“The Triathlon for the Soul” returns to Bali for its sixth edition on Sunday, June 24, 2012. And, if you’re not joining the race, then join the fun at race central at the InterContinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Beach.
Organizer announce registrations for the BIZNET Bali International Triathlon
have hit record levels with many last-minute entries for the add-on event of the 5 kilometre fun run. In all, athletes for some 24 countries are registered to participate this year.
The 2012 Olympic Distance and Half-Triathlon in Bali includes some important changes. The bike race down the crowded roads of the Ungasan peninsula has been moved to the less congested Ngurah Rai Bypass Highway connecting Nusa Dua and Jimbaran with half of the highway set aside for the exclusive use of cyclists. The run down the sandy beach between the swim and the cycling legs of the Olympic Distance and Half-Triathlon has been eliminated with both the swim start and finish moved to an area directly in front of the transition area. The transition and race-day-party venues have moved to a spacious garden located on the north side of the InterContinental Bali Resort
. Registration and the Saturday afternoon pre-race mandatory briefing have moved to the InterContinental,
also the new locale for the popular “high-carb” dinner on Saturday night for race participants.
Returning athletes to this year’s race will notice that many aspects of the BIZNET Bali International Triathlon
remain unchanged. Back again are the welcoming “sundowner” cocktail party at 5:00 pm on Friday night with tasty canapés from Four Seasons Resorts
and free flowing wine and beer – sponsored by Bintang Bir
and Hatten Wines
will be held at one of palatial private residence of the Four Seasons Resort
at Jimbaran Bay.
Also back by popular demand from last year is the popular VIP Winner’s Sunday night cocktail on the cliffs of the AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
overlooking Jimbaran Bay, a magical affair that concludes with a drink at Bali’s fabled “Rock Bar.” Tickets for this event co-sponsored by the Resort, Bir Bintang
and Hatten Wines
will be sale at registration and the transition area on Sunday morning. The cocktail, open to racers and the public, starts at 6:00 pm with the party adjourning with a first drink at the “Rock Bar”
at 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are available at Rp. 250,000 each with tickets at the door costing Rp. 400,000.
Also unchanged at the 2012 BIZNET Bali International Triathlon
will be the uniquely warm welcome extended to race participants by the people of Bali who have adopted the race as their very own.
The BIZNET Bali International Triathlon
main sponsor is BIZNET Networks
- the leading fixed-line and multimedia telecommunication provider in Indonesia. Lead hotel sponsors of the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, InterContinental Bali Resort
and AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali
will again provide valuable top-winners prizes and help sponsor the meals, parties and supporting functions of the race. Member hotel of the Bali Hotels Association
have generously provided accommodation for winners, celebrity athletes, the press and race officials. Jenggala Ceramics
are again creating trophies for winners along with a couple of new sponsors . Back also is the BIMC Hospital
providing medical care during the race backed up by Bali’s most sophisticated medical centers at each end of the race. Herbalife
has also joined this year’s race as a major sponsor. TYR Indonesia
is providing every participant with an official race T-shirts and swim caps.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Join the fun at the Transition area, on the north side the InterContinental Bali Resort
that also serves as the start and finishing line. Throughout the morning, as racers flow through the transition area, live music, refreshments and stands run by local vendors will be in operation.
Race Day Schedule
- 6:30 am VIP Area and Start Open for athletes, VIPS and spectators
- 6:40 am Welcome by Organizing Committee of BIZNET Bali International Triathlon
- 6:50 am Welcome by Regent of Badung, A.A. Gede Agung
- 7:00 am Swim Start for Olympic Distance Event
- 7:30 am Swim Start for Sprint Distance (Half- Triathlon)
- 8:15 am 5 km Fun Run Start
- 9:15 am Estimated First Finisher Olympic Distance Event
- 10:30 am Award ceremonies commence
- 12:00 pm Last finisher across the finish line
- 2:00 pm Transition area and race day party ends
- 6:00 pm “Rock the Race Party” at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Join the race or join the party at the transition area on Sunday morning June 24, 20121
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