Hermosa triathlon marks return next month
After a three-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, the second Hermosa Triathlon finally fires off in Zamboanga City on Oct. 30 as the city reasserts its position as one of the country’s leading sports tourism destination.
The 1.6-kilometer swim, 45-km bike and 11-km run event, which drew a big chunk of its participants from the Visayas and Mindanao in 2019, will be part of the city’s annual La Hermosa Festival and will held under the auspices of the city government and its tourism office.
The city officials on Tuesday presided over the official launching of the month-long La Hermosa Festival, with Mayor John Dalipe vowing to make this year’s celebration of colors or “Celebracion de Colores” a memorable one.
The race starts with the swim off the city’s Plaza del Mar with a line of colorful vintas marking the course. A 45-kilometer route through the Zamboanga West Coastal Road up to the Zamboanga Economic Zone and back will be the journey on a bike, with the race ending in a two-loop run course through the scenic RT Lim Boulevard.
The race is organized by Fuerza Multisports—the event organizing arm of Trimac Coaching under Head Coach and Race Director Jojo “Jomac” Macalintal—in cooperation with its local partners, the Zamboanga Trail Runners.
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