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11 July 2016

Four-in-one aquathlon up at Subic Freeport

The quest for glory in the run-swim-run aquathlon format of multisport fires off Sept. 11 when the first Philippine Aquathlon Championship is held at the Camayan Beach Resort in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

The 4-in-1 event’s race courses will be composed of a 2.5K run-1K swim-2.5K run in the Standard Distance, 1K run-600m swim-1K run (sprint) at the Camayan Beach Resort, Subic and the Ilanin Forest Reserve.

The event will have national championships for high-school level and college level participants, the Youth and Junior competition (athletes born in 2001 to 2002 will be considered for 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Age-Group Para-Aquathlon (for athletes with disabilities) and Open Age Age-Groupers.

At stake in the event supported by Philippine Sports Commission, Camayan Beach Resort, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department (SBMA-Tourism), Subic Holiday Villas, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Standard Insurance, Gatorade, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, RaceDay, SBR.ph, Multisport, Kikay Runner, SWIM and DZSR Sports Radio 918 are cash prizes worth P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000 plus medals for the Top 3 overall male/female winners, and medals for Top 3 winners of age categories as well as inter-school and para-aquathlon. The awarding ceremony will be held at Camayan Beach Resort at 9:30 a.m.

Registration is ongoing with early bird entry fees at P1,000 for Youth participants, P1,500 for Junior and individual age-group participants and P2,500 for the two-man relay until July 31.

Effective Aug. 31 entry fees will be P1,500, P2,000 and P3,000, respectively, for the various categories. Inclusive with entry fees are a swim cap, timing chip, event shirt, finisher’s medal and post-race meal.

Interested parties may call up the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) at tel. Nos. 710-8259 and 399-6598, email trap.aquathlon@gmail.com. (The Philippine Star)

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http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/07/11/1601727/four-one-aquathlon-subic-freeport

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