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Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Prefect Amphibian Race For Newbie

by On Jun 8, 2018

Returning back with its third edition, Urban Aquathlon will be holding its event at Orchid Country Club once again.

Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Amphibian Race

Following the successful inaugural launch in the year 2016, the Urban Aquathlon is now back again with its third edition! Isn’t it great? In any case, you do not know what is an aquathlon means, an aquathlon is a two-stage race that comprises of swimming and followed by running. Urban Aquathlon is not your usual kind of aquathlon race that you have participated in, instead, it is a unique event where swimming doesn’t take place in the open sea but held at the Olympic-size 50 metres swimming pool in an orderly manner.

Have the desire to take up triathlon as a sport but never had the chance to try it out? Urban Aquathlon is here to the rescue! With Urban Aquathlon taking place in the month of September, mark your calendars so you won’t lose this chance in participating in one.

Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Amphibian Race

Photo Credit: Urban Aquathlon

About Urban Aquathlon

Though you may not have joined a triathlon before, not to worry because you can use this chance to try it out in Urban Aquathlon’s third edition. Last year’s Urban Aquathlon took place in the month of August but for this year’s Urban Aquathlon, it has been moved to a later month which will be taking place on 16 September 2018.

The flag-off for Urban Aquathlon will be at Orchid Country Club, 7 a.m. There is no early bird registration but not to worry because you have until 6 September to register yourself for this race. Though that’s a lot of time before the final registration date, do not forget to mark it down on your calendar because you might miss it before you even know it.

Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Amphibian Race

Photo Credit: Urban Aquathlon

Which category would be suitable for me?

For those participants who are more on the competitive side can participate in the Masters or the Open category where you will swim for 400m and run for 3km. For Masters category, any gender from 40 years old and above can participate and for the Open category, any gender from 16 to 40 years old can participate.

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For those who will be participating for the first time can join the Novice category if you are 16 years old and above, where you will swim for 100m and run for 1km. For participants who are 6 to 16 years old, will be joining the Junior category where they will be doing the same distance as the Novice category.

There is also an Inclusive category where participants will be swimming for 50m, followed by a 500m run. In the Inclusive category itself, there are 4 different subcategories. There’s an individual category, a team of 2, team of 3 and team of 4. If you are participating the team of 2, one of the participants must be 18 years old and above and the other can be of any age. For a team of 3, one must be 18 years old and above and the other two participants can be of any age. Lastly for a team of 4, one must be 18 years old and above and the other three participants can be of any age.

Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Amphibian Race

Photo Credit: Urban Aquathlon

What’s good?

Of course, joining an event would mean getting good things too, isn’t it? Different categories will be getting different entitlements. For Masters and Open category, Urban Aquathlon will be handing out their uniquely designed event tee, swim cap, and drawstring bag. You’ll not be only receiving those but you’ll also be receiving a medal, finisher tee, E-certificate and also Red & Bleu Bag Organiser that is worth S$30.

For Novice, Junior and Inclusive category, you will be receiving an event tee, swim cap, and drawstring bag. Once you have completed your race, you’ll also be getting a medal and an E-certificate.

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Well, it doesn’t just end there because assuming you are in the top 3 for Masters or Open Category (Men & Women), you’ll win yourself a prize! If you are in the 3rd placing, you’ll be receiving S$50 shopping voucher and trophy. If you are in the 2nd placing, you’ll be receiving S$100 shopping voucher and trophy. If you are in the 1st placing, you’ll be receiving not S$50, not S$100 but S$200 shopping voucher and trophy!

For the Junior category, it will be based on age group champion where there will be one winner each in boys' and girls' category. 6 to 8 years old, 8 to 10 years old, 10 to 12 years old, 12 to 14 years old and 14 to 16 years old will be receiving swimming goggles and a trophy as their prize.

Urban Aquathlon 2018: The Amphibian Race

Photo Credit: Urban Aquathlon

To be a part of Urban Aquathlon

Decide to take part in Urban Aquathlon? Awesome! Now all you have to do is:

  • Visit Spacebib to register for your run.
  • Collect your race pack following the allocated date.
  • Wear the uniquely designed event tee that you collected at the race pack collection site.
  • And start swimming and running on the day of the race!

Don’t miss this great event and be a part of it now!

Lee Nah is a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing different kind of sports like floorball, hockey and even soccer! She personally believes in life long learning and self-development.

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