GO For Gold and Sunrise Events have joined forces to bring you the Sunrise Sprint races for the next three years.
Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu announced the partnership during a press conference on Tuesday where Go For Gold godfather Jeremy Go was also present.
Uytengsu said Sunrise Events and Go For Gold will be holding sprint triathlon events, which has a distance of 750-meter swim, 20-meter bike, and 5-kilometer run.
“Three years ago, we started the Sunrise Sprint. Still a challenge but obviously very doable. We are very pleased to welcome our newest business partner Go For Gold,” said Uytengsu.
Uytengsu said the sprint races will encourage more people to enter the sport of triathlon and help triathletes from different ages prepare for long distance races.
“The first is we want to welcome newbies, novices, and beginners to the sport of triathlon to take on a distance that is very achievable. I think if you have some amount of fitness, you can do it inside six months of training and have a good experience.
“The second category are triathletes who have been in the sport for a long time making a comeback race. The third category is to cater to our Alaska Ironkids triathletes, those who have aged up after 14 years old. This is really an opportunity for them because we have an 18-year old (age group) limit,” said Uytengsu.
Go looks forward to a fruitful partnership with Sunrise Events and encourages more people to enter triathlon with the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprints.
“We believe in quality events. We have been partnering with quality events so that we can bring world-class racing experience. Why sprints? We believe that sprints allow us to bring in more new people in the sport. We feel that triathlon has huge potential in the Philippines. We’ve seen it in the Southeast Asian Games. We are improving,” said Go.