Bintan Triathlon 2024 set to take place on Bintan Island from June 1-2

Bintan Triathlon 2024 is set to energize Lagoi Bay in Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, Riau Islands Province, from Saturday to Sunday, June 1-2, 2024. Organized by Bintan Resorts in collaboration with Orange Room Pte Ltd, this event promises to be a spectacular sports festival.

For 20 years, this sport tourism event has attracted participants from 35 countries, including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and China. A total of 400 athletes will compete in various triathlon categories, showcasing their speed and endurance against the stunning backdrop of Bintan Resorts’ coastal tourist area.

Festivities will commence on Friday, May 31, 2024, with participants collecting their race packs. The official competition starts on Saturday morning, June 1, at Lagoi Bay Beach. Indonesian triathletes such as Andy Wibowo, Inge Prasetyo, and Chaidir Akbar will compete, inspiring and motivating their fellow participants.

The race schedule begins with the prestigious Enduro category, featuring a 1,500-meter swim, an 80 km bike ride, and a 20 km run, both individually and in relay. Following this are the Olympic and Sprint categories, which offer swimming, cycling, and running challenges of varying distances, allowing athletes to participate according to their abilities and goals.

On Sunday, June 2, the event will become even more festive with the youth (Youth) and kids (Kids Splash & Dash) categories to instill a culture of sports engagement and healthy living among the kids and youth. The Founder of Trifactor, Elvin Ting expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I am delighted to host the Indonesia Trifactor fans on the picturesque Bintan Island. It’s incredible to witness so many young participants in this edition, showcasing the promising future growth of the sport.”

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“Bintan Triathlon 2024 is not just a race but a celebration of collaboration and support from various sectors dedicated to developing tourism and sports in Bintan Regency, Bintan Island, and the creative economy through the participation of local small enterprises, especially in Bintan Regency,” said Head of the Bintan Regency Culture and Tourism Office, Arief Sumarsono.

“The tremendous support from the central government through the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, the Riau Islands Provincial Tourism Office, and the Bintan Regency Culture & Tourism Office, along with the active participation of stakeholders like the Bintan Resort Council and sponsors such as Herbalife Indonesia and Zoot, not only strengthens this Bintan Triathlon event but also reinforces the joint commitment to developing tourism on Bintan Island and boosting the local economy by involving numerous cottage industries,” said Chief Operating Officer of Bintan Resorts, Abdul Wahab. Involving local SMEs in every tourism activity, this year’s Bintan Triathlon features the cottage industry of Bina Karya from Ekang Anculai Village, a group of tailors, as the providers of race pack bags for participants, in collaboration with Pioneer Sablon from Village of Sebong Pereh in Bintan Regency.

Apart from the triathlon competition, the Bintan Triathlon 2024 will showcase a plethora of festivals at Plaza Lagoi. Attendees can immerse themselves in entertainment such as; dance performances, traditional Kolintang music, and a local bazaar featuring micro, small, and medium enterprises, all within a vibrant carnival ambiance. This presents an excellent opportunity for tourists to embrace the rich diversity of local culture and culinary while soaking in the energetic atmosphere of Bintan Island.

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Furthermore, registration for the Bintan Marathon, slated for October 26, 2024, will officially commence, alongside the unveiling of plans for the 2025 Tour de Bintan. CEO of a leading sport media, Mr. Wang Ye aka Kaka, a leading sports media company highlighted Bintan as an ideal year-round racing location for Chinese athletes. The upcoming Mandiri Bintan Marathon and Tour de Bintan race will attract global participants, showcasing the island’s scenic beauty, excellent facilities for international competitions, reinforcing its appeal as a premier sports destination.

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