Menlo Park, CA (March 3, 2022)- Speed Hound is proud to announce a partnership with Clash Endurance and named the official recovery sponsor for the Clash Miami event. While athletes swim, bike, and run their way through the south Florida terrain, they’ll have the full support of Speed Hound waiting at the finish for the ultimate recovery experience.
Clash Miami is part of the “new” race circuit that emerged from a rebranding of Challenge North America. Clash Endurance is the result of a need to take racing to a unique racing experience, blending traditional triathlons with the endurance world, with a splash of NASCAR. That’s right… NASCAR! Clash Endurance CEO Bill Christy was inspired by his NASCAR executive wife, Lesa France Kennedy, the executive vice chair of NASCAR, to bring swim, bike, run races to actual NASCAR speedways.
The race starts at Miami-Homestead Speedway with a swim- yes, a swim! Inside the speedway! This unique swim experience is provided by a natural lake, fed by an aquifer, that’s on the infield of the racetrack. This is where Nascar fans can usually be found lounging on the man-made beach while cars whiz by at top speed.
But from March 11th-13th the setting will be a little different, swapping racecars for athletes eager to participate in the events of the weekend’s festival. The bike segment of the race will take cyclists outside the speedway, through Florida’s famous mangroves. Then racers will make their way back to the speedway to wrap things up with a 3.1 mile run around the track.
“As a brand that serves the everyday athlete, we are excited to bring first class recovery to all participants at such a unique venue. The experience that Clash is creating is second to none and we look forward to being a part of this event,” said Sam Chi, Founder and CEO of Speed Hound.
Clash hosted their debut event at Miami-Homestead Speedway in March of 2021, and it did not disappoint. The men’s race champion was Jan Frodeno, while Jodie Stimpson won for the women. While many pre-race predictions favored other women’s racers to win, the Speed Hound gang had Jodie as their top pick all along.
This year, in addition to the triathlon, this event will also host a professional athlete race, a 5k walk/run for anyone that wants to participate, and a duathlon. There’s a little something for everyone at Clash Miami, making this one of the most family-friendly events. And we’re so excited to be ready and waiting at the finish line to help athletes jumpstart their post-race recovery.
Speed Hound is beyond thrilled to be the official recovery sponsor. So what exactly does that look like for those attending Clash Miami?
In days leading up to the race, Pro athletes will enjoy a private recovery lounge with access to the Speed Hound Pro Performance Recovery Systems to use while age group participants will be granted access to the public Speed Hound Recovery Lounge, complete with Pro Performance Recovery Systems for warming up or to boost their recovery.
Bill Christy, CEO of CLASH, is eager to see all Speed Hound has to offer post-race for participating athletes:
“We are proud to be partnered with Speed Hound who aligns with our goal of offering the ultimate experience to athletes, one that begins with training and continues well beyond the CLASH Endurance finish line. Recovery is key for endurance athletes and we believe Speed Hound combines innovation and a best-in-class product.”
As the recovery sponsor, Speed Hound is also presenting men and women age group winners with a complete Speed Hound Pro Performance Recovery System to call their own. All participants will also be in the running to win one of Speed Hound’s FREEDOM Bike Travel Bags.
Speed Hound is looking forward to lending their support to this event, and working with Clash Endurance in the future.
CLASH Endurance®, previously known as CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, is led by athletes to enhance the athlete race experience and their families and delivers exceptional endurance sports event festivals at iconic speedways across the U.S. Our mission is to advance the sport with family-friendly, professionally managed races for all ages and race abilities.
CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA initially founded the first two hallmark events in Daytona and Miami and now the CLASH Endurance brand is taking on additional endurance sports and expanding offerings beyond triathlon. CLASH Endurance DAYTONA will be held in place at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500. In addition, the new “bucket-list” is CLASH Endurance Miami taking place Homestead-Miami Speedway® March 11-13, 2022.
The company will host two new races this year, in Watkins Glen, NY and Atlanta, GA, taking place on July 8-10 and November 11-13, respectively. CLASH Endurance will further expand its portfolio to seven or more races in 2023, all of which are planned to include professional races with prize purse offerings and will be televised globally.
About Speed Hound
Founded in 2016 by Ironman triathlete and physical therapist Sam Chi, Speed Hound is a California-based sports performance company with a mission to unleash the potential of everyday athletes by providing professional quality products at accessible price points.
Over 100,000 customers trust the broad categories of Speed Hound products, including recovery tools, performance apparel, and swimming and cycling equipment. The flagship recovery product is the Pro Performance Recovery System, which accelerates muscle recovery through dynamic compression in a package that is highly customizable and easy to use.
This system is used by professional athletes, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, coaches, teams, and of course, everyday athletes. Visit the Speed Hound website for more information and be part of our journey by following us on Instagram.