Second Triathlon race in Struga, Macedonia
Triathlon is a sport composed of three different disciplines – swimming, running, and biking. On this particular event everyone can participate from young children to professional athletes.
Last year, Integrity AO successfully organized the first Ohrid Triathlon. This first event was the first step that has led to this highly promoted, professional event becoming an annual traditional event at Lake Ohrid.
Integrity AO is keeping this event tradition alive by expanding into a better venue and inviting participants from surrounding countries. The plan is for this Triathlon event to become one of the European Triathlon destinations of choice.
This kind of event is truly refreshing because it brings a wave of change, something new and exclusive that will satisfy the enormous appetite of the Macedonian audience. For the first time, Macedonia was shown that it has the capacity to deal with the challenges created by organizing a large sporting event. This race have opened a road for us to express freely and without any restrains that Macedonia is a good soil for creating avant-garde events that promote the image of our country around the region.
This year, Integrity AO eagerly anticipates repeating the success of last years event, only this time, in a new location. The city of Struga was chosen this year for its greater capacity to cater to the needs of a regional sporting event during a time when many tourists are visiting.
This year event will also have a recreational category which will be a good opportunity for everyone who wants to test their skills in a race. The distances for the recreational category are:
- swimming 100meters
- cycling 5.000 meters
- running 1.250 meters
And for the professional category the distances will be the standard sprint triathlon race with:
- swimming 750 meters
- cycling 20.000 meters
- running 5.000 meters.
The event location is at the beach in front of the International University of Struga. The registration is set for 9 a.m. and the start of the professional race is at 11 a.m. The start of recreational race is at 12:30 p.m.
Integrity AO would like to express their thankfulness to all sponsors that are participating in this project. Biggest gratitudes goes to Fati Trade, McDonald's, Austrian Airlines, KB First Pension Fund, Forum, Pro Credit Bank,Innova Works, International University of Struga, and special thanks to Municipality of Struga who accepted this event with enthusiasm, and offered their help with the realization of the project.