CLARK FREEPORT — The global Pho3nix Kids Triathlon series is set to launch in the Philippines with five events held in this Freeport throughout 2023.
To launch Pho3nix Kids Triathlon in the Philippines, the Pho3nix Foundation has partnered with mass participation event organizer Go Clark Sports & Events to deliver the first four events in the series alongside established triathlon and duathlon race weekends on the calendar. Pho3nix Kids Triathlons will be held in Clark Freeport on March 18 (Clark Duathlon Classic) and April 15 (Clark Triathlon Classic), then at New Clark City on May 20 (New Clark City Duathlon) and October 14 (New Clark City Triathlon).
The series will conclude in a stand-alone Pho3nix Kids Tri Season Finale on November 26 at Clark Freeport.
This brings the total number of Pho3nix Kids Triathlon events to 40 held worldwide in the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, Thailand – and now the Philippines.
Created by sport and not-for-profit, the Pho3nix Foundation founded by Polish philanthropist and businessman Sebastian Kulczyk, Pho3nix Kids Triathlon events offer triathlon, duathlon, and fun run categories with age group prizes for children ages 8 to 17. This allows kids to experience the joy of sport and is aligned with the growing worldwide movement engaging children in physical activity.
With the sport’s biggest names like Olympic medallists Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee, Javier Gomez Noya, Nicola Spirig, and four-time world champion Chris McCormack involved, Pho3nix Kids Triathlons have already brought the joy of swim, bike, and run to thousands of children around the world.
“Our events in the Philippines have always been at the forefront of bringing in more people to try triathlons and duathlons. Now we go another level by bringing multisport to the younger generation. Our partnership with Pho3nix Foundation will give access to the sport for the underprivileged sector in our area. Hopefully, with this mandate, we help Philippine Triathlon find its next superstar,” added Jumbo Tayag, GoClark Sports and Events Race Director.
Pho3nix Foundation board member and Mana Global chairman Chris McCormack says, “We’re so happy to finally be in the Philippines. I’ve raced here a few times in my final professional years and saw tremendous enthusiasm from the local sports community and potential for raising up talent from the grassroots. Triathlon is an expensive sport and I want to take down that barrier for everyone. With Pho3nix Kids Triathlons we want to help kids across all backgrounds discover the fun and benefits of sport and an active lifestyle.”
The first Pho3nix Kids Philippines event will happen on March 18, 2023 at Fontana Leisure Parks with Duathlon and Fun Run races. For more information, visit www.pho3nixkidsphilippines.com.