MORE than 900 multisport athletes are set to race this year’s edition of the popular Bike King Duathlon franchise on Aug. 20.
The Bike King Duathlon brings back the excitement of racing along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway for the bike leg and running on the rolling and hot terrain of Alviera in Porac, Pampanga.
Gun start is at 6 a.m. with two categories, the “long distance” 6 Kilometer run—60 Km bike—4 Km run for the seasoned participants, and the “short distance” 3 Km run—30 Km bike—2 Km run.
At stake are cash prizes of P10,000, P6,000 and P4,000 for the Top 3 Male/Female winners in the Elite category, plus trophies and gifts.
All top three male/female category winners will receive trophies and gift packs, while one trophy will be given to each of the top 3 Team Competition winners.
All top 3 relay teams will receive trophies.
The first leg of the run takes duathletes through the streets of Alviera. Upon reaching the halfway mark, they head back to the transition area to retrieve their bikes.
Once on the bike, athletes make their way to the Floridablanca exit and return to Porac to complete a loop of 30km along the SCTEX. Those doing the long distance must do 2 loops.
The second leg of the run is inside Alviera towards the SandBox with two loops for the 4 Km and 1 loop for the 2Km before crossing the finish line at the Alviera village.
Participants can claim their race kits at the 2nd floor of Royce Hotel & Casino in the Clark Freeport on Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or at Alviera in Porac by 4 a.m. on race day.
The awarding ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. at the SCTEX Duathlon Village.
Participants and their supporters can shop for gear at the Event Expo and take advantage of special offers and discounts from Alveo, Avida, Ciclo, BMC, Powerman, Light N Up, Compressport, Pearl Izumi, Cascos, Inc., and Atleta Ako. Alviera also invites everyone to try out the recreational facilities at the SandBox outdoor adventure park.
The Bike King Duathlon is staged with support from Alviera, NLEX-SCTEx, TIMEX, hydration partner – Gatorade, Prohealth Sports and Spinal, Gardenia, Aboitiz, WeatherPhilippines, AboitizPower, Orbea, partner hotel Royce Hotel & Casino and media partners: SwimBikeRun.ph, RaceDay, and Endurance.
For more information about the Bike King Duathlon, visit www.bikekingphilippines.com or send an email to [email protected]