Situated on the west coast of the island of Luzon, Subic Bay Freeport boasts of many industrial and commercial properties that contribute to the Philippines’ booming tourism and economy. Apart from being the target of many local corporations and foreign investors, the place also regularly hosts many international sports competitions.
|A scene from the Century Tuna IRONMAN held in March this year at the Subic Bay Freeport.|
Nature has truly worked wonders on this paradise. With beautiful mountain ranges bounding its three sides and a deep natural harbor endowing the area, one can argue that this is the perfect place for sports activities that involve competing in the waters. Thanks to the investors and volunteers, it now has state-of-the-art facilities that make it ideal for triathlon competitions.
International organizations agree so. In fact, the Subic Bay Freeport earned the superior ranking of 85.80% in the 2015 Ironman 70.3 APAC Overall Satisfaction Scores, making it the top 6 best triathlon venue in the world. The rating is above the Asia Pacific standards and is only less than a point short of the global average of 85. 89%.
If you are a seasoned triathlete or just looking to try your hands at this endurance sports, Subic Bay Freeport is the place to go. Here are two of the most anticipated sports competitions that take place in this zone:
|NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon.|
NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon is home to aspiring elite triathletes who wish to qualify for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGAMES) triathlon event. Every year, the competition is joined by over 800 hundred triathletes—both elite and age groupers—from all over the world.
On April 29, 2017, Subic Bay Freeport once again played host to the longest running event in the Philippines. In celebration of their 24th year in the country, the organisation launched a campaign called “BALIK SUBIT,” which urged triathletes who had raced in the previous years to join and relive their passion for the sports.
|Century Tuna 5150 – IRONMAN Triathlon.|
In 2009, the captivating province of Camarines Sur witnessed one of the biggest competitions in the triathlon landscape. The people behind the organisation graced the province with its first ever IRONMAN event in the country. Hundreds of triathletes and spectators responded by attending the much-anticipated event.
To mark the 10th year of IRONMAN in the Philippines, Subic Bay Freeport will be the venue for their 2018 Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines, Subic Bay, which will be the first ever full-distance race in the country and will be held on June 3 of the following year.
The goal of the sports event is to showcase the best the country has to offer and find out who amongst the best Filipino triathletes can follow in the footsteps of Frank Lacson. Frank is also known as The Legend and the Father of Philippine Triathlon.
Other triathlon competitions that take place in Subic Bay Freeport are Regent 5150, Challenge Philippines, Bike King Philippines, Alaska IronKids and ParaTriathlon Asian Championships. Having played hosts to several sports competitions, the area is expected to see more of these major events in the years to come.
True to its slogan “It’s More Fun-Tastic in Subic,” Subic Bay Freeport is a jewel in the crown of paradise that offers a myriad of fantastic spots and activities for the locals and foreigners to enjoy. In time, more and more local and international investors will see the beauty that only this place can offer.
If you are interested in staging your event or competition in this area, book now as it is always packed with tourists and guests.