JLL MENA announces dates for its annual Triathlon Series

JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, announced today its continued support for the three-race-triathlon series, due to commence in December this year

November 28, 2018

As a part of its commitment to being actively involved in the community whilst helping to drive the message of staying fit and healthy, JLL will host the three-race-series on the outskirts of the Emirates in the grounds of the spectacular Jebel Ali Resorts and Hotels. The first race will take place on 8 December 2018, followed by 12 January 2019 and 23 February 2019.

"The Triathlon series has grown into one of the most anticipated and exciting sports in the world," commented Thierry Delvaux, CEO of JLL MEA.

"With Dubai continuing to focus on its residents' fitness and well-being, the sport provides the perfect collaboration with our brand, and we are delighted to continue our association and commitment with these exciting series. Every year, the race grows in its significance and attracts participants from all ages and across fitness levels. If residents in Dubai are looking to challenge themselves, this is a great opportunity to be a part of a special kind of race," he added.

The triathlon series will include individuals and teams participating in races, titled the Sprint Distance and Super Sprint Distance. The Super Sprint includes a 375m swim, 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run. The more challenging Sprint Distance will see participants tackle a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run.

The three-series-races will include the challenges starting from the beach area inside the resort, to swimming in the marina area before racing through the hotel grounds. Participants will then transition to the bike course, followed by a 2.5km run across a track across the picturesque Marina.

To date, JLL are the only organisation in the Real Estate industry in the Middle East who actively associate with sporting events and their triathlon series is set to become one of the most participated sporting events in the region. Partnering with RaceME and with the support of the Dubai Sports Council, this race will help drive the message of staying fit and healthy to all age groups and to remind people to be more actively involved in the community.

Owner of RaceME, Christian Berglenher, comments on the occasion: "The JLL Triathlon series has been growing over the last five years and is now one of our most popular events for all ages and levels. As the leading sports event company in the Middle East we pride ourselves on being the number one choice for hosting a sports event in or around Dubai. With over 30 scheduled events in our season, there really is no better place to look for variety, value and perfection".

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