Over 600 athletes beat the early bird cut-off for the National Age-Group Triathlon (NAGT) race set Jan. 27, 2019 at San Bernardino inside the Subic Bay Freeport.
The event, organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department, feature races in the standard distance (1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run), sprint distance (750 M swim – 20 Km bike – 5 Km run) and super sprint distance (500 M swim – 13 Km bike – 2.5 Km run).
The NAGT series serves as TRAP’s main development and recruitment program from the grassroots level. The next stops are in Cebu, Dipolog City, Roxas City and Cagayan de Oro.
According to competition manager Kenneth Romero, members of the Philippine team who are aspiring for slots for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) – Claire Adorna, Kim Kilgroe, Nikko Huelgas, John Chicano, Mark Hosana, JC Abad and Edward Macalalad – will see action.
Among the prominent junior elite and youth triathletes who signed up are Cebuano standouts Andrew Kim Remolino, Karen Manayon and Moira Frances Erediano.
At stake in the event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Gatorade, Standard Insurance, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines and the SBMA are medals for the Top 3 winners by age-group.
Registration will end on Dec. 31 to ensure that the field will not exceed the capacity of the venue.
For inquiries, contact the TRAP through email at [email protected], or visit its official website atwww.triathlon.org.ph