FEBRUARY 2013

This newsletter is all about triathlon with a bit of running thrown into the mix.


The fast growing Challenge Family triathlon series has added another event in Asia, Challenge Taiwan and Go Adventure Asia is the official online hotel package partner for the event. Hotel specials are now also online for the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest in November and the trip to the mother of all races, Challenge Roth still has spaces available.

It is still not too late to sign up for the inaugural Laguna Lang Co Triathlon in April and race alongside Chris “Macca” McCormack. If you are more of a runner, the Laguna Phuket International Marathon will be your race in June. Early bird entry and hotel deals are available until end of March.

Apart from these highlights more events all over Asia will be added to our calendar and available for registration from time to time.
Make sure you regularly check our calendar here.

Laguna Lang Co Triathlon – 14 April 2013

The Laguna Lang Co Triathlon on 14 April 2013 aims to build on the success of its sister event, the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon. The inaugural event will be held shortly after the opening of the Laguna Lang Co integrated resort and aims to create awareness of the resort and destination.

Located in central Vietnam, approximately  40 minutes from Danang, Laguna Lang Co is a leading world-class holiday and premium second home destination development by the Banyan Tree Group, and it is the first world-class integrated resort in Vietnam. The 280-hectare community resides near Lang Co Bay, framed by a three kilometer beach in the Chan May region overlooking the East Sea, an area renowned for its pristine coastline, natural scenery and proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Some of the world's finest professional athletes have signed up for the event including two time ITU and two time Ironman World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack, Chris Lieto, Massimo Cigana, Belinda Granger and Olympian Radka Vodickova.

The triathlon race will be comprised of a 1.8km swim, a 62 km bike ride and a 12 km run. There will also be a duathlon consisting of a 6Km Run, 62km bike ride and a 12km run. A 6km Fun Run rounds off the race program.

For registration, accommodation booking and more information click here.

 

Challenge Taiwan – 4 May 2013

Triathlon in Taiwan is growing rapidly. The combination of spectacular scenery, great climate and the welcoming hospitality of the Taiwanese makes this the perfect location for Challenge Family’s first iron distance race in Asia. Go Adventure Asia is the official online hotel package partner for the event offering different ground packages including flight or bus transfer to the race venue and accommodation. For more information and booking click here.

 

Laguna Phuket International Marathon – 9 June 2013

Now in its eight year, the Laguna Phuket International Marathon is going from strength to strength with more than 2,000 international participants from 45 countries expeceted among the 4,000 runners. It is Thailand's most international marathon with a strong and loyal following in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The race will start and finish at Laguna Phuket. For registration, accommodation and more information click here.

 

Challenge Roth Tour 2013 – 9-16 July 2013

Roth is the birthplace of the Challenge Family series of events. Challenge Roth is the world's largest Iron distance triathlon with more than 5,200 participants. More than 180,000 spectators support the athletes during their day long journey through the Southern German countryside. The event is one big triathlon festival with the whole community getting behind it to support the athletes either as volunteers or as spectators. Roth is Triathlon!

 

Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri–Fest – 24 November until 1 December 2013

The Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest incorporates the traditional Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the half iron distance Challenge Laguna Phuket in a weeklong triathlon festival.

The 20th anniversary edition of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon will take place on 24 November 2013 and the Challenge Laguna Phuket on the following weekend on 1 December 2013.

Registration for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Challenge Laguna Phuket 2013 has opened last December and the Laguna Phuket Triathlon has already reached 50% of capacity. Challenge Laguna Phuket has also seen strong early demand ahead of last year's numbers and is also expected to be a sell out so we recommend registering early.

Accommodation specials are now also online with hotel rates starting at THB 5,780 per night.

For the Laguna Phuket Triathlon register and book accommodation here and for Challenge Laguna Phuket register here.

Other Events

Date Event Category Location
10 March 2013
24 March 2013
20 April 2013

Feb-Mar-Jun-Aug-
Sep-Oct 2013
Run (3/10/21)
Ironman
Sprint Triathlon

Triathlon
Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
Melbourne, Australia
Sungailiat, Bangka, Indonesia
Samut Prakan, Thailand
Go Adventure Asia provides athletes the opportunity to register online for events across Asia. Our online registration system gives you instant email confirmation of your race entry. Furthermore, you can retrieve your race confirmation any time by logging into your Go Adventure Asia account.