40 teams vie for Duathlon title today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 May 2012 12:40

Over 100 participants will brave the 25-kilometer biking and 6-kilometer running challenge today, as they battle it out for the 2nd Zamboanga Duathlon Challenge title.

Some 120 participants, making up a total of 40 teams, had officially registered to take the challenge which will begin at Paseo del Mar at 8:00 AM.

Each 3-member team, will first take the 25-kilometer biking race starting off at Paseo del Mar going to Barangay Pasobolong, passing thru Veterans Avenue and Mari Clara Lobregat High Way. From Pasobolong, the competition’s trail will lead them to Barangay Salaan then to Sitio Tala, Lumbangan, Lunzuran,
Luyahan to Abong-Abong and finally to the Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat (Butterfly Garden).

From the butterfly garden, the teams will change to a running mode going back to Paseo del Mar, passing thru Barangay Pasonanca, Sta. Maria, Governor Camins Avenue to Veterans Avenue. From Veterans Avenue they will take Pettit Barracks Street from the Land Transportation Office passing beside the Department of Budget and Management and Bureau of Internal Revenue buildings.

Each team must reach the finish line together to secure a win. All the teams are expected to collect all the tokens or ribbons from the appointed station of retrieval. Teams with incomplete tokens and members will be disqualified.

The Champion will take home P12, 000 and a trophy while the second and third placers will receive P9, 000 and P6, 000 plus a trophy, respectively.
The remaining teams belonging to the top 10 finishers will be rewarded with P1, 500 cash prize.

The 2nd Zambo Duathlon is one of the exciting activities of the Zamboanga Summer Festival organized by the City Government of Zamboanga not only to boost the fun of the event but also to promote healthy and worthwhile competition. — Richard Aliangan