· 5150 Triathlon Series is part of the IRONMAN Group and will be organized by Sunrise Events Vietnam
· The BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc aims to become the largest 5150 Triathlon Series event in the region and a must-visit Asian destination event for multi-sport enthusiasts
· With the message “Best In Me”, BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc 2022 hopes to spread the value of an elite lifestyle among both triathlon lovers and the sports community, where each of us can find the “best version of ourselves”
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Vietnam will welcome its first 5150 Triathlon Series event on the beautiful island of Phu Quoc with the inaugural BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc. BIM Group, one of Vietnam’s largest multi-industry business groups, has signed on as a five-year title sponsor as they promote Asia’s next major tourism destination and support the growth of the active lifestyle movement in Vietnam.
The 5150 Triathlon series was introduced by the IRONMAN Group in 2011 and is the largest Olympic distance triathlon series in the world. The name 5150 is inspired by the combined distance of 51.50km participants must complete (1.5km swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) during the event. This format is also known as the Olympic distance triathlon since its debut in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
Event organizer Sunrise Events Vietnam (SEV) is working closely with BIM Group and Kien Giang province to develop the BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc into the largest 5150 Triathlon Series event in the region to capture the potential for sports tourism on Vietnam’s largest island and Asia’s next major tourism destination.
The theme "Best In Me" for the inaugural event is intended to promote the value of active lifestyles through triathlon and multi-sports and using these experiences to find “the best version of ourselves” in everyday life.
The inaugural BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc is an incredible opportunity for the growing multi-sport community in Vietnam together with athletes around the region to enjoy the spirit of sports in the mesmerising landscape of Phu Quoc, also known as “Pearl Island”, with its beautiful beaches, calm waters and expanding selection of world class resorts and entertainment options.
The event and main race venue will take place at Phu Quoc Marina Resort and Entertainment Complex, just 10 minutes by car from Phu Quoc International Airport. The complex was invested and developed by BIM Land, a member of BIM Group, bringing together many world-class resort and entertainment brands such as Sailing Club Signature Resort Phu Quoc, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Regent Phu Quoc and Sailing Club Signature Resort Phu Quoc.
The race course has been designed to maximise the beauty, convenience and high quality service of this integrated resort destination. Athletes will start their journey next to the InterContinental Long Beach Resort and then swim a single loop triangular 1.5km course in the beautiful waters of Bai Truong.
After the swim, athletes will exit the resort and be treated to a two loop 40km ride on smooth tarmac heading counter-clockwise towards the southern part of the island before looping back and heading north past the Phu Quoc Marina Resort and Entertainment Complex to complete one loop.
On the final run leg, athletes will enjoy a two-loop 10km beachside run course that will run along the beach and resort complex before finishing near the beachside Sailing Club where athletes can recover and celebrate their hard-earned success in an integrated resort environment.
In addition to the main 5150 triathlon series event on Sunday, there will be other events throughout the weekend for athletes, their families, and visitors to enjoy at the Phu Quoc Marina Complex, including a Newborns Vietnam charity run, IRONKIDS Sunrise Sprint Triathlon and a series of Beach Fest festivals to unwind and socialize at before and after the race.
In committing to develop this multi-year platform, Doan Quoc Huy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of BIM Group shared: “With a steadfast vision of sustainable development, BIM Group aims to create and enhance life values through investment fields. Throughout our 28 years of development, we have aimed to inspire a healthy, active lifestyle in the community. Now, in the position of accompanying the international BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc – ‘Best In Me’ tournament, held at the Phu Quoc Marina Resort and Entertainment Complex, a resort destination of the group, we continue our mission of spreading those elite living values. Working harder every day – ‘Best In Me’ - is the message that BIM Group sends to the athletes participating in the competition and the community.”
Mr. Onslo Carrington, General Manager of SEV added: “We are honored to cooperate with BIM Group to bring the first 5150 Series Triathlon event to Vietnam and continue to contribute to the growth of the multi-sport and active lifestyle movement in Vietnam. Our aspiration would be to grow the BIM Group 5150 Phu Quoc into the largest 5150 event in Asia and to one day match the size, scale and reputation of events like the Noosa Triathlon in Queensland, Australia, the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world that welcomes several thousand athletes annually to participate.”
About BIM Group
BIM Group is a large multi-industry economic group in Vietnam. In the process of construction and development, BIM Group has expanded its business model and focused on four main areas: Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Agriculture - Food and Commercial Services. Currently, BIM Group and its member companies are investing in major provinces of Vietnam and Laos with a staff of nearly 5,000 people.
Applying the circular economy model with sustainable development orientation, BIM Group advocates linking business interests with community benefits. The Group has been gradually affirming its position, contributing to promoting sustainable economic growth in Vietnam.
About the IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™, The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultramarathon and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually with the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group
About Sunrise Events Vietnam
Sunrise Events Vietnam was established in 2015 and is the company licensed by the World Triathlon Group exclusively to organize the IRONMAN 70.3 event in Vietnam with the track honored as "The most beautiful long-distance Triathlon track in the region". The company's vision is to create world-class events that highlight endurance and transformation to promote an active, inspiring lifestyle and healthy living for Vietnamese people, and at the same time making Vietnam a leading sports tourism center in Asia. In addition to IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, the company also co-organises the Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon. Ho Chi Minh City, the largest international running event in the country. The Sunrise Events Vietnam team is excited about making a positive impact on the community and looks forward to continuing to organize activities and events in the future.
About Phu Quoc Marina Resort and Entertainment Complex
Only a 10-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport, located in the center of Bai Truong, Phu Quoc, one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in Vietnam, Phu Quoc Marina has a total area of 155ha, like a peaceful city with a beautiful unspoiled beachfront.
Phu Quoc Marina converges famous resort brands, 5-6 star hotels, luxury villas and trendy amenities such as Sea Square, Sailing Club entertainment complex, festival road, and a water park, all creating a world-class resort and entertainment paradise, an ideal destination for all Vietnamese and international tourists.
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