenberg (The Mindy Project), Genevieve Morton (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model), Dean McDermott (Actor), Paul Lieberstein (The Office), Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-0), Brytni Sarpy (General Hospital),  Jeffrey Donovan (Shut Eye), Bryton James (The Young and the Restless), Adan Canto (Designated Surviver), Karla Souza (How To Get Away With Murder), Liza Lapira (Fast & Furious), Andy Lauer (Iron Man 3), Christina Ochoa (Animal Kingdom)Heather Tom (The Bold And The Beautiful), Obi Nwankwo (Actor), Greg Ellis (Star Trek, Titanic), Hospitality industry leader Sebastien Silvestri, ABC7 Morning Anchor Phillip Palmer, Fox Reporter Elex Michaelson, Fox Reporter Sandra Endo, CBS Anchor DeMarco Morgan, KTLA Reporter Christina Pascucci, and more.  Jamie Chung was on hand to cheer on husband Bryan Greenberg. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx kicked off the day with the national anthem.  

On Saturday, September 14th was the inaugural long race and olympic distance courses. Notable athletes such as U.S. Water Polo Team Member, Olympian John Mann and Professional Triathlete Pedro Gomes participated.  UCI World Tour rider Andrew Talansky came in first place in the Olympic Distance Course as champion followed by Professional Triathlete Jim Lubinski finishing in second place. Jim placed first in the Classic Distance race. Matthew Ison won 1st place overall in the Inaugural Long Course.

Course Info:

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 - Inaugural Long Course Race: 1.2 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike, 13.1 Mile Run Olympic Distance Race: 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway and a 10K run course along Zuma Beach. 

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 - Classic Distance Race: Half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike course and 4-mile run. 

The weekend kicked off with a VIP reception event held on Friday evening in Malibu. 

The 34th Nautica Malibu Triathlon will return to Zuma Beach on September 12th and 13th, 2020 and race registration will open later this year.


About Nautica

Nautica® is a global lifestyle brand for men, women, and children with categories that range from sportswear, accessories, outerwear, eyewear, footwear, fragrance and a complete home collection. Founded in 1983, Nautica started with six outerwear styles and has grown into a renowned brand offering classic nautical style for all occasions. Drawing from the essence of the water & the currents of the world, Nautica offers nautical inspired style that is iconic, yet modern and innovative in its fit, feel, and function. Today, Nautica is one of the most recognized American brands in the world, across over 70 categories and in more than 65 countries. Nautica has more than 300 freestanding stores globally and 1,200 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide. To explore Nautica’s deep product assortment visit and follow us on social media @nautica on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest. About Children's Hospital Los Angeles


About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked the top children’s hospital in California and fifth in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of children’s hospitals. Clinical care is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. The hospital also leads the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles encompasses basic, translational and clinical research conducted at CHLA. To learn more, follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter, and visit our blog for families ( and our research blog (


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About Motiv

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