Athletes on Their Mark
for the Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon
MANILA, Philippines – Athletes know the importance of maintaining a proper regimen to enhance performance. They rely on state-of-the-art gear that delivers speed, proper nutrition that guarantees endurance, and a training program that increases their strength. But when it comes to hygiene, one important aspect is often overlooked: the skin, which is actually our first line of defense when it comes to germs.
There’s no body part quite as tortured as the human skin. Every day, it has to endure all the visible and microscopic dirt and grime from all the different elements around us. But it’s the triathletes who put their skins through the most abuse: as they splash, pedal, and stride, they expose their skins to a harsh mix of sun, chlorine or salt water, and dirt. These, along with excessive sweat and friction from gear, can take its toll on the skin – and it can lead to skin diseases and illness.
This October 6, Safeguard will gather local and international pros as well as age-groupers for the first ever Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon – a world-class and intimate race that will surely put those skins to the test. The course takes place in Subic, which promises a challenging yet controlled environment for both experts and beginners. The event will be composed of a 1.5KM swim at Kamana Resort [Swim Venue], a 40KM bike course along the rolling hills of Subic [Bike Venue], and will culminate with a 10KM run at a new route along the shady forest [Run Venue]. The entire course is set against the backdrop of Subic Bay’s breathtaking scenery, which promises a unique race for participants and an exclusive enjoyable experience for their families who will come to support.
In partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the agency behind the highly successful Ironman 70.3 and Iron Kids, this leg is part of the 5150 triathlon series, the world’s largest international Olympic race series in the world. It is also the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.
Safeguard keeps up with those who love the game by leveling up to their demands. The brand has been keeping family skin healthy for more than 75 years, using a mix of unbeatable germ protection and fresh, cleansing elements to care for Filipino skin. It has been every household’s partner for preventing disease and pursuing an active, worry-free life. For the 5150 race, Safeguard aims to showcase its new line Safeguard Active, a product specifically targeted for athletes’ extreme needs.
Safeguard Active boasts of a higher level of anti-bacterial ingredient, which inhibits the growth and re-growth of odor-causing germs for hours. It comes in both soap and body wash form, and its fresh scent can last all day and withstand both sweat and water. It’s the perfect protection booster for the body’s first line of defense.
For battle-tested athletes who aim to beat their personal records, the Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon is a perfect chance to bring the 2013 race season to an iconic finish. Meanwhile, neophyte racers will be thrilled to participate in their first Olympic-level distance triathlon event.
It’s a day that promises exhilarating challenges for the adrenaline-hungry, coupled with unbeatable Safeguard protection to ensure a fresh, unhampered finish. No matter what kind of athlete you are, it’s time to get your skin in the game.
SAFEGUARD ACTIVE 5150 RACE DETAILS
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Venue: Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa, Nabasan Beach Illanin Forest, West District, Subic Bay.
Categories: Individual and Relay
Gun start: 6:30 am
SAFEGUARD ACTIVE 5150 REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration is set until September 20 or whenever the maximum number of slots gets sold-out, whichever comes first.
Online Registration: http://www.5150philippines.com/safeguard/registration/
All participants must be 15 years of age as of December 31, 2013.
All participants will race based on their age as of December 31, 2013.
This event will follow the standard 5 year age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, ….. 75+
Individual – Local Resident: $150.00
Individual – Foreign Resident: $150.00
Relay Team: $180.00
Registration fee includes the following: race pack, carbo load meal, finisher’s shirt, finisher’s medal, and finisher’s meal. Race packs will be available during the race pack collection activity.
The finisher’s shirt, finisher’s medal and finisher’s meal is available for all registered participants who will successfully complete the race within the designated cut-off times.
Registered participants can withdraw from the event and can receive a refund based on the following Refund Policy: 80% of the registration fee may be refunded until June 30, 2013. A 50% refund will be given from August 1 to September 15, 2013. No more refunds are to be given/processed beyond September 15, 2013.
CUT OFF TIME FOR EACH LEG:
Swim: 1 hour from start of last wave
Bike: 3:30 from start of last wave
Run: 5:30 from start of last wave
SAFEGUARD ACTIVE 5150 RACE REPORT:
The 1.5 kilometer swim course will begin and end in Kamana Resort. The swim will be a two loop course following a triangular design. Each of the side of triangle will be 250 meters for a total of 750 meter per loop. The two loop design will excite veteran and beginner triathletes a like, since it will have a short beach run before completing the second loop. A beach entry and exit format will also be followed, adding to the variety in the swim course. The clockwise swim course will help participants navigate better in the calm waters of Kamana. Upon completing the two loops participants will head to the transition area to begin the bike leg of the event.
From the Kamana Resort, athletes will head up to the narrow roads of IDESS, the smooth paved roads is lined up with various vegetation with tall trees providing coverage. Exiting IDESS, participants will head down to one of the fastest portions of the race course, the Corregidor highway, which will test the bike handling skills of all athletes alike. A right turn in Zambales Highway takes the participants to the start of the loop portion of the bike course. Participants must complete two loops before heading back to the transition.
From Zambales Highway participants will race along smooth asphalt road, as they head to a short climb to Crown Peak, Cubi Point. They now head to Aparri road passing the Jest Camp which serves as landmark. This leads them to downhill road which will exit at the bottom of Aparri and make a left in Argonaut highway.
Participants will then head to NCT Road “New Container Terminal”, this coastal road will be enjoyed by athletes with its smooth and flat roads which they can pedal hard and increase their speed. At San Bernandino road, participants will pass through all hands beach and Dungaree beach. After the fast flat roads, participants will start their second loop. After completing the two loops, participants will head back to transition area in Kamana Resort via the long punishing climbs in Corregidor and entering the narrow roads of IDESS.
After negotiating the varying bike course terrain, athletes will now head to the run course. From Kamana Resort participants will head towards Illanin road (rainforest road) heading to Morong gate. This will be a long climb gradual climb all the way to the 5 kilometer mark and turn around point in Morong gate. From here, it will be a fast downhill run all the way to Kamana Resort up to the finish line.
Hydration and Transition
The Safeguard 5150 will follow the familiar single transition area, located in Kamana Resort. The transition area will house all of the bikes and run gear of the participants, and were all of the action will take place. Spectators won’t have to move from different venues and will just have to wait for the athletes, to complete their transition and crossing the finish line.
Hydration stations are strategically spread out in the race course, making sure all of the participants are well hydrated. From the swim exit up to the transition water and sports drinks will be available to everyone. In the bike course, hydrations stations will approximately be located in kilometer 11.70km, 22.70km and 31.40km. For the run course, hydration stations spaced apart around 1.5km to 2km. More than enough to cover all the hydration needs of the participants.
This is a non-drafting race. Drafting marshals will be deployed to monitor and enforce the drafting rules. To know more about the drafting regulations please visit the rules section of our website: http://www.5150philippines.com/safeguard/.