For the appreciation of TRIAKSYON participants from other places, I requested the City Mayor’s son Jericho Angel Celino to send me his drone shots of Roxas City. This one shows the north side of the city. The small round islet on the upper left of this picture shows Mantalinga, where the open sea swim portion of the triathlon will loop starting from the Peoples Park in Baybay Beach. The biking leg will begin from Baybay beach down to Arnaldo Boulevard leading to the Immaculate Cathedral fronting the Roxas city fountain. The racers will cross over Capiz bridge which connects Roxas Avenue, the old main business thoroughfare at the south side of the city.
‘Note the four important landmarks of the city. The City Hall of Roxas City (the white quadrangle building), The Immaculate Conception Cathedral), The Provincial Capitol Building (the red brick-roofed building to the right), the City Fountain which marks Ground Zero, and the Capiz bridge. The bridge and the Cathedral are over a century old.
The route will proceed to the new township of Pueblo the Panay, our version of ‘Ayala Commercial Center’ in its early stage of development. The race will loop back to Roxas Avenue turning east to Capiz National High School, to my knowledge the country’s only public ‘high school’ atop the hill. The triahletes then turn northward and quickly to the east leading towards the Municipality of Panay where Sta Monica Church, a UN Heritage site where Asia’s biggest bell resides. The race loops back to the city proper and ends at ‘Olympic’ Villareal Stadium Complex at the left foot of Capiz National High School for the Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony.
Triaksyon is a Sports Tourism project of the Province of Capiz, co-presented by ACS Manufacturing Corporation.