The Ocean Lava Series of triathlons is building scale in Europe. Having tied up with existing events in the Netherlands and Wales in recent years, the organizing team has now confirmed new Ocean Lava events in Montenegro and in Malta.
“We are pleased to welcome our two newest destinations Montenegro & Malta” said Kenneth Gasque, Founder of Ocean Lava Planet. “Both will carry the spirit of the Ocean Lava Planet philosophy and it is our hope you will enjoy the celebration together with our friends in these unique events!”
He continued, “Ocean Lava is more than a race, it is a movement, where we feel alive with the elements of nature in the ocean, the wind, the sun, in the open air.”
Ocean Lava Malta in May 2016 is a billed as a unique race that ‘covers every aspect of what makes the Mediterranean the sought after destination that it is.’ The island of Malta boasts a whopping 300 days of sun a year. Whilst the beautiful beaches and rugged nature reserves are some of the most beautiful spots in the world, Malta’s archaeological and historical setting also makes it a haven for travellers.
The first edition of Ocean Lava Montenegro this July offers athletes the opportunity to race the ‘first ever middle distance triathlon in Montenegro.’ The venue of Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), on the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lov?en, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. The natural and cultural region of Kotor has been a World Heritage Site since 1979.
Current triathlon race destinations of the Ocean Lava Planet series include:
- Ocean Lava Tenerife (6 March 2016)
- Ocean Lava Malta (15 May 2016)
- Ocean Lava Aranjuez (4-5 June 2016)
- Ocean Lava Madeira (11 June 2016)
- Ocean Lava Netherlands (18-19 June 2016)
- Ocean Lava Montenegro (3 July 2016)
- Ocean Lava Wales / Cymru (23 July 2016)
- Ocean Lava Ukraine (27-28 August 2016)
- Ocean Lava Lanzarote (16 October 2016)
- Ocean Lava La Manga (22 October 2016)
The following destinations have also been highlighted, with dates to be confirmed:
- Ocean Lava Ireland (Date TBC)
- Ocean Lava Poland (Date TBC)
- Ocean Lava Austria (Date TBC)
- Ocean Lava Denmark (Date TBC)
- Ocean Lava Santander (Date TBC)