A GRUELLING 750-meter swim, including 15-kilometer cycling and a five-kilometer run, awaits triathletes for the 15th staging of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Superintendents Triathlon Challenge that will commence on February 19.

Aside from the triathlon challenge, two more sporting events are lined up in the calendar of activities for the annual PMA Alumni Homecoming slated February 18 to 21 at Fort del Pilar.

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Five categories are included in the challenge that includes 29 years old and below, 30 to 39 years old, 40 years old and above, female and the open categories.

The female division will not have age restriction. The same is true for the open category that will be for civilians and guest during the alumni homecoming.

Medals await the top three finishers in each category with a registration fee of P400 for participants as part of the annual gathering of military officers and their families in Baguio who graduated from PMA, the premier military school which trains the elite corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The competition is open to all PMA alumni, their families and PMA faculty on a first-come, first-served basis. Other participants may be accommodated subject to the availability of slots on race day.

The registration fee will cover lunch, refreshments, t-shirts for all, and prizes. Interested participants may call Major Felix Balanza at cell number 0927.562.7310 or loccal number 6750 and LTSG Ryan Celino at cell number 0906.478.6278 or local number 6745.

The battle of classes golf tournament is also set to tee off on February 18 and 19 at the Camp John Hay Golf Course, which fires off at 5:30 a.m. featuring par busters from the different classes of the country’s premiere military institution.

Also in the offing is the second PMA Badminton challenge that is slated on February 19.