Paramount Property Ventures Tri Team Championship Series Announces Leg Schedules
Interested participants will have until tomorrow to avail of the early bird registration for the 1st leg of the Paramount Property Ventures Tri Team Championship Series which will be held at the Sugar Beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, north of Cebu, on March 29.
The Sugbu Triathlon, which is organizing this series of triathlon events, have earlier announced the dates of all of its three legs so as to avoid scheduling conflict with other triathlon races. The second leg will be in Ronda, southwest of Cebu, on September 13 while the 3rd and final leg will be in Ormoc City on October 4.
Each leg will have the standard distance, sprint, sprint relay and the kiddie tri.
For the 1st leg, participants will only get to pay P2,000 for the standard, P1,800 for the sprint, P1,500 for the sprint relay and P1,500 for the kiddie tri.
After tomorrow, anyone signing up will have to pay the regular fee of P2,500 for the standard, P2,200 for the sprint, P2,000 for the sprint relay and P2,000 for the kiddie tri.
Registration can be done online via http://sugbutriathlon.com or go to The Brick at the JP Morgan Bldg. at the Cebu IT Park or at the SATS Office located across Gaisano Grand Mall in Talamban, Cebu City.
Coach Benjoe Gimenez of Sugbu Triahlon said that beneficiary for the first leg is the Ambulansya Sumpay sa Kinabuhi, which is a project of Sante Fe Mayor Jose “Titing” Esgana.
Sugbu Triathlon, headed by its president Rick Dizon, is also offering a package deal of P4,500 registration fee for all three legs already.
Paramount Property Ventures
This year’s Tri Team Championship Series has found a major sponsor in Paramount Property Ventures, a real estate developer.
According to its sales and marketing director, Arli Arcenas-Vergara, this is the first time that they are sponsoring such an event.
“We want to promote triathlon because it is one of the fast growing sport and even our president is into it,” Arcenas-Vergara said.
Abelardo Canedo Jr., the president of the Paramount Property Ventures, has been racing in the 30-34 category.
For this year’s edition of the Tri Team Championship Series, the organizers have implemented a number of changes starting with relay teams only allowed to race in the sprint distance so as not to confuse officiating. The team challenge, on the other hand, will only apply in the standard distance.
Unlike last year which used the levelling method, categories will also be based on age group. An overall top 3 male and female will be chosen while a top 3 male and female in the age group categories will also be chosen.
The top 3 overall will get 40, 35 and 32 points respectively, while below is the list of points in the age group categories:
Place Points Place Points
1st 30 11th 10
2nd 25 12th 9
3rd 20 13th 8
4th 17 14th 7
5th 16 15th 6
6th 15 16th 5
7th 14 17th 4
8th 13 18th 3
9th 12 19th 2
10th 11 20th to the last 1
Organizers have also said that there is no longer a limit in the number of members in the team for the team challenge, wherein the winning team will be determined by the most number of points accumulated in all three legs. These points will be based on how each member finished in their respective categories.
Following this change, organizers are also offering a free registration for teams.
While the top six points will be accumulated, each member who finished will also get to add a point for the team.
This means that the more members a team have, the more chances of it winning the team challenge, which will be awarded on the final leg. The top 3 teams will get a cash prize of P15,000, P10,000 and P5,000, respectively plus trophies.
As for the top 3 overall, which will awarded for every leg, they will be getting P7,000, P5,000 and P3,000, respectively plus medals while the age-group top 3 will be getting medals.
Organizers said that they have lowered the cash prizes for the team challenge because they are no longer asking for a fee, while they have increased the cash prizes for the category overall winners.
Also something new for this year is the finisher’s medal that will be handed to all those who finishes the race.
Each leg will have a different finisher’s medal. A participant who will be able to get all three finisher’s medal will be given a frame by the organizers.
The event also got the support of Three of Me for the jerseys, Sports Adventure Travel Services, Runnr, Magic 92.3, The Brick, Kuzina Guadalupe and ShutterSpeed.
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