30 January 2012

TRAP Age Group series slated in Subic

THE recruitment program of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines goes into high gear in scenic Subic when the 2012 National Age Group Triathlon series presented by Century Tuna gets going on Feb. 5.

Triathletes can choose to race either in the standard distance course (1.5K swim-40K bike-10K run) or in the sprint distance course (750-M swim-20K bike-5K run).

Triathletes aged 16 to 19 will race in sprint distance while participants aged 13 to 15 as well as first-timer adult participants will endure the mini-sprint course (350-M swim-16K bike-2.5 K run).

The SuperTriKids Aquathlon will be held over a 200-M swim-400-M run (for participants aged 9 to 10) and 350-M swim-1.5K run (for 11-12 years).

At stake in the event sponsored by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Century Tuna, Gatorade, Philippine Sports Commission, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines Inc. and ARENA are medals and gift certificates for the top 3 winners of each age-group as well those in the sprint, mini-sprint and STK aquathlon. All participants can avail of post-race brunch that will be offered starting at 8:30 a.m.

The swim event will be held at the Dungaree Beach while cycling will start at the beach venue reaching specific turning points around the Freeport. Afterwards, participants will return to Dungaree Beach for the run leg and the finish line.

Close to 250 participants have so far registered for the event. Interested parties may contact the TRAP at 710-8259, 399-6598, mobile number 0915-6394233, or log on to rreyes_upm@yahoo.com or visit Triathlon.org.ph. (Malaya)