Ria Bintan’s 21st Anniversary – Special Edition Golf Carnival 2019
Ria Bintan Golf Club
Championship golf in the most stunning of backdrops. Who’s up for the challenge & great prizes?!
Come October of this very special 21st anniversary year, Ria Bintan will mark this proud milestone with a 2-day golf carnival and festivities in Bintan with many prizes to be won, courtesy of Ria Bintan and its partners! Don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration!
Don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration!
Date: 19 – 20 October 2019 (Saturday – Sunday)
Entry Fee: IDR 3,349,500 (SGD 319) per golfer, IDR 3,139,500 (SGD 299) by 22 September 2019
Inclusions: Day 1: 21-Hole Par 3 Challenge with lunch, prizes, carnival games, BBQ dinner with entertainment
Day 2: 18-Hole golf tournament with goodie bag, lucky draw, novelty prizes, prize presentation & lunch
Day 1 Par 3 Challenge Prizes: 21 Holes-in-One worth a total of IDR 220,500,000 (SGD 21,000)
Day 2 Hole-in-One Prizes: Total of IDR 210,000,000 (SGD 20,000) for Hole 9 & Hole 17
Format of Play: System 36, Stroke Play – Individual
Accommodation: A special one night room rate has been arranged for participants
For more details and registration, visit www.riabintan.com/rb21-golf-carnival
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Mandiri Bintan Marathon 2019
Mandiri Bintan Marathon kicks-off with more than 3,000 participants from over 35 countries
Following the success of last year’s inaugural run, this year’s event which will take place from 7-8 September 2019 continues to ignite the competitive spirit of runners in the Half, Full and Elite Marathon categories. From first-timers to running enthusiasts, there is something for everyone at the Mandiri Bintan Marathon this year. Taking place in the beautiful Bintan Island, the second edition of the Marathon kicks off today with more than 3,000 runners across five categories.
In addition to the 21km Half Marathon and 42km Full Marathon categories for seasoned runners, the crowd favorite 10km category makes a comeback this year by popular demand. In fact, many first-timers are challenging themselves in this category.
Industry watchers will also have their eyes on the new 42km Full Marathon Elite category, introduced to challenge elite runners from around the region who have a shorter qualifying time. Another new category – the 3km Family Run – has also been introduced this year, perfect for parents who wish to run with their children. Open to parents/guardians and children aged 4 to 12, this non-competitive fun run category will include various carnival games throughout the race route, making it even more exciting for the little ones.
“Being able to run amidst nature, away from the cityscape is truly a very refreshing change. I had taken part in the marathon last year and it was an awesome run. That’s why I am back this year to participate in the 21km category. I have been training regularly for this run and hope to clock a good timing tomorrow,” shared Jenny Huang, 46, a Mandiri Bintan Marathon’s ambassador who is from Singapore.
The five categories, spanning over two days, have attracted more than 3,000 participants from over 35 countries with the oldest participant aged 75 years old from Singapore. The top three countries with the most participants are Indonesia, Singapore, and China. Top runners can look forward to attractive cash prizes totaling up to SGD100,000 (IDR 1 billion).
For more information, please visit https://www.bintanmarathon.com
Check out Mandiri Bintan Marathon’s full results here.
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IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan 2019
Wissum and Choo claim 2019 IndoFood IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan Crown
Bintan island basked in a triathlon glow last Sunday as 1100 athletes hit the picture-perfect water for the fifth edition of Indofood IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan.
Denmark’s Jacob Wissum, took a hard-fought victory in 4 hours 18 minutes in the men’s field, and Singapore’s Choo Ling Er, Asia’s leading lady, claimed the women’s title in 4 hours 45 minutes.
Wissum summarized his experience: “It’s unbelievable. I’m very proud to have finished first here. This bike course is much harder than Kona. All the people out on the course were cheering. The volunteers and spectators were amazing.”
Bintan being a race closed to Singapore, it felt like Choo Ling Er’s home race. “I wanted to do well, because a lot of friends and fellow Singaporeans were taking part and cheering me on along the route. Bintan has a challenging and honest bike course that suits me and is good preparation for the IRONMAN World Championships in October. It was also great being treated like a pro.”
The 2019 Indofood IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan was not just about the elite amateurs. 1,100 amateur athletes braved the scenic but challenging course, each with their own story and personal goals, showing the true IRONMAN spirit.
Garth Barfoot, 83 years of age, received a spontaneous ovation when he crossed the finish line and once again when fellow athletes stood up as he entered the recovery area. Other inspirational stories were provided by Imtiaz Ilahi and Ali Al-Moulah. Ilahi was left with several broken vertebras after a parachute accident, but defies medical logic by competing in long distance triathlons. Al Moulah fought back from obesity at 21 years, losing 50kg in 1.5 years by taking up triathlon and finishing IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan.
In a fitting climax to the weekend, 60 athletes walked away with a precious qualifier medal to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Taupo, New Zealand. Their IRONMAN journey continues.
See event details: www.ironmanbintan.com
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