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Now Open: Registration for the TRIA Cup in Guanacaste

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Triathletes in Costa Rica are cordially invited to register for the first date of the 2014 TRIA Cup, which this year will take place at some of the most beautiful beaches in the province of Guanacaste. There are two available categories for triathletes to register in: Sport and Olympic. Playa Carrillo will be the site of the first Tria Cup event in late January.

The Sport (also known as “Sprint”) TRIA Cup category involves:

  • A 750 meter open swim
  • A 23.1 kilometer bicycle race
  • A 5 kilometer foot race

The Olympic TRIA Cup category involves:

  • A 1.5 kilometer open swim
  • A 40 kilometer bicycle race
  • A 10 kilometer foot race

According to event organizer Manrique Chinchilla of Albu Sports, the first TRIA Cup event will take place in Playa Carrillo on the 25th and 26th of January. The swim will be in front of the old Puerto Carrillo airfield. From there, the triathletes will mount their bikes and pedal to the town of Estrada before dismounting and running towards Playa Samara.

The next TRIA Cup event will be in Playa Tambor on the 21st and 22nd of June and the final event for 2014 will be on the 18th and 19th of October. The TRIA Cup is just one of three major triathlon events hosted in Guanacaste, which is quickly becoming the triathlon capital of Latin America.