Triathlon Association of the CNMI will be conducting tryouts for the CNMI National Triathlon Team that will represent the Commonwealth in the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games.
The first round of tryouts will be of the sprint triathlon variety and is set on Aug. 21, 6am at Paupau Beach in San Roque.
It will consist of a 750m swim, a 20km bike (Paupau/Seafix/Banzai/Paupau), and 5km run (Paupau/Ayuyu Drive/Paupau).
As per the Pacific Games Council manual, TRAC earlier said that to be eligible for the Mini Games an athlete must be a U.S. passport-holder and must have resided in the CNMI for five years.
The 2022 Mini Games will be held in the CNMI from June 17 to 25. Triathlon, one of nine sports that will be offered in the Mini Games, will have 53 participants and will be held in the southernmost part of the CNMI on Rota.
As an added treat, the islands’ youth will also be included in the triathlon action as TRAC will also hold the Taga Kids Triathlon on the same day starting at 8am.
There will be two divisions—5-8 years old (50m swim/1 loops bike/1 loop run) and 9-12 years old (100m swim/2 loops bike/2 loops run)—and the entire course will be confined at the Paupau Beach complex.
Registration for both the Mini Games tryout and Taga Kids will close on Aug. 15, 2021. TRAC also emphasized that there absolutely will be no extension on the registration deadline and no race- day registration.
For more information and updates on the twin events hosted by TRAC, check https://www.facebook.com/groups/610323035687262.