Triathletes from across the UAE are gearing up for the 2016-17 Oceanic Triathlon Series launching on Friday, 21 October in Khorfakkan. Following the success of the first Series earlier this year, organisers have opened registration for a Second Series with three races. Each race in the Series will see over 200 triathletes compete for a spot on the podium with an overall ‘Oceanic Triathlon Champion’ announced at the final race on 14 April 2017.
The Oceanic Triathlon Series 2016-17 will be offering two race distances: The Short Course consisting of a 800 metre swim, followed by a 30 kilometre cycle course and a 7 kilometre run; the Super Sprint consisting of a 375 metre swim, a 12 kilometre cycle and a 2.5 kilometre run. For both distances, triathletes will swim in the Oceanic Hotel’s natural bay, cycle through the rolling hills of Khorfakkan arriving at transition in the Oceanic Hotel grounds ahead of the final part of the triathlon. Triathletes will then run through the stunning Khorfakkan Corniche returning to the Oceanic Hotel where they will cross the finish line.
Speaking about the Oceanic Triathlon Short Course Race, Race Director Trace Rogers said: “Since launching the Oceanic Triathlon earlier this year we have seen the numbers grow and we are extremely excited about the second Series. Not only are we offering our competitive athletes a beautiful course to race on, we are also catering for those who are new to triathlons as well as for children as young as ten.”
As part of the event, the Oceanic Hotel is offering participants an exclusive accommodation package for the weekend of the race. Triathletes will be able to stay on a room-only basis from only AED 500.
Speaking about the event Oceanic Hotel Resort and Spa, Khorfakkan General Manager Mr. Ian Phillips said: “We are delighted to continue our support the Oceanic Triathlon Series. The event gives us the opportunity to showcase this beautiful part of the world and we are thrilled to host all the athletes at the Oceanic Hotel Resort. We look forward to welcoming everyone once more.”
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About the Oceanic Hotel
The Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa is an iconic property steeped in Emirati tradition offering an idyllic escape that makes the holiday experience for tourists a pleasant and memorable one. Re-opened in April 2013 following extensive renovation, its newly refurbished hotel situated on the acres of UAE’s picturesque East Coast, tucked away in the coastal town of Khorfakkan is a mere 90 minutes’ drive from Dubai and Sharjah international airports; only 20 minutes from the cities of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah; and a few minutes away from vibrant downtown attractions.
Embraced by white warm sand and gleaming waters from the secluded beach with breathtaking views of the stunning Indian Ocean and lush greenery in a setting of the spectacular rolling hills of the Hajjar Mountains, this Arabian resort has become one of the most leading hotel destination in the UAE being recently nominated and has been considered as the UAE’s No. 1 Halal Beach Resort for 2015 by World Halal Travel Awards in addition to its surpassing reviews from various booking channels including Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence award for 2 consecutive years, 2014 and 2015 as well as Booking.com with an 8.2/10 Award of Excellence for 2014. Offering family friendly accommodation totaling 177 spacious guestrooms including 18 lavish suites and family rooms and 3 private sea facing villas with its first class service and amenities, exceptional dining establishments, an outstanding recreation and leisure facilities, one of a kind dive sites, sightseeing and tours, entertainment and movie nights ideal for the whole family and so much more, this resort is perfect for a quiet retreat or a family break and exemplifies a true escape.
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