Aquathlon spices up Women’s month

(The Philippine Star) - March 17, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Women take center stage as they vie in the first multi-sport (swim-run) event in the Atleta Ako Women’s Aquathlon on March 22 at 7 a.m. at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City.

Organized by BikeKing headed by Raul Cuevas and presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, the event is part of the Women’s month celebration with the objective of empowering women as they pursue a healthy lifestyle. Celebrities taking action in the race are Akiko Thomson-Guevara, Angelika de la Cruz and Sitti.

Competition will be categorized with eight distances and 11 age-group categories for those who excel in these two disciplines while participants who want to just try the sport may do so in the fun relay team category of the event supported by Atleta Ako, Klean Kanteen, Certified Calm, Arena, Neutrogena, Robinsons Supermarket, Del Monte, Rexona, Comark, Merrel, Crayola, Gatorade and David’s Salon.

Girls aged 7-8 and 9-10 will see action in the 50m swim-800m run and 100m swim-800m run while 11-12 will do 200m swim-1.6k run. Athletes aged 13-14 will compete in 300m swim-2k run while 15-17 will see action in the 400m swim-3.2k run.

For those categorized in the 18 years old to 45-and-above, they may choose to compete in the Standard 500m swim-6k run or the Petite 300m swim-3.2k run distance.

Fun Relay competition will be held at 500m swim and 6k run.

The top three finishers per category in the race also supported by Nike Women, Century Tuna, Gardenia, Nestle Temptations, Unilab Active Health, WeatherPhilippines, EZ Laces, Flipbelt, Watsons and media partners  SBR.ph, RaceDay, Multisport and SPIN.ph will receive medals and gift packs while rewards will also be handed out to the top three in the Fun Relay teams.

Race kit pick up will be held from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the track oval while competition starts at 7 a.m. Awarding is set at 10 a.m. at the track oval.

 

AKIKO THOMSON-GUEVARA ATLETA AKO ATLETA AKO WOMEN CENTURY TUNA CERTIFIED CALM CRUZ AND SITTI DEL MONTE FUN RELAY GATORADE AND DAVID RUN SWIM
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