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THE CAMPUS, SPORTS AND WELLNESS RESORT AT QUINTA DO LAGO IN PORTUGAL LAUNCHES FIRST FAMILITY TRI-TRIATHLON SPRINT EVENT

The Campus, Europe’s newest premier multi-sport and wellness resort, situated at the five-star Quinta do Lago resort in the Algarve in Southern Portugal, is delighted to announce the launch of its first Sprint Tri-Triathlon, in October this year.

Having firmly established itself over the past 45 years as one of the most highly regarded luxury golf and residential developments in Europe, Quinta do Lago is set among 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park. The Campus Triathlon is the latest evolution at Quinta do Lago: A multi-sport academy hub, designed as a sport and well-being destination and elite performance venue.

This year’s race gives a fantastic opportunity for novice or recreational participants to have fun in the sun, whilst more serious competitors can really enjoy a fast, technical course, to test themselves on! The lake and the surrounding landscape at Quinta do Lago provides the perfect backdrop for younger competitors, who are competing in a triathlon event for the very first time.

THE CAMPUS Triathlon Swim

The Campus Triathlon is being headed up by Triathlon expert, Steve Casson. Steve is an Independent Triathlon Performance Coach, with years of experience coaching the British Triathlon Performance Programme to develop elite athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic programmes, and is collaborating with The Campus to bring some exciting new triathlon events and training opportunities to life in Quinta do Lago.

Built in the summer of 2017, The Campus is a state-of-art multi-sport academy hub. The new facility provides training and coaching to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The facilities caters for both adults and juniors and at the performance end will facilitate professional athletes training for future Olympic Games through to amateur club, grassroots levels and families.

In what is a nod to its credentials as a world-class multisport venue, The Campus was chosen as a pre-season training base by the British Triathlon Elite Team in 2018.

Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, the resort offers residents and guests an unparalleled location, benefiting from a year-round temperate climate, a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits and a strong sense of community.

The Campus Triathlon 2018 consists of a number of races, all designed for different ages and abilities. The Sprint Triathlon and Super Sprint Para triathlon are designed for seasoned triathletes, or fit sportspeople, looking to test themselves in a new and stimulating environment. The flagship race consists of a 750 metre swim, followed by a 20km bike ride and finished by a 5 km run.

THE CAMPUS Triathlon bike

There’s also the option to complete this race as a team, in a relay race. This particular race has a minimum age requirement of 16. At €55 each for entry, the race also represents great value for money and the perfect opportunity to test yourself.

Another shorter course has been designed, which is ideal for beginners, or for those looking to ease themselves back into triathlon. With a 300 metre swim, 10 km bike ride and 2.5km run, the Super Sprint Triathlon and Super Sprint Para triathlon races are sure to give you a speedy introduction to the sport of triathlon. At a reduced cost of €40 and open to people that are 14 and over, the race will picturesque surroundings of the Algarve will provide the perfect backdrop as you challenge yourself.

Whilst you test yourselves, there’s also a chance for your children to try their hand at triathlon! The Campus has created 2 children courses. The first ‘Aqualon’ is for 8-11 year olds, and has a 500 metre swim, followed by a 500 metre run. There is also a second Aqualon course for 11-15 year olds, which includes a slightly longer 300 metre swim and 1500 metre run. At just €20 for entry, The Campus Triathlon is sure to provide fun for all of the family!

Steve Casson, World Class Triathlon Performance Coach, says:

The Campus Triathlon is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to test themselves, in the picturesque surroundings of the Algarve. We’ve designed the course so that it appeals to all ages and abilities – and will prove a challenging, but rewarding experience for all involved. Triathlon is a fantastic sport – and one which you can enjoy with friends, family, or as an individual pursuit. We look forward to seeing you all on the start line at The Campus in October.”

THE RACE

the route

Register online today at www.quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/the-campus-triathlon/

MEDIA ENQUIRES

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ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES

Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or a keen tennis players or golfer, or you simply want to make the most out of your holiday, The Campus at Quinta do Lago has a range of accommodation offers and holiday deals to suit.

Please see:

The Magnolia Hotel – http://themagnoliahotelqdl.com

Quinta do Lago villas – www.quintadolago.com/en/rentals/properties-to-rent/

We have created some specific accommodation options at the Magnolia Hotel for the Tri Triathlon event:

  • 3 days packages – 19th to 22th – sharing a standard room BB + triathlon = €205 pp for the package
  • 4 days packages – 18th to 22th –  sharing a standard room BB + triathlon + one day training = €375 pp for the package
  • 5 days packages – 17th to 22th – sharing a standard room BB + triathlon + 2 days training = €545 pp for the package

The Campus can also organize individual or group Triathlon trainings, customized for the teams, on other dates upon request.

PRESS TRIPS

If you’re interested attending a Press Trip and reviewing The Campus for your media outlet please contact Richard Henman for a media information pack and press trip itinerary.

ADVENTURES IN VARIETY

Guests can stay at The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 luxury rooms, three suites and seven cottages. The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a beautiful heated outdoor pool and the pool area is at the heart of the hotel. Guests can also visit the spa and holistic rooms and reconnect with mind and body. A team of expert therapists are on-hand to soothe away any tired and achy knots.

For guests that are feeling energetic and in need of a good stretch then there is a fully equipped gym with premium quality equipment. The experienced personal trainers are available to help guests work out. There’s a shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests too.

There is also an option for guests to rent villas at Quinta do Lago. This offers guests a chance to enjoy an elite lifestyle while immersing themselves in the very best the Algarve has to offer.

The resort’s rental property portfolio comprises of a large selection of luxury properties ranging from large five to six bedroom villas to smaller two to three bedroom townhouses. The on-resort rental team is available throughout each guest’s stay for any questions or requests.

Guests will also find an array of ten delicious gastronomic restaurants and dining experiences whilst staying at Quinta do Lago. Emphasis and care is placed on sourcing local ingredients and on serving some of the finest seafood in the region. Fresh fish is brought in daily from the local markets allowing guests to savour the delights of Mediterranean-inspired cooking, whilst taking in some of the breath-taking views over the Ria Formosa National Park.

QUINTA DO LAGO

Synonymous with elegance and privacy, Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2,000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve.

Quinta do Lago is one of the most desired resorts in Europe and allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round, offering real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines, breath-taking beaches surrounded by three award winning golf courses.

Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf with three award-winning championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only Taylor Made Performance Center in Southern Europe.

Among its recent accolades, the resort was voted ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards. Quinta do Lago has enjoyed the honour of hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international golf tournaments and its world-class golf facilities are some of the best anywhere in the world.

Away from the fairways, Quinta do Lago now adds to its portfolio extensive state-of-the art leisure and racquets facilities guaranteed to keep families occupied with regular tennis and padel tennis events, cycling tours of the West Coast, family bike trips, a wide range of water, beach and lake sports as well as cultural and nature trips.

The resort’s stunning location by the beach offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while its wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for.

THE CAMPUS AT QUINTA DO LAGO

The Campus is one of Europe’s newest state of the art multi-sports venues, created for elite athletes, teams and for families as well. The Campus is already becoming popular with Premiership football and rugby teams, Olympic and Para-Olympic squads, performance athletes and coaches who are taking advantage of the climate and using The Campus as their winter training base.

More information

www.quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/

www.quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/the-campus-triathlon/

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Address is: The Campus, Quinta Do Lago  8135-024  Almancil  Algarve  Portugal

GUEST SERVICES

If you need to book a restaurant, a round of golf, a sports class or a specific activity, the Guest Services Team are on hand to book for you.

Activities are for all the family and cater for all tastes and include: luxury yachts, boat trips and experiences, big game fishing, dolphins and caves, kayaks and caves, waterparks, theme parks, lake and beach water sports, horse riding, bike tours around the Ria Formosa, quad bikes and buggies, scuba diving, hot air balloons, racing experiences, tennis, bike rentals and tours, traditional Algarve experiences, and vineyard tours.

In addition, they can provide babysitting and children’s entertainment, catering services, beauty services so many others available at the Guest Services desk.