ABOUT URBAN AQUATHLON SERIES
Urban Aquathon is a 2-stage sprint race comprising of swim followed by run. The swim leg will commence in the Olympic-size swimming pool which is relatively safe for all. Given its urbanized set up, the event is ideal for all levels of participants from high-octane athletes aiming for podiums or PBs; aspiring athletes transiting to triathlon; newbies and kids.
For the first time, Urban Aquathlon 2019 will see two races. The first race will take place at the state-of-the-art ‘Our Tampines Hub’ (OTH) on 6 April, Saturday and the second or last race at Singapore’s premier golf course, ‘Orchid Country Club’ (OCC) on 3 August, Saturday. The run at OTH will take place indoor on level 5 and the swim is on level 6 within the building compound. All these activities are happening in an urbanized set up. OCC has been the hosting the event since its inception.
Participants who sign up for the two races will earn our uniquely designed medal which comes in two parts and along with it, bragging rights. In addition, a limited edition finisher tee will be presented to those who have competed in the two races.
The Competitive Division
This is a competitive division where timing of each participant will be recorded. The adult sprint distance is 400 metres swim over 8 laps in the pool followed by 3 KM run and the junior distance is 100 metres swim followed by 1 KM run. Open and Masters categories are opened for the participants aged 16 years and above and the Junior category aged from 6 to 16 will comprise of different age groups. There are top three winners in the men’s and women’s Open and Masters categories. Junior category will have one boy’s and girl’s champion in each age group, namely 6 to 8, 8 to 10, 10 to 12, 12 to 14 and 14 to 16 respectively.
‘Buddy Relay’ is a new category introduced to the 2019 edition. One buddy will kick-off with swim and the other buddy will wrap off the race with run. Friends or family members can form a buddy team. This is a timed-category but there are no podium winners for it is intended to promote camaraderie among friends and family members.
The Non-Competitive Category
We believe strongly in encouraging inclusiveness in our community, thus this category, ‘Shining Star Category’ is named. Individuals who have different abilities in the interrelating areas of health, personal empowerment and social participation are encouraged to sign up. They will swim 50 metres followed by 500 metres run at their own pace and under supervision. Everyone is a winner in this category of ‘shining stars’ when they cross the finish line.
Our Tampines Hub (OTH)
This is Singapore’s first ever integrated community and lifestyle hub which offers a comprehensive range of services and state-of-the-art facilities in vibrant Tampines. Among the sport facilities in this 7-level multi-purpose building include 6 purpose-built pools on level 6, a 9,000 sq ft gymnasium featuring latest equipment, a jogging track on level 5, a 18,500 sq ft modern library, a shopping mall featuring more than 102 stores & variety of F&B outlets and a 5,000 seat stadium ideal for all sport activities.
It is also a first for Urban Aquathlon to be held at OTH on 6 April, Saturday which offers our participants a totally different racing experience from the norm. The event will start at 1200 hrs till 1600 hrs.
Click on this link, https://www.ourtampineshub.sg/ to know more about its amenities and facilities.
Orchid Country Club
Orchid Country Club is synonymous with Urban Aquathlon as this has been the regular venue since its inception in 2016. The club boosts of three award winning 9-hole golf courses, a two-tier driving range, an international class bowling centre, 75-room resort which overlooks the green, good selection of restaurants, a supermarket and an Olympic-size competitive swimming pool, among others.
The swim will take place in the Olympic-size pool and run will cover part of the club’s vicinity and onto the run path along Yishun Avenue 1.
The event is scheduled on 3 Aug, Saturday from 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs.
Click on this link, https://www.orchidclub.com/ to know more about its amenities and facilities.