Since its inception in 2014, this event had only been growing in name and participation rate. 113, which caters to the local flavor, is the only event which has its races in Northern, Southern and Eastern Malaysia. For those who are still wondering, the 113 Brand is a combination of distances required to be performed by each participant: 2km swim, 90km bike and 21km of run.
With a global reach in mind, Eventure Global owner of 113 is in talks with potential partners around the region. “We see 113 as an opportunity for like-minded people to come together during the weekend for a good experience. Triathlons are known to be an individual sport however we truly believe that an athlete, whether an elite or age-grouper or weekend warrior, almost always has the support from their loved ones. Henceforth, our focus on 113 FAMILY,” says Andy Foo, Managing Director, Eventure Global.
Coming soon is 113 Sabah, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu itself on the 12th-13th March with Shangri-la Rasa Ria as the Official Venue Host and Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) as the Supporting Partner. Apart from the event, Sabah has much to offer in terms of attractions – from its lovely beaches to cultural villages and a wide variety of ethnicity, even climbing to the top of one of SEA’s highest mountains, Mt Kinabalu.
113 Sabah is a great race and impressively well-organized. It sure brings back a lot of FUN to this sport, which I’ve been doing for quite a while now,” said local Elite Ahmadul Tahir (Overall Champion 113 Sabah 2015).
In June, the much-awaited 113 Desaru takes places on the 4th-5th. Participants from all over the region come to battle it out here as the racecourse and weather simulate certain Long Distance events. Year 2014 saw Ironman New Zealand Legend Cameron Brown winning the blue ribbon, 2015 was won by fellow American Jacquelyn Foley, so who will bring home the 113 Desaru 2016 Title? “113 Desaru is an excellent course and has so much more potential. I’ll definitely be back,” Cameron Brown said back then. The final leg of 113 Series is 113 Bukit Merah on the 3rd-4th September. This slightly hilly course is fast growing and takes place in and about Bukit Merah Laketown Resort. Fun time awaits the family as it boosts a water-theme park within its vicinity. Foreign participants will even have a chance to see one of Malaysia’s local attractions, Orang Utan, as they home quite a few on an isolated island inside the resort. “Everything was perfect – the course, volunteers, organization. A very good race,” said 113 Bukit Merah 2015 Champion Thailand Pro Jaray Jearanai.
The 113 Family
Endurance events, particularly triathlons and running have been gaining popularity in Malaysia with the number of events increasing significantly over the years. “The difference is 113 focuses on FAMILY; it could be your family members, loved ones, fellow triathletes, friends and even the crew members. However, one must not forget to train adequately and properly. Put these two together and you get to do wonders,” mentioned Andy. He added “We’ve also been asked by our 113 FAMILY to expand our events to duathlons, cycling and Olympic-distance triathlons. These are among the things we will definitely look into, come 2016, because FAMILY comes first.”
Besides 113, Eventure Global also brings yet another challenging event to the shores of Malaysia: Ultra Aquathlon. What began in Singapore in 2014, is now an annual affair amongst the locals there. Being the inaugural Ultra Aquathlon Malaysia, there is no better place than to host it in the majestic State of Putrajaya, and what better way to kickstart the year than to experience it on 24th January. This fun-filled swim and run event is the first of its kind because of the distance it covers, in addition to the FAMILY factor of course. The longest race is 2km swim & 21km run going downwards to 300m swim & 2km run. There are categories for everyone to give it a go. “Ultra Aquathlon is the ONLY swim/run race in this region, which covers such distances, and we are confident that our unique proposition will be well-accepted by the community. And yes, we are excited to bring this event into Malaysia,” said the Managing Director.
Now back to 113—each leg of the 113 series has three categories, featuring its main event “113 Triathlon”, which covers a 2km swim, 90km bike ride and a 21km run bringing the total distance to 113km. Those keen on warming up before the main event, or the beginner who’s trying to get into triathlons can enjoy the “113 Sprint” (750m swim, 20km bike ride, 5km run). Lastly, children aged 10 & above and newbies to the triathlon sport can get their hands on the “113 Mini” (300m swim, 10km bike ride, 2km run). Indeed, the Series aims to become more family-oriented with participants being able to enjoy special rates if you sign yourself up under the 113 Family Package. Other 113 packages are also available online.
Eventure Global Pte Ltd
Eventure Global is a Regional Event Management company specializing in sports with our headquarters located in Singapore. Having managed many events (113 and Ultra Aquathlon among the bigger names) during this short span of time, we are a fast growing organization who knows the best way to produce a unique experience for our clients and participants. Whilst having FUN, we ensure that our events are organized with the highest integrity from pre- to post-event.
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