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Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge is accepting applicants!

By Celia Lee 11 September 2023

Header image courtesy of Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge

Ready, set, go! The first-ever Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge is happening this month. On 24 September, athletes and swimmers of all levels are welcome to participate individually or as part of a group in the fitness competition. The challenge comprises four race categories: open water swim, aquathlon, duathlon, and triathlon. If you are eager to take part in the event, read on to find out more!

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Photo: Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge

What’s the deal? All races are open to individual and group participants, athletes and amateurs alike. Swimmers can put their skills to the test with individual swim races, while families can bond over the friendly family swim relay competition.

For those looking to test the limits of their physical abilities, multi-sport races such as the aquathlon challenges combine running and swimming, the duathlon challenges pair cycling with running, and the triathlon offers the ultimate experience with cycling, running, and swimming.

The starting points of the races are scattered across Discovery Bay, located at Tai Pak Beach, DB Plaza, San Pak Wan, and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort pier. All finishing lines meet at Tai Pak Beach, so everyone can celebrate their efforts together! Attractive prizes and medals will be rewarded to the podium winners, such as the “Triple Crown Award” and a one-night stay with breakfast for two at Auberge Discovery Bay!

Photo: Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge

If you’re trekking to Discovery Bay for this sporty occasion, you can opt to stay at the Auberge Discovery Bay with the special “Race. Stay. Food” room package. With availability reserved exclusively for athletes and their families, the package includes a one-night stay with breakfast so you can arrive well-rested and fuelled for the challenging races ahead!

You can learn more about the event and different races on the website. Online registration is open from now till 17 September. Don’t miss out on your chance to sign up for the challenge of a lifetime!

Discovery Bay Open Water Race and Triathlon Challenge

When: 24 September

Where: Discovery Bay, Lantau Island

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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