VASELINE MEN – XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series Weekend Championship – March 2 & 3

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The world’s premier off-road triathlon event, Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series, is back this year for more exhilarating action. It will kick off with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend which will involve a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike, and a 10-kilometer run.

VASELINE MEN XTERRA WEEKEND CHAMPIONSHIP
TRIATHLON + TRAIL RUN
March 2 – 3, 2013
Liloan, Cebu
http://www.xterraphil.com

For more details, visit http://www.xterraphil.com or email them at secretariat@xterraphil.com

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Record Number of Participants for Triathlon
  • New and Modified Race Course and Race Central in Liloan Cebu
  • Big Field of Professionals including a 2X World Champion
  • 41 slots to the XTERRA Maui World Triathlon Championship
  • USD 15K Pro Prize Money, Php 120K Filipino Elite Prize Money

REGISTRATION PERIOD: On-going until February 24

EVENTS:

1. Triathlon:

XTERRA PHILIPPINES CHAMPIONSHIP (Individual/Relay)
March 2, 2013
1500m Swim + 35km Mt. Bike + 10km Trail Run

XTERRA LITE (Individual/Relay)
March 2, 2013
500m Swim + 35km Mt. Bike + 5km Trail Run

2. Trail Run:

XTERRA TRAIL RUN
March 3, 2013
Distances: 5KM, 10KM, 21KM

Trail Run Fees and Inclusion:
5K – Php 750 inclusive of Finisher Shirt
10K – Php 1,250 inclusive of Finisher Shirt
21K – Php 1,800 inclusive of Finisher Shirt and a Medal

EVENT WEEK AT A GLANCE:

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GLOBAL PARTICIPATION:

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MEET THE PROs:

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PRESS RELEASE:

Conquer your limits with 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series

After staging successful series of off-road action events last year, Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines again challenges you to conquer your limits in the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series.

Dubbed as the world’s premier off-road triathlon event, the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series will kick off this year with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend. Slated on March 2-3, the event features exhilarating trail run and triathlon races that will challenge even the most seasoned athletes. On its second year, Vaseline Men will again bring triathletes to the pristine waters and rough but picturesque terrains of Liloan, Cebu for a more exciting set of challenges.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend in Cebu will commence with two triathlon events on March 2: the XTERRA Lite and the XTERRA Philippines Championship. The XTERRA Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. On the other hand, the XTERRA Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. All of these will take place in scenic Liloan, Cebu. Aside from winning exciting cash prizes (total pro prize money is US$15,000), the top age group finishers will vie for 40 slots to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. Registration for the March 2 triathlon events is ongoing in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philippines website (www.xterraphil.com).

Capping off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend is a trail run on March 3, which will feature demanding courses in 21, 10 and 5-kilometer distances for both the male and female categories.

More importantly, top age group finishers for the 21K trail run will qualify for the world championships for the XTERRA Trail Run slated in Hawaii this year. Registration for the March 3 trail run is ongoing at http://www.xterraphil.com and in all Runner Stores nationwide.

Interested parties may also register for the trail run at selected Watson’s branches. Moreover, for every purchase of Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash, they will also get a discount for the race registration fee. Just visit Watson’s at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA from February 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, and buy Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash to enjoy this discount.

A proud supporter of the Philippine athletic community, Vaseline Men sent a five-man Philippine team to compete in the XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series Global Championship last October 2012. Vaseline Men also offers a wide range of skin care products which are perfect for men who engage in physically demanding activities including triathlons as they help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and wash away dirt, dust and pollution. Included in its range are Facial Washes, Face Moisturizers, Body Lotion and Body Wash. Now, Filipino men can continue to enjoy doing their physical activities outdoors and still get their skin protected from harsh elements from nature. Vaseline Men is now available in all leading men’s zones in major supermarkets, drugstore and department stores nationwide.

So this year, prepare to conquer it all at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series. To know more, log on to http://www.xterraphil.com or visit http://www.facebook.com/vaselinemenph. You can also visit ROX and Runnr stores for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Summit Water, LBC, The Philippine Star, Multisport, Studio 23, Gatorade, Canon, Aqua Sphere, David’s Salon, Intercare, Rocktape, Timex, Municipality of Liloan, Cebu and Smart.

XTERRA Philippines OFF-ROAD Triathlon

Happening on March 6 in Liloan, Cebu, this is the OFF-ROAD equivalent of the world-famous IRONMAN brand of triathlon! If you want to test your stamina and strength in an off-road terrain, this race is best for you!

Oh dear, I am so tempted to find friends to form a relay team! Check the details below to get as excited as I am. ;)

XTERRA PHILIPPINES TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 6, 2011
Liloan, Cebu
1.5k Swim/35k Bike/10k Run (Individual or Relay)
Website: http://www.xterraphil.com
Email: secretariat@xterraphil.com

 

A. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

- ONLINE REGISTRATION is open NOW until February 28,2011
- VISIT http://www.xterraphil.com to register

B. REGISTRATION FEES:

INDIVIDUAL : PHP 5,625 / US$ 125
RELAY : PHP 7,875 / US$ 175

C. RACE DETAILS:
- Individual Competitors must clearly indicate upon registration which category they will compete in (Pro or Age Group – and please indicate clearly which age-group).
- Relay Entries: Teams must consist of three individuals, and please indicate clearly what each team member will do (swim, bike, or run). Mixed teams can be two (2) males and one (1) female; or two (2) females and one (1) male.
- Ages of reckoning will be at 31 December 2011. All participants must be at least 18 years old on race day.

D. RACE ROUTE:

E. MECHANICS:

Swim (1.5k)

- Speed suits are allowed.
- The swim caps provided must be worn during the swim.
- Marshals shall ensure all swimmers pass buoys and markers to complete the swim course.
- Fins, swimming aids, snorkels are not allowed.

Bike (35k)

- Mountain bikes are the only type of bikes allowed in this competition. Here are additional specifications:
• No Cyclo-cross bikes.
• No drop handlebars and aero bars are allowed.
• All bikes must have 26” or 29” wheels.
• Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed five inches (5”).
• Any/all bar ends must be capped.

Officials shall do a mandatory bike check and will deem a bike safe for use.

- Helmets: ANSI Certified helmets with buckles securely fastened at all times during the bike leg are a must. No helmet means automatic disqualification.

- Bare torso is not allowed on the bike leg.

- MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

- Bike Transition:
• Riding is not allowed within the transition area.
• Bicycles must be returned to a participant’s designated bike rack, and must be securely placed on the rack.
• No outside assistance is allowed in transition

- One Bike Rule: Racers shall use same bike for the entire event, plus no bicycle parts may be left on the course.

- Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the bike course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A rider must be responsible for knowing the entire bike course before the start of the race.

- Passing Etiquette: Slower riders must yield to faster riders. Faster riders must clearly speak a passing command when overtaking, and overtaking must be done safely. If two racers are fighting for position, the leading rider need not give up position, but the leading rider may not interfere or impede another rider’s progress.

- Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your bike number.

Run (10k)

- Race numbers must be worn on the front of the body. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your run number.

- MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

- Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the run course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A runner must be responsible for knowing the entire run course before the start of the race.

- Competitors may not run with a bare torso. Shoes must be worn.

General Rules

- All rules must be known and understood prior to the start of the event.

- Aid stations on the bike and run will be provided, but all participants are responsible for their own nutrition and hydration.

- Outside assistance:
• Assistance is allowed between competitors, but will be limited to helping out with tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a bike, or to share water, food, or first aid. Changing bikes is not allowed.
• Outside assistance is not allowed from spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

- Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for warning, relegation, disqualification, or fine.

- All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

- All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

A US$100 protest fee is required, but can be refunded if the appeal is successful.

The decision of the jury comprised of three neutral persons appointed by the Race Director shall be final and binding.

Penalties: The minimum penalty will always be two (2) minutes. The maximum penalty will be disqualification.

Cut-Off Times:
- To ensure the participatory nature of XTERRA races, cut off times may not be enforced on race day. But due to safety reasons (weather, a participant’s well-being, etc.) a cut-off time will be publicized on race day and will be enforced. ]

Cut-off times can be used at T2 (the bike to run transition). All athletes must be in T2 by the specified time or else they will not be allowed to continue the race. An overall cut-off time can also be used where a runner still on the run route can be picked up by support vehicles and returned to transition. Still, the Race Director can allow a participant to finish the entire course beyond the cut-off time but he/she will be given a DNF result.

- Competitors who withdraw during the race must report to the Transition area and notify the officials of their withdrawal.

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