The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is inviting professional and amateur triathletes in the Philippines to join in the 2012 XTERRA Guam Championship Off-Road Triathlon. The annual XTERRA Guam race is set for March 10, 2012 and it promises to be the biggest triathlete sporting event in Guam.
This year, the XTERRA Guam will be licensed as an official championship qualifier event. This means that participants have a chance at winning a part of the US$15,000 prize for professional triathletes or earning a spot at the XTERRA World Championship event for age-group (amateur) triathletes. The XTERRA World Championship, held annually in Maui, is attended by the best athletes from around the world.
Jennifer Crisostomo, GVB Board Director and Chairwoman of the Sports Tourism Committee, said: “We’ve seen top athletes from Japan, Australia, Europe and Micronesia come out for XTERRA Guam, so we know with an XTERRA Championship Qualifier, we have the potential to attract even more. With our beautiful ocean, challenging bike course, and amazing running course through tough terrain and rivers – triathletes are in for a real treat.”
XTERRA Guam has been voted one of the “Top 5 Off-Road Triathlons in the World” by Triathlete Magazine. The course includes warm, open water swim, biking on Guam’s fun yet challenging terrain, navigating the jungle, sliding down slippery waterfalls, and running along the beach toward the finish. The modified international distance off-road triathlon has a 1.5K swim in the beautiful waters of Piti, Guam, 31K bike up Nimitz Hill and through the Mt. Alutom area, and a memorable 8.2K trail run.
As XTERRA Guam title sponsors, GVB will be joining forces with platinum sponsor and official airline of XTERRA Guam, United Airlines, in addition to the Port Authority of Guam, Cycles Plus, Payless Car Rental, the Guam Triathlon Federation, KUAM Sports, Hornet Sports, and the Mayor’s offices of Ordot-Chalan Pago and Piti.
For more information about XTERRA Guam and to register for the race online,visit http://www.xterraguam.com . You may also contact the Philippine office of the Guam Visitors Bureau via firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-6756.