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Chuck Kreger Appointed as Race Director of HITS Endurance; Sights Are Set on International Athlete Attention

Saugerties, NY (June 17, 2015): HITS Endurance announced today that acclaimed endurance athlete and triathlon coach, Chuck Kreger, has joined the national multi-sport series as the newly appointed Race Director. With over 20 years of racing under his belt, including participation in several hundred events, Kreger will focus on attracting international level athletes, sponsors and attention to HITS, bringing the company to a new level of event production.


After his first 140.6 in 1995 ignited a passion for endurance sports, Kreger has subsequently thrived on the competitive comradery triathlon offers and has since participated in roughly 15 Fulls to date. As an athlete, he averages 40 races per year ranging from Super Sprints to Ultra-Distances with many notable career accomplishments, including the 24 Hours of Triathlon World Record in which Kreger completed 1.9 Full distances in just one day.  Off the course, Kreger, who is a Certified USAC Cycling Coach and Certified Personal Trainer, has owned two multisport coaching businesses, both of which enabled him to share his wealth of industry knowledge with athletes. 

“My first Full distance race was beyond inspirational. There were people of all different shapes and sizes, and we were all doing something, together,” said Kreger. “That is what triathlon is about – athletes having fun, setting goals, and achieving them together.”

Kreger is no stranger to the HITS race schedule having participated in many of the 2012/2013 events across the country with his wife and celebrated triathlete, Deb Battaglia. Whether Sterling, Colorado; Hunter, New York; or Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Kreger has respected the HITS mantra of “a distance for everyone™” from the start.

“Since day one, I’ve admired what HITS has personified. No other race management company offers a friendly event that is truly inclusive to all levels of athletes,” said Kreger. “The opportunity to work alongside Tom Struzzieri and the enthusiastic staff at HITS is priceless.”

According to HITS Endurance President and CEO Tom Struzzieri, Kreger’s dedication to endurance sports, both on and off the course, make it an impeccable match. "Chuck’s commitment to evolving the sport of triathlon, while making it accessible to all, aligns perfectly with HITS’ mission. His athletic achievements, paired with his drive for success, are just what we need to take HITS to the next level of success," he added.

Kreger’s predecessor, Mark H. Wilson, will return to his roots as a triathlon coach for athletes of the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Now in its fourth year, the HITS Endurance race season is well underway and continues June 27-28 in Hague, New York. Multiple HITS Triathlon Series and HITS Running Festival events across North America, including the recently announced HITS Half Marathon Championship at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island Bahamas, are currently open for registration. To view the complete HITS Endurance Race Calendar, visit