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The Ocean Lava Triathlon

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This triathlon attracts a broad spectrum of athletes as there are two distances of a quarter and half available as well as options to compete individually as well as a team. Run by Kenneth Gasque who is frequently found at the finish line of major sporting events around the island, this is definitely one for your sporting calendar.

The Half Distance triathlon includes a swim of 1.9 km, bike of 90 km and run of 21.1 km. The Quarter Distance triathlon is half of these distances therefore 0.95 km swim, 45 km bike and 10.55 km run.

The swim will be held on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen, cyclists then make their way up through Conil into the beautiful wine region of La Geria where the 1/4 distance cyclists will turn back in Uga, the 1/2 course continues through stunning scenery in El Golfo before the dreaded Femés climb before returning via Timanfaya back to Puerto del Carmen. The run stretches out along the promenade towards Playa Los Pocillos for two or three loops depending on your race.

Registration is open until the 5th September, the entry prices are:

Half Distance Individual €150

Half Distance Team €220

Quarter Distance Individual €75

Quarter Distance Team €110

There is a special discounted rate for both races for individuals who are students or unemployed  which is €100 for the 1/2 and €50 for the 1/4.

Both races will be started seperately, the 1/2 is at 08:00 and 1/4 at 09:20 after the cut off. The clock stops at 14:20 for the 1/4 allowing 5 hours for the race and 16:30 for the 1/2 allowing 8.5 hours to complete the course.

The awards ceremony and dinner will be held at Cafe La Ola at 20:00, the dinner is an optional extra priced at €25 per adult and €10 per child including dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks.

For more information and to register your place, please visit their website: www.oceanlava.com
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