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Subic Freeport hosts PH aquathlon event

The quest for glory in the run-swim-run aquathlon format of multisport will commence at the Camayan Beach Resort in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as the 1st Philippine Aquathlon Championships on September 11.

The 4-in-1 event’s race courses will be composed of a 2.5 km run – 1 km swim – 2.5 km run as standard distance, 1 km run – 600 meter swim – 1 km run as sprint distance which will take place 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 & 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 competition.

At stake in the event supported by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Camayan Beach Resort, Subica 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 R3,000, R2,000 and R1,000 plus medals for the Top 3 winners, and medals for Top 3 winners in the age categories.

The awarding ceremony will be held at Camayan Beach Resort.

Registration is ongoing with early entry fees at P1,000 for youth participants, P1,500 for junior and individual age-group participants and P2,500 for the 2-man relay until July 31. Effective August 31 entry fees will rise P1,500, P2,000 and P3,000 for the mentioned categories respectively. Inclusive with entry fees are a swim cap, timing chip, event shirt, finisher’s medal and post-race meal.

Interest parties may contact the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) at telephone numbers 710-8259 and 399-6598 or email at trap.aquathlon@gmail.com Online registration can be done at https://regonline.activeglobal.com/philippineaquathlon