— Press Release —
CamSur Ready for TRI-Factor Asian Series
A merry mix of triathletes, wannabes and weekend runners gear up for a fun but competitive race when the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series stages its third leg at the CamSur Watersports Complex on May 26-27.
From Singapore to China, the circuit resumes in the Philippines with Camarines Sur, which has successfully hosted a number of triathlon and multi-sport events the last few years, putting up a course at par with international standards while guaranteeing a race to remember for the big international cast.
“I’m sure Tri-Factor in CamSur will not just be a competitive race but also a fun and exciting triathlon race,” said CamSur Gov. Migs Villafuerte. “Our province has been home to many triathlon and other sports events but the Tri-Factor Philippines race is something that should not be missed since it will be one of the highlights of our Kaogma Grand Festival.”
The TRI-Factor is a four-leg mass participation series composed of individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon in a number of countries throughout Asia. It is held to provide kids, multi-sport beginners, enthusiasts and veteran triathletes a venue to polish their skills in swimming, biking and running.
Participants can actually take part in one or more events, giving them the opportunity to swim, bike or run or do all three to complete a triathlon.
“This race series is designed for all capabilities and ages, starting from the kids triathlon all the way up to the long distance triathlon,” said TRI-Factor founder and managing director of the organizing Orange Room Pte. Ltd Elvin Ting.
The host and organizers are preparing a grand welcome for local and international participants with the race kit collection set on May 26 from 10AM to 5PM. The race kit includes event tee, swim cap, timing chip, race bib, drawstring bag and finisher medal.
Also on tap in the day are the community aqua fun event from 3PM to 4 PM, the TRI-Factor Freshmen Distance Triathlon from 4:30PM to 6PM, a 200m swim-10km bike-2km run event with age classifications of 13 to 15, 16 to 29, and 30 and above. The TRI-Factor Kids Distance Triathlon from 5PM to 6PM, a 100m swim-5km bike-1km run race with awards rites set from 6:30PM to 9PM
Action heats up on May 27 with the TRI-Factor Long, an individual and team relay (1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run) in various age classes, and Standard Distance Triathlon, an individual and team relay event (1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run), firing off at 6:30AM to 12 noon. The TRI-Factor Sprint Distance (740m swim-20km bike-5km run) event featuring age-group classes of 16 to 29, 30 to 44, and 45 and above, will start at 7AM to 11AM with the awards ceremony set from 1PM to 3PM to be followed by the grand party @Kaogma Festival.
Meanwhile, the race cut-off times are 45 minutes (Kids), 1 hour-30 mins (Freshmen), 2 hours-30 mins (Sprint), 4 hours-15 mins (Standard) and 5 hours for the Long distance.
Roads will be re-opened by 10AM on May 27 while those still on route will be directed back to the main event site to finish their run leg.