The success of the first ever Oceanic Triathlon Series Race last month has led to organisers not only gearing up for the second Oceanic Triathlon Series race of the season but simultaneously launching a brand new Supersprint Course accommodating for the next generation of triathletes and those new to triathlon.
The race, which will take part in Khorfakkan on 15 April, will see hundreds of athletes of all abilities set off from Oceanic Hotel Resort and Spa, Khorfakkan to compete as teams of three or individually in a Short Course or Supersprint race. The Short Course consists of an 800 open water swim, a 30km cycle followed by a 7km run. In addition to the already popular race organisers have created a Supersprint Course which allows children as young as ten and those new to triathlon to compete in a 375m swim, 12km cycle and finish with a 2.5km run.
Triathletes, competing in both routes, will swim in the Oceanic Hotel’s natural bay, embark on a cycle through the rolling hills of Khorfakkan before coming to transition in the Oceanic Hotel grounds ahead of the final part of the triathlon. Athletes will then run through the stunning Khorfakkan Corniche back to the Oceanic Hotel before crossing the finish line.
Speaking about the Oceanic Triathlon Short Course Race, Race Director Trace Rogers said: “I am delighted to see the Oceanic Triathlon Series return to Khorfakkan for the second time in a matter of months. In addition to our Short Course route athletes can now opt to compete in our Supersprint Course which is ideal for those new to triathlon or children as young as ten. Whether you are a seasoned triathlete or competing for the first time the Oceanic Triathlon Series has something for you.”
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: “The Oceanic Triathlon Series gives us the opportunity to once again showcase the beauty of Khorfakkan, and the Oceanic Resort as an ideal venue to the triathlon community and their family and friends alike. We are very excited to promote the region and sporting activities to the utmost level and look forward in welcoming you here once more.”
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Registration closes on 5th April 2016.
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.
For bookings, inquiries and best available rates please contact +97192385111 or visit oceanichotel.com