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After resounding success, The Campus at Quinta do Lago will host second family triathlon event in October

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

Europe’s most exciting premier multi-sports hub, The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Portugal, will host its second annual family-friendly Tri-Triathlon event on the 13th October, with participants taking on a challenging but exhilarating three-part course enclosed by the magnificent grounds of the resort.

Used by some of the world’s best athletes, including the Team GB Paralympic Triathletes and The Brownlee Brothers, The Campus Tri-Triathlon course is designed to allow beginner, recreational and elite athletes to test themselves in the beauty and sunshine of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa Natural Park.

This is the resort’s second Tri-Triathlon event, with its first receiving 100 participants in October 2018 and fantastic support from the local community and sports clubs.

This year’s event is once again open to adults and children and welcomes family participation as well as experienced and competing triathletes to the course. The Quinta do Lago triathlon course promises an exciting race in perfect conditions, and, with the addition of a kids’ aquathon in 2019, the whole family can take part in the event.

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The Campus – Bike Shed – Quinta do Lago, Portugal

Manager of the Bike Shed at The Campus and double Paralympic cycling champion Mark Rohan says:

We are really looking forward to welcoming families and athletes of all ages and abilities to take part in The Campus Tri-Triathlon event. The event was such a great success last year, with almost 100 participants taking on the course, and this year is set to be even bigger.

Quinta do Lago is a fantastic environment for triathlon events and outdoor sports. A private lake offers fantastic swimming conditions, while the quiet, winding roads can be optimised to create technical courses with varying levels of difficulty. Combine that with the warm weather and beautiful natural surroundings, the conditions are ideal for triathlon competitions.

Mark continues:

Inclusivity and family are always at the forefront of our events and activities here at The Campus. So, while we are honoured to welcome world-class athletes to the event, we are also encouraging our members and community to take part, especially first-timers.

We have a fantastic training programme in place to prepare for the event, including a dedicated coaching programme for children that runs right up to the Aquathon event.

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Tri Triathlon – Quinta do Lago, Portugal

The Campus Tri-Triathlon will start at 9 am on the 13th October and include 10 different events: Sprint Triathlon Individuals, Sprint Para triathlon, Sprint Triathlon Relays, Super Sprint Triathlon, Super Sprint Para triathlon, Children’s Aquathon 7-8 years, Children’s Aquathon 9-10 years, Children’s Aquathon 11-12 years, Children’s Aquathon 13-14 years and Children’s Aquathon 15-16 years. Each race will vary in distance, from a 50 m to 750 m swim, 3 m to 5 km run and 10 km to 20 km bike.

The Tri-Triathlon official partner and Quinta do Lago’s boutique hotel, The Magnolia Hotel, is offering a special accommodation package for participants of the event. Guests can stay in the hotel’s boutique accommodation, with a choice of comfortable standard rooms, stylish suites and charming family cottages, with a special 15% discount.

The Magnolia Hotel is the perfect place to rest, recover and refuel after a big day of training. Located just 5 minutes from The Campus, The Magnolia Hotel pays homage to Miami’s iconic motels and brings a new energy to the heart of the Algarve that is ideal for athletes and sports lovers looking for somewhere to unwind. From divinely comfortable hypoallergenic mattresses, to luxurious en suite showers, spa treatments and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, The Magnolia Hotel is a sanctuary for sports in the Algarve.

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The Magnolia Hotel – Quinta do Lago, Portugal

Built in the summer of 2017, The Campus is a state-of-art multi sports hub. The facility provides training and coaching to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The facilities cater for both adults and juniors and, at the performance end, facilitates professional athletes training for future Olympic Games, World Cups and pre-season preparation.

Since opening, The Campus has received high praise from many international sports champions, teams and athletes, including Olympic triathlon silver medallist Jonny Brownlee, Team GB Paralympic triathletes, and international teams such as Ireland’s IRFU, Burnley FC and Beijing Guoan national team.

Sean Moriarty, Quinta do Lago Chief Executive, says:

The Campus is a favourite training base for some of the world’s best athletes, including Paralympians and Olympians, so that’s testament to the standard that’s on offer here at Quinta do Lago.

The Tri-Triathlon is an incredible event for our sports-loving community here in Quinta do Lago and we’re thrilled to run it again this October. Our resort is buzzing with people embracing a healthy, active lifestyle and we hope that with event such as these, we will inspire more people to get active, try something new and have fun.

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Tri Triathlon – Quinta do Lago, Portugal

The triathlon course has been carefully mapped by The Campus own team of keen runners and champion triathletes, taking advantage of the stunning landscapes Quinta do Lago has to offer.

Triathletes will find the resort is perfectly suited to train for all three events, supported by high-performance health and fitness facilities at The Campus and its team of experienced coaches, including Marcus Ornellas, 7-time national triathlon winner for Brazil. Pre-event training is available to assist participants in focusing on performance, excellence and achieving their goals.

Meticulously planned to ensure both excellent training conditions and privacy, The Campus offers a world-class sports experience. The Bike Shed, a cycling hub managed by Paralympic champion Mark Rohan, is the starting point for many cycle routes along the Algarve’s stunning coast and offers fittings, coaching, equipment and apparel, as well as a community base to unwind at the end of the day. The Campus also boasts a 25 metre heated outdoor swimming pool, a hybrid DESSO Grassmaster Stadium pitch, professional tennis and Padel courts and a high-performance gymnasium with wellness and recovery suites.

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.

Its unrivalled location provides access to world-class golf facilities within 2,000 acres of picturesque countryside bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Situated on its doorstep, The Magnolia Hotel is the ideal accommodation for sports holidays and enjoying all the Quinta do Lago has to offer.

 

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PROFILES

THE CAMPUS

Built in the summer 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing programme to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing resort and high-performance training centre catering for adults and juniors as well as elite professional athletes and teams.

The Campus welcomes everyone from future Olympic Games competitors through to amateur, grassroots and families enjoying a family sports holiday. The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holiday makers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialize.

WHATS ON OFFER

Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch, technical area, high performance gymnasium, centre for active living and sports medicine, recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam rooms , Studios for cycle and group exercise , stadium specification locker room, team rooms with high tech analysis capability, 25m heated outdoor swimming pool, four acrylic tennis courts, two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts, four padel courts with shock pad features, the Bike Shed, a hub for cycling, Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant.

THE MAGNOLIA HOTEL

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. There’s a free transfer service to The Campus for all guests too.

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.

More information

The Campus – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/

Dano’s restaurant – www.quintadolago.com/en/restaurants/danos/

The Magnolia Hotel – http://themagnoliahotelqdl.com

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

 

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