New Clark City Triathlon on October 19-20

I mentioned the New Clark City Triathlon last week in my Fitness Diary entry. Well, the event has been officially announced as not just a triathlon, but a full weekend race extravaganza to help test out the new sports facilities built for the Southeast Asian Games.

From the press release:

At least 700 participants are expected at the New Clark City Triathlon 2019 to test the country’s new sports facilities before the upcoming 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games.

“New Clark City is a perfect venue for a triathlon since it’s the first [modern] facility intended for the SEA Games. Participants will have a chance to be one of the first to use the pools at the Aquatics Center and the track oval at the Athletics Stadium,” said GoClark Sports and Events Director Jumbo Tayag. GoClark is an organization that promotes health and wellness through endurance and multisport events.

The 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium and 2,000-seater Aquatics Center are already more than 90 percent completed.

“This is totally a fresh change from the usual venues in Subic and Clark,” Tayag added. He also cited the new access road from the new city to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway which will boost accessibility in the area and ease traffic especially during main events.

The race also serves as a send-off for the national triathletes who will compete at the biennial games.

Tayag will lead the opening ceremony of the race together with Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon and MTD Clark, Inc. President Engr. Patrick Nicholas David. Celebrity athletes are also expected to join the race.

The first day will start with a 5-km fun run and a triathlon for kids or NCC TriKids, to be held in two categories: 1) 100-m swim, 6-km bike, and 1-km run; and 2) 300-m swim, 10-km bike, and 2-km run. The triathlon is open for children aged 8 to 14 years old.

The major race, which will happen on the second day, consists of three distance categories: 1) NCC Tri Full involves a 900-m swim, 40-km bike, and 8-km run; 2) NCC Tri Sprint includes 450-m swim, 20-km bike, and 4-km run; and 3) NCC Tri Full Relay which also involves 900-m swim, 40-km bike, and 8-km run.

Registration opened on August 12 priced on a tier basis, and already the Tier 1 slots for the Full and Sprint are sold out!

Current rates are:

  • NCC Tri Full (Tier 2): $64 or P3,300
  • NCC Tri Sprint (Tier 2): $62 or P3,200
  • NCC Tri Full Relay (Tier 1): $112 or P5,800
  • Kids’ Tri: $29 or P1,500
  • 5K Fun Run: $9 or P470

(If you sign up for the Tri Full, the swim route takes you through both the competition and practice pools at the NCC Aquatic Center. Cool!)

Click here for more information and to register. Beat the price increase!

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About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in fitness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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