THE inaugural Regent 5i50 Triathlon blasts off on Sunday in Subic Bay featuring top-notch pros, Filipino elite, age groupers and relay competitors.
Aussies Casey Munro, Justin Granger, Clayton Fettell, Belinda Granger, and Dimity Lee-Duke and Thai Carole Fuchs lead a crack field of foreign pros vying for top honors in the 1.5K swim, 40K-bike and 10K-run race.
Banjo Norte, Jenny Guerrero, and LC Langit topbill the Filipino elite competitors while Kim Atienza, Matteo Guidicelli, Victor Basa and Onemig Bondoc are among the celebrities who signed up for event sponsored by Regent Foods, the leading snack manufacturing company in the Philippines.
“We commend Regent Foods for joining the ever-growing list of backers of this popular three-sport athletic competition. With a talent-laden international field, we expect a world-class competition since the event also serves as a fitting tune-up for those competing in the Ironman,” said Wilfred Uytengsu, president of the organizing Sunrise Events, Inc.
Regent 5i50 feature a challenging 1.5K one-loop, rectangular, clockwise swim at the waters of the Subic Bay Boardwalk, a 40km point-to-point bike ride to the Subic International Airport, heading to IDESS up to Tarlac Road and head back to Transition 2 in Remy Field.
The 10km run will start from Transition 2 in Remy Field and then head on to the first turn around Dewey Ave. then head back to Remy Field and then go to Rizal Highway entering Argonaut Highway for the second turn around and then back to Remy Field.
Athlete registration, race pack claiming and race briefing activities will be held on Friday and Saturday for the two-day pre-event backed by 2Go Express, official courier and logistics partner, Sante Barley, Newton Running, PLDT Subictel, TYR, Coca Cola Femsa, Garmin, David’s Salon, Shotz, Smart, Pioneer Insurance, The Philippine Star, Multisport Magazine, Intercare, Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board and venue host Subic Bay.
For details, log on to www.regent.5i50philippines.com.