The Sharm El-Sheikh ALAMEDA 2016 ATU Triathlon African Cup & Pan Arab Championships , 1-2 April 2016, represents the pinnacle of triathlon competition in Egypt, providing recreational triathletes with a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete on the same course as Africa’s and Arabs’ best.
The beautiful setting of Naama Bay is hoping to attract hundreds of spectators to watch both the amateurs and the professionals – including Africa’s best who will be competing in their last event on home soil before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
On Friday 1st April 2016, over 500 triathletes of all levels of ability will compete on the spectator-friendly course with the transition area in the heart of Naama Bay. Starting with an open water swim in the glorious Red Sea, the bike leg will see participants complete laps in and around the centre of Naama Bay before completing a flat run course on the beach front and crossing the finish line in the city centre. To find out more about entry processes, please click here.
Following the amateurs, it’s the turn of the world’s best triathletes to take to the stage. Contested over the sprint distance with the same technical, city centre-based bike course, both races are guaranteed to deliver a thrilling showcase of endurance and strategy in front of hundreds of Egypt’s sports-loving residents, creating a unique Sinai atmosphere lining the course.
In addition to the main action of triathlon on the 1st and 2nd of April, Naama Bay will also be host to a day of duathlon and aquathlon the following Friday 8th April 2016. More information on this will be made available in the coming weeks.
08:00 - 21:00 Race registration and Help Desk open Helnan Marina Hotel
14:00 - 15:00 Press Conference Helnan Marina Hotel
18:00 - 19:00 Elite / U23 athlete briefing and registration Helnan Marina Hotel
Friday 1st April
04:00 - 17:00 Race registration and Help Desk open Helnan Marina Hotel
04:00 - 14:00 Transition Area Open Venue
04:00 - 12:00 EXPO open Venue
05:30 - 05:40 Age Group Sprint Races Naama Bay
06:20 - 06:30 Age Group Super Sprint Races Naama Bay
10:00 - 11:00 Age Group Medal Ceremonies Venue
15:30 - 16:30 Elite / U23 athlete swim familiarisation
- registered athletes only Naama Beach
Saturday 2nd April
04:00 - 15:00 Transition check in open Venue
04:00 - 15:00 Race registration and Help Desk open Helnan Marina Hotel
04:00 - 15:00 EXPO open Venue
05:30 Junior Male Naama Bay
06:00 Junior Female Naama Bay
07:15 Junior Medal Ceremonies Venue
06:30 Youth Super Sprint Male Naama Bay
07:00 Youth Super Sprint Female Naama Bay
08:00 Youth Medal Ceremonies Venue
08:15 Elite and U23 Male Naama Bay
09:00 Elite and U23 Female Naama Bay
10:15 Medal Ceremony - Elite and U23
Male and Female Venue
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Airport transfers will be provided free of charge by us for Elite athletes and ITU Accredited Elite Coaches to and from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport to the race hotels in Naama Bay, including provision for bike transportation.