The Subic Bay Freeport Zone will once again bustle with triathlon action with its staging of the 2019 NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon (SuBIT) on April 27 and 28.
The latest event of the longest-running triathlon series is one of two international competitions designated as a qualifying event for the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Dec. 1 to 5.
Organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department, the annual event will be composed of Standard Distance (1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run), Sprint Distance (750M swim – 20 Km bike – 5 Km run) and Super Sprint Distance (500M swim – 16 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) that will take participants around the freeport.
As stake in the event sanctioned by the Asian Triathlon Confederation and supported by Philippine Sports Commission, NTT, Philippine Olympic Committee, Standard Insurance, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines and Gatorade are qualifying points for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games triathlon event, plus medals and gift items for the Top 3 categorical winners (age-group and relay).
Seeded are the four gold and silver medalists of the 2017 SEA Games namely Nikko Huelgas, John Chicano, Kim Mangrobang and Claire Adorna. Expected to challenge them are 21-year-old Filipino-Spanish triathlete Fer Casares, Edward Macalalad, JC Abad, Mark Hosana, 2018 Asian Games veteran Kim Kilgroe and Junior champion Karen Manayon of Cebu.
Already, 500 participants have registered and for the first time ever, triathletes from Sri Lanka have joined.
Registration is still ongoing with entry fees now set at P5,500 per participant for the Standard Distance, P5,000 for Sprint Distance, P4,000 for Super Sprint Distance and P9,000 for Team Relay. Registration will end on March 31 or when all slots have been filled up. Online registration can be done at https://regonline.activeglobal.com/subit2019
For more information, visit Triathlon.org.ph or send email at [email protected]