Road to Tagaman Race Series kicks off Jan. 19

Swimmers head out of the water at Kilili Beach and proceed to the swim-bike transition area during last year’s Tagaman Triathlon. (Contributed Photo)

Triathlon Association of the CNMI will hold the Road to Tagaman Race Series, starting on Jan. 19 to drum up interest and prepare local bikers for Tagaman Triathlon that will take place on March 30.

The first part of the three-leg event will be the IT&E 3rd Saipan Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon that will start and end at Paupau Beach. For the duathlon, there will be two courses with the long one featuring a 5-kilometer run, 20K bike, and 2.5K run. For the short course, participants must complete the 2.5K riun, 15K bike, and 1.5K run.

Up next for TRAC is the IT&E 4th Saipan Aquathlon and 1K Run Race that will hit the road on Feb. 2. The two races will also take place at Paupau Beach with the aquathlon covering a distance of 2.5K each in the run leg and 1K in the swim.

For the last part of the series, which is also sponsored by IT&E, TRAC will have the Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon on March 16 at Paupau Beach. The sprint race will have participants doing the 700m swim, 20K bike, and 5K run course, while the Olympic distance will feature a 1.5K swim, 50K bike, and 10K run.

To register or for more information, contact TRAC official Manny Sitchon at 483-0094 or send email to swimbikerun.saipan@gmail.com.

80 sign up for Tagaman
Meanwhile, Tagaman’s entries increased from 15 last month to 80 as of yesterday.

In the male division, 57 have registered, while the women’s field has drawn 22 so far, and the rest are entered in the team event.

Event organizers are hoping to reach past the century mark at the end of this month, as they are receiving more inquiries from interested individuals, including triathletes from Korea, Japan, Guam, and the Philippines.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.
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