The challenging multi-sporting event, the Bintan Triathlon will once again spark up the beautiful island of Bintan, in the Riau Archipelago Province from 17th to 18th May 2014. Entering its 11th edition this year, the event that combines exhilarating challenges, athleticism and camaraderie is expected to be bigger and better than ever, so be sure to expect fireworks, fun fringe activities and definitely a big party.
Combining Swimming, running, and bicycling into one elaborate competition, the event will not only challenge participants’ skills and endurance but will also take them to some of the most fascinating parts of the island.
The race will be divided into several categories, namely: Olympic distance, Sprint Distance, and Kids Distance, Youth Distance, and Fun Race Duo Challenge. The Olympic and Sprint distance race will be an open relay competition. The Olympic distance covers 1.5KM of Swimming, 40Km of cycling, and 10Km of Running; the Sprint distance covers 750m of Swimming, 20Km of cycling, and 5Km of Running; the Youth distance covers 300m of Swimming, 12Km of cycling, and 3 Km of Running; the Kids distance covers 150m of Swimming, 6Km of cycling, and 1.5Km of Running; the Fun Race Duo Challenge covers 1.5Km of Running, 150m of Swimming, and a dash to the finish line.
The swim is held in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea, off the picturesque beach of Nirwana Gardens. No or little current and swell are expected, thanks to an enclosed bay. Water conditions in May are very good with minimal swell, excellent visibility and a temperature of 29 C.
The bike course offers wide, smooth, undulating roads, taking in the lush greenery of Nirwana Gardens and Ria Bintan, the wide views of Lagoi Reservoir, the vibrant market Pasar Ole Ole and more. Drink bottles with water will be handed out at the halfway point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon.
The Run Course takes you through the lush greenery and scenic beaches of Nirwana Gardens to a palm tree studded finishing straight. The run course is undulating and generally well shaded. Drink stations (water, isotonic drink and sponges) are available at least every two kilometers.
This year, the race will also be in concurrence with the grand opening of Plaza Lagoi, a well designed and crafted shopping Mall and latest addition to Bintan Resort. Built across 20 hectares and fitted with sweeping walkways, fountains and public space lighting, Plaza Lagoi will have the highest concentration of commercial, leisure and recreational activities on the island. Scehduled to be open by the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, the grand opening ceremony of Plaza Lagoi will be held along with the Bintan Triathlon awarding night.
More information available at: http://www.bintantriathlon.com/