The place to be on Sunday, June 28, 2009, is Jimbaran Beach in Bali for the 3rd running of the MRA Bali International Triathlon.
Here's just a few of the reasons we can think of:
- To watch Bali's only annual international triathlon comprised of a 1.5 km swim in Jimbaran Bay, a 40 km bike race down Bali's southernmost peninsula and finishing with a 10 km road race through the village of Jimbaran. Organizers are expecting a record number of participants at this year's event. Registrations are still open for both individual and corporate team relays.
- Join the 5 km "fun run" held in conjunction with the triathlon.
- Watch last year's champion Luke McKenzie and his triathlon partner Amanda Balding join the race, their participation made possible by Garuda Indonesia.
- Arrive at around 6:30 a.m. on race morning to catch opening ceremony just before hundred of swimmers take to the water.
- Join the morning-long party at Coconut Grove opposite the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. There will be live music, games, refreshments, free massages from Jari Menari and a bazaar.
- Be on hand as the winners in the different age and sex categories cross the finish line to receive attractive prizes. Bali's famous Jenggala Ceramics have prepared special trophies and there's a whole range of wonderful prizes for winners, including an accommodation package from Four Seasons Resorts in Bali.
- Watch Indonesian star athletes compete in this years event including swimming legend Richard Sambera, 2007 Southeast Asia Game Silver Medalist Andy Wibowo, national swimming star Ira Kurniawan, champion cyclist Nurhayati and marathon runner Maria Lawalata.
For complete competitor information and on-line sign up, visit [MRA Bali International Triathlon Website]
[Triathlon Accommodation Offers].
BIMC Hospital will be on hand providing a field hospital and ambulance support on race day, while Jari Menari Massage will be soothing racers with free massages.
Indonesia's MRA Group is the main sponsors of the MRA Bali International Triathlon.
The MRA (Mugi Rekso Abadi Group) is comprised of more than 34 companies working in a number of fields:
- Cosmopolitan Magazine
- Spice Magazine
- Cosmo Girl Magazine
- Harpers Bazaar
- Good Housekeeping
- Auto Car
- Bali & Beyond Magazine
- IP Entertainment (Impresarios and Artist Agents)
- Men's Fitness Magazine
- Hard Rock FM
- Trax FM Radio
- Cosmopolitan FM Radio
- I-Radio FM
- Media Network Indonesia
Retail & LifestyleM
- Bulgari Jewelry
- Bang and Olufsen
- Vision Home Entertainment
Food & Beverage Division
- Hard Rock Café
- Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
- Ferrari Maserati
- Harley Davidson
Hotel & Property Division
- Bulgari Hotels & Resorts (Indonesia)
This Year's Other Major Sponsors
- Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay
- Intercontinental Resort Bali
- BIMC Hospital
- Jari Menari Massage
- Herbal Life
[MRA Bali International Triathlon Website]
[Luke McKenzie Website]
[Amanda Balding Website]
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