13 October 2014

TriUnited slated on Oct. 26 in Subic

TRIATHLETES from around the nation will have the opportunity to test their endurance when Unilab Active Health’s Tri United 3 unfolds on Oct. 26.

For the first time since its inception in 2011, the event organized by Bike King, headed by Raul Cuevas and presented by ULAH, will feature a point-to-point race course that will cover a lung-busting distance at 112.9 kilometers, stretching from the Subic Bay Freeport up to Alviera, Porac, Pampanga.

Tri United 3 will be the first triathlon event in the country to use the SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) for its bike leg.

Race starts with a 1.9-k swim at the Dungaree Beach at Subic Bay Freeport before participants take on their bike for a 90-k race from Dungaree to the Sandbox, Alviera in Porac, Pampanga using the SCTEX. Winding up the grueling race is a half marathon race (21-k) around Porac.

Entry list is now at around 650 triathletes and they will vie for honors in the male and female Elite, Age Groups and Team competition in the event supported by ULAH, Enervon Activ, Active Health Sports Gel, Enervon HP, Alaxan FR, Hydrite, Aboitiz, AboitizPower, OtterBox, Shimano, Maxxis, Crystal Clear, Orbea, Saucony, Pocari Sweat, Timex, Men’s Health magazine, Women’s Health magazine, the Philippine Star, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department and venue partners Sandbox at Alviera, BCDA, SCTEX, SFEX and MNTC.

A cut-off time will be implemented in the swim, bike and run legs to ensure the safety of the participants. For the bike leg, most routes inside the Subic Bay Freeport will be closed to traffic while the entire Tarlac-bound lane of the SCTEX from Tipo to Porac exit will be closed off to motorists until the cut-off period.

Cash prizes of P10,000, P6,000 and P4,000 will be handed out to the top three finishers in the Elite class aside from medals and gift packs. (Manila Standard Today)