The first public sports event held in New Clark City gathered 1,160 professional and non-professional triathletes in the Philippines with more than 5,000 spectators also joining this two-day event hosted by BCDA in partnership with GoClark Sports and Events. The NCC Triathlon also served as a send-off for the national triathletes who competed in the regional biennial meet. Aside from elite triathletes like Nikko Huelgas and John “Rambo” Chicano, celebrity athletes and kids ages 8 to 14 years old were given the chance to participate in the race that is expected to be staged in NCC every year.
NCC has made a dazzling debut during the 30th SEA Games from 30 November to 11 December 2019 with 92 competitions held here for the first time. Both venues were packed with Filipino sports fans and visitors from neighboring countries and this crowd swelled to as much as 15,000 during the closing ceremony highlighted by performances of Apl.de.Ap, an international singer, Filipino-American rapper, and record producer best known as a member of the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas.