just tri! Triathlon for everyone REturns to Yas Marina CIRCUIT
1200 expected to compete in third annual Tri Yas
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 November 2012: Yas Marina Circuit today announced that registration is now open for the third annual Tri Yas triathlon, to take place on February 8th, 2013 at the F1 track. Following a successful 2012 competition that saw over 950 compete in what was also the region’s first twilight triathlon, 2013’s competition is expected to attract up to 1200 athletes of all ages and abilities.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, Senior Director of Commercial at Yas Marina Circuit, said that in two short years, Tri Yas has become a favourite of elite and rookie triathletes alike: “Tri Yas continues to grow in popularity and scale, and in 2013, we’re expecting both record participation and attendance. Tri Yas is part of our wider commitment to foster a healthy active lifestyle in Abu Dhabi and with the range of categories available, it really has become a triathlon where anyone can come out, be active, have fun and just try.”
Encouraging participation from the wider community, experienced and aspiring triathletes can choose between competing individually or as a member of a team in either Sprint or Olympic categories. A Kid’s Duathlon, created to encourage Abu Dhabi’s young people to participate in the sport is separated into 11-14 and 15-17 year-old age groups.
Returning for his second Tri Yas, noted triathlete Omar Nour will share training hints and tips, including a suggested preparatory programme, online in the lead-up to the event. Nour will also hold a warm-up clinic for young competitors taking part in the Kid’s Dualthon on the day of the event. Abu Dhabi-based gym, Haddins Fitness will also run a preparatory training programme for both budding and experienced triathletes to encourage them to be ready for the event.
The event, sponsored by Etihad Airways, Viceroy Abu Dhabi and Sport360, will begin with a swim in Yas Marina, a run on the internal roads of Yas Marina Circuit and will then culminate in a bike ride on Yas Marina Circui’s iconic F1 track. As an additional incentive for participants, the winners of the men’s and women’s Olympic distances will receive two return flights to Washington, DC, courtesy of Etihad Airways to compete in the Washington DC Nation’s Triathlon in September 2013.
For those registering before 31 December, an early bird discount of 5% will apply. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.premiermarathons.com/event/Tri_YAS_2013 or call the Yas Marina Circuit call centre on 800 YAS.
Tri Yas 2013 Categories and Pricing
Olympic Favoured by the professionals, this category involves a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Individuals or teams can enter the ultimate challenge – teams of 2 or 3 are eligible to participate. Teams can be mixed gender or all-male / all-female. Allocation of legs to team members is required at the registration stage
Sprint Suitable for first timers, as well as those who favour shorter distances. This category involves a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Individuals or teams can enter – teams of 2 or 3 are eligible to participate. Teams can be mixed gender or all-male / all-female. Allocation of legs to team members is required at the registration stage.
Junior Biathlon New for 2012, the junior biathlon bike and run means the whole family can take part in Tri Yas. There are two age groups, 11-14 and 15-17 years. 11-14 years involves one bike lap (5km) of the circuit and a 1.5km run. The 15-17 years involves an 11km bike and 3km run. Children from 11 years are welcome to participate. Registration is per individual, only.
Distance Gender Age Groups Swim Bike Run Early Bird Registration Price
Female - 1500m 40km 10km Individual – AED 350
Team Relay - AED 600
Female - 750m 20km 5km Individual –AED 275
Team Relay - AED 500
Junior Biathlon Male
Female 15-17 yrs N/A 11km 3km Individual – AED 75
Junior Biathlon Male
Female 11-14 yrs N/A 5km 1.5km Individual – AED 75
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is the home of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With motorsport as its pulse and an extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences like Drag and Track Nights, the circuit has also emerged as a thriving hub of entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most dynamic and technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting, driving an Aston Martin GT4 over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at Train Yas, or simply catch up with friends over burgers and shakes at Yas Central, there's something for everyone at Yas Marina Circuit.