Tri Yas returns to Yas Marina Circuit
2012 competition to be the region’s first twilight triathlon
Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (Sunday, 12th February, 2012) – Tri Yas is returning to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit for a second year on Friday 13 April, 2012. In another first for the region, this year’s race is scheduled to take place at twilight.
Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to take part individually or as a member of a relay team in the Sprint or Olympic categories. Another addition to the 2012 competition is the inclusion of a Junior Biathlon for 11-14 and 15-17 year old age groups, aimed at introducing the sport to younger members of the community.
Nick McElwee, Director of Marketing and Communications at Yas Marina Circuit said that over 600 athletes participated in the inaugural event last January: “Last year’s Tri Yas established Yas Marina Circuit as one of the world’s most unique settings for a triathlon. The twilight hours will not only benefit all participants with cooler temperatures, but also act as a stunning backdrop to a world-class event. With the addition of the Junior Biathlon we’re anticipating an even bigger turn out.”
As in 2011, Tri Yas 2012 will encompass the entire Yas Marina Circuit; swim in the Yas Marina, bike on the Formula 1™ track and run on Yas Marina Circuit roads. The swim leg will fall during daylight hours and the bike and run legs will take place under full floodlights on the F1 circuit.
For more information and to register, please visit www.yasmarinacircuit.ae.
Tri Yas 2012 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 ages groups, 11-14 and 15-17 years. 11-14 years involves one bike lap (5.5km) 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 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 5.55km 1.5km Individual – AED 75
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is probably one of the world's most iconic sporting venues. Located on Yas Island, the circuit debuted on October 30, 2009 with the final race of the FIA Formula One World Championship - the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to a capacity crowd of around 50,000. Year round, Yas Marina Circuit hosts an extensive programme of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. Supplementary facilities include the Yas Drag Racing Centre, the Yas Racing School and the Yas Kartzone.