Sunday, September 26, 2021

Dalaguete to host off-road duathlon

THE Go Active Marketing and Events (Game Inc.) will stage an off-road duathlon race in Mantalungon, Dalaguete set on May 28.

The race dubbed, Duraman Off-Road Duathlon, will have three-kilometer run, a 15K bike and another 6K run . This is the second edition of the race after the road duathlon in 2014.

“We needed something different, so we come up with the off-road race, which is challenging but is manageable to the participants,” event director said Jerome Mills in a press conference yesterday.

Mills said that they are aiming for 200 to 300 participants and will be targeting the mountain bikers and trail runners as the primary participants.

Race director Benjoe Gimenez said the route does not have a lot of steep climbs and the difficulty is at average level.

The organizer said that they have chosen Mantalungon, Dalaguete as a venue because the place is cool and is fit for an off-road event.

The champion in the men’s division will win P7,000, while the second placer gets P5,000. The third placer earns P3,000 . The top performer in the distaff side will pocket P5,000, while the second and third placers will get P3,000 and P2,000, respectively.

The race will kick off at 1 p.m. in Mantalungon, which is approximately 900-meters above sea level.

Registration fee is P1,300 for the early birds and P1,500 for those who register after May 11.

Entry forms are available at Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure in Guadalupe, Cebu City and at SATS office in Talamban.

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