ROXAS City – The second edition of the Capiz International Triathlon is expected to be a bigger, more star-studded triathlon competition on April 14-15, 2018.
Triathletes will be treated to scenic views, historic sights, and enjoyable local cuisines, including the “seafood trip” in the best seafood capital in the country.
The triathlon meet in Capiz dubbed as “TriAksyon,” is expected to draw a bigger crowd in the major streets of Roxas City and attract more sports enthusiasts who will join the race on the national highway to the municipality of Panay, the heritage capital of Capiz.
The TriAksyon race will feature categories are “trikids, sprint, relay, and standard.”
The Provincial Government of Capiz and Governor Tony Del Rosario invite athletes to join the event and “swim, bike, run and discover century-old heritage landmarks along the way and savor the Capizeño hospitality.”
Roxas City, dubbed as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines,” and Capiz province, the “Seafood Trip Tourism of the Philippines,” are the ideal sites for athletes and guests who want to enjoy the natural topography of rolling mountains, a city by the sea, a flourishing tourism industry, best seafood and captivating historical landmarks.
“The People’s Park in Barangay Baybay, Roxas City is the starting point and finish line of the race said tournament director Jose Borres.
Among the celebrities and marquee triathletes who might join TriAksyon Year 2 are Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, SEA Games medalists Nicko Huelgas, Leerams Chicano, Kim Mangrobang, and Claire Adorna.
The 7.5-kilometer Baybay beach will be the swimming area.
The TriAksyon executive committee designed a running pathway along historic landmarks, including “Ang Panubli-on Museum (formerly water tank of Capiz town built in 1910), the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in 1877, the Capiz Provincial Capitol and Dr. Jose P. Rizal monument, both in 1911, and the Capiz Bridge was constructed in 1909.”
The 40-km biking course provides striking views aside from heritage sites in Roxas City.
The race will also bring triathletes through scenic parts of Capiz and other notable places such as the President Manuel Acuña Roxas Monument at the city’s public plaza, Roxas City Hall, the City Fountain, the fishponds along the national highway from Roxas City to Panay, Tadiao Bridge in barangay Linateran, Panay; and the Santa Monica Church in Panay town, which houses the biggest Catholic Church bell in Asia.
Greg Atienza, chair of the Capiz International Triathlon, said: “Capiz is one of the best areas for the triathlon and one of finest terrain for the said event.”
The event is part of the province annual CAPIZtahan celebration on April 13-15.
The Capiz International Triathlon is now open for online registration via www.capiztriaksyon.com. (Capiz Aksyon News Center)