Queen’s Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon 2009

Every year, on the Anniversary of the birth of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12th August, Thai people from all walks of life join together to pay tribute and show respect by decorating their homes with lights and flags and organizing various kinds of activities to commemorate the day.  In addition this year marks the Centenary of the foundation of the municipality of Hua Hin.

In keeping with this spirit and to celebrate the significance of these events, the Hua Hin Municipality, in association  with Wang Klai Kang Wol Hua Hin Bike Club & Sport Bicycle, Co., Ltd, local authorities and business partners, are organizing the  “Queen's Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon 2009”.

Triathlon is one of the most challenging endurance sports in endurance category. In order to complete and let alone win the race, athletes are required for high discipline training, skills and strength in all 3 sports; swimming, cycling and running. Recently, Triathlon’s popularity has increased worldwide. In 2000, during the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Triathlon has become Olympic sport and it is one of the world most prestigious sport events. Nevertheless, Triathlon is not yet established among the Thai’s athletes. The organizers feels that Hua Hin, with its the world-renowned beach, is the perfect venue to promote and hold the Queen's Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon race. The aim is to bring an international sports scene class event to the beautiful town of Hua Hin where everyone, including tourists, local people and athletes can really enjoy and benefit from this event. But most importantly, this event is a great effort to celebrate the town’s centenary year as well as the Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Objectives:

    1. To celebrate the Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

    2. To celebrate the Centenary 100 years of Hua Hin municipality

    3. To bring tourism to the town of Hua Hin which is the strategic hub, in terms of businesses opportunity, of Prachuab Khirikhan district To include a Triathlon as one of the Hua Hin’s official annual events.

    4. To promote  “Energy Conservation” and prevent “Global Warming”

    5. To develop a good relationship between state authorities, the private sector by being involved in organizing this event, as well as with the local people and athletes.

    6. To help improve local athlete’s skill by brining world class athletes and standards to a local event.

    7. To allow people to show their respect and celebrate the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit through participation in this exquisite event whether as an athlete or spectator.

Official name:
Queen's Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon 2009

Date and Venue:
Sunday, 30 July 2009
Opening – Closing ceremony (Awards, prizes and Queen’s cups presentation) at Suan Rajini (19 Rai), Hua Hin District, Prachuab Khirikhan

Schedule:  
Saturday, 29 Aug 2009
1600-1700            Parade of Queen’s cup along with a group of cyclist
1800-1830         Mandatory RACE BRIEFING for triathletes in  Thai at the Imperial Hotel
1830-1900         Mandatory RACE BRIEFING for triathletes in English at Imperial Hotel
1900-2000            Pasta Party at Imperial Hotel

Sunday, 30 Aug 2009 (Race day)
0515-0615         Transition Area opens for athlete/equipment check-in & numbering
0630                 Grand opening ceremony
0800                 RACE Start: First wave: Olympic Distance Triathlon, Sprint Distance Duathlon
0815                    RACE start: Second Wave: Team Olympic Distance Triathlon
1245                    RACE END
1330                    RACE RESULT ANNOUCMENT
1400                  Awards, prizes and Queen’s Cup presentation
1430                     Closing Ceremony

Race Categories:                
1.  Olympic Distance Triathlon (Individual) #  S 1.5km. +  B 40km.  + R 10km.   (Queen’s Cup)
1.1)  Male Elite (Queen’s Cup)
1.2)  Male between 30-39 years old
1.3) Male between 40-49 years old
1.4) Male 50 years old and above
1.5)  Female Elite (Queen’s Cup)
1.6)  Female 30 years old and above
2.  Olympic Distance Triathlon (Team of 3)  # S 1.5km.  + B 40km.  +  R 10km.
2.1)  Male Team overall
2.2)  Female  Team overall
3.  Olympic Distance Duathlon (individual) # R 5km.  +  B 40km.  + R 5km.
3.1) Male overall
3.2) Male between 30-39 years old
3.3) Male between  40-49 years old
3.4) Male 50 years old and above
3.5) Female overall
3.6) Female 30 years old and above

Awards:

  • 5 Trophies will be given for each race category, except the Olympic Distance Triathlon (Individual). The Queen’s Cup will be presented to the winner of Male Elite and Female Elite categories

  • Each finisher will receive a medal after crossing the finish line.

  • Total prize money of 110,000 Baht

  • Souvenir T-shirt for all participants.

Course:

  1. Swim: from the beach at Suan Rajini (19 Rai)

  2. Bike: on flat terrain following Petch Kaseam road (Hun Hin – Cha Am). One lane on each side of the road will be closed.

  3. Run: on Petch Kaseam road (Downtown Hun Hin)

Accommodation:

  • Imperial Hua Hin Beach Resort (formally called Majestic Beach resort)

  • Grand Hua Hin and Plaza hotel

  • Hotels and Resorts within Hua Hin area

Prizes:


Category

1st

2nd

3rd

Total Prize

1.  Olympic Distance Triathlon (Individual)

 

 

 

 

1.1)  Male Elite (Queen’s Cup)

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

1.2)  Male between 30-39 years old

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

1.3) Male between ุ 40-49 years old

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

1.4) Male 50 years old and above

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

1.5)  Female Elite (Queen’s Cup)

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

1.6)  Female 30 years old and above

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

  • Olympic Distance Triathlon
  • (Team of 3)

 

 

 

 

2.1)  Male overall

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

2.2)  Female  overall

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

3.  Sprint Distance Duathlon (individual)

 

 

 

 

3.1) Male overall

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

3.2) Male between 30-39 years old

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

3.3) Male between 40-49 years old

5,000

3,000

2,000

10,000

 

 

 

 

110,000

** 3% Tax

Rule:

      • Rules of the International Triathlon Union will apply.

      • Participants must be in good physical condition and have sufficient skills in swimming and cycling.

      • A helmet must be worn at all times while cycling

      • The race will be start in 2 waves:

        • 1st wave; Olympic Distance Triathlon (Individual) and Olympic Distance Triathlon (Team of 3)

        • 2nd wave; Olympic Distance Duathlon (Individual)

      • There will be course marshals along the course.

      • To receive a prize or the Queen’s Cup, athletes must present a form of his/her identification with proof of date of birth.

Services:
Fresh drinking water throughout the race [every XXkm for the bike and XXkm on the run].
Safety service throughout the race by Hua Hin Hospital and Sam Paulo Hospital
Traffic control throughout the race by Hua Hin Police

Entry Fee:
1.  Olympic Distance Triathlon @1,500 baht. After  31 July 2009 @ 2,000 baht
2.  Team Olympic Distance Triathlon  @3,600 baht. After  31 July 2009 @ 4,500 baht
3.  Sprint Distance Duathlon  @1,500 baht. After  31 July 2009 @ 2,000 baht
**Including Pasta Party on Saturday, 29 August 2009    
**Not including accommodation and transportation

Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya

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