WHAT: Vaseline Men Xterra Off-Road Triathlon Philippine Championship 2014
WHEN: March 15, 2014
WHERE: Liloan, Cebu
Presented By: Vaseline Men
Event Organizer: Sunrise Events
Another edition of this prestigious international off-road triathlon event, Vaseline Men Xterra Off-Road Triathlon Philippine Championship, will once again be held in our country’s soil, specifically, in Liloan, Cebu. This is proof of the success of the previous international triathlon races we had hosted making our country at par with triathlon giants Australia and USA. Another come on is the fact that these events are held in the picturesque tropical paradise of Cebu province making them ideal destination races as well.
Registration Details (On-going until March 8, 2014)
In-Store: ROX Bonifacio High Street and ROX Cebu
Race Categories and Registration Fees
- Individual Competitors must clearly indicate upon registration which category they will compete in – Filipino Elite or Age Group.
- Relay Entries: Teams must consist of three individuals, and please indicate clearly what each team member will do (swim, bike, or run). Mixed teams can be two (2) males and one (1) female; or two (2) females and one (1) male.
- Ages of reckoning will be at 31 December 2014. All participants must be at least 16 years old on race day.
Race Course Description
XTERRA Triathlon in Liloan, Cebu will test athletes’ skill once again this 2014. The route will have slight changes, but this year there will be two transition areas.
- Transition 1(to be announced) will be the starting area for the swim leg and transition to the start of the bike leg.
- Transition 2 will be in Liloan Elementary School track oval, staging area for the end of the bike leg, start of the run leg and finish line and the expo area.
The race will start at the shores of Liloan. Swimmers will do a 1.5 kilometer of open water swim. For LITE participants, swimmers will do 500 meters straight, one loop course for LITE.
Our bike course is a mix of single tracks, fire roads, farmlands, grasslands and paved roads. FULL Tri participants must complete 2 loops of the 18-kilometer bike course while LITE participants must complete one loop. The bike course caters to all types of bikers. Experts will find the course fast and exciting. While beginners will feel it’s challenging. The first portion of the race is a long flat, paved road, perfect for sprinting and securing a place in the pack. Then it’s followed by long climbs while roads change from paved to trail. Trail becomes narrower and racers will encounter mixed vegetation along the course.
It has enough single tracks, which challenges any skill level; lots of rolling and steep hills, which test all levels of endurance; fast and quick descents to test handling skills and a few technical portions, which will excite all athletes.
Furthermore the weather varies all throughout the bike course. Hot and sunny one minute then extreme humidity the next.
Our run course is similar to our bike course. Trail is a combination of rolling terrain, single track, fire roads and paved roads. Jungle terrain and grasslands will become a common site for athletes. The Run course is as challenging as the bike course with long technical climbs, followed by dusty and rocky terrain. Participants last year mentioned the run as epic with tough climbs and fast descents.
The Professional Contenders
Being an international race qualifier for the world championship in the island of Hawaii, a competitive field of top notch professional off-road triathletes are seeing action in this race. Local race watchers will have a field day of espying how these international athletes compete and at the level that they do. For one, the reigning world champion, Ben Allen, will once again be competing against a tough field to depend his Philippine title. On the distaff side, watch out for the beauteous but fierce Jacqui Slack.
A 3 Day Full of Xterravities!
This event is full of anything and everything off-road triathlon. There will be something for everybody to experience and have a great time doing about. Either you are a weekend triathlete enjoying not only the sport but the vacation as well from work with your family, or a seasoned warrior who had seen everything there is to be seen, for sure this 3 day-long sports festivities will cater something to your fancy.
Here it goes: