by Kristel Satumbaga
Go For Gold is organizing six races this year as part of its selection process to discover young triathletes with potential.
Go For Gold patron Jeremy Go said one male and one female competitor will be offered contracts to become a part of the Team Go For Gold.
The first race will be held on April 28 with the Sunrise Sprint-Cebu, a short distance race featuring a 750-meter open water swim, 20-kilometer bike ride, and 5km run.
This will be followed by the SBR PH Aquaman at Vermosa Sports Hub on May 19 and the SBR Ph Duaman in Nuvali on June 16.
The race will also shift to Mindanao with the Sunrise Sprint in Davao City on July 7 before winding it up with the SBR PH-Triman Clark on July 28 and Sunrise Sprint-Subic on Nov. 4.
Go, also the Vice President for Marketing of Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corp said triathletes can earn points on the races.
Points will be given for the Top 10 fastest times per gender in SBR race, while points can be accumulated for participants registered in the Open Category of Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint races.
“The program aims to encourage more young individuals to pursue excellence through sports,” said Go, who appeared in Tuesday’s press briefing in Taguig City with Sunrise Event’s Princess Galura and Swim-Bike-Run President Carlo De Guzman.
Winners will be announced on Nov. 4 and will be rewarded with a professional contract up to P100,000, a Storck bike, and trophies.
Aside from the men’s triathlon team, Go For Gold is already backing national athletes from cycling, sepak takraw, chess, wrestling, dragon boat, and skateboarding.